Innovative Drug Discovery and Development Round Table Series Kickoff
Please plan to join us for the first of our new monthly program focused on drug development topics and resources. This interactive series kickoff will be focused on the importance of the Target Product Profile (TPP) and considerations for its development for therapeutics projects. Speakers leading this discussion will include Brett Cornwell, Executive Director for Texas A&M Technology Commercialization and Philip Jones, VP, Therapeutics Discovery, MDA Cancer Center; and Head, Drug Discovery, Institute for Applied Cancer Science (IACS). The event will take place at 4 pm in the Bioscience Research Collaborative, room 1003. A networking reception will follow. If registration has reached capacity, please choose to be placed on the waitlist from the registration page.
Faculty Workshop: Managing Mentoring Conversations
This faculty-only workshop encourages participants to reflect on their communication challenges in mentoring and uses these as a focus of the workshop. Participants learn skills such as how to engage mentees, give corrective feedback, and deal with emotions that often are the subtext of difficult or crucial conversations. Facilitator: Walter Baile, MD, Program Director, Interpersonal Communication and Relationship Enhancement, MD Anderson. June 20, 10:00 – 3:30, BioScience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main St. Registration is limited.
If registration has reached capacity, please choose to be placed on the waitlist from the registration page.
NanoX Seminar & Networking Series Kickoff
The goal of this series is to bring the nano community together through highly focused seminars targeting specific areas of interest of the community, and to present information to facilitate collaborations and promote close interactions among the nano community members. This first event will focus on imaging with Dr. Pratip Bhattacharya (MDA) speaking on “Virtual MRI Colonoscopy by Molecular Imaging of Hyperpolarized Silicon Micro and Nanoparticles,” and Dr. Cindy Farach-Carson (UTHealth) speaking on “Building a Biometic Colon Surface for Testing Targeted Nanoparticles.”
BioScience Research Collaborative, Room 1003, 6500 Main St 4pm -6:00 pm Limited to the first 60 registrants. If registration has reached capacity, please choose to be placed on the waitlist from the registration page.
Scientific Data Integrity Workshop
One in the series of the GCC Rigor and Reproducibility (RR) Program targeted modules, this workshop is designed to cover fundamental elements necessary to help assure the quality and integrity of data derived from research studies. The workshop will review best practices for documentation of research activities, data capture, data (and document) management, and introduce risk mitigation strategies to enhance study reproducibility. A combination of mini lectures, case studies, and group exercises will comprise the activities. Knowledge gained will allow attendees to implement lessons learned within their research environment as elements of a quality system or internal to an individual research project.
BioScience Research Collaborative, Room 1003, 6500 Main St 10 am -2:30 pm Limited to the first 50 registrants. If registration has reached capacity, please choose to be placed on the waitlist from the registration page.
Reproducible Research (RR) with R and RStudio Workshop
First in the series of the GCC Rigor and Reproducibility (RR) Program targeted modules, this workshop will: 1) discuss examples motivating the shift to RR; 2) survey the simple nature of the most common problems; 3) discuss organizing data as projects; 4) use Rstudio, knitr, and rmarkdown to illustrate the use of literate programming to interleave text describing the analyses with the code producing the results; 5) use Rstudio, devtools, and roxygen2 to construct a basic R package; 6) survey other commonly used tools and give pointers to how they might be used and where to learn more. This course will take place from presumes some working knowledge of R. Attendees are requested to bring laptops with recent versions of R and Rstudio installed, as well as the R packages knitr, rmarkdown, devtools, roxygen2, and RTools (this last is for Windows PCs; it’s required to compile R packages). fun. BioScience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main St, Room 1003, 9 am – 3 pm. Registration has reached capacity, please choose to be placed on the waitlist from the registration page.
Systems Biology for Clinical Infectious Diseases Research Symposium
This Symposium, focused on antimicrobial resistance, will take place at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas. Confirmed speakers include Joao Xavier, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Joan Nichols, UTMB; Charles Chiu, UCSF; Cesar Arias, UTHealth; Lynn Bry, Harvard; Joe Petrosino, BCM; Eric Brown, FDA; and Martha Head, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. More information Symposium website.
29th Annual Keck Research Conference
Precision Environmental Health: Integrating Environmental Sciences, Genomics, and Data Science to Advance Human Health
This conference focuses on interdisciplinary bioscience and will include talks from internationally recognized experts in the broad area of environmental health sciences. Confirmed speakers include Andrea Baccarelli, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; James Eberwine, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology, Perelman School of Medicine, UPenn; Elizabeth Winzeler, PhD, Professor, Director of Translational Research, UC San Diego; and Wei Zhu, PhD, Professor & Deputy Chair, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, SUNY-Stonybrook. Conference chair: Cheryl Walker, PhD, Director, Center for Precision Environmental Health, Baylor College of Medicine. Co-chairs: Marie Lynn Miranda, PhD, Provost, Professor of Statistics, and Director, Children’s Environmental Health Initiative, Rice University; and Craig Hanis, Professor, Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences, UTHealth. Conference Website