Up Coming Events

 

Upcoming Events

3rd Annual GCC Junior Faculty Extravaganza, November 13

Back by popular demand, the Jr. Faculty extravaganza will provide opportunities for participants to meet other early-stage investigators from all of the GCC institutions and to learn about opportunities within the Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC).  Representatives from the various GCC research programs will be available to answer your questions about multi-institutional  collaborative opportunities and shared resources.  You will also learn how to use our brand new collaborator matching platform. This will be a great tool even beyond the event for finding new collaborators and enabling them to find you.  We hope you will enjoy us for a ton of fun with real-time collaborator “match making,” free gifts for the 1st 100 people in the door, and drawings for additional great giveaways!  Registration (deadline Monday, November 11th).

Emerging Trends in Cellular and Molecular Biophysics, December 3

We invite you to join us for the 1st Annual Conference of our new Cellular and Molecular Biophysics Cluster.  Confirmed speakers include Elizabeth Golsmith, UT Southwestern; Wayne Hendrickson, Columbia; Grant Jensen, Caltech; Neal Waxman, UTHSCH, Zhao Wang, Baylor College of Medicine; John Spudich, UTHSCH; Jane Tao, Rice Univ.; Margaret Cheung, Univ. of Houston; B. Montgomery Pettitt, UTMB;  Kuang-Lei Tsai, UTHSCH; and George Phillips, Rice Univ.  Conference website Registration

GCC Cross Consortia HEAL Initiative-Focused Networking Colloquium, December 10

RESCHEDULED FROM NOV. 6. Back by popular demand, this event will provide an opportunity for faculty, students, and postdocs to get together to discuss collaborative projects/proposals focused on addressing these important health issues.  The event will take place in BRC 1003 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, and will include short rapid-fire introductions and time for small group networking.  We ask that all attendees prepare and submit a profile slide that will be included on the website and used as your slide for a short rapid fire introduction. REGISTRATION. Please download a  slide profile here and submit to Suzanne Tomlinson by Dec. 4.

Research Mentor Training Workshop for Postdocs and Research Staff, Wednesday, Dec. 11
This well-received workshop is designed for postdocs and research staff to develop skills and insight in mentoring young scientists and to provide the opportunity for interactions between mentors at different institutions and in different disciplines. Facilitators include Bob Tillman, MD Anderson master trainer with the National Research Mentoring Network, Time:  9:30 am – 3:00 pm; lunch will be provided.  Location: BioScience Research Collaborative, Event Hall,  6500 Main Street. Spaces are limited. Deadline: Dec. 2. REGISTRATION Questions or more information: kethun@rice.edu.

Research Mentor Training Workshop for Faculty, Friday, Dec. 13
This workshop is designed for faculty to develop skills and insight in mentoring postdocs and graduate students and to provide the opportunity for interactions between mentors at different institutions and in different disciplines. Facilitators are Bob Tillman, Director of Education and Training at MD Anderson, and a master trainer with the National Research Mentoring Network, and Nisha Garg, Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, UTMB. Time:  9:30 am – 3:00 pm; lunch will be provided.  Location: BioScience Research Collaborative, Event Hall,  6500 Main Street. Spaces are limited. Deadline: Dec. 2. REGISTRATION Questions or more information: kethun@rice.edu.

IDDD Round Table Workshop on Therapeutic Antibody Discovery and Development, January 9

We invite you to join us for the January Roundtable Workshop which will highlight therapeutic antibody discovery.  Additionally, you will learn about local available resources in this area as well as latest advances in the field.  Confirmed speakers Ross Chambers, VP of Antibody Discovery, Integral Molecular and Zhiqiang An, UTHealth will speak on  “Overcoming the Challenges of Antibody Discovery Against Multipass Membrane Proteins,” and “Antibody Drug Discovery: Challenges and Opportunities,” respectively. When you register, you will have the opportunity to submit questions that you would like for the speakers to address during the interactive round-table discussion that will follow their presentations.  The event will take place in BRC 1003 from 3:00-6:00 with networking reception following.  Registration will be limited to 70.

3rd Annual Texas Medical Center Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Stewardship, January 22-24, 2020

We invite you to REGISTER early for this exciting conference.  Confirmed speakers include Helen Boucher, Tufts University; William Shafer, Emory University; David Greenberg, UT Southwestern; Ryan Shields, University of Pittsburgh; Brian Werth, University of Washington; David van Duin, University of N. Carolina; Vance Fowler, Duke; Sara Cosgrove, Johns Hopkins; Victor Nizet, University of California San Diego; Edgar Sherman, Emory; Ying Taur, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Andy Koh, UT Southwestern; Cindy Sears, Johns Hopkins; Marion Kainer, Tennessee Dept. of Health; Chanu Rhee, Harvard Medical School; Kim Blumenthal, Harvard Medical School; Lilian Abbo, University of Miami; Anna Konovalova, UTHealth; Anthony Flores, UTHealth; Natasha Kirienko, Rice University; Gerald Bills, UTHealth; Ashok Chopra, UTMB; Julian Hurdle, IBT; Lynn Zechiedrich, BCM; Adriana Rosato, HMRI; Eric Brown, UTHealth; Sheldon Kaplan, TCH; Sam Shelburne, MDA; Isaam Raad, MDA; Luis Ostrosky, UTHealth; Luis Vega, UTHealth; Jourdan Andersson, BCM; Kevin Garey, UH; Christy Su, Memorial Hermann; Ed Septimus, Harvard and TAMU; Chase Janak, HMRI; Mandelin Cooper, HCA Healthcare; Dan Musher, BCM; Carol Baker, UTHealth; Flor Munoz, TCH; and Robert Atmar, BCM. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, see CONFERENCE WEBSITE.

Save the Date: NeuroNex Workshop, January 30, 2020

C0-sponsored by the GCC Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience Consortium, this workshop will take place in the  BioScience Research Collaborative, Room 280.  Stay tuned for more info.

Save the Date: 17th Annual Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience Conference, January 31, 2020

Confirmed speakers include Anne Churchland, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Ann Hermundstad, Janelia Research Campus; and Ken Miller, Columbia.  Stay tuned for updates.

Save the Date: 3rd Annual GCC Mental Health Research Conference, March 31

Please mark your calendar for this exciting event that will highlight advances in Mental Health Research in the region and across the nation.  Confirmed keynote, Joshua Gordon, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will discuss priorities and funding opportunities.  Stay tuned for updates.

Save the Date: 1st Annual GCC Single Cell Omics Symposium, April 7

Confirmed speaker: Stephen Quake, Stanford.  Stay tuned for more information.

Save the Date: Next Generation Pain Therapeutics from Basic Science to the Clinic, April 13-15

We invite you to join us for the 10th Anniversary Conference of our Translational Pain Research Consortium.  Keynote speaker, Walter Koroshetz, Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) will discuss NINDS priorities and opportunities, including those related to the HEAL initiative.  Plenary presentations will be selected from short proposals submitted HERE.  Registration will be limited to 375.  Stay tuned to the conference website for more information.

Save the Date: 2nd Annual Innovative Drug Discovery and Development Conference, May 11-12

Please save the date for this exciting conference and stay tuned for speaker updates.  James Inglese, NIH/NCATS is confirmed.