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EMBL in the USA 2019 Symposium: The Future of Transcontinental Science

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Stanford University

Paul Brest Hall

555 Salvatierra Walk

Stanford, California 94305

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EMBL in the USA 2019 Symposium: The Future of Transcontinental Science

Join leaders in life science research for an exciting and inspirational two-day symposium that will look toward the future of life science research. What is the next frontier of tissue biology? How are life scientists collaborating across borders? How will data help us understand human biology? How do scientists start their own biotech companies? These big questions and others will be discussed by experts from around the world at this two-day symposium in Stanford. Come discover what the future holds for collaborative, transcontinental and inter-institution life science research.


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  • Symposium Ticket - $150 (including meals and refreshments; not including accommodation)
  • Fellow/Student Ticket - Free with valid student ID (including meals and refreshments; not including accommodation)


Programme

Friday 8 November 2019

09:00-10:00 - Registration, welcome coffee and meet the sponsors

10:00-10:45 - Welcome by EMBL and Stanford

  • Edith Heard, Director General, EMBL, Heidelberg
  • Lloyd Minor, Dean, School of Medicine, Stanford University
  • Lars Steinmetz, Group Leader and Senior Scientist, EMBL, Heidelberg and Professor, Genetics, Stanford University

10:45-12:30 - The Next Frontier of Tissue Biology

  • Chair: Manfred Auer, Department Head, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    (EMBL Heidelberg, Predoc, 1993-1997)
  • Katja Brückner, Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Tissue Biology, University of California, San Francisco
    (EMBL Heidelberg, Predoc, 1994-2000)
  • James Sharpe, Head of EMBL Barcelona and Senior Scientist
  • Rebecca Heald, Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
    (EMBL Heidelberg, Postdoc, 1993-1997)

12:30-14:00 - Lunch, networking and meet the sponsors

14:00-15:30 - From Bench to Start-Up: The European and US Experience

  • Chair: Jürgen Bauer, Deputy Managing Director, EMBLEM, Heidelberg
  • Fay Christodoulou, Founder and CSO, Miroculus, San Francisco
    (EMBL Heidelberg, Predoc, 2005-2010)
  • Lars Steinmetz, Group Leader and Senior Scientist, EMBL, Heidelberg and Professor, Genetics, Stanford University
  • Patrick Baeuerle, Executive Partner, MPM Capital and Founder of Harpoon, TCR2, Maverick, Cullinan, iOmx and Werewolf; Cambridge
    (EMBL Heidelberg, Predoc, 1986-1987 and 2019 Lennart Philipson Award recipient)
  • Gitte Neubauer, Founder and CEO, Cellzome-GSK, Heidelberg
    (EMBL Heidelberg, Predoc, 1994-2000)
  • Oliver Hanisch, CEO, Campus Founders gGmbH, Heilbronn

15:30-16:30 - Coffee break and discussion groups

16:30-17:30 - Democratisation of Data: What's Next?

  • Chair: Sigrid Reinsch, GeneLab Senior Scientist, Space Biosciences Research Branch, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field
    (EMBL Heidelberg, Postdoc, 1992-1998)
  • Gill Bejerano, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Developmental Biology, Pediatrics (Genetics), Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University
  • Nils Gehlenborg, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School, Boston
    (EMBL-EBI, Predoc, 2006-2010 and 2018 John Kendrew Award recipient)
  • Marc Salit, Director, Joint Initiative for Metrology in Biology, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Adjunct Professor, Departments of Bioengineering and Pathology, Stanford University

17:30-18:30 - Drinks reception, networking and meet the sponsors

18:30-22:00 - Buffet dinner

Saturday 9 November 2019

09:00-09:30 - Morning coffee

09:30-10:30 - From Atoms to Biological Processes: Collaboration Across Borders

  • Chair: Alasdair McDowall, Emeritus Professor, HHMI/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
    (EMBL Heidelberg, Research Assistant, 1978-1987)
  • Georgios Skiniotis, Professor, Structural Biology and Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Stanford University
    (EMBL Heidelberg, Predoc, 1999-2003)
  • Navtej Toor, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
  • Matthias Wilmanns, Head of EMBL Hamburg and Senior Scientist

10:30-11:30 - Coffee break, networking and meet the sponsors

11:30-12:45 - Fighting Rare and Common Diseases

  • Charles Chiu, Professor, Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • Alex Franzusoff, CEO, PACT Pharma, San Francisco
    (EMBL Heidelberg, Postdoc, 1984-1985)
  • Constanze Kaiser, Principal Medical Science Director, BioOncology, Medical Affairs, Genentech/Roche, San Francisco
    (EMBL Heidelberg, Postdoc, 2009-2011)
  • Nevan Krogan, Director, Quantitative Biosciences Institute-University of California San Francisco and Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes, San Francisco

12:45-13:00 - EMBL Alumni Relations

  • Peter Papagiannis, Alumni Volunteer Officer, EMBL Heidelberg
  • Mark Dollhopf, President, Dollhopf Associates, New Haven

13:00-14:00 - Lunch, networking and meet the sponsors


For more information, please visit:
www.embl.org/alumni/usa2019

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world with 1600 employees from more than 80 countries, operating across six sites in the following countries: Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain.

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