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Registering for our Spring 2019 Annual Symposium

You are invited to our annual National Cancer Institute-University of Maryland (NCI-UMD) Partnership for Integrative Cancer Research Symposium which will be held in Bathesda, Maryland, in the new John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center, National Institutes of Health, Bldg. 35A, Room 620/630 on February 8th, 2019 from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Our symposium aims to foster interactions between NCI and UMD researchers in biophysics, systems biology, bioengineering, and bioinformatics.

Researchers from other NIH institutes are welcome to participate in our symposium and collaborate with our UMD colleagues.  Please join us to learn about our current UMD graduate students who are performing collaborative research with NIH laboratories.  We will also have a series of short talks, a poster session, and extended break time to allow for discussions of possible joint research collaborations.



9:30 – 10:00       Registration, badge pickup, speaker A/V check

Session 1   chair : Dan Larson

10:10 – 10:30     Eros Lazzerini Denchi, NCI

10:30 – 10:50     Shuo Gu, NCI : “Structural Differences Between Pri-miRNA Paralogs Promote Alternative Drosha Cleavage and Expand Target Repertoires”

10:50 – 11:10     Jon Dinman, UMD : “From too few to too many cells: solving Damashek's Riddle”

11:10 – 11:30     Wojciech Czaja, UMD : “Blended Learning with Scattering Networks"

11:30 – 11:50     Joana Vidigal, NCI : “Small RNAs go a long way: genetic tools to study miRNA functions in mammals”

11:50 – 2:00        Lunch and poster session

 Session 2   chair: Doron Levy

2:00 – 2:20          Giuliano  Scarcelli, UMD : "Brillouin microscopy for cell and tissue biomechanics"

2:20 – 2:40          Peter Choyke, NCI : “Tracking cells in the body:  Using PET tracers to monitor cell trafficking”

2:40 – 3:00          Gregg Duncan, UMD : “Overcoming the mucus barrier to inhaled gene therapy”

3:00 – 3:20          Ming Lin, UMD

3:20 – 3:40          Harshad Vishwasrao, NIBIB : “Tumor heterogeneity and targeted therapy resistance”

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Agenda: Click here

Earlier Event: February 1
2nd Data-Science Initiative Workshop