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    The 2016 BioFrontiers Symposium

    Friday, August 12 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


    BioFrontiers Symposium

    The 2016 BioFrontiers Symposium will celebrate research in the areas of measuring, understanding and engineering cellular complexity. These presentations will cover critical research discoveries and tools, and their applications. Karl Deisseroth (Stanford) and Gerry Rubin (HHMI-Janelia Research Campus) will be presenting the keynote talks.

    Our scheduled speakers include some of the leading experts in these areas:
    Gaudenz Danuser (University of Texas-Southwestern)
    Karl Deisseroth (Stanford)
    Michael Elowitz (Caltech)
    Sara Heilshorn (Stanford)
    Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin (Institut Pasteur)
    Gerry Rubin (HHMI-Janelia Research Campus)
    Lani Wu (UCSF)
    Celeste Nelson (Princeton)


    “Measuring, Understanding and Engineering Cellular Complexity”

    8:00 - 8:30 am  Registration & Breakfast
    8:30 - 8:35 am  Welcome: Tom Cech, Director, BioFrontiers Institute
    Session I
    8:35 – 8:45 am  Introduction to Session I: Amy Palmer, BioFrontiers Institute
    8:45 - 8:50 am  Introduction to Keynote Speaker:  Tom Cech, Director, BioFrontiers Institute
    8:50 - 9:35 am   Keynote: Gerald Rubin, HHMI - Janelia Research Campus
    9:35 - 10:05 am  Lani Wu, University of California, San Francisco
    10:05 - 10:30 am  Break
    Session II
    10:30 - 10:40 am  Introduction to Session II: Robin Dowell, BioFrontiers Institute
    10:40 - 11:10 am   Gaudenz Danuser, University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center
    11:10 - 11:40 am  Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin, Institut Pasteur
    11:40 - 12:15 pm  Panel I: “Critical Issues in Modern Graduate Education”   
                                 Andrea Stith, BioFrontiers Institute (Panel Moderator)
                                 Featuring Celeste Nelson and Gaudenz Danuser
    12:15 - 1:15 pm  Lunch
    Session III
    1:15 - 1:25 pm  Introduction to Session III: Kristi Anseth, BioFrontiers Institute
    1:25 - 1:55 pm  Sarah Heilshorn, Stanford University
    1:55 - 2:25 pm  Celeste Nelson, Princeton University
    2:25 - 3:00 pm   Panel II: “Translating Cellular Complexity Research”
                              Jana Watson-Capps, BioFrontiers Institute (Panel Moderator)
                              Featuring Steven Altschuler, University of California, San Francisco
                              and Sabrina Spencer, University of Colorado, Boulder
    3:00 - 3:25 pm  Break
    Session IV
    3:25 - 3:35 pm  Introduction to Session IV: Joel Kralj, BioFrontiers Institute
    3:35 - 4:05 pm  Michael Elowitz, Caltech
    4:05 - 4:10 pm  Introduction to Keynote Speaker: Patrick Heenan, IQ Biology Student, BioFrontiers Institute
    4:10 - 4:55 pm  Keynote: Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University
    4:55 - 5:00 pm   Closing Remarks: Leslie Leinwand, Chief Scientific Officer, BioFrontiers Institute

    5:00 pm  Reception