Friday, November 8, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Hensel Phelps West Auditorium
Research Complex 1 North, Anschutz Medical Campus
This year the symposium will begin with an introduction to the
subject of Down syndrome, followed by our keynote speaker, Jeanne Lawrence,
from the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine who will talk on the
subject "Silencing chromosome 21 in trisomy: A new approach to Down syndrome and translational research". Dr. Lawrence recently
published portions of this work in Nature. In a nutshell, she has managed
to use the mammalian genes for shutting down one of the two X chromosomes in
females (XIST) to shut down the extra chromosome 21 in cells from individuals
with Down syndrome. This has significant implications for future research
on how the extra chromosome produces effects at the cellular level.
Last year the Linda Crnic Institute funded 14 research projects at
the University of Colorado AMC and Boulder campuses. Most of the
remainder of this year's symposium will consist of eight talks from some of the
grant recipients describing their projects and progress to date. We hope that
this will serve to provide a broad overview of the sorts of proposals we are
interested in supporting (Also see our Grand Challenges). Finally, Tom Blumenthal will end
with a description of this year's grants program, planned for 10 grants
totaling one million dollars.
You will need to register to attend this symposium. Coffee and lunch will be provided. Attendance at the symposium is a prerequisite for applying for the LCI Grand Challenge Grants Program (see below for more information).
Grand Challenge Grants
Attendance at the symposium is a prerequisite for applying for the LCI Grand Challenge Grants Program
. We encourage you to attend the symposium even if you currently have no interest in applying for a grant as you will be exposed to both fascinating scientific ideas and an interesting medical problems that may induce you to reconsider to begin a project in this area.
Attendees who are not part of the Anschutz Medical Campus can refer to the campus visitors map
for visitor parking lots.
Parking is free for Boulder attendees who have a Boulder parking permit. Those attendees can park in visitor parking lots and must
have their Boulder parking permit visible in order to avoid a ticket.
If you have further questions regarding parking, please refer to the Department of Parking and Transportation