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Molecular Biology Program Symposium

Past Symposiums

Personalized Medicine: Translating the Genome Into Health Care. April 19-20, 2012. Guest Speakers: Vivian Cheung, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Edward R.B. McCabe, Univ. of Colorado – AMC, Larry Gold, SomaLogic & Univ. of Colorado – Boulder, Nicholas J. Schork, Scripps Translational Science Institute, Kent Hutchison, Univ. of Colorado – Boulder, Robert Doebele, Univ. of Colorado – AMC, Peter Tonellato, Harvard Univ., James Sikela, Univ. of Colorado – AMC, Robin Dowel, Univ. of Colorado – Boulder. Vendors Participating: Life Technologies, Bio-Rad Laboratories, BioExpress, Biohit, Inc. Fisher Scientific, Corning cellgro, Roche Applied Science, VWR International, Promega, Millipore Biosciences Div., New England Biolabs Inc.

RNA: More Than a Message. April 14-15, 2011. Guest Speakers: Thomas Cech, Univ. of Colorado – Boulder, Eric Lai, Sloan Kettering Institute, Caroline Kulesza, Univ. of Colorado – AMC, Chang-Zheng Chen, Stanford Univ., Jeff Wilusz, Colorado State Univ., Rob Batey, Univ. of Colorado – Boulder, Richard Davis, Univ. of Colorado – AMC, Carolyn Brown, Univ. of British Columbia, Rui Yi, Univ. of Colorado – Boulder, Paul Jedlicka, Univ. of Colorado – AMC, Carol Blair, Colorado State Univ. Vendors Participating: Applied Biosystems/Life Technologies, Beckman Coulter, Inc., Bio Express, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Cell Biosciences, Fisher Scientific, Front Range Scientific, Mediatech, Inc., Millipore Biosciences Div., New England Biolabs Inc., Promega, Rainin Instrument Co Inc., Roche Applied Science, TECAN Instruments, Thermo Scientific Genomics.

Sequence This: Genomics Today. April 22-23, 2010.Guest Speakers: Ronald Davis, Stanford Univ., Jay Hesselberth, Univ. of Colorado – AMC, Mark Johnston, Univ. of Colorado – AMC, Stephen Kingsmore Nat. Center for Genome Resources, Robin Dowell, Univ. of Colorado – Boulder, Rob Knight, Univ. of Colorado – Boulder, Jacques Ravel, Univ. of Maryland, Ross Camidge, Univ. of Colorado Cancer Center, Geoffrey Ginsburg, Duke Univ. Panel Discussion: Graham B.I. Scott, Applied Biosystems/Life Technologies, Scott Westenberger, Illumina Inc., Daniel Brekken, Roche Applied Science. Vendors Participating: Applied Biosystems/Life Technologies, Beckman Coulter, Inc., Bio Express, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Cell Biosciences, Fermentas, Fisher Scientific, Illumina, Inc., Leeds Precision Instruments, Mediatech, Inc., Millipore Biosciences Div., New England Biolabs Inc., Promega, Rainin Instrument Co Inc., Roche Applied Science, Sigma-Aldrich.

Molecular Biology and the Environment: Biofuels and Bioremediation. April 9-10, 2009. Guest Speakers: Clyde Hutchison, J. Craig Venter Institute, Dan Bush, Colorado State Univ., Paul King, National Renewable Energy Lab, Derek Lovley, Univ. of Massachusetts at Amherst, Shelley Copley, Univ. of Colorado – Boulder, Norm Pace, Univ. of Colorado – Boulder, Evan DeLucia, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign, Ryan Gill, Univ. of Colorado – Boulder. Panel Discussion: Phil Pienkos, National Renewable Energy Lab, Ala Propp, Merrick & Co., Kate Tallman, Univ. of Colorado Tech Transfer Office, Stacey Simms, Governor’s Energy Off. Vendors Participating: Beckman Counter Inc., Bio-Rad Laboratories, Fisher Scientific, Millipore Biosciences Div., Miltenyi Biotec Inc., New England Biolabs, Inc., North Central Instruments, Roche Applied Science, Sigma-Aldrich.

Apoptosis and Autophagy: Programs of Cell Death. April 24-25, 2008. Guest speakers: Eileen White, Ph.D., Rutgers University; Jay Debnath, Ph.D., University of California at San Francisco; Gerard Evan, Ph.D., University of California at San Francisco; Paula Grammas, Ph.D., Texas Tech University; Andrew Thorburn, Ph.D., UCDHSC; Peter Henson, Ph.D., UCDHSC/NJC; Mary Reyland, Ph.D., UCDHSC; Karen Newell, Ph.D., UCCS; Philippa Marrack, Ph.D., UCDHSC/NJC; Ding Xue, Ph.D., CU-Boulder. Vendors participating: Fisher Scientific; Beckman Coulter; Bio-Rad Laboratories; Roche Applied Science; Millipore Bioscience Division; North Central Instruments; New England Biolabs; Light Lab Systems; Caliper Life Sciences; Sigma Aldrich; Kimble-Chase.

Epigenetics: Beyond the Sequence. April 10-11, 2007. Guest speakers: Marisa Bartolomei, University of Pennsylvania; John Donelson, University of Iowa; Steven Henikoff, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Yi Zhang, University of North Carolina; Yang Shi, Harvard University; Yury Chernoff, George Institute of Technology; Karolin Luger, Colorado State University; Tatiana Kutateladze, UCHSC; James Hagman, UCHSC; Jessica Tyler, UCHSC. Vendor participation: Talecris Biotherapeutics, New England Biolabs, Affymetrix, Applied Biosystems, Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, Fisher Scientific Integrated DNA Technologies, Invitrogen, Light Labs USA, Millipore, North Central Instruments, Roche Applied Science, Sigma-Aldrich, and VWR International.

Stem Cell Biology: Progress & Potential. April 6-7, 2006. Guest Speakers: Ihor Lemischka, Ph.D., Princeton University; Jeffrey Rosen, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine; Tudorita Tumbar, Ph.D., Cornell University; Hynek Wichterle, Ph.D., Columbia University; Ramesh Akkina, Ph.D., Colorado State University; Kristi Anseth, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder; Bradley Olwin, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder; several UCDHSC affiliates: Curt Freed, M.D., Marilyn Coors, Ph.D., James DeGregori, Ph.D., Kristin Artinger, Ph.D., Michael Zawada, Ph.D., Yosef Refaeli, Ph.D., and John Camiber, Ph.D. Simultaneous product show with sponsors: Talecris Biotherapeutics, Chemicon/Upstate, Fisher Scientific, Invitrogen, Nalge Nunc Internatinoal, New England Biolabs, Sargent-Welch, Sigma-Aldrich, VWR International.

On the Front Lines: Emerging Diseases and Biodefense. April 28-29, 2005. Guest Speakers: Ann Powers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Sonia Tusell, UCHSC; Andres Vazquez-Torres, UCHSC; Robert Hodges, UCHSC; Mike Vasil, UCHSC; Luis Villarreal, University of California at Irvine; Martin Voskuil, UCHSC; Laurel Lenz, National Jewish Medical & Research Center; Vincent Fischetti, Rockefeller University; Alex Hoffmaster, Centers for Disease Control and Preention, NCID, DBMD; Ross Kedl, UCHSC; Charles Calisher, Colorado State University; Barry Beaty, Colorado State University. Simultaneous product show with sponsors: Invitrogen, VWR International, GE Healthcare & Biosciences, Promega, Roche, Millipore, Fisher Scientific, Kendro, and Bio-Rad.

GENE ECLIPSE. Blocking Gene Expression Using Small RNAs: Mechanisms, Techniques, and Applications. April 19-20, 2004. Guest Speakers: Andrew Fire, Stanford Univ.; Tom Blumenthal, UCHSC; Thomas Tuschl, The Rockefeller Univ.; Anastasia Khvorova, Dharmacon; Witold Filipowicz, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, Switzerland; Barry Polisky, Sirna Therapeutics; Robert Gemmill, UCHSC; Kerry Lowrie, Invitrogen, Inc.; Christophe Echeverri, Cenix BioScience GmbH at Dresden, Germany; Andriy Marusyk, UCHSC; Laura Zerbe, UCHSC; Heide Ford, UCHSC; Alexander Sorkin, UCHSC; Yosef Refaeli, National Jewish Medical & Research Center.

Protein: The Secret of Life. April 10-11, 2003.Guest Speakers: John Kappler, UCHSC; Xiaojiang Chen, UCHSC; Steven F. Dowdy, University of California-San Diego; Rytis Prekeris, UCHSC; Joanna Albala, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Larry Gold, Somalogic/UC-Boulder. Participation by speakers from Avigenics, Invitrogen, Clontech, PerkinElmer Life Sciences and Pierce Biotechnology.

Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder: Advances in Molecular Imaging. April 17-19, 2002.Guest Speakers: Roger Tsien, University of California-San Diego; Richard Day, University of Virginia; J. Richard McIntosh, University of Colorado-Boulder; Joe Angelson, University of Denver; Diego Restrepo, UCHSC; Sasha Sorkin, UCHSC; Adam Zweifach, UCHSC; Colin Monks, 3i. Seminars and hands-on demos with guests speakers.

Protein - The Other Biomolecule: Applications for Proteomics. February 15-16, 2001. Guest Speakers: Michael Snyder, Yale University; David Goodlett, Institute for Systems Biology; Katheryn Resing, University of Colorado at Boulder; David Friedman, UCHSC; Mark Duncan, UCHSC; Sandy Martin, UCHSC; Kathryn Howell, UCHSC; Kim Fung, UCHSC; Cherie Mueller, UCHSC; and Christine Wu, UCHSC. Seminars and workshops with guest speakers.

Scoring a Knockout: Engineering Mutations in Mice. February 3-4, 2000. Guest speakers: Susan Dymecki, Harvard Medical School; Gary Johnson, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Jacqueline Lee, University of Colorado at Boulder; Philippe Soriano, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Lori Sussel, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; and Pumin Zhang, National Jewish Medical & Research Center. Seminars and workshops with guest speakers.

Reversing Into the Future: Functional Genomics and RNA Interference in Flies and Worms. May 5, 1999. Guest speakers: John Spieth, Washington University; Steve Chervitz, Stanford University; Mary Montgomery, Macalester College; Rich Carthew, University of Pittsburgh; Tom Blumenthal and Tom Evans, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Seminars and discussion with guest speakers.

Surfing the Genome: DNA Chips, SAGE Analysis and Differential Display. April 8-9, 1998. Guest speakers: Karen Considine, Affymetrix; Elizabeth Winzeler, Standord University; Lin Zhang, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Daniel Kuritzkes, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Traci Roth Yerby, Clontech. Seminars and practical application of subject matter.

Macromolecular Structure Analysis: NMR, the BiSMaRC Facility, and X-ray Crystallography. May 5-6, 1997. Facilitators: Michael Overduin and Brad Bendiak, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Seminars and discussion, with a student session at the BiSMaRC facility.

DNA Sequence Analysis: Understanding and Using Computer Algorithms to Get the Most from Your Sequences. May 7-10, 1996. Facilitated by Dr. Gary Stormo, University of Colorado-Boulder; Dr. Bill Pearson, University of Virginia Medical School; and Dr. Mark Johnston, Washington University Medical School. Talks and discussion with facilitators, and hands-on computer opportunity for students.

Power in Diversity: Recombinant Antibody and Phage Display Library Construction. February 6-9, 1995. Guest speakers: Dr. Wayne Marasco, Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Dr. Bruce Roberts, Protein Engineering Corp.; and Dr. James Marks, University of California-San Francisco. Composed of talks by guest speakers and local speakers, as well as student-led discussion of relevant research papers.

Manipulating Gene Expression: Present and Future Tools and Technologies. January 10-14, 1994. Guest speakers: Susan Freier, Isis Pharmaceuticals; Jim McSwiggin, RPI; Cori Gorman, Megabios Corp.; and Brian Karger, BRL. Attendance: 85+. An interactive examination of current methodologies and applications of various cell delivery systems and the manipulation of gene expression. Featured student-led discussions of relevant research papers, as well as seminars by guest speakers.

Protein-Protein Interactions: Isolating the Unknown Partner. November 3-6, 1992 Led by Stanley Fields, Ph.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook. Attendance: 60+. An interactive and intellectually stimulating course involving lectures by local and guest speakers, as well as presentation and discussion of relevant papers by course participants. Representative paper: Chien, Cheng-Ting, P.L., Barte, R., Sternglanz, and S. Fields. (1991) The two-hybrid system: A method to identify and clone genes for proteins that interact with a protein of interest. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 88: 9578-9582.