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Cell-Based Therapeutics: The Next Pillar of Medicine

UCSF Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology and ScienceTM

Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

Cell-Based Therapeutics: The Next Pillar of Medicine

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Thank you for your interest in the Cell-based Therapeutics Symposium. No further seats are available in the Genentech Hall Auditorium. Due to overwhelming demand we have added class capture at two UCSF locations on April 12, 2013 - Mission Bay/Byers Hall Room BH-212 and Parnassus N-225 (morning sessions) and HSW-303 (afternoon session.  If you would like to register for a seat at one of these locations, please register at:

http://livefeedcellbasedtherapeutics.eventbrite.com

The premise of this forward-looking symposium is that cell-based therapeutics are poised to become the next 'pillar' in medicine, where traditionally small molecules and biologics have dominated. If biologics grew out of foundational research in molecular biology and protein engineering, then cell-based therapeutics will grow out of emerging research in cellular engineering, systems and synthetic biology. We would like to engage the basic science community to think about ways to harness our increasingly deeper understanding of how cells work and apply this knowledge towards innovative therapeutic applications. The symposium will feature extended discussion sessions where participants can share their ideas, with the overall goal to outline a roadmap for the development of this pillar in medicine.

Agenda:

  8:30 –   9:00am          Registration, Coffee/Tea and light breakfast                 

Introduction

  9:00 –   9:30am          Jeffrey Bluestone | UCSF

Immune Cell Therapeutics

  9:30 –   9:50am          Carl June | UPenn

  9:50 – 10:10am          Wendell Lim | UCSF

10:10 – 10:40am          Discussion

10:40 – 11:10am          Coffee/Tea break

Stem Cell Therapeutics

11:10 – 11:30am          Ann Tsukamoto | Stem Cells, Inc

11:30 – 11:50am          Fan Yang | Stanford

11:50 – 12:20pm          Discussion

12:20 –   1:50pm          Lunch break

Bacterial Therapeutics

  1:50 –   2:10pm          Katherine Lemon | Harvard

  2:10 –   2:30pm          Matthew Redinbo | UNC

  2:30 –   2:50pm          Michael Fischbach | UCSF

  2:50 –   3:10pm          Christopher Voigt | MIT

  3:10 –   3:40pm          Discussion

  3:40 –   4:00pm          Coffee/Tea break

Commentary

  4:00 –   4:30pm          Don Ganem | Novartis

  4:30 –   5:00pm          Wrap up

  5:00 –   6:00pm          Reception

 

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

UCSF's Mission Bay campus is easily accessible to parking, public transportation, freeway and airport connections, and conveniently close to AT&T Park, shopping, hotels and entertainment.

Mission Bay offers 1,650 mixed use (public and permit) parking spaces. Entrances are off of 16th Street at the 1625 Owens Street Garage and at the 1630 3rd Street Garage. Parking at Mission Bay is $3.50 an hour or $28 for the day.

Please visit the UCSF Campus Life Services Transportation website for more details on location, pricing,
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Please visit http://campuslifeservices.ucsf.edu/transportation/ for more details on location, pricing, hours of operation, UCSF shuttle schedules and sustainable transit options.


PUBLIC TRANSIT

MUNI

The t-third metro line picks up at the 4th and King Street Caltrain station as well as the Embarcadero BART station. the appropriate stop is the UCSF Mission Bay station on 3rd Street opposite the campus. For more information visit www.sfmta.com/cms/mroutes/tthirdsvc.htm or www.sfmuni.com

BART

Disembark at the “16th Street Mission” BART station. From this point, pick up the red line UCSF shuttle on the north-east corner of the intersection. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes. For BART information visit www.bart.gov

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For further information please contact Noleine.Blizzard@ucsf.edu

Have questions about Cell-Based Therapeutics: The Next Pillar of Medicine? Contact UCSF Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology and ScienceTM

When & Where



UCSF Mission Bay, Genentech Hall Auditorium
600 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94158

Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)


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Organizer

UCSF Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology and ScienceTM

The UCSF Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology was funded in September 2010 as part of the NIGMS national centers for systems biology. This center serves as a nucleus at UCSF for interdisciplinary and quantitative explorations into how biological systems function. The center also serves as one node within a network of 13 national centers for systems biology. Major goals of our center are to expand the systems biology community at UCSF and, scientifically, to understand the design principles of cellular networks.

Contacts at UCSF: Wendell LimMichael Fischbach and Connie Lee

Science Translational Medicine publishes articles that fill scientific knowledge gaps at the junction of basic research and medical application, with the goal of accelerating the translation of this knowledge into new treatments for human disease (http://stm.sciencemag.org/). Cell-based therapeutics is an emerging area of particular interest to Science Translational Medicine, with applications ranging from cancer to regenerative medicine to neurodegenerative disease. 

Contacts at SciTM: Megan Frisk, Kelly LaMarco and Orla Smith

 

 

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