An international conference organized by the Master of Public Administration Program, in collaboration with The African & Caribbean Business Council.
While other regions of the world are making strides in improving the living standards of their citizens, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is still trapped in poverty with more than 40% of its 600 million people living below the internationally recognised absolute poverty level of US$ 1 per day. Several reports highlight corruption as one of the institutional and systemic problems responsible for keeping million of Africans under absolute poverty. In fact, the 2008 Transparency International report demonstrates a direct link between corruption and failure of societal institutions to effectively achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in SSA. It is a serious concern that the goals of halving poverty in SSA by the year 2015 from the level of 1990 will not be met.
Department of Radiation OncologyRadiation Biology Research DivisionAll Division Meeting 12am-1pm in Room 8-146A; Lunch will be served at 11:45am
Department of Radiation OncologyRadiation Biology Research DivisionPI Meeting 12am-1pm in STCR 8-120 (Oval conference room)
Seth Himelhoch, MD, "Hepatitis C Virus - Risk Assessment and Treatment Considerations Among People with Serious Mental Illness"
Time: 12:00 PM Location: 251 BRB II/III
Thomas B. Jansson, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Head of the Division for Basic Reproductive Sciences
and Vice Chair of Research at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Colorado Denver
The role of mTOR signaling in placental nutrient sensing and maternal-fetal resource allocation
Time: 12:00 PM Location: 252 BRB II/III
Satoshi H. Namekawa, Ph.D.
Division of Reproductive Sciences and Developmental Biology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Germline epigenome and sex chromosome inactivation
*co-sponsored with the Center for Animal Transgenesis and Germ Cell Research
Noah Hoffman & Brian Riff
Karl Bezak & Therese Bitterman
Alyssa Kriegermeier & Tatyana Kushner
Nina Sainath & Kirk Wangensteern
Problem Based Learning
Grossman Auditorium, The Wistar institute
Mentor: Edward Behrens, MD, PhD
"Regulation of tissue homeostasis by innate lymphoid cells"
Mentor: David Artis, PhD
Join the immunology community as we celebrate the new year. All are welcome!
Mentor: Jan Burkhardt, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Cancer Metabolism – Basic Biology and Translational Opportunities
Transduction and Modulation of Touch Sensitivity in C. elegans.
The Community Scholars-in-Residence program is currently accepting applications to begin in January 2015. Applications are due Monday, September 15th and application materials are located here - http://www.med.upenn.edu/chbr/training.shtml
Center for Pharmacoepidemiology Research and Training (CPeRT - RIP) Research in Progress Series Presentation
James Lewis, MD, MSCE will present his talk titled:
"Has the time come for PWAS?"
12:00pm - 1:00pm BRB252
This talk is part of the CPeRT RIP Series that is scheduled every month with various speakers and topics of research
Class of '62 Auditorium, JMB
Reunion Auditorium, JMB
Class of '62, JMB
Class of '62, JMB
Seminar Title: The biogenesis of chromosome translocations
Seminar title: Role of metabolism in cancer
Robert A. Copeland, Ph.D. (Epizyme), "Protein methyl transferase inhibitors as personalized cancer therapeutics"
James E. Bruce, Ph.D. (U of Washington), "Protein interactions in celss: finding connections"
Nikolaus Grigorieff, Ph.D. (Janella Farm/Brandeis), "Optimizing image contrast in cryo-E"
Floyd E. Romesberg, Ph.D. (Scripps Research Institute), "Expansion of the genetic code"
"Some problems with splines"
Martin Clyde, PhD Professor Department of Mathematics and Statistics Texas Tech University
Abstract: Smoothing splines are a powerful tool for representing data as long as the data has enough nice properties. In this talk I will discuss three problems and what we are doing to solve them.
1)1) L1 splines rather than L2 splines useful when the data is not normal. Work with Masaki Nagahara.
2)2) The underlying state space is not Euclidian. Work with Wenzhen Fan and Jingyong Su.
3)3) Very large data sets such as those encountered in tracking eye and head movement. Work with Bijoy Ghosh and Jennifer Emerson.
Problem 1 arises when the data has many outliers such as climate data. L1 splines were much more efficient than L2 splines. Problem 2 arose in a certain tracking problem that was best stated as a problem on the manifold of lines in R3. It also arose in considering a certain climate data and was reduced to the manifold of intervals. Problem 3 arose in the study of head and eye movement. Data sets of 300000 to 600000 points were used.
Title and abstract: TBD
Ming Yang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Penn State University
Title and abstract: TBD
Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Englander Lab (Alec Ricciuti/Wenbing Hu), "Protein interactions studied by HX MS (hydrogen exchange and mass spectrometry)"