Speaker: James M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D. Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Unmasking the Houdini traits of mycobacterium tuberculosis: Persistence in the presence of drugs and immune effectors
Austrian Auditorium, CRB
Carmen Sapienza, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Associate Director, Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology
Temple University School of Medicine
Epigenetic Biomarkers of Gene-Environment Interaction
Austrian Auditorium: William Jacobs, Jr, PhD (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) "Unmasking the Houdini traits of mycobacterium tuberculosis: Persistence in the presence of drugs"
Yuxiang Zhang (K. Kaestner Lab) - "The role of the Polycomb protein Ezh2 in Pancreatic alpha-cells and Intestinal L-cells"
Elisia Clark (C. Lerman Lab) - "The Relationship Between Nicotine Metabolism and Alcohol Consumption in Smokers"
Cory Alvey (D. Discher Lab) -
Sarah McKee (T. Reyes Lab) - "Maternal diet alteration of stress induced DNA Methyltransferase Activity"
Botswana-UPenn Partnership Research Update,
5/1/2013, 3-5PM at UPenn, BRB 252
Speakers include Robert Gross, Carrie Kovarik, and Charlene Compher. Light refreshments will be served.
Research Update Info
What to expect:
* Learn what research is currently being conducted by faculty and staff in Botswana * Find out what support and information is available to researchers * Update others on your project and seek ways to share information and resources
How to prepare:
Researchers are invited to provide a brief update on their project to the group.
* What are the specific aims of your project? Who are your collaborators? * Who is the primary funding source? * Where is your work being done? What data you are using? * How far along are you in this project? * What obstacles have you encountered? Do you need help or information to move forward? Have you learned any logistical lessons?
This is intended as an informal session. Participants are asked not to bring slides, but are welcome to bring handouts to share with the group.
We are hosting Metabolon Educational Workshop: Practical Applications of Metabolomics on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 8:30 am to 2pm, in the BRB II/III Auditorium.
Faculty and researchers interested in metabolomics are invited to join us for this event! Please use the link to register (registration is required).
Educational Workshop: Practical Applications of Metabolomics Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Auditorium: BRB II/III 8:30AM- 2:00PM
To register: www.metabolon.com/PhiladelphiaWorkshop
Presenting case studies: - Kirk Pappan, Ph.D., Metabolon, Inc. "Discovery Biochemical Profiling for Problem Solving in Biology & Disease"
- Michael J. Wolfgang, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine "Unraveling Novel Enzyme Function In Situ Using Metabolomics"
- Tracy Shafizadeh, Ph.D., Lipomics "Lipid Profiling in Clinical Studies of Metabolic Disease"
- David C. Nieman, DrPH, Appalachian State University, NC Research Campus "Influence of a Polyphenol-enriched Protein Powder on Exercise-induced Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Athletes"
- Rob Mohney, Ph.D., Metabolon, Inc. "Fundamentals in Metabolomic Technology & Application"
Metabolomics: the profiling of biochemicals and metabolites has broad applications in understanding complex biological systems. As metabolomics platforms have become more robust, applications of the technology have moved from basic research in university labs to solving practical problems in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and consumer products industries. This will provide an overview of the current state of metabolomics and how the technology has been applied to solve a variety of problems including:
- Understanding disease mechanism
- Identifying biomarkers
- Elucidating mechanism-of-action of a drug/ingredient
- Unraveling off-target effects of a drug/ingredient
- Profiling biochemical changes for bioprocess/fermentation optimization
- Establish/support claims
Round table discussions:discuss applications, study design and sample preparation in your targeted area of research. When registering, please select which round table matches your area of interest:
- Cell Culture & Fermentation
- Discovery Biology & Nutrition
- Drug Discovery & Development
Additional Details: There is no cost to attend. Coffee/pastries and lunch will be provided. Posters highlighting impactful case studies in a variety of therapeutic areas will also be available for viewing. Register: www.metabolon.com/PhiladelphiaWorkshop
Endocrine Clinical Case Conference
The Endocrinology Grand Rounds Series presents:
Stanley Goldfarb, MD - Professor of Medicine, Division of Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension "Diabetic Neuropathy"
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: 12th Floor – SCTR – Smilow Center for Translational Research - 12-146
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
• Apply the latest clinical guidelines in the management of endocrine diseases
• Evaluate and efficacy of therapeutic options in endocrine disorders
• Describe the results of translational research as it pertains to endocrine diseases
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians
Designation of Credit
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.