NIGMS 40th Anniversary: NIGMS Symposia at Scientific Society Meetings

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Biophysical Society
San Francisco, CA

"The Cell: Putting It Back Together"

February 26, 2002
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.


Dr. Marvin Cassman
Dr. Stephen Burley
Structural GenomiX, Inc.
Structural Genomics: Experiences from the NIGMS Protein Structure Initiative
Dr. Mark Gerstein
Yale University
Integrative Proteomics
Dr. Carlos Bustamante
University of California, Berkeley
Grabbing the Cat by the Tail: Recent Advances in Single Molecule Biophysics
Dr. Bridget Carragher
The Scripps Research Institute
Automated Molecular Microscopy
Dr. Garrett Odell
University of Washington
How Does the Engine that Physically Animates Cells Work?

NIGMS contacts: Dr. Catherine Lewis, 301-594-0828; Dr. Jean Chin, 301-594-2485

43rd Annual Drosophila Research Conference
San Diego, CA

"Drosophila in the 21st Century"

April 11, 2002
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Dr. Ethan Bier
University of California, San Diego
Using Drosophila as a Vehicle for Discovery in Human Medical Genetics
Dr. Denise Montell
Johns Hopkins University
Regulation of Invasive Cell Behavior: A Drosophila Model for Tumor Metastasis
Dr. Mel Feany
Harvard Medical School
Modeling Human Neurodegenerative Diseases in Drosophila
Dr. John Carlson
Yale University
Odor and Taste Receptors: Genetics and e-genetics

NIGMS contact: Dr. Laurie Tompkins, 301-594-0943

American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
New Orleans, LA

"Report from the NIH Pharmacogenetics Research Network"

April 22, 2002
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Room 218, Morial Convention Center


Dr. Marvin Cassman
Dr. Mark Ratain
University of Chicago
The Pharmacogenetics Research Network: Rationale
Dr. Kathleen Giacomini
University of California, San Francisco
Pharmacogenetics of Drug Transporters
Dr. Howard McLeod
Washington University
Pharmacogenetics and Cancer Therapy
Dr. Daniel O. Connor
University of California, San Diego
Pharmacogenetics and the Autonomic Nervous System
Dr. Debbie Nickerson
University of Washington
Haplotyping for Pharmacogenetic Studies
Dr. Richard Weinshilboum
Mayo Foundation
The Future of Pharmacogenetics

NIGMS contact: Dr. Rochelle Long, 301-594-1826

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
New Orleans, LA

"Proteomics and Drug Discovery"

April 24, 2002
2:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.


Dr. Marvin Cassman
Dr. Marc Mumby
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Proteomics and the Alliance for Cellular Signaling
Dr. Edward Maggio
Structural Bioinformatics, Inc., San Diego
Structure Enables! The Impact of Advances in Computational Proteomics Upon Rational Experimental Design Across Many Life Science Disciplines
Dr. Wayne Hendrickson
Columbia University
Structural Genomic Approaches in Biological Discovery

NIGMS contact: Dr. Richard Ikeda, 301-594-5938

Society for Developmental Biology
Madison, WI

"Dealing with Complexity"

July 22, 2002
1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.


Dr. Stuart Kim
Stanford University
Global Analysis of Gene Expression in C. elegans
Dr. Eileen Furlong
Stanford University
Unraveling the Genetic Hierarchy of Muscle Development Using Genetics and Genomics
Dr. Richard Young
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Genome Regulatory Networks in Living Cells
Dr. David Keys
University of California, Berkeley Dr. Julie Ahringer
University of Cambridge, UK
A Functional Genomics Approach to the Discovery of Cis-Regulatory DNA
Genome Wide RNAi Screening in
C. elegans and its Application to Studying Early Cell Polarity

"Workshop on Career Opportunities"

July 21, 2002
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Education Symposium II
Workshop 3 Union Theater


Dr. Ida Chow
Society for Developmental Biology


Dr. Hans-Georg Simon
Northwestern University
Academia vs. Industry
Dr. Melissa Carpenter
Geron Corporation
Dr. Toby Horn
District of Columbia Public Schools
K-12 Education
Dr. Jennifer Weller
George Mason University
Dr. Larry Kerr
Office of Homeland Security
Policy and Legislation
Dr. Tyl Hewitt
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Grants and Program Administration

NIGMS contact: Dr. Judith Greenberg, 301-594-0943

American Chemical Society
Boston, MA

"NIGMS at 40: New Directions
Collaborative Projects and Non-Reductionist Approaches"

August 20, 2002


Dr. Laura L. Kiessling
University of Wisconsin
Assembling Systems of Interacting Proteins with Synthetic Ligands
Dr. Daniel E. Kahne
Princeton University
Chemical Genetics in Bacteria
Dr. Jonathan A. Ellman
University of California, Berkeley
Collaborative Research to Develop and Apply New Chemical Tools
Dr. Thomas V. O'Halloran
Northwestern University
Coordination Chemistry of the Cellular Cytoplasm: Receptors for Monitoring and Controlling Metal Ion Activity
Dr. Stuart L. Schreiber
Harvard University
Diversity-Oriented Synthesis and Chemical Genetics
Dr. Amir H. Hoveyda
Boston College
New Catalysts for Selective and Practical Organic and Combinatorial Synthesis
Dr. Jerrold Meinwald
Cornell University
Organic Chemistry as an Interdisciplinary Science
Dr. Carolyn R. Bertozzi
University of California, Berkeley
Sulfation Pathways in Inflammation and Mycobacterial Infection
Dr. Jeffery Kelly
Scripps Research Institute
Understanding the Energy Landscape Associated with Transthyretin Amyloid Diseases and Manipulating It to Prevent Amyloidosis
Dr. George Whitesides
Harvard University
New Tools for Biology

NIGMS contact: Dr. John Schwab, 301-594-5560

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
Anaheim, CA

September 28, 2002


Dr. Nuria E. Assa-Munt
Burnham Institute
The Role of Structure and Motion in Protein-DNA Interactions: “And Yet, It Moves!”
Dr. Carlos Castillo-Chavez
Cornell University
The Use of Epidemiological Models on the Spread of Disease, Drugs and Addiction
Dr. Carlos Catalano
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
From Watches to Viruses: Taking Them Apart and Putting Them Back Together
Dr. Erik J. Sorensen
Scripps Research Institute
Opportunities for Chemical Research at the Interface Between Natural Product Synthesis and Proteomics
Dr. Margaret C. Werner-Washburne
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
A Systems Approach to Monitoring the Transcriptome: Separating Signal from Noise

NIGMS contacts: Dr. Clifton Poodry, 301-594-3900; Dr. Jean Chin, 301-594-2485

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
New Orleans, LA

"Celebrating 40 Years of NIGMS and 30 Years of MARC/MBRS"

November 14, 2002


8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Dr. Alfred G. Gilman
Recipient, 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Dr. Thomas R. Cech
Recipient, 1989 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Dr. Erich D. Jarvis
Recipient, 2002 Waterman Award
Leaders in Scientific Discovery: Conversations with Nobel Laureates and a Potential
1:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m.(speakers to be determined) MARC/MBRS Alumni Discuss Scientific Accomplishments and Career Pathways in the Biomedical Sciences
6:45 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Dr. Ruth Kirschstein
Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health

Hon. Louis Stokes
Former U.S. Congressman
Dinner, MARC/MBRS Anniversary Keynote Address and Celebration

NIGMS contacts: Dr. Clifton Poodry, 301-594-3900; Dr. Adolphus Toliver, 301-594-3900