News from the Gulf Coast Consortia
A Collaboration of Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, University of Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Institute of Biosciences & Technology of Texas A&M Health Science Center
UPCOMING GCC EVENTS:
Rigor and Reproducibility Workshop, June 9
This interactive workshop, with organizers and/or discussion facilitators from all GCC institutions, will cover topics including Experimental Design (basic science, population science, and big data science, cell assays, antibodies, human, and computational studies, etc.), Analysis and Statistics, Data Management, and Publication and Reporting. The workshop will take place from 9 am – 5 pm at the Bioscience Research Collaborative Auditorium. Students and postdocs are encouraged to attend, and all are welcome. A certificate of completion will be provided. Registration is full. Email Dawn Koob to be placed on the waitlist. For more information, contact Suzanne Tomlinson.
Research Mentor Training Workshop for Postdocs, June 15
These popular workshops are designed to develop skills and insight in mentoring young scientists and to provide the opportunity for interactions between mentors at different institutions and in different disciplines. Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm; lunch will be provided. Location: BioScience Research Collaborative, Event Hall, 6500 Main Street. Registration is full. Email Dawn Koob to be placed on the waitlist.
Antimicrobial Resistance and Gut Health, June 16
This symposium will focus on multi-drug resistant GI pathogens, especially C. difficile, mechanisms of antibiotic action on these pathogens, environmental contamination as a cause of human infectious disease, emerging methods for the rapid detection of antimicrobial resistance in patient specimens, and pharmacodynamic effects of antimicrobials on antibacterial resistance development. Speakers include Ferric Fang, University of Washington; A. Murat Eren, University of Chicago, Soňa Peková, KitGen, Prague, Czech Republic, Tor Savidge, BCM/TCH Jennifer Auchtung, BCM; Clifford Stephan, IBT; Tony Haag, BCM; Kevin Garey, UH; and Edward Septimus, HCA/TAMU. This event will take place at the Bioscience Research Collaborative auditorium. To register (deadline June 13th), please visit the Symposium website. For more information, contact Suzanne Tomlinson.
Save the date: Metabolism in Cancer, September 21
The featured speaker will be Prof. William G. Kaelin, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and winner of 2016 Lasker Award for basic medical research. Four perspective speakers will highlight different aspects of the field: Ronald DePinho, MDACC; Giulio Draetta, MDACC; Meng Weng, BCM; and Deborah Johnson, BCM. Also planned are several short talks from local researchers working in the general area of metabolism research applied to cancer systems. Supported by a John S. Dunn Foundation Collaborative Research Event Award, this event will be September 21, Onstead Auditorium, Mitchell Basic Science Research Building. For more information, contact Suzanne Tomlinson.
Save the date: Neuroengineering and Neuroscience Conferences, October 26 and 27
GCC Cluster for Neuroengineering Annual Conference, October 26; Keck Center Annual Research Conference, Theme: Neuroscience, October 27. More information will be available soon.