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Stanford Biotechnology Symposium 2019

You are cordially invited to attend a special half-day symposium, hosted by the Stanford-NIH Biotechnology Predoctoral Training Grant program.


Celebrating Innovation and Imagining the Future of Biotechnology

When: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
Where: Huang Center, Mackenzie Room 
Time: 1:00PM - 5:30PM


Introduction and Welcome
Jennifer Cochran, Shriram Chair and Professor of Bioengineering, and by courtesy, Chemical Engineering (NIH Training Program Director)
1:00-1:30 PM - Keynote from Russ Altman - Kenneth Fong Professor and Professor of Bioengineering, of Genetics, of Medicine, of Biomedical Data Science and, by courtesy, of Computer Science, Stanford University
“Informatics, data science and AI in biotech—separating capabilities from hype”

1:30-2:00 PM - Mira Chaurushiya - Principle, 5AM Ventures 
"A venture perspective on next generation biotech"
2:00-2:30 PM - Michael Bassik - Assistant Professor of Genetics, Stanford University
"Development of new CRISPR/Cas9-based tools to enable high-throughput identification of cancer drug targets"
Break 2:30-2:45 PM
2:45-3:15 PM - Drew Endy - Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University
“Promoting and Protecting the Bioeconomy"
3:15-3:45 PM - Lingyin Li - Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Stanford University
“Understanding the anti-cancer STING pathway and harnessing it to treat metastatic cancers”

3:45-4:15 PM  - NIH Trainee “lightening” talks (1.5 minute talks)

4:15-5:30 PM  - The Biotechnology Networking Reception
Including poster presentations by our outstanding Stanford NIH Biotechnology Training Grant students

The goal of the symposium is to highlight exciting cutting edge research at Stanford, and to also facilitate broader connections and community building around biotechnology at Stanford and the Bay Area. We hope you will join us for an amazing line-up of speakers, posters, and networking.


The Stanford NIH Biotechnology Training Program graciously acknowledges support from the Stanford Schools of Engineering, Medicine, and Humanities and Sciences