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9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Next Generation Sequencing Technologies: Principles and Applications Nanocourse

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2:00 PM - 5:30 PM Program in Genetics and Genomics Annual Symposium

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(All Day) 24th Annual Irwin M. Arias, MD Symposium: Bridging basic Science and Liver Disease

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM 9th Annual Jeffrey M. Isner, M.D. Endowed Memorial Lectureship

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) Seminar: V. Orphan

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Graduate Science in Education Seminar featuring Robert Bazell

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Metabolic Control of Cancer Phenotypes in Melanoma

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Novel HIV Vaccination and Eradication Strategies

4:00 AM - 5:00 AM MOLECULAR MEDICINE SEMINAR SERIES-Division of Genetics

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Combined Cancer Genetics & Melanoma Programs Symposium Retreat

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM MSI Graduate Consortium Reception and Information Session

8:30 AM - 6:30 PM 2014 PQG Conference: Integrative Approaches to Understand Allelic Function

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Next Generation Sequencing Technologies: Principles and Applications Nanocourse
Description: Lecturers
• Dr. Chad Nusbaum, Co-director, Genome Sequencing and Analysis program, Broad Institute
• Dr. Peter Park, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital, and HMS Center for Biomedical Informatics
• Mr. Robert Steen, Director, Harvard Medical School Biopolymers Facility

Traditional capillary sequencing technology using base-specific chain termination by fluorescent di-deoxy nucleotides represents modifications to the original sequencing methodology devised by Sanger and colleagues in the 1970s. Recent years have seen the development of next generation parallel sequencing technologies that are rapidly replacing older methodologies. Sequencing by synthesis enables the simultaneous sequence analysis of millions of DNA templates at the same time, or in parallel. These new approaches allow for DNA sequencing at a markedly faster pace, and often at a much cheaper price, making sequencing projects feasible for an ever-expanding number of researchers. This nanocourse will explore the methodology and principles behind parallel sequencing technology, and how it measures up to traditional sequencing methods. A discussion of the services available at the Department of Genetics Biopolymers core facility, including order placement, data output, and turnaround times, will also be included for researchers interested in utilizing these resources.

Session 1 (open to all without prior registration)
Tuesday, October 28th from 9:30am – 1:00pm
Location: The Cannon Room, Building C, Harvard Medical School

Website: https://nanosandothercourses.hms.harvard.edu/node/311
Contact: Emily Gleason
Monday, November 3, 2014
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Program in Genetics and Genomics Annual Symposium
Description: The Program in Genetics and Genomics will be hosting their annual symposium on Monday, November 3rd at Harvard Medical School.

The symposium will feature talks from current and former students and will be held in the Goldenson Building, Room 122 from 2:00 to 5:30pm. The talks will be followed by a poster session with wine and cheese from 5-6pm in the Courtyard Café in Armenise.

The symposium is sponsored by the Division of Medical Sciences W. Eugene Knox III Memorial Lectureship Fund.

Former Student Speakers:
Dion Dickman, University of Southern California
“A forward genetic screen using electrophysiology identifies synaptic plasticity mutants and links with neuropsychiatric disease”

Aimée Dudley, Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute
“Natural variation and the regulation of biofilm formation in yeast”

Rachel Dutton, Harvard University
“Deconstructing and reconstructing microbial communities using cheese”

Current Student Speakers:
Aswin Sekar, McCarroll Laboratory, HMS
“A natural allelic series of complex structural variants in lupus and schizophrenia”

Daniel Holoch, Moazed Laboratory, HMS
“Small RNA loading licenses Argonaute for assembly into a transcriptional silencing complex”
Contact: Emily Gleason
Friday, November 7, 2014
(All Day)
24th Annual Irwin M. Arias, MD Symposium: Bridging basic Science and Liver Disease
Description: The American Liver Foundation New England Division is once again hosting the 24th Annual Irwin M. Arias, MD Symposium: Bridging Basic Science and Liver Disease.

This year’s symposium will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014, at The Algonquin Club of Boston.

This valuable activity is an integral component of our division’s Dr. Charles Trey Educational Program. The symposium attracts both local and international physicians.

Amazing advances continue to flow from the interaction of basic and clinical science that profoundly affects the understanding of liver structure, function and disease. Our speakers will provide an exciting view about topics that are at the cutting edge of liver-related research and share these latest advances to an expected audience of 100 gastroenterologists, hepatologists, researchers, fellows, residents and students.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.liverfoundation.org/chapters/newengland/events/1028/
Contact: Samantha Masterson
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
9th Annual Jeffrey M. Isner, M.D. Endowed Memorial Lectureship
Description: "Ischemia-induced Vascularization: Can Therapy Overcome the Effect of Aging?"

Gregg L. Semenza, C. Michael Armstrong Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Biological Chemistry and Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Behrakis Auditorium, Tufts University School of Medicine, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston
Contact: Ira Herman
Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) Seminar: V. Orphan
Description: Title: Quantifying cellular activity in microbial neighborhoods: Insights into interactions within methane oxidizing consortia
Speaker: Victoria Orphan (California Institute of Technology)
Location: HUCE Seminar Room 310 (24 Oxford St, 3rd Floor, Cambridge)
Host: Peter Girguis
Reception at 5:30PM, seminar at 6:00PM
Contact: Nora Millan Rivas
Monday, November 17, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Graduate Science in Education Seminar featuring Robert Bazell
Description: The Curriculum Fellows Program is pleased to announce a Graduate Science in Education Seminar featuring Robert Bazell, on Monday, November 17th at 3pm.

Seminar Title: "Communicating Health – Risks and Opportunities"
Seminar time: 3:00-4:00pm
Seminar Location: Cannon Room, Building C, Harvard Medical School

Robert Bazell was the chief Science and Health Correspondent at NBC News from 1976 to 2013. While at NBC he presented over 4500 reports on all aspects of science, health and technology and wrote hundreds of articles for publications including Science, Nature, and The New York Times. Robert Bazell is also the author of ‘Her-2, The Making of Herceptin, a revolutionary treatment for breast cancer.’ He has received numerous awards for his work in journalism including five Emmy awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, an Alfred I. DuPont Columbia Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and the Gracie and Michael DeBakey Award from the Foundation for Biomedical Research. Currently Robert Bazell teaches science and health communication and journalism as an adjunct professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University.
Contact: Emily Gleason
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Metabolic Control of Cancer Phenotypes in Melanoma
Description: MGH/Harvard Cutaneous Biology Research Center Seminar Series

Invited Guest Speaker: Pere Puigserver, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

MGH East-Building 149 Charlestown Navy yard, 7th Floor-Issselbacher Auditorium

Registration at Lobby Security desk REQUIRED
Refreshments available prior to talk
Contact: Vivian Theodoracopoulos
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Novel HIV Vaccination and Eradication Strategies
Description: Dan Barouch, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School, New Research Building - Room 1031, 77 Ave. Louis Pasteur
Hosted by Uli von Andrian
Contact: Jessica Conner
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
4:00 AM - 5:00 AM
MOLECULAR MEDICINE SEMINAR SERIES-Division of Genetics
Description: “More than beads on a string: Exploring Gene Regulation in the 3D genome”
Bing Ren, Ph.D., University of California San Diego
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Harvard New Research Building, 457-Seminar Room
Contact: Karen Barry
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Combined Cancer Genetics & Melanoma Programs Symposium Retreat
Description: This Symposium Retreat will feature the latest advances at the interface of targeted therapy and immunotherapy.

THE INN AT LONGWOOD MEDICAL
http://www.innatlongwood.com/
342 LONGWOOD AVENUE, BOSTON MA 02115

Topics will include:
-Cancer Genetics
-Immunology/Immunotherapy
-Targeted Therapy
-Clinical Innovations

Confirmed Speakers:
-Lynda Chin
-Karen Cichowski
-David Fisher
-Keith Flaherty
-Levi Garraway
-Gad Getz
-Daniel Haber
-Nir Hacohen
-F. Stephen Hodi
-David McDermott
-James Mier
-Patrick Ott
-Hensin Tsao
-Leonard Zon
Contact: Bonnie Carroll
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
MSI Graduate Consortium Reception and Information Session
Description: Location: Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE)- climate change exhibit area/seminar room, (24 Oxford St, 3rd Floor, Room 310, Cambridge)

Host: Roberto Kolter

Description: MSI welcomes Harvard graduate students with an interest in any aspect of the microbial sciences to join this vibrant interdisciplinary community. The evening will be an opportunity to socialize with current and prospective members of the consortium and to learn more about the program.

RSVP: to Nora Millan Rivas at nemrivas@fas.harvard.edu
Contact: Nora Millan Rivas
Thursday, November 20, 2014
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
2014 PQG Conference: Integrative Approaches to Understand Allelic Function
Description: The Program in Quantitative Genomics at the Harvard School of Public Health, jointly with the HSPH Department of Biostatistics and the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will host its 8th two-day conference on November 20-21, 2014 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference at Harvard Medical School in Boston

Keynote Speakers:

George Church, Harvard Medical School
Peter Sorger, Harvard Medical School
Nazneen Rahman, The Institute of Cancer Research

Speakers:
Mark Daly, Massachusetts General Hospital
William Fairbrother, Brown University
Nicholas Katsanis, Duke University
Tuuli Lappalainen, Columbia University
Karen Mohlke, University of North Carolina
Alkes Price, Harvard School of Public Health
Jay Shendure, University of Washington
Kevin White, University of Chicago

The conference will be entitled “Integrative Approaches to Understand Allelic Function” and will seek to examine the use of evolutionary functional genomics, statistical genetics, and integrative approaches to understand the function of rare and common human alleles. We will discuss the interdisciplinary challenges of data analysis involved. We seek to engage scientists working in experimental, clinical, and computational epigenomics in a discussion centered on three important topics:

1. High-throughput strategies to understand non-coding allelic functions
2. Integrative approaches to interpret the function of non-coding alleles
3. Integrative approaches to interpret the function of coding alleles

The conference schedule includes time for scientific presentations, as well as a poster session for submitted abstracts.

For more information visit http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/2014-pqg-conference/
Contact: Shaina Andelman
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