Ninth Annual CBC Symposium—Engineering Biology: From tools to insights


Chicago Biomedical Consortium


October 21, 2011, 9:30 am – 6:30 pm


UIC Forum, Main Hall C


CBCO-SY Ninth Annual CBC Symposium—Engineering Biology: From tools to insights

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Chicago Biomedical Consortium
Type of Event: Symposium
Date of Event: Friday, October 21 2011
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 5:30 PM
Building: UIC Forum, Main Hall C Room
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), 725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608

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Ninth Annual CBC Symposium—Engineering Biology: From tools to insights

The Ninth Annual CBC Symposium, Engineering Biology: From tools to insights, will be held on Friday, October 21, 2011, at the UIC Forum, which is located on the UIC east campus. David Eddington (UIC), Lonnie Shea (NU), and Joel Collier (UChicago) have collaborated to organize this scientific event. The organizational committee has recruited three outstanding external keynote speakers: Christopher Chen (University of Pennsylvania), Douglas Lauffenburger (MIT) and Melody Swartz (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland). The symposium will also feature exceptional Chicago-area speakers: David Eddington (UIC), Joshua Leonard (NU) and Dorothy Sipkins (UChicago).

The symposium will include a poster session, which provides an excellent forum for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to present their current research. The event is free of charge but pre-registration is required.

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To submit a poster abstract go to:

Deadline for both, registration and abstract submission is noon, Friday, September 16, 2011.

To download the symposium announcement go to:

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM (updated July 25, 2011)

8:30 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast and Poster set-up
9:15 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks by Brian Kay, CBC Scientific Director, UIC
9:30 AM Douglas Lauffenburger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Multi-Variate Systems Approach for Molecular/Cell Therapeutics
10:15 AM David Eddington, University of Illinois at Chicago
Leveraging the Microscale in Biological Models
11:00 AM Coffee Break
11:15 AM Data Blitz
11:45 PM Lunch and Poster Session
1:00 PM Melody Swartz, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Immunobioengineering and the Lymphatic System
1:45 PM Joshua Leonard, Northwestern University
Biology by Design: Probing and Programming Immune Function Using Synthetic Biology
2:30 PM Coffee Break
3:00 PM Christopher Chen, University of Pennsylvania
Mechanoregulation of Cell Fate
3:45 PM Dorothy Sipkins, The University of Chicago
Cross-talk Between Leukemia, Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells and the Bone Marrow Niche
4:30 PM Reception
5:30 PM Adjourn

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Jola Glotzer, CBC Program Manager for UChicago

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