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Special symposium, hosted by the Stanford NIH Biotechnology Predoctoral Training Grant program

Special symposium, hosted by the Stanford NIH Biotechnology Predoctoral Training Grant program

Theme: Frontiers in Biotechnology and Bioengineering Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 Huang Mackenzie Room (300) 1:00PM-5:30PM
September 30, 2019


Introduction and Welcome
Jennifer Cochran, Shriram Chair and Professor of Bioengineering, and by courtesy, Chemical Engineering, Training Program Director

1:00 – 3:45PM Speaker Talks 

1:00 – 1:30PM: Informatics, data science and AI in biotech—separating capabilities from hype
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 

1:30 – 2:00PM: Understanding the anti-cancer STING pathway and harnessing it to treat metastatic cancers 
Lingyin Li, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Stanford University

2:00 – 2:30PM: Development of new CRISPR/Cas9-based tools to enable high-throughput identification of cancer drug targets
Michael Bassik, Assistant Professor of Genetics, Stanford University

2:30 – 2:45PM Break

2:45 -3:15PM: Promoting & Protecting the Bioeconomy
Drew Endy, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University, President, the BioBricks Foundation

3:15 – 3:45PM: A venture perspective on next generation biotech
Mira Chaurushiya, Principle, 5AM Ventures 

3:45 – 4:15PM NIH Trainee Lightening Talks 

4:15 – 5:30PM The Biotechnology Networking Reception Including poster presentations by our outstanding NIH Biotechnology 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.

Please register by Friday, September 20th if you’d like to attend: BTG Symposium Registration Link or  

More information can be found at:

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