National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR) - Spring Research Festival 2014
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NICBR Research Collaboration Forum – May 6th

The National Interagency Confederation for Biomedical Research (NICBR) is soliciting papers for consideration for the NICBR Best Collaborative Publication Award. Any papers, published in 2013, will be considered for this award if the publications are a result of a collaboration between 2 or more NICBR partners at Ft. Detrick (e.g. NCI and USAMRIID). Papers submitted will be evaluated by the NICBR Scientific Interaction Subcommittee (SIS). The winner(s) will be notified by April 25 and will be asked to present a short talk about the work at the Spring Research Festival NICBR Research Collaboration Forum on May 6th in the NCI Conference Center Auditorium (Building 549).

Please send a copy of the paper you would like considered to your agency’s SIS representative by April 1st.


9:30 – 9:50 David Heimbrook - CEO, SAIC-Frederick
Targeting RAS - A new approach for an old ambition
9:55 – 10:15 Sara I. Ruiz (USAMRIID) and Barry O'Keefe (NCI at Frederick)
Identification of natural compounds that disperse Burkholderia biofilms
10:20 – 10:40 Sara I. Ruiz (USAMRIID) and Jay Gee (CDC)
Evaluation of potential mechanisms of Burkholderia pseudomallei environmental persistence
10:45 – 11:05 Sreejith Raran Kurussi (NCI at Frederick) and Trevor Glaros (USAMRIID)
Structural and functioanl studies of DUSP1
11:10 – 11:30 Shannon Taylor (USAMRIID) and Vicki Wahl-Jensen (formally NIAID-IRF, now NBACC)
Kallikrein-Kinin System Activation During Pathogenic Hantavirus Infection