NICBR Scientific Symposium
8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Building 549 Auditorium
The National Interagency Confederation for Biomedical Research (NICBR) Scientific Symposium is open to postdocs, postbacs, graduate students, and technical support staff. The theme of this day-long symposium is “The Microbiome: Host Response to Disease”; however, presentations can cover any area of research being conducted by NICBR member organizations.
NICBR Research Collaboration Forum
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Building 549 Auditorium
The NICBR Collaboration Forum features presentations from the winners of the 2012 NICBR Collaboration Awards and the Best 2013 Collaborative Publication, in addition to a talk from Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., President David Heimbrook, Ph.D., who will update the community on the activities of Leidos Biomed. The publication winner was selected from scientific papers published in 2013 that resulted from collaborative projects between two or more NICBR partners at Fort Detrick (e.g., NCI and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases [USAMRIID]).
9:30–9:50 a.m.: David Heimbrook, President, Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Targeting RAS – A new approach for an old ambition
9:55–10:15 a.m.: Sara I. Ruiz (USAMRIID) and Barry O’Keefe (NCI at Frederick)
Identification of natural compounds that disperse Burkholderia biofilms
10:20–10:40 a.m.: Sara I. Ruiz (USAMRIID) and Jay Gee (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Evaluation of potential mechanisms of Burkholderia pseudomallei environmental persistence
10:45–11:05 a.m.: Sreejith Raran-Kurussi (NCI) and Trevor Glaros (USAMRIID)
Structural and functional studies of DUSP1
Winner of the 2013 competition for the Best Collaborative Publication among NICBR partner laboratories
Keynote Speaker and Poster Blitz
9:30–11 a.m., Building 1529 (see map)
New this year to the Spring Research Festival is a Poster Blitz. Twenty individuals will present brief (three minutes, two slides) overviews of their Spring Research Festival posters. Following the Poster Blitz, keynote speaker Dr. Jacques Ravel, Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, will highlight this year’s theme, “The Microbiome: Impact on Health and Disease,” by speaking on “The Vaginal Microbiome in Health and Disease.”
Caption: The Poster Blitz will take place on May 7 in Building 1529, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.