Genetics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Colloquium
Thursdays, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UC San Diego, Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Fung Auditorium
Complete schedule here

Cells, Sensors and Systems Symposium

Thursday, October 22, 2015, from 10 am to 5 pm

Sanford Consortium For Regenerative Medicine

Co-Chairs: Jeffrey H. Price (SBP and Scintillon Institute) and John P. Nolan (Scintillon Institute)
Chair Emeritus and Program Advisor: Robert F. Murphy (Carnegie Mellon University)

Program Committee: Mark Mercola (UCSD), Jason Kreisberg (SDCSB, UCSD), Vincent Chen (SBP), Evan Snyder (SBP), Sumit Chanda (SBP) and Jiwu Wang (Scintillon)

Organized by: Cytometry Development Workshop and San Diego Center for Systems Biology (UCSD)

Welcome to the 25th Cytometry Development Workshop, Tutorials, and Cells, Sensors, and Systems Symposium. The goal of these events is to bring together scientists and engineers working to develop and apply new technologies for cell analysis.

This symposium is a one day event, open to all, featuring cutting edge talks in cytometry technology and applications by leaders in the field. Prior to this symposium, the Cytometry Development Tutorials will be a day of educational presentations on contemporary topics in image and flow cytometry. These meetings of cytometry technology developers is focused on the latest in hardware, software, and reagents and assays. Together, these three events cover the present and future of single cell analysis.


Academic cosponsors: SBP Medical Discovery Institute and Scintillon Institute


Morning Session
Session 1: Cell-Derived Vesicles in Cancer – Chair, John Nolan
9:00 Dolores Di Vizio (UCLA)
Large Oncosomes: New Frontiers for Cell-to-Cell Communication in Cancer
9:30 Bob S. Carter (UCSD)
Tumor-derived Vesicles in Glioblastoma
10:00 Coffee break
Session 2: Fluorescent Proteins – Chair, Nathan Shaner
10:30 Amy Palmer (UC Boulder)
Multiparameter Microfluidic Screening to Identify New Red Fluorescent Proteins with Longer Lifetimes and Higher Photostability
11:00 Erik Rodriguez (UCSD)
A Photostable, Far-Red Fluorescent Protein Evolved From Cyanobacteria
11:20 Peter Yingxiao Wang (UCSD)
Molecular Engineering for Imaging and Reprogramming in Live Cells
11:40 Jin Zhang (UCSD)
Spatiotemporal Regulation of Protein Kinases with FP Biosensors
12:00 Lunch
Afternoon Session
Session 3: Physiological Bases of Cardiac Arrhythmias – Chairs, Vincent Chen and Mark Mercola
1:00 Donald M. Bers (UC Davis)
Measuring local Micro-Domain Calcium signaling in Cardiac Myocytes
1:40 Kenneth Laurita (Case Western)
Cardiac Alternans and Arrhythmias
2:05 Lothar Blatter (Rush University)
IP3-Dependent Ca2+ Signaling in Atrial Arrhythmias and Heart Failure
2:30 Wesley McKeithan (SBP)
Drug Development for a Congenital Arrhythmia with Patient-Derived Stem Cells
2:45 Coffee break
Session 4: Neural Stem Cells: Development, Regeneration & Drug Discovery – Chairs, Evan Snyder and Jiwu Wang
3:15 Yang (Ted) D. Teng (Harvard)
Recovery Neurobiology Defined by Donor or Endogenous Stem Cells
3:55 Oren Levy (Brigham Women’s Hosp)
Small-Molecule Screen for Enhanced Homing of Systemically Infused MSCs
4:20 Xiong Zhang (UCSD)
Retinal Ganglion Cell Differentiation and Transplantation: Towards Cell Replacement Therapy for Glaucoma
4:45 Baptiste Jaeger (Salk)
Neuroinflammation and Mechanisms of Memory Encoding
5:00 Happy Hour