Evening Workshops

Workshops are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday evenings. Workshops are free and open to all conference attendees.

Monday Workshop, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Rountable Discussion on Proteomics with NIH, Roosevelt-Madison Room

Co-Moderators: Ileana Cristea, Salvatore Sechi, Sudhir Srivastava, John Yates

NIH Panelists: Jacob Kagan (NCI), Tina Gatlin (NHGRI), Maria Giovanni (NIAID), Aleksandra Nita-Lazar (NIAID), Pamela Marino (NIGMS), Henry Rodriguez (NCI), Doug Sheeley (NIDCR)

Academic Panelists: Catherine Costello (Boston University School of Medicine), David Fenyo (New York University School of Medicine), David Muddiman (North Carolina State University), Jennifer Van Eyk (Cedars Sinai Medical Center), Mike Snyder (Stanford University)

A lively discussion about the future of proteomics from the perspective of different NIH institutes. What proteomic efforts are particularly supported by different institutes? How we can move this field forward effectively? What areas of investigation are promising and should be considered priorities?

 

Tuesday Workshops, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Biomarkers for Early Detection: What Should We Measure?‚Äč, Roosevelt-Madison Room

Organizer: Karin Rodland (PNNL)
Panelists: Udayan Guha (NCI, NIH), Jacob Kagan (NCI, NIH), Amanda Paulovich (Fred Hutchinson), Richard Semba (Johns Hopkins University), and Sudhir Srivastava (NCI, NIH)

Biomarker science is changing. New instruments are enabling new types of measurements, with greater sensitivity and higher throughput. Clinical practice has begun to reveal which biomarkers have clinical utility – and which create new problems. Precision medicine has changed the rules for selecting therapies, and created new opportunities for biomarkers. In this session experienced practitioners of biomarker science will discuss what constitutes a good biomarker, the challenges encountered in translating biomarkers to the clinic, and the future of biomarkers in a world of precision medicine.

Grantwriting Workshop, Regency Room

Presenters: Peipei Ping (UCLA) and Oleg Barski (NIGMS, NIH)

In the current competitive landscape for grant funding developing a strategy for successful grant writing is critical. Early career
academics will learn techniques and gain insight into what is needed to submit a successful grant. Even those with past
experience will benefit from fresh perspectives to bring to their next application.