16th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium

Description: 

The UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium offers a well-established forum for faculty, researchers, and students from the 10 UC campuses to network, collaborate, and present the latest bioengineering research. This year’s symposium features exciting speakers from industry and academia, including invited faculty speakers and chairs from all 10 campuses and events with industry representatives and student poster and oral presentations.

At the Shark tank invited participants with bioengineering start-up ideas will pitch their concepts to a panel of faculty and corporate volunteers who challenge those concepts and award prizes to the best ones.
Monday, June 22, 12:15-1:45 pm, Stevenson Event Center

Plenary speakers:

W.E. Moerner, Professor, Chemistry and, by courtesy, Applied Physics, Stanford University, CA; 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Joseph DeRisi, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; Professor & Chair, Biochemistry and Biophysics, UC San Francisco

Jennifer Cochran, Hitachi America Faculty Scholar Associate Professor of Bioengineering and (by courtesy) Chemical Engineering, Director of Graduate Studies in Bioengineering, Stanford University

David Haussler, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; Distinguished Professor, Biomolecular Engineering, UC Santa Cruz; Scientific Director, UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute

Robert Coffman, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Dynavax Corporation, Berkeley, CA

Luke Lee, Director, Biomedical Institute of Global Healthcare Research and Technology (BIGHEART), UC Berkeley

Breakout session topics:

Stem cells and regenerative medicine
Synthetic biology
Genomics and computational biology
Technology and the nervous system
Probes and sensors
Biophotonics and optical imaging
Micro/nanotechnology
Drug design and discovery
Infectious disease prevention and therapies
Biomaterials for implants
Assistive technology and rehabilitation

Location: 
Stevenson College
Admission: 
Admission Required
16th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium, June 22-24, 2015, UC Santa Cruz
Event dates: 
06/22/2015 - 8:00am