Science Hack Day meet and greet, Aug. 17

The organizers of Portland Science Hack Day, including the OHSU Library, are hosting a happy hour meet and greet: Wednesday, Aug. 17 5 to 7 p.m. Scout Beer Garden @ the South Waterfront Tram Science Hack Day is an event where anyone excited about making things with science comes together to see what they can prototype in 24 hours. As described in this recent Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences article, these events are valuable … Read More

Calling all OHSU researchers: Step up to pitch your innovations to investors at upcoming events

If you’re an OHSU researcher, Technology Transfer and Business Development has two opportunities to help you move your research forward. Through partnerships with the Oregon Bioscience Association and the Technology Association of Oregon, you are invited to pitch your innovations to a crowd of local community members, entrepreneurs, and investors. In two separate events, OHSU researchers can hone their messages, craft compelling presentations, and practice their pitches. OHSU provides individualized coaching to help you succeed. Participation … Read More

Breast cancer conference focuses on technology, biology around early detection, Aug. 6

This August, leading breast cancer researchers from around the world will travel to Portland for the 30th International Association for Breast Cancer Research Conference. The theme for this year’s event is “Confronting the confusion: How to think about breast cancer screening.” Programming will focus on the biology and technology needed to enable earlier detection of lethal breast cancers. Breast Cancer Research Conference Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 2 to 5 p.m. Collaborative Life Sciences Building After the … Read More

Proposal development webinar for clinical, population, and comparative effectiveness researchers, July 8

Are you an investigator in clinical, population or comparative effectiveness? Do you want to learn more about developing successful proposals to move your research forward? Come hear from experienced scientific investigators who are part of Accelerating Data Value across a National Community Health Center Network, or ADVANCE. The ADVANCE Clinical Data Research Network is led by Oregon Community Health Information Network, or OCHIN, in partnership with Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute, Health Choice Network, and Fenway Health. The goal of … Read More

Cyagen Biosciences to present on new rapid generation technology, July 12

Marvin Yingbin Ouyang, Ph.D., vice president of technology at Cyagen Biosciences, Inc., will present “CRISPR/Cas9 and TurboKnockout: Technologies for rapid generation of knockout/knockin mouse models,” sponsored by Cyagen Biosciences. Tuesday, July 12 noon to 1 p.m. OHSU Auditorium Marquam Hill Dr. Ouyang will review the traditional model of pronuclear injection based transgenics and ES cell homologous recombination based gene targeting, and go over the recently developed CRISPR-mediated genome editing technology, with an emphasis on the pros and cons of each … Read More

Data Jamboree: Code Your Graph, June 24

This Friday’s Data Jamboree is devoted to techniques and tools for data visualization. Bring your laptop for hands-on tutorials on ggplot and matplotlib. A keynote talk on visualizing high dimensional data will also be presented by Kemal Sonmez, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Medicine’s Computational Biology Program, and Julja Burchard, scientific director of the Bioinformatics Core. Everyone is welcome! June 24, 2:30 – 5:00 PM OHSU Auditorium Arrive by 2:30 for help installing software packages! Food … Read More

OHSU breaks ground on cancer research facility

OHSU broke ground June 16 on its newest building, the 320,000-square-foot Knight Cancer Institute research facility on the South Waterfront. Located north of the Collaborative Life Sciences Building, the new facility will house up to 600 researchers and administrators dedicated to research programs in early cancer detection, computational biology, immuno-oncology, leukemia, prostate, and other areas. Construction is slated to be complete in July 2018. Visit the OHSU news website and the Knight News blog for … Read More

OHSU Postdoctoral Association, RIPPS host distinguished lecturer Louis J. Picker, June 29

The OHSU Postdoctoral Association and the Research in Progress Seminar Series (RIPPS) invite you to the 2016 Distinguished Lecture with speaker Louis J. Picker, M.D., associate director, OHSU Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute; professor, departments of pathology and molecular microbiology and immunology, OHSU School of Medicine; and senior scientist, Division of Pathology and Immunology, Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). Picker will present “Cytomegalovirus (CMV) vectors: Recruiting an ancient warrior to defeat HIV.” 2016 Distinguished Lecture: … Read More

NeuroFutures 2016 conference to be held in Seattle, June 19-21

Hey OHSU neuroscientists: Now is the time to register for one of our signature neuroscience events: the NeuroFutures 2016 conference. Hosted by the Allen Institute for Brain Science, in partnership with OHSU, University of Washington, and University of British Columbia, this annual conference explores innovations at the interface of neuroscience and neurotechnology. This year’s NeuroFuture’s theme is “Circuit Structure and Dynamics.” Topics include: novel imaging approaches non-mammalian model systems human and non-human primate circuit function computational modeling of circuits circuits … Read More

Design and analysis surveys workshop, June 3

The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health is sponsoring a workshop on design and analysis surveys featuring instructor, Partha Lahiri, Ph.D., professor, Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland and adjunct research professor at the Institute of Social Research. Friday, June 3, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (with break at  12 to 1:30 p.m.) OHSU School of Nursing, room 144 Lahiri will present in a non-technical manner basic sampling techniques and explain … Read More

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