Santa Clara University


Advanced Biosciences Initiative

With a $250,000 grant from the W.F. Keck Foundation, we launched the Advanced Biosciences Initiative (ABI) in 2011. The overarching goals of the ABI are to significantly advance SCU's undergraduate bioscience and bioengineering programs and provide workshops for middle and high school teachers through the Santa Clara County Biotechnology Education Partnership (SCCBEP) and the Bay Area Biotech Education Consortium (BABEC).  ABI will involve faculty workshops on advanced instrumentation, curriculum projects, interdisciplinary research grants, an annual Biosciences Symposium, SCCBEP workshops and other Silicon Valley bioscience partnerships.

Advanced Biosciences Symposium at Santa Clara University, January 17-18, 2014

In collaboration with the National Biotechnology Education Conference,the Advanced Biosciences Initiative is hosting the Second Annual Advanced Biosciences Symposium at Santa Clara University on January17-18, 2014. The overall focus of the symposium is on bioimaging. Faculty, industry partners, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral presentations. Undergraduates, teachers, high school students and others are encouraged to present posters.

Register online, and/or submit an abstract, by the January 15, 2014 deadline.

Second Annual Advanced Biosciences Symposium Agenda
Santa Clara University, Benson Center

Friday, January 17

2:00 – 2:15  Introduction Welcome: Amy or Atom or Dennis or Mike C

2:15 – 2:45  Emily Abrash, Stanford University, Biology
                    Lights, Camera, Action! Timelapse Movies
                    of Leaf Cell Development.

2:45 – 3:15  Dr Renee Weizbauer, Carnegie Institute of Science,
                    Plant Biology.
                    Lost is Found : The Search for Cell Wall Interactors

3:15 – 3:30  Cookie and Milk Break

3:30 – 4:30  Dr. Jessica Lucas, Santa Clara University, Biology.
                    Making Moves and Throwing Shapes:
                    Molecular Motors in Morphogenesis
                    Seminar co-hosted with Chris Beatty of the SCU                 
                    Biology Department as part of Bio 100,
                    and Paul Abbyad of the SCU Chemistry
                    Department as part of the Chemistry seminar series.
                    Bio100 students meet with speaker in Benson
                    Parlors B and C from 5-5:30 p.m.

4:30 – 5:00  Dr. P. James Schuck
                    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
                    Title:  Life beyond diffraction:  Optical nanospectroscopic
                    imaging at length scales that matter.

5:15 – 5:45  Buffet Dinner

5:45 – 6:45  Ron Vale
                    University College San Francisco
                    Microscopy and Genomics: To the future and beyond!

For more information,  please contact Amy Shachter, Associate Provost for Research and Faculty Affairs.

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