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A distinguished professional Seminar Series is co-sponsored by the Institute for Hepatitis and Virus Research, Hepatitis B Foundation, and the Drexel Institute to promote scientific exchange at a national and international level. National and international leaders in the field are invited to speak on a regular schedule.

Seminar Series Schedule 2011

January 6 - 11:00 AM - Virginia Cornish, PhD (Columbia University)
"TMP-Tag: A Chemical Surrogate to the Fluorescent Proteins for Live Cell Imaging"

January 7 - 11:00 AM - W. Thomas London, MD (Fox Chase Cancer Center)
"Charles Darwin: On the Origin of Species"

January 13 - 11:00 AM - David Sullivan, MD (Johns Hopkins Univ. Bloomberg School of Public Health)
"Drug Discovery: New Uses or New Molecules"

January 20 - 11:00 AM - Lynn Enquist, PhD (Princeton University)
"Infection and Spread of Herpesviruses in the Nervous System"
Distinguished Speaker Series

February 3 - 11:00 AM - Anna E. Lokshin, PhD (University of Pittsburgh)
"Urine Biomarkers of Pancreatic Cancer"

February 4 - 11:00 AM - Nicole Zitzmann, PhD (University of Oxford)
"Targeting Viral Morphogenesis"

February 8 - 4:00 PM - Marvin Woodall* (Prescient Medical)
"What is the Future for Medical Devices?"

February 10 - 11:00 AM - Siddarth Balachandran, PhD (Fox Chase Cancer Center)
"Novel Mechanisms of Interferon-Gamma Activated Cell Death"

February 11 - 11:00 AM - Kenneth Buetow, PhD (Center for Cancer Research, NCI)
"The Genetics of Cancer"

February 17 - 11:00 AM - Shawn DeFrees, PhD (Seneb BioSciences, Inc.)
"CNS Disease and Glycobiological Solutions"

February 24 - 11:00 AM - Bruce F. Molino, PhD & Peter Guzzo, PhD** (Albany Molecular Research, Inc.)
"Discovery of Melanin Concentrating Hormone Receptor-1 (MCH1) Antagonists For The Treatment of Obesity"

March 17 - 11:00 AM - Scott Sieburth, PhD** (Temple University)
"Silicon As A Pharmaceutical Design Element"

April 1 - 11:00 AM - Wouter Schul, PhD (Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases)
"Dengue, TB, and Malaria Drug Discovery at the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases”

April 14 - 11:00 AM - Jianke Zhang, PhD (Thomas Jefferson University)
“Regulation of Lymphocyte Responses by Apoptosis and Necrosis”

April 14 - 4:00 PM - Michael J Mastrangelo, MD* (Thomas Jefferson University)
"Parenting an Idea: From Joy of Birth to the Agony of Adoption"

April 28 - 11:00M - Christoph Seeger, PhD (Fox Chase Cancer Center)
"Regulation of the IFN Response: In Search for a Kinase"

May 9 - 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM - PDDI Symposium**
Registration Required:
"Regulatory and Toxicology Requirements for Submitting an IND: Focus on Small Biotechnology Companies and Limited Resources"

May 12 - 4:00 PM - Adrian DiBisceglie, PhD (St. Louis University School of Medicine)
"Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma"
Hepatitis B Foundation's 2011 Bruce Witte Lecturer

May 19 - 11:00 AM - Shilpa Buch, PhD (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
“NeuroAIDS: A Tango of HIV and the Host”

June 1 - 4:00 PM - Jean-Francois Rossignol (Romark Laboratories)
"Thiazolides: A New Class of Immunomodulating Agents with Broad Spectrum Antiviral Activity"

June 2 - 11:00 AM - Katherine Young, PhD (Merck)
"Gram-Negative Beta-Lactam Resistance Mechanisms and Merck's Investigational Beta-Lactamase Inhibitor"

June 9 - 11:00 AM - James Love, PhD (New York Consortium on Membrane Protein Structure)
"Structural Genomics on Membrane and Soluble Proteins"

June 15 - 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM - Nano-Symposium
"Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine in Translational Research"

June 23 - 11:00 AM - Anuja Ghorpade, PhD (University of North Texas Health Science Center)
“Astrocyte Activation in HIV-1 CNS Disease: The TIMPed Balance of Neuroinflammation”

July 1 - 9:30 AM - Phil S. Baran, PhD** (Scripps Research Institute)
"Studies in Natural Product Synthesis"

July 7 - 11:00 AM - Irwin Chaiken, PhD (Drexel University College of Medicine)
"Attacking the HIV-1 Envelope Machine"

July 14 - 11:00 AM - Paul Bates, PhD (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine)
"Modulation of Intrinsic and Adaptive Immunity by the Ebolavirus Glycoproteins"

July 19 - 11:00 AM - Jacques Banchereau, PhD (Hoffman-La Roche, Inc.)
"Will Dendritic Cell Subsets Help Us Address the Challenges of Cancer, Autoimmunity and HIV Infection?

July 28 - 11:00 AM - Karen Augustine, PhD (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
"Discovery Based Profiling of Small Molecules for Teratogenic Liability"

July 29 - 11:00 AM - Michael Goetz, PhD (Natural Products Discovery Institute)
"Perspectives on Natural Products Discovery Research and the New IHVR Collection of Natural Product Assets"

August 18 - 11:00 AM - Geoffrey Dow, PhD** (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research)
"Next Generation Cures for Malaria"

August 25 - 11:00 AM - Bonnie Firestein, PhD** (Rutgers University)
"Dendrites: Branching From the Inside Out"

September 8 - 11:00 AM - Todd Schell, PhD (Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine)

September 22 - 11:00 AM - Stuart Palmer, PhD** (BioConsulting International, LLC)
"The Use of Standards and Controls in Real-Time PCR Diagnostic Applications"

September 30 - 11:00 AM - Richard Pestell MD, PhD (Director, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University)
"Novel Functions For a DNA Bound Form of Cyclin D1 - Chromosomal Instability and Non Coding mRNA"

October 20 - 11:00 AM - Erik Knudsen, PhD (Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University)
"RB Pathway In Hepatocellular Carcinoma: From Carcinogenesis To Therapy"

October 27 - 11:00 AM - Eishi Noguchi, PhD (Drexel University College of Medicine)
"Preserving Genomic Integrity at the DNA Replication Fork"

October 28 - 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Annual Biotech Conference* - Regional Biotech Council
"2011, A Biospace Odyssey - Exploration of Natural Products Through Public/Private Partnerships"

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November 3 - 11:00 AM - Michael Zasloff, MD, PhD (Georgetown University Hospital)
"Aminosterols From The Shark"

November 10 - 11:00 AM - Hemant Roy, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
"Detection of Colorectal Cancer Using Field Effect Imaging"

November 16 - 11:00 AM - Josephine Briggs, MD (National Institute for Complementary & Alternative Medicine, NIH)
"Translational Research at the NIH and National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCAAM)"
Distinguished Lecturer Series

November 29 - 4:00 PM - William J. Greenlee, PhD** (Merck Research Laboratories)
"Discovery of Drug Candidates for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease"
PDDI's 2011 Drug Discovery Award Recipient

POSTPONED - DATE TBD - Jo Ann Rinaudo, PhD (National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Prevention"
"The Liver: Chemicals, Chronicity, and Cancer"

December 15 - 11:00 AM - David Cohen, MD (Columbia University Medical Center)
"LADS and LADDERS: Natural Product ("Ligand") Adjuvants For a New Generation of Prophylactic Vaccines"

December 22 - 11:00 AM - Jessica Weidner, PhD (Karolinska Institute)
"Characterizing Human Dendritic Cells Following Toxoplasma Gondii Infection"


*Regional Biotech Council (RBC) Seminar Speakers (Registration may be required)

**Pennyslvania Drug Discovery Institute Seminar Speakers


For More Information:
Institute for Hepatitis and Virus Research
3805 Old Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18902
Tele: 215.489.4900
Fax 215.489.4920

* = Regional Biotech Council (RBC) Seminar Speakers (Registration may be required)

**= Pennsylvania Drug Discovery Institute Seminar Speakers

Please note that all Seminars are held at the IHVR and Drexel Institute located at the PA Biotechnology Center of Bucks County in Doylestown, PA. Click here for Travel Directions.



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