2020 HMS I-Hub and HMS Translator Symposium

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2020 HMS I-Hub and HMS Translator Symposium

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join the HMS Ideation Hub (I-Hub) and the HMS Translator on Wednesday, October 28, from 1:00pm to 3:30pm EST via Zoom for an interesting symposium about emerging techniques, the future of medicine, and the direction of the industry.

For more information, please visit the website or RSVP to the Zoom registration page.

The I-Hub (Ideation Hub) at Harvard Medical School is a new initiative that aims to build community and catalyze ideation in therapeutics science, help faculty and students assemble interdisciplinary teams to prosecute translational projects and provide early-stage support. The Translator at Harvard Medical School is a new organization tasked with accelerating the movement of fundamental science at HMS toward the medicines of tomorrow. The Translator works across a number of disease areas and therapeutic modalities via several translational research programs.



1:00pm Opening Remarks
  George Q. Daley, PhD

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University
Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

1:05pm Presentation of I-Hub
  Tim Mitchison, PhD

Director of the I-Hub, Harvard Medical School

Hasib Sabbagh Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School

1:20pm Presentation of Q-FASTR
  Ifat Rubin-Bejerano, PhD

Director of Translational Research Programs, Harvard Medical School

1:35pm Presentation of Translator
  Mark Namchuk, PhD

Executive Director of Therapeutics Translation, Harvard Medical School

2:00pm  BREAK
2:10pm Therapeutics Graduate Program Student Lightning Talks
2:40pm Frontiers in Therapeutics Panel Discussion
  Mark Namchuk, PhD

Executive Director of Therapeutics Translation, Harvard Medical School

Linda Avey

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Precisely, Inc.

Kevin Bitterman, PhD

Partner, Atlas Venture

Jose-Carlos Gutiérrez-Ramos

Vice President, Global Drug Discovery, AbbVie

Timothy A. Springer, PhD

Latham Family Professor of Medicine, Professor Pediatrics

Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital

Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Institute for Protein Innovation

3:20pm Closing Remarks
  Len Blavatnik, MBA ’89
Founder and Chairman, Access Industries


October 28
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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