2018 Annual Postdoc Symposium

3rd Annual Postdoc Symposium

March 1st, 2018, Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Keynote Speakers

Carol Greider
2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine
Daniel Nathans Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Greider received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine for her pioneering work begun as a graduate student in the telomerase field.  Dr. Greider has also been an outspoken advocate of women and minorities in science, and has actively called for increased funding and support for early career investigators and trainees.  She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a recipient of the 2006 Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research,  a member of the Institute of Medicine, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University.   

Pat Brown
Chief Executive Officer, Impossible Foods Inc
Professor Emeritus, Stanford University

Dr. Brown is the founder and CEO of Impossible Foods Inc., a company working to transform the global food system by increasing sustainability and inventing better ways to make foods without compromise.  Dr. Brown was one of the leaders of the Public Library of Science (PLOS) initiative to make published scientific research open access and freely available to researchers in the scientific community. He is a professor emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry at Stanford University where he invented the DNA microarray and an alumnus investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Keith Yamamoto
Professor, Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy
Vice Dean for Research, UCSF School of Medicine 

Dr. Yamamoto is a leader in science policy who regularly meets with lawmakers to help shape science policy at the national and international level.  He has been an advocate of trainees and early-career investigators throughout his career as a leading research scientist.  As Vice Chancellor of Research at UCSF he has been vocal about the need to reshape graduate and postdoctoral training to prepare trainees for a wide variety of occupations, both academic and non-academic. He chairs the Coalition for the Life Sciences and sits on both the National Academy of Medicine Executive Committee and the National Academy of Sciences Division of Earth and Life Studies Advisory Committee. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and American Academy of Microbiology, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Tentative Agenda

8:45-9:30         Breakfast and Registration. Provided by Millipore Sigma.

Morning Session 9:45-12:15
9:45-10:00       Opening Remarks
10:00-10:50     Keynote 1: Carol Greider, Johns Hopkins University
11:00-11:20     Selected Postdoc Talks (2 speakers, 10 min each)
11:20-11:35     Break + Refreshments [SPONSOR INFO + LOGO]
11:35-12:15     Selected Postdoc Talks (4 speakers, 10 min each)

12:20-1:10       Lunch + “Sneak Peak” Posters [SPONSOR INFO + LOGO]


Afternoon Session 1:15-3:30
1:15-2:05         Keynote 2: Pat Brown, Impossible Foods
2:10-2:30         Selected Postdoc Talks (2 speakers, 10 min each)
2:30-3:30         Poster Session and Refreshments [SPONSOR INFO + LOGO]

Evening Session 3:35-6:00
3:35-4:25         Keynote 3: Keith Yamamoto, UCSF
4:25-4:55         Selected Postdoc Talks (3 speakers, 10 min each)
4:55-5:00         Closing Remarks
5:00-6:00         Poster Session and Refreshments [SPONSOR INFO + LOGO]

Sponsorship

Platinum Sponsors

Gold

Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities available!

Contact us: uspa@ucsc.edu

~150 attendees estimated.

Platinum [$2000+]

  • Sponsor lunch or breakfast or keynote speaker travel [prominent mention of sponsorship for these specific items by session chairs].
  • Logo/branding images displayed before and after each break.
  • Table for representatives at all breaks.
  • Poster with info of your company information during poster sessions.
  • Contact info for all attendees [faculty, postdocs, students and lab managers] who opt-in to share information.
  • Gold and Silver privileges as well.

Gold [$1000]

  • Sponsor refreshments during breaks or poster session [prominent mention of sponsorship for these specific items by session chairs].
  • Choice of poster or table during breaks/poster session.
  • Larger logo/branding on conference program.
  • Silver privileges as well.

Silver [$500]

  • Attendance for 2 representatives.
  • Option to sponsor poster and talk awards with “presented by” mention.
  • Logo on conference program and website.
  • Logo displayed at closing remarks.

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