2018 Research Seminar Schedule

Thursday at 11:00 AM, unless otherwise stated
3805 Old Easton Road, Doylestown PA 18902
for more information, email:  RBC@bblumberg.org

(check back regularly for updates/additions)

Feb. 15th — David Ledbetter, Ph.D., EVP
Geisinger Health System
Title:  Geisinger’s Precision Health Initiative

March 1st — Amy Kim, M.D. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Title:  Circulating tumor cells and Liver cancer

March 14th — WEDNESDAY — William Delany, Ph.D.
Gilead Sciences
Title:  Investigational Drugs for HBV

March 15th — Mike Kiledjian, Ph.D. Rutgers University
Title:  How mammalian RNA is degraded

March 26th —  MONDAY, 2:30 PM
Chan-Lam Coupling Symposium- 20th Anniversary of Discovery
Prof. Allan Watson, St. Andrew, UK
Title:  The Chan-Lam reaction:  mechanism to application
Prof. Abigal Doyle, Princeton University
Title:  Navigating reaction space using machine learning
Reception Following
CONTACT:  Dr. Yanming Du (yanming.du@bblumberg.org) for registration and more information

April 6th – FRIDAY, 3:00 PM
The Blumberg Prize Annual Seminar
Ding-Shinn Chen, MD, National Taiwan University

April 10th  — Aleem Siddiqui, Ph.D., University of California-San Diego  
Title:  Mitochondrial dynamics, innate immunity in viral hepatitis

April 11– 4:00 pm – Business Seminar in Cafe, followed by happy hour

Jaime Reichardt, Chair of the Sills Cummis & Gross State and Local Tax Practice and Dr. Vince Dechellis, Darkmatter2BD

April 19th  — Jeff Winkler, Ph.D., Fox Chase Chemical Diversity Lecture
Title:  Synthesis of Natural and Unnatural Products

May 3rd — Dennis Liotta, Ph.D., Emory University
Blumberg Institute Bruce Witte Lecture, Reception follows

May 30th, Wednesday, 1:00 PM — Paul Hellenbeck, Ph.D., CEO, Seneca Therapeutics  
Title:  Seneca Valley Virus and Oncolytic Immunotherapy for Cancer

June 7th — Shan-Lu Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Prof., Director, Viruses and Emerging Pathogens Program, Infectious Diseases Institute, The Ohio State University
Title:  Novel Cellular Factors Modulating Viral Entry and Release: Studies of HIV/AIDS, Ebola and Zika

June 8th – FRIDAY, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
W.T. London Symposium, honoring the legacy of Dr. W.T. London, who dedicated his life to addressing hepatitis B worldwide.
Harvey Alter, MDHepatitis Virus:  History to History
Tianlun Zhou, MD, PhDRNA and HBs Inhibitors of HBV
Ju-Tao Guo, MDNew Drugs to Treat HBV
Tom Shenk, PhDThat Other Hepatitis Virus
Chair Cohen, MPH, DrPhContinuing the Public Health Legacy of Tom London

CANCELLED – June 21st — Dr. Zhengyin Yan, Head, In Vitro DMPK, Genetech
Title:  TBD

June 28th — Eain Murphy, Ph.D., FORGE Life Sciences
Title:  The antiviral aspects of Protein S-Nitrosylation of viral proteins

July 17th, Tuesday — Mark Sulkowski, M.D., The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Title:  Hepatitis B coinfections with HCV & HIV

July 20th – FRIDAY, 4:00 – 5:00 PM, reception following
A Shark Tank Style event featuring four incubator companies from the PA Biotechnology Center and venture capitalists from the region.
Presentation of the Entrepreneur Champion Award to the Bucks County Commissioners

July 26th — Anand Mehta, Ph.D., SmartState Endowed Chair of Proteomic Biomarkers and Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology, Medical University of South Carolina
Title:  Fucosylation and HCC, it is in the blood, but is it in the cancer?

October 11th — Homie A. Razavi, Ph.D., Center for Disease Analysis Foundation 
Title:  The global prevalence of HBV, can we achieve the hepatitis elimination targets by 2030?

HELD IN 2017

Wednesday,   June 7th

  • Dr. Wei Zhu
  • Title: Discovery of Novel Capsid Inhibitors for the Treatment of Chronic HBV Infection

Thursday, June 8th

  • Stephen A. Duncan, DPhil
    Smartstate Chair in Regenerative Medicine
    Dept of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology
    Medical University of South Carolina
  • Title: Using iPSC derived hepatocytes to identify treatments of inborn errors of hepatic metabolism

Thursday, June 15th

Thursday, July 6th

  • Rob Simmons, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH
    Associate ProfessorDirector, MPH ProgramThomas Jefferson University
    College of Population Health
  • Title: The Public Health of our Communities, Nation, World:  What Does Science Have to Do With It?

Wednesday, July 12th

  • Prof. Dr. Ulrike Protzer
    Director of the Institutes of Virology, Technische
    Universität München and Helmholtz Zentrum München
  • Title: TBD

Thursday, Aug 31st

  • Michael F Thomas, Director
    Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance
    Switzerland and Washington, DC
  • Title: Delivering Innovative Vaccines in the World’s Poorest Countries

Friday, Sept 1st

  • Wenya Huang, Ph.D.
    College of Medicine
    National Cheng Kung University, Tainan
  • Title: TBD

Friday, Sept 8th