2018 Research Seminar Schedule

Tuesday 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

April 26th — Mark Sulkowski, M.D., The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine CANCELLED-TO BE RESCHEDULED
Title:  Hepatitis B coinfections with HCV & HIV

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

June 7th — Shan-Lu Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Prof., Director, Viruses and Emerging Pathogens Program, Infectious Diseases Institute, The Ohio State University
Title:  TBD

June 8th – FRIDAY, 2:00 PM
W.T. London Symposium featuring
Drs. Thomas Shenk, Ju-Tao Guo, Tian Zhou, Chari Cohen and Harvey Alter

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

July 12 OR July 19 Dr. Anuj Gaggar, Sr. Director Clinical Research, Gilead
Title:  TBD

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