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Interdisciplinary Initiatives Seed Grants Program Symposium - February 2008

February 20, 2008 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Clark Center Auditorium
James H. Clark Center 318 Campus Drive West, Stanford, CA 94305
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Seed Grants

By enabling scientists involved in technology development to work in highly collaborative ways with discovery scientists across a broad array of disciplines, the Bio-X program accelerates the pace of innovation. Bio-X is a fertile environment for visionaries, and the IIP awards give them the seed-funding they need to allow high-risk ideas to germinate and grow. In this way, the IIP awards have a unique purpose and profound rewards.

 


 

EVENT AGENDA:

Introduction

Vijay Pande (Chemistry)

Mapping the functional surface of the ribosome exit tunnel with novel antibiotics: a combined approach using computational design, chemo-biosynthesis, and experimental characterization

Helen Blau (Microbiology & Immunology)

Determination of muscle stem cell fate in bioengineered artificial niches

Margot Gerritsen (Energy Resources Engineering)

Understanding pterosaur flight: an interdisciplinary study of flight and wing dynamics

Hongjie Dai (Chemistry)

Development of novel nanocrystal-based magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents for in-vivo cellular and vascular imaging

Mark Schnitzer (Biological Sciences)

Watching glial activation in the brains of awake behaving mice

James Brooks (Urology)

High-Resolution MRI of prostate cancer

Gerald Crabtree (Pathology)

Construction of a conditional stem cell niche

Eric Darve (Mechanical Engineering)

Gating Mechansims of metazoan sensory mechanotransduction channels

Closing Comments

Reception and poster session

Clark Center, Nexus Cafe