Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Future of Biomedicine in Colorado - A Workshop of the Possible

Don’t miss the Third Butcher Symposium, Friday 16 November, part of the Colorado Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology, to be held at the Westin Westminster Hotel. The goals of the Symposium are to bring together faculty in the many areas of research related to genomics and biotechnology, to improve awareness of the relevant resources at CU, to spark new collaborations, and to identify means and opportunities for strategic advancement in this important area. The Symposium will also lay the groundwork for distribution of the third round of seed grants.

The format of the Symposium will include oral presentations by the Butcher Awardees from 2005, poster presentations by attending faculty, invited speakers, good food, and plenty of time for discussion and interaction. The day will be capped off by a keynote talk from Stuart Schreiber, Ph.D., HHMI Professor of the Department of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Harvard University, his address it titled “Rethinking Small-Molecule Drug Discovery”.

Ten seed grants of up to $100,000 each will be awarded to support these new collaborations. To be eligible to apply for seed grants you must present a poster at the Symposium, describing research in your own lab (and not proposed projects). The deadline for the grant applications will be in January 2008, more information is (here) and a schedule of events is (here).

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