2008 Agenda

Multiscale Technologies for Biomedical Research

Wednesday Nov. 12, 2008

Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda

19:30 - 21:00
Reception - Concours Terrace - Light refreshments served

Thursday Nov. 13, 2008

Location: Lister Hill Auditorium, NIH

Departure - Suggested departure time from your hotel, planning for 60 minutes to get from the Hotel to Lister Auditorium (includes NIH security check). You need to take the Metro from the Bethesda Hyatt Regency Hotel to NIH Campus. Trains leave about every 5 minutes; a 3 minute ride; $1.65 fare (up 30¢ from last year). You can walk or take the NIH Shuttle from the Metro Station to Lister Hill Center (Bldg 38A). The NIH Campus Limited Shuttle takes 6 minutes to Lister Hill; the Red Line Shuttle leaves more often but takes about 20 minutes. Set up your posters on arrival. Posters are to be set up during the entire first day of the meeting.
08:15 - 08:45
Arrival and set up posters in the Lister Hill Auditorium Lobby
08:45 - 09:15
  • Introduction by NCRR and NIBIB Leadership
  • Dr. Barbara Alving, Director, NCRR
  • Dr. Belinda Seto, Deputy Director, NIBIB
09:15 - 10:55
Impact of Biomedical Research Technologies, Jim Prestegard
  • C.William Davis
    Professor of Cell and Molecular Physiology, Cystic Fibrosis/Pulmonary Research & Treatment Center, University of North Carolina
    Virtual Lung Project: Toward an Experimental/Computational Model of Mucociliary Clearance
  • Preston Hensley
    Pfizer Global Research and Development, Pfizer Central Research, Groton, CT
    Drug Discovery - Fundamental Challenges, National Issues
  • Scott Weaver
    Vice Chair for Research & Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Alan Rick Horwitz
    Professor of Cell Biology and Director of Cell Migration Consortium, University of Virginia
    The Cell Migration Consortium: Conjoining Quantitative Imaging and Modeling
10:55 - 11:15
Panel Discussion: Optimizing the Impact of P41 Technologies
11:15 - 12:45
Lunch and Posters
12:45 - 14:25
MultiScale Biomedical Technologies, Stan Opella
  • Andrew McCulloch
    Professor and Chair, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego
  • Thomas E. Ferrin
    Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Chair, Biological and Medical Informatics Graduate Program, Director, Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics and the UCSF Computer Graphics Laboratory
    Visualization Tools for Interactive Modeling of Biological Structures at Multiple Scales
  • Bruce Tromberg
    Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Director, Laser Microbeam and Medical Program, Beckman Laser Institute, University of California, Irvine.
    Tissue Optical Imaging Using Spatially Modulated Structured Illumination
  • Claude Lechene
    Director, National Resource for Imaging Mass Spectrometry, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
14:25 - 14:45
Panel Discussion: Bridging the scales within and between BTRRs
14:45 - 15:30
Break and poster viewing
15:30 - 17:10
Informatics and Translational Technologies in CTSA Projects, Al Burlingame
  • Barry S. Coller
    David Rockefeller Professor of Medicine and Head, Laboratory of Blood and Vascular Biology, Rockefeller University
    An Ontology-Driven Bleeding History Phenotyping System to Pool Data Across Sites
  • Mark Chance
    Professor and Director, Case Center for Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry, Case Western University
    Integrating -omics data for Translational Science
  • Christopher R. Johnson
    Director, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI), Co-Director, Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, University of Utah
    Computational Infrastructure for Multiscale Biomedical Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization
  • Carolyn Cidis Meltzer, MD FACR
    William P. Timmie Professor and Chair of Radiology Associate Dean for Research, Emory University School of Medicine
17:10 - 17:30
Panel Discussion: Opportunities for BTRRs to Impact CTSAs
17:30 - 18:00
Poster removal. Lister Hill Bldg closes at 1800.
19:00 - 21:00
Dinner at Bethesda Hyatt Regency
J. Richard McIntosh, Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado (Introduced by Les Loew)

Friday November 14, 2008

Location: Bethesda Hyatt Regency

07:30 - 08:00
Breakfast Buffet
Self Organized Breakout Sessions
Novel Approaches to Educational Outreach, Joel Stiles, NRBSC, Organizer
  • Joel Stiles, National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing - "Introduction and overview"
  • Wah Chiu, National Center for Macromolecular Imaging - "Animation of nanomachines for educational outreach"
  • Raquell Holmes, Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling - "A multiscale education and training approach to developing quantitative cell biologists"
  • Chris Johnson, Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing - "Teaching with NCRR center software"
  • Joel Stiles, National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing - "Using new tools in new ways - Integrating math, physics, chemistry and biology in educational outreach"
  • Questions and open discussion

Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy, Warren Zipfel, DRBIO, Organizer
  • Robin Hochstrasser, Director, Regional Laser and Biomedical Technology Laboratories - "Multidimensional infrared approaches for dynamical processes on many time scales."
  • Richard Superfine, Director, Center for Computer Integrated Systems for Microscopy and Manipulation - "Imaging, forces and modeling: Closing the loop"
  • William Mantulin, Principal Research Scientist, Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics - "Imaging molecular dynamics in cells"
  • Warren Zipfel, Director, Developmental Resource for Biophysical Imaging & Optoelectronics - "In vivo imaging at the micron scale"

Issues and Strategies for Software Dissemination, Rob MacLeod, CVRTI, Organizer
  • Matti Hämäläinen, MGH Center for Biomedical Imaging - "Documentation and end-user support for multi-modal human brain imaging software"
  • Ion I. Moraru, National Resource for Cell Analysis and Modeling - "Distributed architectures: Luxury at a price"
  • Rob MacLeod and Jeroen Stinstra, Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing - "Supporting software across multiple platforms"
  • Ron Kikinis and Steve Pieper, National Alliance for Medical Image Computing - "Open source software"
  • Discussion

New Applications of Magnetic Resonance Technology, J. H. Prestegard, CCRC, Organizer
  • Ad Bax, NIDDK, NIH - "De novo protein structure generation from NMR chemical shifts"
  • Gerhard Wagner, Center for Magnetic Resonance - "Non-standard acquisition and processing as enabeling methods for studies of large proteins and protein complexes"
  • John Markley, National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison - "Resources and technology for NMR- and MS-based metabolomics"
  • Matt Merritt, Southwestern NMR Center for In Vivo Metabolism - "Applications of DNP to metabolism and molecular imaging"
  • Panel discussion - Bax, Wagner, Markley, Merritt
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 11:15
NCRR and NIBIB separate meetings
11:15 - 12:15
Plenary Session: Translational Research and the Biomedical Technology Research Resources, Les Loew
  • Jonathan M. Cannata - "Translational Research and the Resource on Medical Ultrasonic Transducer Technology "
  • Michael S. Feld - "Detection of Breast Tissue Margins using Raman Spectroscopy: Pathway from the Laboratory to the OR"
  • Catherine E. Costello - "Characterization of small molecules and macromolecular assemblies associated with protein-based diseases"
12:15 - 14:00
Working Lunch
  • Improvements for 2009
  • Program Committee for 2009