Thursday, November 16, 11:15 - 12:00 PM
Speaker(s): Matthew Clark, PhD
CRISPR is dominating headlines, and it will continue to do so, both in scientific publications and in the lay press. The latter will drive curiosity and fantasy—for example, a recently released “thriller” novel focuses on CRISPR, and Jennifer Lopez is said to be working on a television series based on the technology. But more importantly, for scientists who can keep ...
Thursday, November 16, 2:10 - 3:00 PM
Speaker(s): Christopher Ianelli, MD, PhD
Data show that more than 80 percent of researchers limit the scope of their work due to inadequate supply of human biospecimens. At the same time, millions of specimens pass through the healthcare system each year, but end up thrown away or banked indefinitely in biorepositories. These specimens could be put to better use in research, but hospitals and other ...
Thursday, November 16, 3:10 - 4:00 PM
The Laboratory of the Half Century—LAB2050—is a SmithGroupJJR initiative to dig deep into scientific trends, technologies and economics that will shape design concepts of laboratory environments in the coming decades. From our LAB2020 and LAB2030 initiatives, we saw our predicted lab trends’ rate of adoption accelerating at a rapid pace—it was time to take a generational approach and look to ...
Friday, November 17, 2:40 - 3:30 PM
The space-based environment has become an increasingly attractive destination for research, developing new technologies and manufacturing. This panel session will explore the opportunities and commercial prospects for R&D activities in low-Earth orbit and onboard the International Space Station (ISS). These platforms enable interactions where the effects of micro-gravity can accelerate life science and physical science discoveries and also where a ...