Research Festival 2002, October 15-18
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Mini-Symposia Session II Wednesday, October 16
Clinical Application of Imaging
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Natcher Conference Center
Main Auditorium
Co-chaired by Robert Balaban, NHLBI, and Roderic Pettigrew, NIBIB

This symposium will cover three important areas in the clinical application of imaging sciences. These three areas include molecular imaging, image guided therapeutic interventions and basic issues in human clinical research. Dr. Li will discuss the use of imaging techniques to follow molecular events in both pre-clinical and clinical studies. Dr. Lederman will show how MRI guided catheterization procedures can aid in numerous interventional approaches including directed cell therapies and device placement. Dr. McFarland will discuss the use of imaging techniques in understanding the natural history of MS and the use of MRI in assessing new therapies.

King Li, CC Image Guided Tissue Analysis: Proteomics and Genomics
Robert Lederman, NHLBI Interventional Cardiac MRI
Henry McFarland, NINDS MRI and MS
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Stuctural Biology 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Natcher Conference Center
Balcony B
Chaired by David Davies, NIDDK

This symposium presents three different aspects of Structural Biology. New methods in cryo electron microscopy will be described that provide the promise of obtaining three-dimensional structures of large molecular assemblies at high resolution. The applications of crystallography to illuminate biological processes will be illustrated by crystal structures of the inhibitory and the activating receptor-ligand complexes, suggesting a mechanism by which NK cells use germline proteins to distinguish between self versus non-self. Finally, the availability of atomic-level structures for HIV-1 env antigens will be discussed in the context of eliciting broadly neutralizing antibodies.

Sriram Subramaniam, NCI Imaging Macromolecular Assemblies Using Cryo Electron Microscopy
Peter Sun, NIAID Immune Surveillance by NK Cell Receptors: Primitive but Sufficient
Peter Kwong, VRC, NIAID Applying Structural Biology to HIV-1 Vaccine Design
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Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Differentiation 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Natcher Conference Center
Balcony B
Co-chaired by Maria Morasso, NIAMS and Glen Nuckolls, NIAMS

This session will highlight the common signaling pathways, growth factors and transcriptional mechanisms involved in musculoskeletal and skin development. Patterning, cell fate determination and differentiation of cartilage, bone, muscle and skin as it relates to normal and abnormal development will be discussed.

Lillian Shum, NIAMS Cartilage Differentiation from Multipotential Mesenchyme
Detlef Vullhorst, NICHD Transcriptional Regulation of Muscle Fiber Phenotype
Mondira Kundu, NHGRI Cbfb, a Well-known Regulator of Hematopoiesis, Cooperates with Cbfa1 and Plays a Critical Role in Bone Development
Geon Tae Park, NIAMS New Insights into Epidermal Differentiation
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