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General Schedule of Events
No Registration Required for Scientific Sessions
Tuesday, September 25

Masur Auditorium, Building 10
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Opening Plenary Session

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Michael M. Gottesman, M.D.
Deputy Director for Intramural Research, NIH

Chromosomes in Modern Biology and Medicine
Co-Chairs: John Niederhuber, Director, NCI, and Tom Misteli, NCI

  • Genetics of Common Disease: Empowered at Last, Dr. Francis Collins, Director, NHGRI

  • Chromatin Boundaries, Dr. Gary Felsenfeld, NIDDK

  • Heterochromatin: A Versatile Platform of the Genome, Dr. Shiv Grewal, NCI

  • Cancer: A Disease of the Chromosome, Dr. Thomas Ried, NCI
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11:30 am - 12:00 p.m. Coffee Break
  Special Exhibits on Resources for Intramural Research
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Poster Session I
  Special Exhibits on Resources for Intramural Research
  Festival Food & Music Fair
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Symposia Session I - 7 Concurrent Symposia:
  Genome - Wide SNP Assays Reveal a Role for Genetics in Normal and Abnormal Variation Main Auditorium
  Role of TOR in Cell Growth and Cancer Balcony A
  Reasearch is Going Swimmingly at the NIH: Aquatic Model Organisms in the Intramural Program Balcony B
  Emerging Imaging Technologies: From the Synapse to the Brain Balcony c
  Chemistry from the Beaker to the Bedside Conference Room D
  Cytokines in Development and Disease Conference Room E1/E2
  Mechanisms of Viral Persistence Conference Room F1/F2
4:15: p.m. - 5:00 p.m. FARE 2008 Awards Ceremony Main Auditorium
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. FARE 2008 Awards Reception Natcher Cafeteria
Wednesday, September 26

Natcher Conference Center
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Poster Session II
  Special Exhibits on Resources for Intramural Research
  Continental Breakfast
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Symposia Session II - 7 Concurrent Symposia:
  Organelle Trafficking and Dysfunction in Diseases
Main Auditorium
  Beta Cell Biology Balcony A
  Immune Cell Dynamics: From Monkeys to Models to Movies Balcony B
  New Molecular Insights in Vascular Development and Disease Balcony C
  Non-Invasive Methods for Detecting Stress and Immune Biomarkers in Sweat Conference Room D
  G-Proteins- The Second Generation Conference Room E1/E2
  RNA Structure/Function and RNA Nanobiology Conference Room F1/F2
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Poster Session III
  Special Exhibits on Resources for Intramural Research
  Festival Food & Music Fair
(advance registration required)
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Symposia Session III – 7 Concurrent Symposia:
  Immunotherapy vs. Immunosuppression  Main Auditorium
  Glycans in Biology: Highly Relevant Yet Still Under Appreciated Balcony A
  Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Balcony B
  Molecular Genetics of Development Balcony C
  The Role of Prostaglandins and Other Inflammatory Markers in Brain Physiology and Pathology Conference Room D
  Biomarkers and Pathogenic Mechanisms of Parkinson’s Disease Conference Room E1/E2
  Forestalling Blindness: Two Decades of Progress Conference Room F1/F2
Thursday, September 27

Natcher Conference Center
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Job Fair for NIH Postdoctoral, Research, and Clinical Fellows Opening Plenary Session:
The Future Direction of Biomedical Research
Main Auditorium
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Job Fair for Postdoctoral, Research, and Clinical Fellows
Technical Sales Association (TSA) Research Festival Exhibit Tent Show
Thursday, September 27 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Parking Lot 10H
Friday, September 28 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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