Symposium on the Future of Research

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Event Host: 
Harvard Medical School
Date: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014 (All day) to Friday, October 3, 2014 (All day)
Location: 
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA USA

Symposium on the Future of Research

Date: 
Thursday, October 2  5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, October 3  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location:  Boston University, Jacob Sleeper Auditorium
871 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

The landscape of scientific research and funding is in flux, affected by tight budgets, evolving models of both publishing and evaluation, and questions about training and workforce stability. Following plenary panels and a keynote from Henry Bourne (UCSF), participants will have the opportunity for in-depth discussion on specific areas of interest including metrics for evaluating science, funding structure, focus and duration of training, and sustainability of the workforce. 

There will be a networking reception on Thursday night, and refreshments throughout. Registration is free and open to all. 

Learn more and register now!

Speakers include:
KEYNOTE: Henry Bourne, Professor Emeritus, University of California/San Francisco
VIDEO REMARKS: Elizabeth Warren, United States Senator for Massachusetts
Marc Kirschner, Harvard Medical School
Galit Lahav, Harvard Medical School
Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Michael Teitelbaum, Harvard Law School
David Glass, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Cynthia Fuhrmann, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Graham Walker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Richard Roberts, New England Biolabs, Nobel laureate 
Naomi Rosenberg, Tufts University 

Harvard Medical School, the HMS Department of Genetics, the HMS Department of Systems Biology, and the HMS Office for Postdoctoral Fellows are among fourteen organizations sponsoring this event.