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E-Week ’16: BME EDGE Speaker Series presents David Narrow
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

David Narrow, CBID BME alumnusBME CBID alumnus David Narrow, MS ’13, CEO of Sonavex, Inc. and recently named one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in the health care industry, will speak on his experience founding and building a startup. A Q & A session will follow.

Register by midnight on Monday, Feb. 21 to reserve your space.

Hosted by BME EDGE.

E-Week ’16: INBT pizza party
Feb 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Guilt-free_Pizza_t750x5501Partake of free pizza and good company and conversation between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26 in Croft Hall 170. Hosted by the Institute for NanoBioTechnology in celebration of National Engineers Week.

René Vidal IPL Lecture “Teaching Machines to See”
Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
René Vidal, a professor of biomedical engineering, will deliver an IPL lecture on March 2, 2016.

René Vidal, a professor of biomedical engineering, will deliver an IPL lecture on March 2, 2016.

Teaching Machines to See: With apparently no effort, humans can distinguish a wide variety of objects and actions in complex scenes. In contrast, automatic scene interpretation is exceedingly difficult. Professor René Vidal will describe his work developing mathematical methods that enable computers to see, analyze, and interpret images, videos, and biomedical data.

ICM’s Distinguished Seminar Series presents Sridevi Sarma
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sarma-Sridevi72-300x190The Institute for Computation Medicine’s Distinguished Seminar Series will present Sridevi Sarma of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5 in Clark Hall 110 on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. The seminar will also be video-teleconferenced to Traylor 709 on the Hopkins Medical Campus.

The title of Sarma’s seminar is “Network Dynamics of the Brain and Influence of the Epileptic Seizure Onset Zone.”

Lunch will be provided to Homewood attendees only.

Information about ICM seminars and links to previous talks can be found here.

Emergency Zika Design Challenge: Preventing Mosquito Bites
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm

CBID- Jhpiego Zika Emergency Design Challenge Poster FINAL March 28[1]An “Emergency Zika Design Challenge: Preventing Mosquito Bites” event will be held from Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 9 in the BME Design Studio in Clark Hall on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. The event is a project of the Department of  Biomedical Engineering, the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design, and Jhpiego. Registration required.

Click on the poster to the left for details of each day’s activities, and who should consider attending.

Canceled – Robert Nerem presents “Regenerative Medicine: The Hype, the Hope, and the Future”
Apr 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Canceled - Robert Nerem presents "Regenerative Medicine: The Hype, the Hope, and the Future" @ 26 Mudd Hall

This event has been canceled.

Robert M. Nerem (Georgia Institute of Technology) presents “Regenerative Medicine: The Hype, the Hope, and the Future” as part of a special seminar hosted by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, and the Translational Tissue Engineering Center.

Abstract: Although the underlying concepts of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine go back more than 75 years, the term tissue engineering actually was only “coined” in the 1980s. This was followed by the 1990s being the “go-go” years with stem cells emerging as a technology, an industry developing, and the term regenerative medicine beginning to be used. There also was a lot of hype, and following the turn of the century the field entered what might be called the “sobering” years, with private sector activity falling significantly even though the science continued to advance. The last decade, however, has all the marks of being “back to the future.” Advances in cell-based therapies have been fueled by advances in stem cell science and technology and the discovery of what is required to reprogram somatic cells into stem cells, known as induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. For cellular therapies, a key question is what is the mechanism of action? For a specific therapy, is the mechanism one of cell replacement or is it a paracrine effect? If the latter, is it possible that one could introduce the appropriate biological signals without the use of cells? In this case the discussion shifts from “my cell is better than your cell” to “my biological signals are better than yours.” Whatever the case, one of the “holy grails” is the neurodegenerative diseases/disorders and the repair/regeneration of the central nervous system. Instead of the mixture of hype and hope in the past, and with an aging population providing the threat of a “tsunami” of neural disorders, regenerative medicine offers the real possibility of cures to these diseases/disorders in the future.

11th Johns Hopkins Nano-Bio Symposium: Engineering Vascularization
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
11th Johns Hopkins Nano-Bio Symposium: Engineering Vascularization @ Owens Auditorium (School of Medicine)

Engineering Vascularization is the topic of the eleventh Johns Hopkins Nano-Bio Symposium. Speakers will reveal what it’s like to explore the creation of blood vessel systems in lab-grown tissue. The presenters are:

  • Shahin Rafii, Cornell University
    Angiocrine Functions of Organotypic Endothelium in Regeneration and Tumorigenesis
  • David Cheresh, UCSD
    Reprogramming the Endothelium, an Initial Step in the Process of Angiogenesis
  • David Kaplan, Tufts
    Strategies for Vascularization of Biomaterial Systems for Tissue Regeneration
  • Narutoshi Hibino, JHU
    Challenge to Cardiovascular Disease Using 3D Printing and Tissue Engineering
  • Zaver Bhujwalla, JHU
    Imaging to Navigate the Tumor Microenvironment
  • Warren Grayson, JHU
    Platform Technologies for Engineering Vascularized Tissue Grafts

The event, jointly orgazined by INBT and the Physical Sciences-Oncology Center, is free and open to the Johns Hopkins University community and select other academic institutions. A registration fee may apply to other attendees.

2017 INBT Undergraduate Research Symposium: Innovation Through Engineering
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The 3rd Annual INBT Undergraduate Research Symposium will showcase recent undergraduate research. This year’s theme is Innovation Through Engineering. There will be industry representatives and networking opportunities. Diisplays of prototypes will be present along with poster presentations. Lunch will be provided.

The schedule will be as follows:

11:30 am Check in
12 – 1:30 pm 1st Poster Session
2 – 3:30 pm 2nd Poster Session
3:45 pm Awards

12th Annual Nano-Bio Symposium
May 4 all-day

The annual Nano-Bio Symposium is INBT’s signature event to showcase our multidisciplinary programs and researchers from across the entire University. The event provides an opportunity to hear presentations by leading scholars in the field, both from Hopkins and other institutions. It also offers a unique opportunity to meet and network with faculty and experts to establish new collaborations.

The annual symposium is hosted by INBT and the Physical Science-Oncology Center. This years theme will be Advanced Biomanufacuring and take place at the Homewood campus in the Glass Pavilion.

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13th Annual Nano-Bio Symposium
May 3 all-day

The Annual Nano-Bio Symposium is a showcase and celebration of the latest discoveries in nanoscience from our multidisciplinary research teams at the Institute for NanoBioTechnology. It brings students and top scholars from Hopkins, other institutions, and industry together to network, share knowledge and ideas, and foster new collaborations.

The theme for the 2019 Nano-Bio Symposium is Translation of Nano & Bio Research.

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