Past Events

Immunity and Fibrosis Symposium

  • Mayo Clinic
  • March 22, 2019
  • Rochester, Minnesota

The Center for Biomedical Discovery's Immunity and Fibrosis Symposium took place at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, on Friday, March 22.

Three discussion sections were led by Mayo Clinic experts in immunity and fibrosis, along with oral and poster presentations on all aspects of the immunity and fibrosis discovery science — and applications to advance patient care. Poster discussions were held during breaks around noon and in the afternoon.

Immunity and Fibrosis Symposium program (PDF)

Metabolism and Molecular Nutrition Conference

  • Mayo Clinic
  • Oct. 26, 2018
  • Rochester, Minnesota

The Center for Biomedical Discovery offered a daylong Metabolism and Molecular Nutrition Conference highlighting the work of leading researchers who focus on the molecular basis of biological processes as they relate to metabolic homeostasis, nutritional status and human disease.

Presentations included:

  • David J. Pagliarini, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry and director of metabolism research, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Defining Mitochondrial Protein Function Through Systems Biochemistry"
  • Megerditch (Mike) Kiledjian, Ph.D., distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, "NAD in the Control of RNA Turnover"
  • John Newman, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco, "Ketone Bodies as Signaling Metabolites in Aging and Memory"
  • Shin-ichiro Imai, M.D., Ph.D., professor, Department of Developmental Biology and Department of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, "Achieving Productive Aging Based on the NAD World 2.0: The Importance of eNAMPT and the NMN Transporter"
  • Katja Lamia, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, California campus, "Cryptochromes Link Circadian Rhythms with Metabolism and Cancer"

Metabolism and Molecular Nutrition Conference flyer (PDF)

Biosensing and Nanotechnology Symposium

  • Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota
  • Oct. 11-12, 2018
  • Rochester, Minnesota

The Biosensing and Nanotechnology Symposium created a forum for University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic faculty to exchange ideas in this exciting field. The symposium focused on biosensors for disease monitoring and diagnosis, with emphasis on the convergence and integration of biosensing and clinical communities. The goal of the symposium was to catalyze research in the area of biosensors and diagnostics at Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota Institute for Engineering in Medicine and to generate new projects, grant applications and commercialization opportunities.

The symposium consisted of keynote presentations by national and international leads in the field of biosensors, talks from Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota participants, poster presentations, a commercialization panel, breakout sessions placing engineers, scientists, and clinicians into smaller groups based on interest, and tours of Mayo Clinic facilities.

Keynote speakers included:

  • Rashid Bashir, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne
  • Gerard L. Cote, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
  • Michael J. Cima, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Shana O. Kelley, Ph.D., University of Toronto
  • Sang-Hyun Oh, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • Sumita Pennathur, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Kevin W. Plaxco, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Lin Tian, Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Biosensing and Nanotechnology Symposium flyer (PDF)

New Frontiers of Mitochondrial Medicine

  • Mayo Clinic
  • Sept. 21, 2018
  • Rochester, Minnesota

The Center for Biomedical Discovery and Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development offered New Frontiers of Mitochondrial Medicine, a one-day course new in 2018. The program addressed the latest changes in management and treatment of mitochondrial disease through didactic lectures with case examples. Additionally, clinicians discussed what lies ahead for the future of mitochondrial medicine.

Key elements of the program included discussion of mitochondrial dysfunction as a newly recognized cause for common and complex diseases of aging, progress in translational mitochondrial medicine, and diagnostics, therapy and biomarkers of mitochondrial disorders.

World-renowned specialists leading the course included:

New Frontiers of Mitochondrial Medicine course program (PDF)