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  • 07

    12:30 pm-1:30 pm
    2nd Floor Community Center
    953 Indiana Street, San Francisco, CA 94107


    Amgen Innovator Series

    Luciano Brocchieri, PhD
    Co-Founder, TB-SEQ

    TB-SEQ, Inc., promotes implementations and development of the RIBO-seq platform technology, by which protein expression can be monitored and discovered with high coverage and resolution by deep-sequencing the ‘translatome’, i.e., the genome-wide pool of translated mRNAs. Selective translational control of gene expression is emerging as a widespread mechanism for the regulation of functional activities of biological systems. RIBO-seq has enabled discovery of key regulatory components and mechanisms of post-transcriptional control of translation, uncovering new functionalities and targets for intervention.

    About Luciano Brocchieri
    Luciano Brocchieri, PhD, Co-Founder of TB-SEQ, was formerly a Senior Scientist at Stanford University, Dept. of Mathematics, and a faculty member at the University of Florida, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. Luciano has a background in theoretical population genetics, bioinformatics, and molecular evolution. He is the author of extensive work on properties and evolution of protein families and nucleic acid sequences and has developed new methods for gene identification and for the analysis of sequencing data. Luciano is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Phylogenetics and Evolutionary Biology. Along with TB-SEQ Co-founder Silvia Tornaletti, a Stanford-educated biochemist and former faculty member at the University of Florida, have previously collaborated on the analysis of translation in the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa and in aging muscle.

  • 20

    12:30 pm-1:30 pm
    2nd Floor Community Center
    953 Indiana Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

    Mark Rothenberg, PhD
    Scientific Training and Education, Corning

    Today’s scientists rely on both biochemical and cell-based in vitro assays for their research. Critical parameters for achieving success with these assays include understanding the assay dynamics, the instrumentation involved in read­ing the assay, and, in the case of cell-based assays, understanding how the environment in which the cells are grown impacts cellular physiology. Factors such as microplate geometry, density, surfaces, and instrumentation all play impor­tant roles in the success of the assay. In this seminar, we will discuss ways to enhance your assay performance. Topics to be discussed include:

    • Microplate selection and its role in the success of the assay
    • Important considerations for liquid handling
    • The importance of tips to your overall assay
    • Choosing the correct tip for your liquid handling needs
    • The importance of choosing the correct instrumentation and settings to run your assay

    About Mark Rothenberg
    Mark Rothenberg graduated from Emory University with his PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology. Over the past 25 years Mark has held positions in both academia and industry where he has developed an expertise in the areas of assay development, cell culture (multiple types including primary lines), and cell culture scale-up. Prior to his current position as Manager Scientific Training and Education he worked and led the applications team.

  • 21

    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    2nd Floor Community Center
    953 Indiana Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

    Giovanni Ferrara
    Venture Partner, Novartis Venture Fund

    Giovanni Ferrara is a Venture Partner in Cambridge, MA, USA. He joined NVF from portfolio company Sorbent Therapeutics, where he was consulting Chief Business Officer and a consultant to leading west coast venture capital firms. Most recently, Giovanni was consulting Chief Business Officer to Sorbent Therapeutics. Previously, he was Managing Director and General Partner at Burrill & Company and began his venture capital career at GeneChem Management, where in addition to his investing responsibilities, he held operating positions in portfolio companies, including CEO of Targanta Therapeutics. He began his career in healthcare at a cancer treatment center researching experimental therapies. He received his MBA and MSc from McGill University. Giovanni serves on the boards of, E-scape, NeuroVia and Thesan Pharmaceuticals.

  • 28

    11:30 am-1:00 pm
    2nd Floor Community Center
    953 Indiana Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

    Jacqueline Breslin
    Director of Human Resource Expertise, TriNet

    Join us for complimentary lunch as we walk you through some of the most pressing HR concerns today. Covering regulations that are constantly top-of-mind and in the news, this presentation takes you through the updated regulations, why they matter for your business, and TriNet’s suggestions on how to tackle compliance issues in 2017.

    About Jacqueline Breslin
    Jacqueline Breslin is TriNet’s Director of the Human Resources Center of Expertise. She has 20 years’ experience in Human Resources. Jackie leads a team dedicated to compliance, workplace investigations, and guidance for challenging employee-relations issues. She has experience implementing and managing HR programs to include policy development, performance management, compensation, recruitment and retention, learning and development, and coaching. Jackie earned the Stevie award for Human Resources Professional of the Year in 2016.

  • 29

    10:00 am-12:00 pm
    2nd Floor Community Center
    953 Indiana Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

    Brandon Carter
    Flow Cytometer Applications Specialist, Miltenyi

    Join the Flow Revolution with MACSQuant!
    Powerful and compact

    – Carry out multi-parametric flow cytometry via three lasers and up to ten optical channels
    – Perform sophisticated phenotypic analysis and functional studies, e.g., cell cycle, apoptosis, and cell proliferation analysis on a variety of cell types, such as whole blood, cell lines, and yeast
    – Perfectly suited for fluorochrome-conjugated MACS® Antibodies

    Automated instrument calibration and compensation

    – Automated optimization of channel voltage settings to ensure consistently high performance.
    – Single-stained cells or compensation beads can be used for fully automated compensation of up to eight colors via an 8×8 matrix.

    Miltenyi would like to invite users for one-on-one training sessions in the afternoon from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Please contact Christine Crosby to schedule.


953 Indiana St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Tel: (415)-347-8287

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