SBC Meeting Information

The 2020 Synthetic Biology Consortium Meeting has been cancelled. The next Synthetic Biology Consortium Meeting is scheduled for November 4-5, 2021.

Please check this website for more information closer to the meeting date.

 

2019

Agenda 2019

Day 1: October 28, 2019

Time

Session

Room Assignment

8:00am - 8:40am

Registration

Lower Level Lobby

8:40am - 9:00am

Welcoming Remarks

Bruce Tromberg, NIBIB Institute Director

Room E1/E2

9:00am - 9:45am

Keynote Speaker

Challenges and Opportunities for Mammalian Synthetic Biology

Ron Weiss, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Room E1/E2

 

Part 1:

9:45am - 10:45am

 

Break:

10:45am - 11:00am

 

Part 2:

11:00am - 12:00pm

Breakout Session I

 

Embryogenesis & Morphogenesis

Room C1/C2

Moderator: Ahmad Khalil, Boston University

NIH Program Officer(s): Mahua Mukhopadhyay, (NICHD) & Tuba Fehr (NICHD)                        

 

 

Natural Products

Room E1/E2

 

Moderator: Mary Dunlop, Boston University

NIH Program Officer(s): Craig Hopp (NCCIH) 

 

 

 

 

Vaccine Development

Room G1/G2

 

Moderator: Julius Lucks, Northwestern University

NIH Program Officer(s): Brigitte Sanders (NIAID) & Karen Lacourciere (NIAID)        

 

 

 

Immunotherapy

Room F1/F2

 

Moderator: Josh Leonard,  Northwestern University

NIH Program Officer(s): Kevin Howcroft (NCI) 

 

 

 

 

 

*Please see room assignments under breakout session topic

12:00pm - 1:00pm Networking Lunch (Optional) Room A/B

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Grant/Technical Writing Session - Principal Investigators

Room E1/E2         

Presentation: Discussion of different funding mechanisms (R01s, R03s, and R21s), application process, and peer-reviewed process

Craig Giroux, NIH Scientific Review Officer

Panel Discussion: Interactive Q&A session with panel speakers

Craig Giroux, NIH Scientific Review Officer
Josh Leonard, Northwestern University
David Rampulla, NIBIB Program Director

Grant/Technical Writing Session - Trainees          

Room F1/F2                                               

Presentation: Discussion of T's, K's, and F's and how these are different from other research grants                                                                                 

Manana Sukhareva, NIBIB Director, Office of Scientific Review
Tiffani Bailey Lash, NIBIB Program Director

Panel Discussion: Interactive Q&A session with panel speakers

Manana Sukhareva, NIBIB Director, Office of Scientific Review
Tiffani Bailey Lash, NIBIB Program Director

 

 

 

*Please see room assignments under breakout session topic

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Break

Lobby

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Poster Session

Atrium

 

Day 2: October 29, 2019

Time

Session

Room Assignment

8:00am - 8:30am

Registration

Lower Level Lobby

8:30am - 8:40am

Welcoming Remarks

David Rampulla, NIBIB Program Director

Room E1/E2

 

 

Part 1:

8:40am - 9:40am

 

Break:

9:40am - 10:00am

 

Part 2:

10:00am - 11:00am

Breakout Session II

 

Embryogenesis & Morphogenesis

Room C1/C2

Moderator: Tara Deans, University of Utah

NIH Program Officer(s): Mahua Mukhopadhyay (NICHD) & Tuba Fehr (NICHD)    

 

 

 

Natural Products

Room E1/E2

 

Moderator: Mary Dunlop, Boston University

NIH Program Officer(s): Craig Hopp (NCCIH) 

 

 

Vaccine Development

Room G1/G2

 

Moderator: Julius Lucks, Northwestern University

NIH Program Officer(s): Brigitte Sanders (NIAID) & Karen Lacourciere (NIAID)    

 

 

 

Immunotherapy

Room F1/F2

 

Moderator: Josh Leonard,  Northwestern University

NIH Program Officer(s): Anthony Welch (NCI)

 

 

 

 

*Please see room assignments under breakout session topic

11:00am - 11:30am       

Break and Breakout Summary Preparation

Lobby

11:30am - 12:15pm

Breakout Readout

Room E1/E2

12:15pm - 1:15pm    

Networking Lunch (Optional)

Room A/B
1:15pm - 2:00pm

Synthetic Biology at the NIH: Overview

Brief presentations from NIH ICs with interest in Synthetic Biology

Michelle Bond, NIGMS Program Director
Craig Hopp, NCCIH Deputy Director, Division of Extramural Research
Jerry Li, NCI Program Director
Mahua Mukhopadhyay, NICHD Program Officer
David Rampulla, NIBIB Program Director
Brigitte Sanders, NIAID Health Scientist Administrator
Michael Smith, NHGRI Program Director
Room E1/E2

2:00pm - 2:15pm                            

Break

Lobby
2:15pm - 3:15pm

IC Roundtable

Talk with NIH Program Officers about your research, grant mechanisms, and IC missions

Room E1/E2:

NIBIB and NIGMS

 

Room G1/G2:

NCI and NIAID

 

Room C1/C2:

NCCIH and NICHD

3:15pm - 3:30pm

Closing Remarks

Josh Leonard, Northwestern University

Room E1/E2

 

Logistics 2019

Hotel Information

There is a room block reserved for the 2019 Synthetic Biology Consortium Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda. Here's the link to reserve under the block. Alternatively, you are welcome to reserve a room at the Hyatt at a non-discounted rate or reserve a room at other local hotels such as the Bethesda Marriott, The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda, the American Inn of Bethesda, or the Hilton Garden Inn of Bethesda

The Hyatt Regency Bethesda is located next to the Bethesda Metro Station on the Metro Red Line. The 2019 SBC Meeting venue at the NIH Main Campus is one metro stop (Medical Center Metro Station on the Red Line) or a 15-minute walk away. Click here for a map of the DC metro system.

Meal Information

You may either purchase your lunch from the Natcher Conference Center Cafeteria or you can pre-order a lunch box delivered to the conference venue. An email will be sent out to attendees containing information regarding ordering lunch closer to the meeting date. Lunch will be delivered to the Natcher Building Auditorium at 11:30am on Monday, October 28th, and at 11:30am on Tuesday, October 29th. We highly recommend that participants pre-order and pre-pay for a box lunch so that there is ample time for discussion and networking. Instructions to follow soon.

Orders must be received by 4pm. EDT Thursday, October 24th.

If you're looking for alternate food options, click here for a detailed list of all the restaurants in the Bethesda, MD area. 

Posters

Posters should be at most 4 ft x 4 ft in size. 

 

Campus / Local Information

This meeting will be held in the William H. Natcher Building / Building 45 on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD.

Room: Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium (presentations); Atrium (posters)

Please allow adequate time to get to the NIH main campus and to get through security at the NIH Gateway Center Entrance. You will need to state the purpose of the visit and obtain a visitor’s badge, so please bring a government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, green card, etc.). Please allow 20-30 minutes for taxis, Uber, or Lyft to arrive and ask to be picked up at the MEDICAL CENTER METRO STATION.