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Registration Free Complementary refreshments, lunch & happy hour­‐symposium-­‐2014-­‐tickets-­‐13399368873

Thursday Morning October 30, 8:30am-12pm
7:45-8:30 Registration, Coffee & Pastries
I. Highly Multiplexed Labeling for Single Cell Measurements; John Nolan, Chair
8:30 Mass Spectrometry Tags in Flow & Image Cytometry, Michael Angelo, Stanford University and
University of California, San Francisco
9:00 Spectral Cytometry, John Nolan, Scintillon Institute for Biomedical and Bioenergy Research, San
Diego, CA
9:30 High-Throughput Flow Cytometry & Precision Medicine, Larry Sklar, School of Medicine,
Department of Pathology, University of New Mexico
10:00-10-30 Coffee Break
II. Cell Informatics, Cell Modeling & Systems Cytometry; Richard Scheuermann, Chair,
10:30 Gene & Cytometry Database Synthesis, Richard Scheuermann, J. Craig Venter Institute
11:00 High-resolution, automated analysis of flow cytometry data: Sharpening group comparisons
by competitive cluster assignment, Tim Mosmann, U. of Rochester M. C.
11;30 Accurate Information Transduction in Dynamic Biochemical Signaling Networks, Roy
Wollman, University of California, San Diego
12:00-1:30 Lunch
Thursday Afternoon, 1:30 – 5pm
III. Cytometry of Phenotypic In Vitro Models & Sensors; Jeff Price, Chair
1:30 Stem and Satellite Cell Mechanobiology, Adam Engler, Department of Bioengineering, University
of California, San Diego
2:00 Kinetic Imaging of hiPSC-Derived Cardiomyocytes & Neurons for Toxicity Prediction, Jeff
Price, Vala Sciences, Scintillon Institute, & Sanford-Burnham Med. Res. Institute
2:30 Voltage Sensing via Photo-Induced Electron Transfer in Molecular Wires, Evan Miller,
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
3:00-3:30 Refreshments Break
IV. Cytometry in Regenerative & Personalized Medicine, Mark Mercola, Chair
3:30 miRNA Screening to Identify New Drug Targets for Heart Failure, Mark Mercola, Department of
Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego & Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
4:00 Stem Cell-Derived Neuronal Models of Alzheimer’s and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Grace
Woodruff, University of California, San Diego
4:30 Metabolic maturation-based cardiac disease models in a dish, Huei-Sheng Vincent Chen,
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
5:00 Happy Hour


Recent Events:

Small Companies Going Global

Wednesday, Oct.22, 2014, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Campus Point Conference Center
10300 Campus Point Dr, San Diego, CA 92121

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Vendor Show and Networking Reception
6:00 – 6:10 p.m. 30 second pitch about your company
6:10 – 7:30 p.m. Panel Presentations & Discussion

Presenters –
Dr. Y. Andrew Yang, Founder and CEO of Ocean NanoTech, LLC
Michael F. Haller PhD, Chief Operating Officer, Denovo Biopharma, LLC
Barry Bunin PhD, CEO, Collaborative Drug Discovery, Inc.
Moderator: Ruo Steensma, Steensma Consulting

Are you interested in learning what to think about when considering working out of the US? Come and discuss with us. The panel will also discuss dos, don’ts and tips to obtaining an IP license, and real life experiences.

Technology Transfer for Startups–How to maximize value by working with the tech transfer office

Wednesday, Aug.13, 2014, 5:00pm – 8:00pm


Deborah Slee, Translational research strategist and entrepreneur

Paul Roben, Sr. Dir. Office of Technology Development Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Mary Susan Howard, VP Legal Affairs Genomatica

Jane Moores, Assistant Vice Chancellor Technology Transfer UCSD


Organizer: Jiwu Wang, CEO, Allele Biotechnology/Scintillon Institute

Moderator: Jeff Price, CEO, Vala Sciences/Adjunct Professor, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

How does technology transfer play a role in San Diego startups? Is there a perfect model for licensing from universities and non-profits? How to balance institutional concerns with social benefits? Come and discuss with us.

*Stephen Connelly, Lisa Kennedy, and Brian Russell.   Supported by NIH/NHLBI Center for Accelerated Innovation’s support of UCSD Rady School Professor Vish Krishnan’s research. This event is free to the public. Refreshments provided. Donations and sponsorship are kindly accepted.The event is sponsored by the San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange ( SDEE was founded by local entrepreneurs in order to provide a voice and resources for the early stage technology startup, to encourage new entrepreneurs, and to sponsor networking and educational events to help develop the skills necessary to bring funding and business to the San Diego area.


SDEE Workshop in July 10th!

Writing an NIH/SBIR Grant

Intensive Workshop for Entrepreneurs

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

For this uniquely structured event we have gathered experts who have successfully written and been awarded SBIR grants. We have experts who will give basic information, best tips, and current practices. This is a breakout session style workshop where you will have the opportunity to ask experienced advisors and business leaders’ questions about the NIH SBIR process.  


Strategies, case studies and overview of the grants process

Scott Struthers, CEO Crinetics

Curt Becker, Co-Founder & CEO, Molecular Assemblies

Scott Thacher, CEO, Orphagen Pharmaceuticals

Get your questions answered* Pitch your non-confidential proposal* Discuss & dissect grant strategies.

SDEE grant workshop

“Get to Know Your Neighbors”  

April 17, 2014 5:00pm

Janssen Research and Development
3210 Merryfield Row, San Diego, CA

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Ivor Royston, M.D.
Founding Managing Partner, Forward Ventures
Co-founder of Hybritech, San Diego’s first biotechnology company
Co-Founder, IDEC Corp (Now Biogen Idec)
Member, San Diego Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Event Organizing Committee
Scott Struthers (Crinetics Pharmaceuticals): Event Chair
Taylor Moyer (Managed Lab Services): Co-chair, Technical Service Providers
Jiwu Wang (Allele Biotech): Co-chair, Reagents and supplies vendor
Ted Jacobs (Cushman & Wakefield): Co-chair, Non-technical service providers
Scott Thacher (Orphagen Pharmaceuticals): Co-Chair, Drug discovery companies

Join us for a structured networking event to help find collaborators, vendors, customers, advisers and investors, jobs, employees and meet your fellow entrepreneurs in your own neighborhood. Attendance is free!


Exhibitors at the Event:

Name Company Name
Denise Carroll E & K
Dave Bagley Advanced Bio Matrix
Zhiyong Wang ADS Biosystems
Christi Norton Charles River
Rodney Harris 1060 Discovery Engineering
Eric Jamois Prestwick Chemical
Scott Smith Molecular Imaging
Jiwu Wang Allele
Taylor Moyer Managed Laboratory Services
Scott Struthers Crinetics Pharmaceuticals
Scott Thacher Orphagen Pharmaceuticals
Ted Jacobs Cushman Wakefield
Mahnaz Shamsai Cyprotex
Barbara Preston PharmaScouts
Dana Buckman Flow Paradigm
Claire Weston Reveal Biosciences
Daniel Gong Biopioneer
Widney Hawthorne Avitus Group
Curt Becker Molecular Assemblies
Karissa Myers Insperity
Dmitry Chaplik Bend Enterprises
Bridgette Doig Wayferry
Sean Ring Innovative-es
Hugh Leslie Barney & Barney
Sridhar Prasad CalAsia Pharma
Sue Prelozni Sustainable Surplus
Aubrey Haddach Self
Kristen Macias Biosero
Richard Egolf Absorption Systems
Angelica LaVallee Eton Bio
Sylvia Norman Molecular Diagnostics Consulting
Mike Troutman Set It and Forget it
Kal Ramnarayan Sapient Discovery
Jean Spence Omnitron
Robin Allgren B Biodev
Masha Sergeeva DPMK4BIOTECH
Lisa Marsh Etaluma
Yuko Terasawa ChanTest Corporation

Networking at Get to Know Your Neighbors event

This event is sponsored by the San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange ( The SDEE was founded by local entrepreneurs in order to provide a voice and resources for the early stage technology startup, to encourage new entrepreneurs, and to sponsor networking and educational services to help develop skills necessary to bring funding and business to the San Diego area.

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