[Sdcsb-l] Upcoming SDCSB Events

Jennifer Beaudette jbeaudette@ucsd.edu
Mon Feb 27 11:27:53 PST 2017

“The Story of Lee Hood” Book Tour - Lecture and Lunch with Luke Timmerman 

Friday, March 3, 2017 from 11am – 1 pm

MET-145 & BRF2-1102

Register for the event here


The San Diego Center for Systems Biology is happy to host Luke Timmerman, author of “The Story of Lee Hood, Pioneer of Automated DNA Sequencing and Systems Biology".

Lee Hood is best known for leading the team at Caltech in the 1980s that developed the first automated DNA sequencing instrument. It was the tool that paved the way for emerging fields of genomics, bioinformatics, and systems biology. In his new book, “Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age,” Luke Timmerman delves into Hood’s battles with university administrators, colleagues, and big companies that didn’t always share his high-tech vision for biology.


11 am - 12 pm: Luke Timmerman – Lecture with Q&A on "The Story of Lee Hood" in SOM Medical Education & Telemedicine (MET) building, room 145
12 pm - 1 pm: Roundtable discussion with Luke Timmerman on careers in scientific writing (lunch provided) in SOM Biomedical Research Facilities 2 (BRF2), room 1102

About the Author
Luke Timmerman is a journalist, author, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Timmerman Report, a biotech newsletter, and the author of “Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age,” a biography of automated DNA sequencing pioneer Leroy Hood. Timmerman is a contributing writer for Forbes and the co-host of the Signal podcast for STAT. He has a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, and in the 2005-2006 academic year, he was awarded a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT. In 2015, Scientific American named him one of the 100 most influential people in biotech.



Intellectual Property and Licensing Workshop 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 1:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

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This workshop will bring together inventors, legal and business professionals from the local San Diego community to discuss recent updates in intellectual property law and sponsored research. Speakers will share their thoughts in details followed by Q and A.



·         1 pm Registration

·         1.30 pm Welcome Remarks - Jason Kreisberg, Assistant Director, SDCSB

·         1.35 pm Patent subject matter eligibility update: Life Sciences cases - April Wurster, Patent Attorney, Viacyte, Inc.

·         2.05 pm Tam vs. Lee: The Supreme Court Considers the First Amendment Implications of the Federal Government's Refusal to Register Scandalous and Disparaging Trademarks - Sandra Rierson, Associate Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

·         2.35 pm Innovation Zone: Industry Sponsored Research - Brendan Daly, Principal Contracts Officer, UC San Diego 

·         3.10 pm Coffee Break 

·         3.40 pm Importance of securing Patent Rights vs When can you Publish? - Gayani R. Weerasinghe, Patent Attorney, GW Life Sciences Consulting

·         4.10 pm Recent Sixth Circuit guidance in trademark protection: What did we learn from the recent cases? - Eric Hanscom, Partner, Hanscom, Alexeev, McDaniel, LLP

·         4.40 pm Patent for Patients Project: A quick overview - Kamala Janiyani, University of California San Diego

·         5.10 pm: Patent application drafting: Hands on training - Priti Phukan, Patent Attorney, Archer Norris

·         6.15 pm Concluding Remarks - Kamala Janiyani, UC San Diego 




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