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Lab-on-a-chip tech, brain mapping & microbiome highlighted at translational med meeting

Penn's Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics' 8th Annual International Symposium, Harnessing the Paradox: Personalization and the Science of Scale

PHILADELPHIA - The Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics' 7th Annual International Symposium (ITMAT) symposium, Harnessing the Paradox: Personalization and the Science of Scale, to be held in October 2013, will address topics of direct relevance to translational science. ITMAT is part of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Speakers will include those dealing with large infrastructural investments, such as the recently funded $1 Billion European brain mapping program, as well as broad areas of scientific advancement such as systems biology, optogenetics and lab-on-a-chip technologies and specific advances in metabolism, metabolomics and the microbiome.

Garret A. FitzGerald, Director of ITMAT, will be hosting the event. The speakers and talks include:

The dinner speaker will be Chris Austin, MD, Director of National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

Date: Monday and Tuesday, October 14-15, 2013
Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Rubenstein Auditorium and Lobby, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104
What: 2013 Full Agenda

Registration is open and is required for attendance and for participation via web. Please register at one of the following links:

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by R13TR000047-04 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

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