Genome Project-write will gather leading synthetic biologists, geneticists, scientific researchers, industry, press and interdisciplinary groups from around the globe at its all-virtual open conference, GP-write 5.0, October 21 and 22, 2021. Keynote presenters include Drs. George Church, Jennifer Doudna, Emily Leproust and David Liu. More than thirty leading experts will reveal research advances, many in genome-writing technologies, demonstrating progress toward the goal to drive dramatic cost reductions and expedite whole-genome writing and redesign over the next decade. Among announcements are GP-write's new partnership with SOSV’s IndieBio to fund and incubate NewCos, and the release and demonstration of GP-write’s new Whole Genome Design Technology. Registration is open and the agenda is posted at https://engineeringbiologycenter.org/2021meeting/. The meeting may be followed @GP_write and #GPwrite 2019.
A new measurement of the neutron skin in calcium reveals that heavier types of calcium nuclei are relatively thin-skinned. The new measurement, made by the 48Ca Radius EXperiment (CREX) collaboration at DOE’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, was presented at the 2021 Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society. It is the first highly robust electroweak measurement of the neutron skin in a medium-weight nucleus, and it features a precision of about 0.025 millionths of a nanometer.
- 2021 Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics
Columbia University Department of Pediatrics and NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital will hold a webinar on October 20th at 6pm on timely developments in the impact of COVID-19 on children’s health and healthcare. The panelists, leaders in pediatric care and experts in infectious diseases, will cover key topics on keeping kids healthy today amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
New York University will host a first-of-its-kind event in the U.S., A BETTER TECH: The 2021 NYU Public Interest Technology (PIT) Convention and Career Fair, on October 14 and 15, 2021, featuring a keynote conversation between NYU Alumna Alondra Nelson (Ph.D., American Studies, 2003), Deputy Director for Science and Society for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Harold F. Linder Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, and Charlton McIlwain, Vice Provost, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU , and the author of Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, From the Afronet to Black Lives Matter.
Screening, early treatment, and personalised therapy for atrial fibrillation are on the agenda of an international meeting starting today. The 8th joint consensus conference of the German Atrial Fibrillation NETwork (AFNET) and the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), is being held from 12 to 14 October at the Dorint Hotel Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder, affecting more than 40 million individuals globally. In many patients the condition is asymptomatic and the first manifestation is a debilitating stroke, heart failure, or a blackout. Early diagnosis, oral anticoagulation, and early rhythm control therapy are key concepts to prevent these complications. They will be discussed by over 60 international experts in atrial fibrillation in light of new data.
The COVID-19 pandemic revolutionised the uptake of digital technologies for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Sign up for the ESC Digital Summit 2021 to hear how cardiology is modernising to face the challenges of a post-pandemic world. “The ESC – along with patient advocates, technology companies and others – has been front and centre in supporting the need for this ‘techcelleration’,” said Professor Martin Cowie, Chairperson of the ESC Digital Health Committee. “Healthcare professionals and patients are now much more familiar with remote consultation and remote monitoring. But this conference is about state-of-the-art tools including Apps and wearables (m-health), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning for decision support, virtual and augmented reality, and robotics.”
This year’s annual scientific meeting of the Human Brain Project takes place online, on 14 and 15 October. The meeting will provide an open forum for hundreds of researchers, as well as policy makers, media and public, to discuss the latest developments in Europe’s largest brain science project.
- Human Brain Project Summit 2021
The correlation between poor oral health and COVID-19 severity, as well as the correlation between oral health and delayed recovery, demonstrates a potential need to consider oral health an additional risk factor for cardiac patients who may contract COVID-19. The new sub-study, examining Egyptian cardiac patients, will be presented at ACC Middle East 2021, a hybrid meeting held in partnership by the American College of Cardiology, Egyptian Society of Cardiology and the ACC Egypt Chapter on Oct. 14-15, 2021.
- American College of Cardiology Middle East 2021
What causes inflammatory bowel disease, how can breast cancer be detected early and in a more gentle way, and what can improve the regeneration capacity of skin tissue? These are the questions addressed by members of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina at the virtual Symposium of Class III – Medicine on Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 5:30pm to 7:00pm (CEST).
Novotech, a leading biotech specialist CRO in the Asia-Pacific region, and their virtual research organization (VRO) partner ObvioHealth, share their virtual trials solutions driving efficiencies in Asia Pacific in the latest Endpoints News webinar.
The Cities are the Key to the Climate Solution Summit, organised by the Global Environmental Measurement and Monitoring (GEMM) Initiative, will showcase a pilot urban air quality monitoring project in Glasgow as the city hosts the COP26 climate change conference in November.