2019 WACD Meeting Program
Monday, October 28th
8:15-8:45 Registration: Coffee & light breakfast
8:45-9:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks – Diane Miller, WACD President
9:00-11:15 Session 1: Core Interactomes: Multi-omic Approaches and Cross-core Capabilities
Speaker: Lee D. Gibbs, “Novel Approaches for Accessing Molecular Heterogeneity in Cancer.”
Speaker: Katie Yost, “Profiling cancer immunotherapy response with single cell genomics“
Speaker: Julie Burel, “No cell is an island: The Importance of Immune Cell Doublets in flow cytometry and single cell RNA sequencing.”
11:15-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 Emerging Technology Talks #1
Speaker: 10x genomics, “Accelerating Biology in True Resolution” Paul Scott, PhD
Speaker: Illumina, “Pairing the DRAGEN™ with the NovaSeq™ 6000 to Overcome Data Analysis Challenges in Your Core” Drew Kebbel, Senior Sequencing Specialist, Illumina
12:30-1:30 Lunch, Vendor Booths open
1:30-3:00 Session 2: Round Table Talks, Session moderator: Diane Miller
- Funding development opportunities without increasing user fees
- Training- best practices, recharging, and other challenges
- Competing with contract research organizations (CROs): Creating value the big companies can’t touch
- Promoting core services to internal and external clients
- Computational modeling for managing, organizing and Interpreting data generated by core facilities
- Core facilities: shared economy in the sciences. Challenges and opportunities for multi-omics/multi-modal teams
3:00-3:30 Short Session: Activity updates from WACD Partner Organizations
Speaker: Melodi Jayne, ABRF, “Defining Excellence for Shared Resources Worldwide.”
Speaker: James Bowers, AAAS, “Is it time for an ABRF affiliated undergraduate certification program supporting careers in core facilities? How might we proceed?”
Speaker: Meredith Calvert, BINA, “Introduction to BioImaging North America: a self-assembling network of imaging scientists.”
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-5:00 Keynote Speaker: Beth Shapiro “Can and should Technology Reverse Extinction?”
5:00-6:30 Cocktail Reception
Tuesday, October 29th
8:30-9:00 Coffee & Breakfast
9:00-11:00 Session 3: Recruiting and Retaining Great Staff- Creating an Inclusive Culture in the Core
Speaker: Diana Lizarraga, “Strategies to Enhance Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging in Your Lab.”
Speaker: Isabel Bjork, “Creating the world we work in: retention and excellence in the workplace.”
Speaker: Gisele Giorgi & Feather Ives, “The Power of Cores: Leading in Access to Careers in STEM.”
Panel discussion and audience Q & A with speakers to follow
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 Session 4: How to Build a Business Plan
Speaker: Julie Auger, “Business Plans 101 – in an hour”
12:30-1:30 Lunch – Vendor Booths Open
1:30-2:30 Emerging Technology Talks #2
Speaker: Takara, “Pushing the limits of sensitivity for single cell NGS applications.”
Speaker: CelSee Inc., “Because Every Cell Matters” – Melanie Masuda, Director of Sales – West
2:30-4:00 Session 5: LEAN Tools for Cores
Speaker: Jennifer Lo & Paul Sullivan, Lean Basics: “Using uncommon common sense to achieve more with existing resources”
Additional session information coming soon!
4:00-4:15 Closing Remarks
- Lee Gibbs – Postdoctoral research fellow in the Carpten lab at the Department of Translational Genomics
at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California.
- Katie Yost – Cancer Biology PhD Candidate, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.
Julie Burel – Postdoctoral research fellow in the Peters’ lab at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy &
Immunology, La Jolla, CA.
- Beth Shapiro – Professor in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of California,
Santa Cruz; author of How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-extinction
- Diana Lizarraga – Director, Division of Equity & Inclusion – STEM Equity & Success, University of
California, Berkeley; TechnoInclusion™ Expert
- Isabel Bjork – Director of Operations, University of California, Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Director
- Gisele Giorgi – Director, Biosciences Department, Merritt College, Oakland, CA
- Feather Ives – Microscopy Research Associate, CRL Molecular Imaging Center, University of California,
Berkeley; Adjunct Professor, Merritt College, Oakland, CA.
- Julie Auger – Executive Director of Research Core Facilities Program, University of California, Davis.
- Paul Sullivan – Program Manager, Program Management Office University of California, San Francisco.
- Jennifer Lo – Program Manager, Program Management Office University of California, San Francisco.