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Events for September

  • USC Stem Cell Seminar: Shaochen Chen, University of California, San Diego

    Tue, Sep 06, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Shaochen Chen, University of California, San Diego

    Talk Title: Rapid 3D bioprinting for functional scaffolds and precision tissue models

    Series: Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC Distinguished Speakers Series

    Abstract: The goal of our laboratory is to develop micro- and nano-scale bioprinting and 3D printing techniques to create 3D designer scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. In this talk, I will present my laboratory's recent research efforts in rapid continuous projection 3D bioprinting to create 3D scaffolds using a variety of biomaterials. These 3D biomaterials are functionalized with precise control of micro-architecture, mechanical, chemical and biological properties. Design, fabrication and experimental results will be discussed. Such functional biomaterials allow us to investigate cell-microenvironment interactions at micro-scales in response to integrated physical and chemical stimuli. From these fundamental studies, we can create both in vitro and in vivo tissue models for precision tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

    Host: Yang Chai

    More Info: http://stemcell.usc.edu/events
    Webcast: http://keckmedia.usc.edu/stem-cell-semina

    Location: Eli & Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Resch. (BCC) - First Floor Conference Room

    WebCast Link: http://keckmedia.usc.edu/stem-cell-seminar

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Cristy Lytal/USC Stem Cell

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  • USC Stem Cell Seminar: Keith Mostov, University of California, San Francisco

    Tue, Sep 13, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Keith Mostov, University of California, San Francisco

    Talk Title: A molecular switch for the orientation of epithelial cell polarization

    Series: Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC Distinguished Speakers Series

    Abstract: The formation of epithelial tissues containing lumens requires not only the apical-basolateral polarization of cells, but also the coordinated orientation of this polarity such that the apical surfaces of neighboring cells all point towards the central lumen. I will describe a molecular switch mechanism controlling polarity orientation. Inhibition of this switch mechanism results in the development instead of collective front-rear polarization and motility.

    Host: Andy McMahon

    More Info: http://stemcell.usc.edu/events
    Webcast: http://keckmedia.usc.edu/stem-cell-semina

    Location: Eli & Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Resch. (BCC) - First Floor Conference Room

    WebCast Link: http://keckmedia.usc.edu/stem-cell-seminar

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Cristy Lytal/USC Stem Cell

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  • AI SEMINAR

    Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

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    Speaker: Rudi Studer, Institutes AIFB/KSRI, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany & FZI Research Center for Information Technology at KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany

    Talk Title: Flexible Management of Event Processing Applications for the (Industrial) Internet of Things

    Series: AI Seminar

    Abstract: Gathering and processing events from cyber-physical systems provides users with the opportunity to continuously be aware of current performance indicators and potentially upcoming issues as well as to optimize production and maintenance processes. In this context, Event Processing has become an established technology to process high-frequency event streams in real-time while providing capabilities to detect event patterns based on spatial, temporal or causal relationships.
    However, although event processing applications are often highly dynamic in regard to oftentimes changing requirements of observed situations as well as frequent syntactic and semantic changes of incoming sensor data, current technologies still suffer from high technical complexity making the development of real-time applications a time-consuming task due to slow development cycles.
    In this talk, we discuss methods and tools supporting the management of event processing applications. We present a lightweight, semantics-based model to describe event sources such as sensors, event processing agents and consumers and an approach that enables application specialists to define and execute event processing pipelines in a self-service manner. The approach is illustrated based on two IoT scenarios: integrated monitoring of manufacturing processes and disruption management in supply chains. In the beginning, selected research activities at Institutes AIFB and KSRI at KIT as well as at FZI will be outlined.

    Biography: Bio:
    Rudi Studer is Full Professor in Applied Informatics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute AIFB. In addition, he is director at the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI) as well as at the FZI Research Center for Information Technology at KIT. His research interests include knowledge management, Semantic Web technologies and applications, data and text mining, Big Data and Service Science.
    He obtained a Diploma in Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart in 1975. In 1982 he was awarded a Doctor's degree in Informatics at the University of Stuttgart, and in 1985 he obtained his Habilitation in Informatics at the University of Stuttgart. From 1985 to 1989 he was project leader and manager at the Scientific Center of IBM Germany.

    He is involved in various national and international research projects, among others the EU projects XLime (crossLingual crossMedia Knowledge Extraction) and iVision (Immersive Semantics-based Virtual Environments for the Design and Validation of Human-centered Aircraft Cockpits).

    Rudi Studer is former president of the Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA) and former Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web. He is a Semantic Technologies Institute (STI) International Fellow.

    Host: Craig Knoblock

    Webcast: http://webcastermshd.isi.edu/Mediasite/Play/33a9588370b74466825f95063e27108e1

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 1135 - 11th fl Large CR

    WebCast Link: http://webcastermshd.isi.edu/Mediasite/Play/33a9588370b74466825f95063e27108e1d

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Alma Nava / Information Sciences Institute

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  • USC Stem Cell Seminar: Kim Cooper, University of California, San Diego

    Tue, Sep 20, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

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    Speaker: Kim Cooper, University of California, San Diego

    Talk Title: Shaping the limb during development and evolution

    Series: Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC Distinguished Speakers Series

    Abstract: Our work leverages the unique hindlimb structure of the lesser Egyptian jerboa to understand how genotype shapes phenotype and modulates developmental malleability. The jerboa is a desert-adapted bipedal rodent with disproportionately elongated hindlimbs, particularly the feet, fused metatarsals, five fingers and three toes, and an absence of intrinsic hindfoot muscles. We take an interdisciplinary approach to understand the cell behaviors and gene expression changes associated with each derived phenotype. We are moving toward approaches that will allow us to pinpoint gene regulatory control mechanisms that causally explain the remarkable diversity of limb shapes that arose from natural selection.

    Host: Andy McMahon

    More Info: http://stemcell.usc.edu/events
    Webcast: http://keckmedia.usc.edu/stem-cell-semina

    Location: Eli & Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Resch. (BCC) - First Floor Conference Room

    WebCast Link: http://keckmedia.usc.edu/stem-cell-seminar

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Cristy Lytal/USC Stem Cell

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  • USC Stem Cell Seminar: Maksim Plikus, University of California, Irvine

    Tue, Sep 27, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Maksim Plikus, University of California, Irvine

    Talk Title: Regeneration of adipocytes in skin scars via reprograming of myofibroblasts

    Series: Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC Distinguished Speakers Series

    Abstract: Regeneration via lineage reprogramming is believed to occur only in fishes and amphibians. We show in mouse that, during wound healing, adipocytes regenerate from myofibroblasts, a cell type thought to be differentiated and non-adipogenic. The transcription factors Zfp423 and Ppary, normally expressed during adipocyte development, are reactivated and are required for adipogenic reprogramming of myofibroblasts. Myofibroblast reprogramming requires the presence of hairs, which trigger BMP signaling and subsequent Zfp423 activation. Adipocytes form from human keloid fibroblasts when treated with either BMP protein or placed in the presence of human hairs in vitro. We conclude that an adult mammal can utilize reprogramming for regeneration and identify the myofibroblast as a plastic cell type.

    Host: USC Stem Cell

    More Info: http://stemcell.usc.edu/events
    Webcast: http://keckmedia.usc.edu/Mediasite/Catalog/catalogs/StemCellSemina

    Location: Eli & Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Resch. (BCC) - First Floor Conference Room

    WebCast Link: http://keckmedia.usc.edu/Mediasite/Catalog/catalogs/StemCellSeminar

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Cristy Lytal/USC Stem Cell

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