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Events for February 08, 2018

  • Biomedical Engineering Department Guest Speaker

    Thu, Feb 08, 2018 @ 01:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jennifer Treweek, Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Biology and Bioengineering, Caltech

    Talk Title: Functional and anatomical mapping of neuropeptide circuitry using modern neuroscience techniques

    Abstract: Neuropeptide systems are notoriously difficult to study due to their biological complexity and the overall technical inadequacy of traditional pharmacological tools (e.g., synthetic design of receptor ligands, immunohistochemistry-based labeling). However, given the pathological relevance of neuropeptides, such as corticotropin releasing factor, to a variety of disease states, the functional and anatomical characterization of neuropeptide circuitry is crucial to our discovery of better disease therapies. The development and application of new technologies to enable such characterization is an important first step towards this goal.
    In my talk, I will summarize recent improvements to in vivo modalities for recording and perturbing neuronal activity in behaving rodents, as well as ex vivo techniques for analyzing the functional connectivity of targeted cells at the single-molecule through systems-levels. In particular, our methods for the multiplexed labeling and imaging of mRNA and peptide epitopes at depth in cleared tissue offer scientists an opportunity to visualize transcriptional changes and structural plasticity in intact circuits during the progression of disease.

    Host: Ellis Meng, PhD

    Location: Corwin D. Denney Research Center (DRB) - 145/145A

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mischalgrace Diasanta

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  • Abbreviation Disambiguation and NLP tools for Danish

    Thu, Feb 08, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Manuel Ciosici, Aarhus University, Denmark

    Talk Title: NL Seminar-Abbreviation Disambiguation and NLP tools for Danish

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: This talk will cover two topics. The first part will be a brief overview of Manuel's recent project in abbreviation disambiguation. Following, Manuel will give a brief overview of how various NLP methods are used in an industrial setting in a danish company that provides text analytics services for publishers such as Springer-Nature.



    Biography: Manuel is a 3rd year PhD student at Aarhus University in Denmark. His PhD is focused on applying Data Mining and Machine Learning on large collections of unstructured text documents with the goal of extracting and representing knowledge embedded in the documents.


    Host: Nanyun Peng and Kevin Knight

    More Info: http://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 6th Floor Conf Rm-CR# 689

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Peter Zamar

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  • Illinois Institute of Technology Information Session

    Thu, Feb 08, 2018 @ 05:20 PM - 06:20 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Illinois Tech is a private, technology-focused, research institution located in Chicago offering degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law. The university also offers academic research internships to current and visiting students, providing valuable research experience applicable in academia and other careers. Come join our information session to learn more about your future studying at IIT!

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 101

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • ASBME Mentoring Ice Cream Social

    Thu, Feb 08, 2018 @ 07:45 PM - 08:45 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Join ASBME's Mentoring Program for an ice cream social at Baked Bear on Thursday, February 8th at 7:45pm. Feel free to stop by, eat some ice cream, and socialize with mentors and mentees!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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  • ASBME Mentoring Ice Cream Social

    Thu, Feb 08, 2018 @ 07:45 PM - 09:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Join ASBME's Mentoring Program for an ice cream social at Baked Bear on Thursday, February 8th at 7:45pm. Feel free to stop by, eat some ice cream, and socialize with mentors and mentees!

    Location: Baked Bear

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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