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Wednesday, November 7
 12:00 PMIllumina workshop    Life Science Laboratories
 12:00 PMGrad Student Career Development workshop   Life Science Laboratories
2:00 PM NYCAN Meeting   Life Science Laboratories
4:00 PM Registration Opens   Life Science Laboratories
4:00 PM UMass Amherst Core Facility Tours   Life Science Laboratories
6:30 PM Opening Social - Eric Carle Museum* Eric Carle Museum 
*Buses will depart from the Life Science Laboratories beginning at 6:00 pm & return guests to Hotel UMass

Thursday, November 8 - All sessions will be at the UMass Hotel & Conference Center
8:00 AM Breakfast
 8:00 AM Registration Opens
 9:00 AM Welcome
 9:30 AM Keynote - Job Dekker: 3D Folding of Genomes
 10:30 AM Platinum Plus Sponsor - Illumina
 10:45 AMBreak/Networking 
 11:00 AMBreakouts:
  • Microbiome/Metabolomics: Investigating bugs to metabolites
  • Longitudinal Studies/Core User Education with Flow
  • Super Resolution in a Core Facility 
  • The Long Path to Sustainability: Looking for Solutions Beyond Economic Profitability
 12:30 PMLunch 
ABRF Updates
Core Marketplace
 1:30 PM Breakouts
  • Early Drug Discovery in Academia
  • Bioinformatics
  • 3D Printing
  • The Role of Core-Vendor Partnerships
 3:00 PM Break
3:30 PM  Keynote - Jay Fox - 40 Years in Cores or, Mel Brook’s Movies Pretty Much Sum It Up
 4:30 PM Platinum Plus Sponsor - New England Bio
 5:00 PM Poster Session & Vendor Show
 7:00 PM Dinner Groups
 10:00 PM NERLSCD After Hours 

Friday, November 9 - All sessions will be at the UMass Hotel & Conference Center
8:00 AM  Breakfast
 8:00 AMRegistration Open 
 9:00 AMKeynote -  Woody Sherman, CSO Silicon Therapeutics - Coupling Biophysical Approaches with Molecular Simulations to Optimize Compounds for Challenging Disease Targets
 10:00 AM Platinum Plus Sponsor: Bruker Daltonics
 10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Breakout Sessions
  • Mass Spec Imaging
  • Genomics - Emerging Technologies
  • Cores Role in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 
  •  Microparticle & Imaging Flow Cytometry
 12:00 PM Breakout Sessions
  • Proteomics
  • Antibody Validation
  • Compliance - challenges from Human Subjects focused facilities
  • Admin - Open Mic Conversation
 1:30 PM Lunch
 1:45 Closing Remarks


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