Bio-Techne Symposium - Boston 2017


Bio-Techne is honored to host this educational symposium and share researcher’s insights from single-cell analysis to model systems, from pathogenesis to chronic inflammation. During this day we will ask and answer many questions in this fast-moving field. Please join us for what is going to be one of the best ways you could spend a day out of the lab or clinic.

Speakers will cover many aspects of immune response from innate immunity to cancer therapy. Talks will focus on timely and relevant topics associated with monitoring immune responses. You will have opportunities to network and learn from your peers during this one-day event in the hot bed of biomedical science. A great venue with lunch and post-symposium social hour are included.


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Regular Price - One Day Symposium $125





8:00 AM

Welcome coffee and pastries


8:20 AM

Welcome Message

J. Fernando Bazan, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer, Bio-Techne Corporation


8:30 AM

Peter Libby, M.D.

Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Topic – IL-1 β blockade and CANTOS trial results


9:10 AM

Luiz Alberto Diaz, Jr., M.D.

Head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Department of Medicine

Topic – Response biomarkers to anti-PD1 cancer immunotherapy


9:50 AM

Theresa L. Whiteside, Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology, Immunology & Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Topic – Responses and resistance to cancer immunotherapy


10:30 AM

Coffee Break


10:50 AM

Rong Fan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University

Topic - Immune response profiling at the single cell level


11:30 AM

Leo Joosten, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanisms of Inflammatory Diseases, Radboud University, Nijmegen Medical Center, NL

Topic - Cytokine profiles in human disease


12:10 PM



1:00 PM

Charles A. Dinarello, M.D.

Professor of Medicine and Immunology, University of Colorado, and Radboud University, Nijmegen Medical Center, NL

Topic - IL-37; a natural suppressor of innate inflammatory and immune responses


1:40 PM

Chandrashekhar Pasare, Ph.D.

J. Wayne Stellein, M.D., Professorship in Immunology, University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center

Topic – The molecular interface of innate and adaptive immunity


2:20 PM

Coffee Break


2:40 PM

Karolina Palucka, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Director of Cancer Immunology, The Jackson Laboratory

Topic - Targeting IL-1β in breast cancer


3:20 PM

Jonathan Kagan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Topic – Cytosolic mechanisms of innate immune response to pathogens


4:00 PM

Closing Remarks and Social Hour