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Mar 21 2018 (All day) to Mar 22 2018 (All day)
Royal Sonesta, Cambridge
From breakthroughs in scientific endeavors to startups and new business ventures, the Annual Meeting will cover the most innovative advancements in the industry, presented in new and interactive fo
Mar 21 2018 - 4:00pm
VASCI Seminar Alicia Timme-Laragy UMass Amherst 221 Integrated Sciences Building Speaker: Alicia Timme-Laragy Notes: Refreshments at 3:45pm
Mar 22 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
LSL N610
Registration Required.
Mar 22 2018 - 11:30am
CHEM Seminar Sourav Saha Clemson University 1634 Lederle Tower
Mar 22 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
LSL S330
Network with professionals from local advanced manufacturing companies and learn how UMass Amherst can assist in positioning your business for

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Lunch-n-Learn with ADDFab and Carbon3D

Rescheduled-Friday, April 6 - 12:00pm LSL N210 (lunch provided)

Join us for an informational seminar. Meet Carbon3D and learn about their 3D printing technology. We need your input to determine whether we add this technology to ADDFab.

Woldorff Distinguished Lecture

2018 hMRC Distinguished Lecture:

Prof. Marty Woldorff, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University
Friday, March 23
11 am - LSL S330

Nakasone Medal

The HFSP Nakasone Award is designed to honour scientists who have undertaken frontier-moving research in biology, encompassing conceptual, experimental or technological breakthroughs. Both senior and junior scientists are eligible and peer-recognised excellence is the major criterion for selection.

The discovery or discoveries shall:

200K M2D2 Challenge

Rachel Walker, assistant professor of nursing and CPHM, and Michael Busa, human testing center director, participated in the 7th annual M2D2 $200K Challenge with their proposal on "Portable Self-Contained IV Fluid Production for Humanitarian Crises & Low-Resource Settings." Team members included Dr. Julian Atim, IALS/Isenberg Innovation Fellow, and Bryan Chua (innovation grant winner for water quality work in Puerto Rico), chemical engineering honor's undergraduate student, as well as support from Sarah Perry, assistant professor of chemical engineering.

Thomas Zoeller

Thomas Zoeller, biology and M2M, is one of the scientists who study endocrine disrupting chemicals and dispute claims by federal officials that bisphenol A is safe for consumers at current levels in food packaging.

Lisa M. Minter, associate professor, veterinary & animal sciences & M2M member, and her research group, led by senior graduate student, E. Ilker Ozay, performed the pre-clinical studies that enabled a first-in-human trials using a novel cell-based therapy for the treatment of steroid-resistant graft versus host disease (GvHD).

Lisa Minter and S. Thai Thayumanavan

Both M2M and CBD researchers, organic and polymer chemist Thai Thayumanavan and professor of animal science Lisa Minter, have partnered with Anika Therapeutics Inc. of Bedford to co-develop a new product for treating the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis.

The work is part of Phase II of a continuing relationship between IALS and Anika.

Joshua Yang and Quangfei Xia

Profs. Joshua Yang and Qiangfei Xia, electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department and CPHM, are leading a team of international researchers that has just published results on neuromorphic computing, where microprocessors are configured more like human brains than conventional computer chips with the goal of both building better computers and advancing our understanding of the human brain. The paper appears in the February online issue of Nature Electronics.

2017 Summer Accelerator Winners

Apply for the UMass Summer Accelerator, an intensive eight-week summer program designed to propel investment, licensing and launch of UMass’ most promising new technologies and ventures.

Dates: June 4 - July 27; Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Location: Bartlett Hall, on campus at UMass

Accepted teams, four to five ventures, will receive $5,000 in financial and in-kind support to defray business development related expenses and allow team members to work full time on their ventures.

ADDFab Lunch-n-Learn with Cellink

Friday, March 9 - 12:00pm LSL S330 (lunch provided)

Join us for an informational seminar. Meet Cellink and learn about their 3D printing technology. We need your input to determine whether we add this technology to ADDFab.

ADDFab Lunch-n-Learn with 3D Systems

Rescheduled-Friday, March 16, 2018 LSL S330 (lunch provided)

Join us for an informational seminar. Meet 3D Systems and learn about their 3D printing technology. We need your input to determine whether we add this technology to ADDFab.

Courtney Babbitt

Courtney Babbitt, biology and M2M, received a three-year, $330,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to use new state-of-the-art computational, evolutionary and experimental methods to examine how natural selection has shaped gene expression in the human brain.

Laura Vandenberg

Environmental scientists led by Laura Vandenberg report that they observed changes in mammary gland development of female mice exposed during early development to the chemicals used in unconventional oil and gas (UOG) extraction – including fracking – at levels environmentally relevant to humans.

Researchers at the College of Nursing are seeking breast cancer survivors for a study they are conducting on measuring fatigue using eye movements. Rachel K. Walker, nursing, is heading up the study.

Prof. Lili He

Lili He, department of food science and CPHM, and colleagues report that they have developed a new, rapid and low-cost method for detecting bacteria in water or a food sample. Once commercially available, it should be useful to cooks using fresh fruits and vegetables, for example, and aid workers in the field responding to natural disasters, He says.


Room Reservations

LSL South Conference Rooms-located in the Life Science Laboratories South (LSL2). Please find room details and access to the reservation request form.

Funding Opportunities

The 15th annual solicitation for the OTCV Technology Development Fund is now open for applications, proposals due December 4, 2017. The purpose of the Fund is to assist faculty and the OTCV...

The UManage Center for Building the Science of Symptom Self-Management in the College of Nursing has announced its request for applications for pilot research grants for 2018-19.


IALS and its three Centers are proud to present joint Seed Grant Programs for 2017. Eligible applicants must be a current member of IALS and one of the three Centers and/or an active Research...