Metabolism & Precision Health

BME Summer Workshops @ Michigan 

Metabolism & Precision Health: A Biomedical Engineering Workshop


The goal of the BME Summer Workshops @ Michigan series is to establish the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor as a place to gather, learn, and network – each summer – on important research topics in BME.

These workshops will provide a collaborative forum to present current research progress and discuss future research opportunities at the interface of engineering and medicine.

“Metabolism & Precision Health: A Biomedical Engineering Workshop,” an interdisciplinary workshop on metabolism and precision medicine, is scheduled for July 25-26, Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., in the NCRC Building 18 Dining Hall. It is co-sponsored by BME, Precision Health, the Michigan George M. O’Brien Kidney National Resource Center and the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Nathan Price, Chief Scientific Officer of Thorne HealthTech
  • Marian Walhout, Professor and Chair, Department of Systems Biology, Maroun Semaan Chair in Biomedical Research, UMass Chan Medical School
  • Kivanc Birsoy, Chapman-Perelman Associate Professor, Head of Laboratory of Metabolic Regulation and Genetics, Rockefeller University
  • Gary Patti, Michael and Tana Powell Professor of Chemistry, Washington University
  • Miriam Udler, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Ahmet Coskun, Assistant Professor, Bernie Marcus Early Career Professorship, Georgia Tech

The deadline to RSVP has been extended! Please register to attend the event by June 14 to reserve your place. If you are a student or postdoc who would like to present a poster or a short talk, we must receive your title and abstract, also by June 14.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Day 1 – Thursday, July 25
 Begin at 1 p.m.

Session 1

Introductions and Overview

Keynote Address,
Nathan Price, Chief Scientific Officer of Thorne HealthTech

 
Coffee Break 2:15-2:45 p.m.
 
Session 2:

New Technologies
Ahmet Coskun, Assistant Professor,
Bernie Marcus Early Career Professorship, Georgia Tech  
Gary Patti, Michael and Tana Powell Professor of Chemistry,
Washington University
 
Posters + Reception 4:45 – 6 p.m.
 
Day 2 – Friday, July 26
 
8 -10 a.m.: Breakfast and Featured Speakers

Session 3: 

Precision Health/Personalized Medicine 10 a.m.-noon
 

10 a.m: Keynote,
Marian Walhout, Professor and Chair, Department of Systems Biology,
Maroun Semaan Chair in Biomedical Research, UMass Chan Medical School
Deepak Nagrath, U-M Professor, Biomedical Engineering
 
Noon -1.30 p.m. Lunch Break + Posters
Lunch provided for participants
 
Session 4:


Metabolic Diseases. 1:30 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Anna Mathew, MBBS, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, University of Michigan
Miriam Udler, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Kivanc Birsoy, Chapman Perelman Associate Professor, Head of Laboratory of Metabolic Regulation and Genetics, Rockefeller University 
 

Coffee 3 -3:15 p.m.
  

We will share schedule updates as they are finalized.