MAD SSCi 2016 Pittsburgh
June 8 - 10, 2016
Hosted at The University of Pittsburgh

Innovation Through Collaboration

Join us for the Fourth Annual Conference of the Mid Atlantic Directors and Staff of Scientific Cores at the University of Pittsburgh from Wednesday June 8 to Friday June 10, 2016.

Meet with colleagues across the range of shared resource facilities and share ample opportunities for networking. Enjoy the varied conference agenda with sessions on core management, administration and scientific topics. Exciting keynote speakers will cover both science and management questions that are relevant across core disciplines.   Concurrent science sessions include biorepository logistics, flow cytometry, microscopy and gene editing.  Pre-conference staff and vendor workshops will be held on Wednesday, June 8 for focused training opportunities.

The opening reception with dinner, drinks and our first keynote speaker will follow in the lush, green surroundings of the Phipps Conservatory Tropical Forest: The Congo.

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Conference Highlights

  • Opening reception at the Phipps Conservatory
    • Dinner and drinks
    • Speaker: Dr. Alan Waggoner
  • Poster session
    • Travel awards for best poster
  • Keynotes on business and science topics
  • Pre-conference staff and vendor workshops
  • NEW! FacilityTours: following Closing Luncheon Department of Structural Biology NMR Facility                  Center for Biologic Imaging                          
  • Concurrent sessions
    • Administration
    • Gene Editing
    • Biorepositories
    • Microscopy
    • Flow Cytometry
  • A full conference session                    “What’s Your Core?”
  • Networking opportunities
University of Pittsburgh - Cathedral of Learning

University of Pittsburgh
Cathedral of Learning

* The Cathedral of Learning, a Pittsburgh landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburgh's main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Standing at 535 feet (163 m), the 42-story Late Gothic Revival Cathedral is the tallest educational building in the Western hemisphere and the second tallest university building (fourth tallest educationally-purposed building) in the world.  It is also the second tallest gothic-styled building in the world.

* From Wikipedia

ABRF Membership Raffle - MAD SSCi attendees will have the chance to win an ABRF membership.

Opening Night Reception at the Phipps Conservatory Featuring Keynote Speaker Alan Waggoner PhD

Alan S. Waggoner, PhD
Maxwell H. and Gloria C. Connan Professor of Life Sciences
"Down to Earth Cytometry......And Maybe Not"

Dr. Waggoner is currently leading the Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center into creating a novel sensor unit technology for a broad class of biosensors. We envision this technology will provide a very powerful, and almost generic, tool for detecting protein interactions on and inside living cells. Read more »

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Come to Pittsburgh for the science, but stay for the city’s many cultural and recreational opportunities.  Visit the Three Rivers Arts Festival taking place downtown June 3-12, 2016, with an artists market and free live music and theater events.  The conference venue is situated just steps from the gothic revival Cathedral of Learning, where you can learn about Pittsburgh’s ethnic communities with a self guided tour of the Nationality Rooms .  The Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History are also within walking distance, where you can experience the Dinosaurs in Their Time Exhibit and an extensive and eclectic permanent art collection.  Experience the Gilded Age at the Frick Art and History Center with a tour of Henry Clay Frick’s Pittsburgh home, Clayton.  Pittsburgh is also home to the National Aviary , the Senator John Heinz History Center , the Warhol Museum and the ToonSeum .  Take in a Pittsburgh Pirates ball game or a Pittsburgh Riverhounds soccer match at the riverfront stadiums, or get active along the bike trails of our three rivers.  Head out of town to experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpieces, Falling Water and Kentuck Knob or take a trip to the Meadowcroft Rockshelter for a fascinating look at a more ancient site of human habitation.