2017 News

MAY

Lung Biology Center 2017 Pilot Project Program Awards

The Lung Biology Center requests applications for Pilot Project Program Awards that advance the understanding and treatment of Cystic Fibrosis, CF-related problems in other organ systems, or new treatments and therapies for improving or restoring CFTR function. The selected pilot project proposals will be submitted as a component of a P30 application focusing on all aspects of CF-related research.

Please see the RFA for details - these pilot applications are 1-2 paragraphs plus a CV. Applications are due May 31, 2017. If you have any question, don't hesitate to contact georgeo@dartmouth.edu.

Great Strides Walk Raises Over $20,000 for CF Research

Jessie Scott and Katie Price, a current and a former trainee at Dartmouth, respectively, were two of the lead organizers for the Hanover Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides walk fundraiser on May 13 at the Storrs Pond Recreation Area. There were six teams total participating including: the Lung Biology Center at Dartmouth, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and two family teams. Together, the teams raised over $20K for CF research!

MARCH

Kickoff Event Held for May 13 Great Strides Walk

A Cystic Fibrosis Lung Biology Team kick off event was held on March 24 for the Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis. The event had a great turnout of graduate students, post docs, and professors who work on CF. Everyone illustrated their research projects on a poster to be displayed at the May 13 Hanover Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Walk. To register for the Great Strides Walk and for additional information.

Annual CF Retreat Held on March 23

The 6th annual Dartmouth Cystic Fibrosis Retreat was held on March 23 at the Hanover Inn in Hanover, NH. The goal is to bring together basic- and physician-scientists with clinicians and with members of pharma and biotech to talk about all aspects of science and care related to CF. More than 100 people attended from across New England. Talks spanned topics from host-pathogen interactions to immune responses in CF, to new therapies and clinical trial data, to clinical care and mining the CF registry. The Dartmouth CF Retreat was generously sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

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Weekly Lung Biology Seminar Series Sponsored by Lung Biology Center

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Hanover Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis to be Held May 13, 2017

The Hanover Great Strides fundraising walk for CF Research will be on May 13th, 2017. Check in will be at 10am and the walk will start at 10:30am at the Storrs Pond Pagoda in Hanover, NH. Walkers should wear comfortable shoes. The route will be an easy 5k hike around the Storrs Pond trails. There is no minimum donation to register to walk. To register for the Great Strides Walk and for additional information.

Applied Bioinformatics Course 2017 at MDI Biological Laboratory

Applied Bioinformatics Course 2017 will be held on July 15-20 at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, ME. Applied Bioinformatics is a hands-on course for advanced graduate students, post-doctoral trainees, and researchers at all levels interested in incorporating bioinformatics into their research.

The goal of the course is to provide hands-on training on major bioinformatics resources through the analysis of a RNA-Seq data set to find differentially expressed genes and investigate previously described functions of those genes and the pathways in which they are involved.

Topics include web-based gene and protein resources, genome browsers, pathways and gene set enrichment analyses, and RNA-Seq data analysis. RNA-Seq data analysis will be conducted using CLC Genomics Workbench, the web-based Galaxy system, R statistical computing environment and Ingenuity Pathways Analysis. The course will feature several modules that will have examples to demonstrate how to apply the major tools or resources featured in the module. Participants should have a strong background in molecular biology. Prior computer programming skills are not required, but participants need to have a strong interest in learning some programming concepts. For more information and to register.