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Media Advisory for Science Writers: Neuroscience will be Focus of Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology Symposium

April 21, 2015
CONTACT: Mary Spiro
Office: 410-516-4802/Cell: 443-204-7159

WHEN: Friday, May 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: The Johns Hopkins University medical campus, Owens Auditorium, located in the walkway between Koch Cancer Research Building and the Bunting Blaustein Cancer Research Building. The Koch CRB is at 1550 Orleans St., Baltimore, MD 21231.

WHO: Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) hosts its ninth annual multidisciplinary symposium, featuring six faculty speakers and 100 multidisciplinary research posters.

WHAT: Neuro X is the title and theme for the symposium. The event kicks off with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Owens Auditorium. Talks from faculty experts begin at 9 a.m. Speakers include Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, a professor of neurological surgery and oncology; Jordan J. Green, an associate professor of biomedical engineering, ophthalmology and neurosurgery; Ahmet Hoke a professor of neurology and neuroscience; Patricia H. Janak, a professor of psychological and brain sciences in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences; Piotr Walczak, an associate professor of radiology and radiological science; and Martin G. Pomper, the Brody Professor of Radiology and a professor of radiology and radiological science. Posters featuring multidisciplinary research from across many Johns Hopkins divisions and departments will be on display from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the entire Johns Hopkins community.

BACKGROUND: The Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology was founded in 2006 and brings together expertise from the university’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Whiting School of Engineering, Applied Physics Lab, and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences to create new knowledge and new technologies at the interface of nanoscience and medicine.

WHY: INBT’s annual symposium is a showcase of multidisciplinary research from across departments at the university. It’s an excellent opportunity to make direct connections with people doing some of the most innovative work at Johns Hopkins.

MEDIA CONTACT AT THE EVENT: Members of the media who wish to attend should contact INBT’s science writer Mary Spiro at mspiro@jhu.edu or call her cell, 443-204-7159. For more details and talk titles, visit http://inbt.jhu.edu/news/symposium/.


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