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Space Exploration Seminar

June 28th 2016

Chairperson: Ting Wu, Professor of Genomics, Harvard Medical School

 

18:30 - 18:45

Space genetics: 3 billion basepairs – a repository of solutions

Speaker

  • Ting WuTing Wu Professor of Genomics - Harvard Medical School
18:45 - 19:00

A new frontier of science in space: introduction to NASAs Human Research Program

Speaker

  • Official NASA executive portrait of Dr. John B. Charles, Associate Manager for International Science.  Photo Date: January 6, 2015.  Location: Building 8, Room 183 - Photo Studio.  Photographer: Robert MarkowitzJohn Charles Associate Manager for International Science - NASA Human Research Program, Johnson Space Center
19:00 - 19:15

Twin Sons: an overview of NASA’s first integrated omics experiment in space

  • Omics and personalized medicine – here on Earth and now in space.
  • Twins studies – how do they help us separate nature from nurture?
  • Specifically what types of omics and physiological/behavioural experiments are we performing in space under the aegis of the Kelly twins study, and how does this work relate to medicine on Earth?
  • What has been the progress to date in terms of implementing the Kelly twins study, and what are the implications of this study for NASA, going forward?

Speaker

  • Graham ScottGraham Scott Vice President and Institute Associate DirectorVice President and Institute Associate Director - National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)
19:15 - 19:30

GeneLab: an integrated omics approach to life sciences research in space

  • The Open Science program management philosophy
  • Why integrated omics are crucial to the future of human exploration
  • GeneLab and the open data architecture
  • Future opportunities for the omics and informatics research communities

Speaker

19:30 - 20:00

Discussion panel: Space exploration and omics in space biology

  • How can humans use genomics to conquer space explorations and missions to mars?
  • Combining all 10 twin projects to form a picture of the effects of space exploration, what do we know and what might the findings be?
  • What are the effects of aging in space compared to earth and how can they be prevented?
  • What are the effects on microbiome and susceptibility to disease in space?
  • How can we improve our understanding of the physiological effects on space exploration in the future?

Chair

  • Ting WuTing Wu Professor of Genomics - Harvard Medical School

Panellists

  • Marshall PorterfieldMarshall Porterfield Division Director, Space Life and Physical Sciences - NASA
  • Graham ScottGraham Scott Vice President and Institute Associate DirectorVice President and Institute Associate Director - National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)
  • Official NASA executive portrait of Dr. John B. Charles, Associate Manager for International Science.  Photo Date: January 6, 2015.  Location: Building 8, Room 183 - Photo Studio.  Photographer: Robert MarkowitzJohn Charles Associate Manager for International Science - NASA Human Research Program, Johnson Space Center
  • PHOTO DATE: 03-01-13
LOCATION: Bldg. 8, Room 183 - Photo Studio
SUBJECT: Dr. Craig Kondrot for use in upcoming conference
PHOTOGRAPHER: BILL STAFFORDCraig Kundrot Life Sciences Lead, Office of the Chief Scientist - NASA
20:00

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