November 8, 2011
The Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF) Life Sciences Lunch Series is a monthly seminar series on critical issues in life science. Hosted by Barnes & Thornburg, each month during lunch a policymaker or a panel in the field of life science will be available to answer questions concerning the major challenges and opportunities in the life science industry. This months IHIF seminar is "Biomarker Discovery: Moving Diagnostics to the Forefront of Medical Research".
Increasing emphasis is being placed on biomarker discovery as the key to advancing personalized medicine. Better diagnostic tools ultimately lead to improved patient outcomes but identifying the underlying triggers for disease is still a long and challenging path. On Tuesday, November 15th, 2011, Walter Jessen, Ph.D., Computational Biologist with the Biomarker Center of Excellence, will be on a panel discussing the biomarker discovery pathway and how discoveries are being translated into new diagnostic tests and tools.
- Walter Jessen, Ph.D., Computational Biologist, Covance Biomarker Center of Excellence and Knowledge Curator, Biomarker Commons
- Cynthia Helphingstine, Ph.D., President & CEO, The Fairbanks Institute for Healthy Communities
Dr. Jessen recently spoke about Covance BioPathways for Biomarker Discovery at the Biomarker Discovery Informatics Track at ADAPT 2011 Congress in Septemeber.
Barnes & Thornburg hosts the IHIF Life Sciences Lunch Series. The event will be simulcast at a number of Barnes & Thornburg offices nationwide: Atlanta, Chicago, Indiana, Los Angeles, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio and Washington D.C. There is a $10 charge to attend in Indianapolis and no charge to attend at the remote sites.
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 15, 12:00 PM EST
Location: Barnes & Thornburg LLP, 5th Floor, 11 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN
Additional locations: Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Grand Rapids (Michigan), Minneapolis, Columbus (Ohio), Washington D.C. and various locations throughout Indiana