Large Sequencing Datasets: The Bane of Genomics? @ Harlem Biospace
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Deep-sequencing has revolutionized genomics, with many large genomic datasets that are freely available.  Often, the interpretation of the data leads to flawed conclusions, such as the recent article on plague and drug-resistant bacteria in New York’s subway system. This arises mainly due to a general lack of awareness of the flaws in the data and analyses, even amongst experts.

This talk will point out the dangers inherent in using public datasets for genomic analyses, in order to highlight good practices for preparing and analyzing deep sequencing datasets.  The talk will introduce techniques and highlight advances that can be easily implemented to ensure integrity of the generated data. This should help in interpreting the claims,  that are often made through newspaper articles, of the significance and applicability of results inferred from genomic datasets.


Ravi Sachidanandam (Founder of Girihlet) – Ravi is a prolific researcher with over 85 published papers, spanning fields including small RNA biology, piRNAs in the germline, DNA methylation, mRNA splicing, bioinformatic tools, deep-sequencing techniques, cancer biology, human genetics and virology. At Mount Sinai, he also established the deep-sequencing core facility and developed several novel bioinformatic tools and wet-bench techniques for deep sequencing that have resulted in two patents. One on small RNA sequencing has been exclusively licensed and the other, on mtDNA sequencing, is the focus of Girihlet.


ELabNYC 2016 Application Workshop: Get feedback before you submit! @ Mount Sinai - Off-Campus Location - 10th Floor
Oct 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

ELabNYC, the premier life science entrepreneur training and networking program is now accepting applications for the 2016 program.

The application deadline is November 2, 2015.

20 teams will be invited to participate.

Elab alums have made critical connections in the program resulting in important changes to development plans and business plans which in turn have assisted ventures to secure government and foundation funding and private investment.

The ElabNYC team is here to help you write a better application.

This three and a half hour workshop will review every application question and give you an opportunity to ask questions about your application responses. We will share the feedback by screeners from previous year's applications so you know screeners responses to application responses.

Prerequisite. Complete your application draft and bring it along to the workshop.

This workshop has 12 seats.

Reserve now to secure your spot.

Due to building security no walk ins will be accommodated for this event.


How to Apply to ELabNYC 2016 Webinar @ Online
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

ELabNYC is a program of entrepreneurship training and networking for research scientists and engineers seeking to commercialize their innovative technology. There are restrictions to be considered for the competitive entry annual program.

Join this webinar to learn how to improve your odds of being accepted into the ELabNYC program.

We will share what the scientist, business and funding screeners like and don't like from previous years.

We will review questions we ask your personal references, questions we ask tech transfer offices during our due diligence, how to make it simple for us to understand who your team mates are, and what NYC affiliated means whether you are at the right stage this year to apply to the program.



LES 2015 Annual Meeting (50th Anniversary) @ Marriott Marquis
Oct 25 – Oct 28 all-day

9 days, 4 tracks and hundreds of connections.

Please visit the Licensing Executives Society (LES) website to learn more and register.

SINAInnovations 2015 @ Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Oct 27 – Oct 28 all-day

Join us for the 4th annual SINAInnovations.

Full event details and registration.

NYC Life Science Innovation Showcase @ Alexandria Center for Life Science
Nov 4 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join us for an exciting afternoon featuring biomedical innovations and scientific research from New York City's academic research centers. On November 4, 2015, angel investors, venture capitalists, and biopharma business development executives will gather for pitches from some of New York City’s most exciting innovators and entrepreneurs.


12:30 - 1:00pm: Registration

1:00 - 1:30pm: Opening Keynote: Jeremy Levin, DPhil, MD BChir, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO, Ovid Therapeutics Inc.

1:30 - 3:00pm: Pitch Presentations

3:00 - 3:15pm: Afternoon Keynote: James Rosen, Venture Capital Deputy Director, Program Related Investments, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

3:15 - 5:00pm: Pitch Presentations

5:00 - 6:00pm: Cocktail Reception

Register here for the Alexandria NYC Life Science Innovation Showcase!