TII – Program

8:00 – 9:00
Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:10 Welcome Remarks
Anthony Monaco, President, Tufts University
9:10 – 9:30 TII: Overview, Challenges, and Opportunities
David Walt, Robinson Professor of Chemistry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
9:30 – 9:50 Defining Innovation at Tufts Institute for Innovation
Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean for International Business and Finance, Executive Director of the Institute for Business in the Global Context and the Center for Emerging Markets Enterprise, The Fletcher School
9:50 – 10:00 Question and Answer Session
David Walt and Bhaskar Chakravorti
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break
10:20 – 11:20  Lightning Talks (click here for more details)
Molecular Strategies to Impact Microbial Disease
Joshua Kritzer
Living Materials
Fiorenzo Omenetto
Nutrition and Infection: Understanding the Linkages
Christine Wanke
The Environment and Microbes
Kurt Pennell
11:20 – 12:30  Breakout Session I (click here for more details)
Molecular Strategies to Impact Microbial Disease 
Emerging Platforms and Technologies to Study Microbes and Therapeutic Delivery
Fighting Microbes: From Bench to Bedside to Worldwide
The Environment and Microbes
12:30 – 1:10  Lunch
1:15 – 2:15  Lightning Talks (click here for more details)
Microbes and Infectious Disease
John Leong
The Microbiome – Understanding the Microbiome for Health Benefits
Andrew Greenberg
The Application of New Technologies in Vaccinology, Therapeutics and Delivery Platforms
Chuck Shoemaker
Informatics and Data Analysis to Study Microbes and Their Impacts
Carla Brodley
2:15 – 3:15   Breakout Session II (click here for more details)
Microbes and Infectious Disease
Studying the Microbiome and Its Impact
The Human Condition and Microbes
Informatics Approaches to Studying the Impact of Microbes
3:15 – 3:30   Coffee Break 
3:30 – 4:00 Lightning Talks (click here for more details)
Economic Strategies for Sustainable Health
Shinsuke Tanaka
Environmental Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases and Global Health
Elena Naumova
4:00 – 4:15 Questions and Answer Session
4:15 – 5:30 Poster Presentations and Reception