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Research Festival Set, Sept. 12–14

Colorized structure of a prototype for a universal flu vaccine.
Colorized structure of a prototype for a universal flu vaccine denotes Research Festival.

The 2018 NIH Research Festival: A Celebration of Intramural Science will be held Sept. 12–14. The annual festival highlights the diversity of scientific disciplines within the NIH Intramural Research Program.

There will be three plenary sessions, one each morning, on: the research of four IC directors; immunodeficiency and lysosomal disorders; and atopic dermatitis and influenza. The concurrent symposia sessions, which will take place in the afternoons, will focus on cell-based gene editing and CRISPR; myeloid malignancies; vascular biology; computational biology, data science and machine learning; high-throughput sequencing; and biochemistry.

The festival will be held in and around Bldg. 10 and will include more than 300 scientific posters. Other highlights include the IC directors and scientific directors poster session; a hackathon; NIH Green Labs Fair and exhibits; the FARE awards ceremony; R&W Taste of Bethesda lunch; animal tribute ceremony; the Technical Sales Association vendor tent show; and virtual reality and technology hub demonstrations at the NIH Library.

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