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When: 03/01/2016
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Magic Conference Room
6400 Sanger Road
Orlando, Florida 
United States
Contact: Marc Giulianotti / Siobhan Malany

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Science in Space Workshop


The U.S. National Laboratory on the International Space Station is an unparalleled research platform that is being leveraged by innovative commercial entities and leading academic institutions for accelerating discoveries to improve life on Earth.

The Science in Space workshop will include presentations on focus areas of research interest, funding opportunities and case histories of successful initiatives.Participants will be able to assess if their research aligns with CASIS scope of interest and how to apply for flight opportunities.

Attendees may also schedule one-to-one discussions with CASIS scientific and business development teams for advice on submitting proposals.Come learn how to accelerate your research by partnering with CASIS for access to the ISS-NL.




Tuesday, March 1, 2016 |9:30am - 1:30pm
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
6400 Sanger Road | Orlando, FL | Magic Conference Room
Complimentary visitor parking available
Free - Please register by February 26




9:40amMarc Giulianotti, CASIS Introductions

9:45amSiobhan Malany, Ph.D. and Camilo Morfa, Sanford Burnham Prebys
andMicro-gRx | "Microfluidic Lab-on-a chip model of muscle wasting
for microgravity studies”

10:05amJamie Foster, Ph.D., University of Florida
"Impact of microgravity on an animal-microbe symbiosis"

10:25amJosh Colwell, Ph.D., University of Central Florida
“NanoRocks: Investigating Planet Formation on the ISS”

10:45amHatmut Derendorf, Ph.D., University of Florida
“Dosing Medications in Zero Gravity”

11:05amDebbie Wells, CASIS
"Launch Your Big Idea – Research on the International
Space Station National Lab”

11:45amTour SBP (sign up available at registration)


12:00-1:30pmBreak-out Sessions with CASIS team
(sign up available at registration)


Current CASIS Partners
CASIS has partnered with commercial companies, academic and nonprofit institutions, and non-NASA government agencies on over 100 projects. Some of our commercial partners include Merck Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly and Company, and Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research.

Additionally, we have partnered with several Florida based academic institutions including University of Florida, University of Miami, and Florida Institute of Technology.

Current and Previous Solicitations
Fluid Dynamics (in partnership with the NSF)
3D Microphysiological Systems for Organs-On-Chips
Fundamental Stem Cell Properties
Advancing Protein Crystallization


For More Information

Marc Giulianotti
Siobhan Malany
SBP front desk 407.745.2000

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