Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Kunsthaus Zurich, Chipperfield Building | Heimplatz, 8001 Zurich
On behalf of the NOMIS Foundation, we are pleased to invite you to two exciting lectures by pioneering researchers and recipients of the 2022 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award, Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz (Caltech) and Thomas A. Rando (UCLA), on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at the Kunsthaus Zurich.
16:30 – 17:00 | Welcome reception
17:00 – 17:30 | Keynote by Nobel Laureate Didier Queloz
17:30 – 18:05 | Lecture by Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz – Opening the Black Box of Human Implantation
18:30 – 19:05 | Lecture by Thomas A. Rando – Stem Cell Quiescence: A Microcosm of Evolutionary Survival Mechanisms
19:05 – 19:45 | Guided tour of art museum OR Networking reception
19:45 – 21:00 | Light garden dinner
Please mention if you would like to participate to the guided museum tour and dinner after the lectures.
Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz is the Bren Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech; US) and professor of stem cell biology and development at the University of Cambridge (UK). She is a biologist who has made crucial contributions to our understanding of early mammalian development.
Thomas A. Rando is director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine and of molecular, cell and developmental biology in the School of Life Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a neurologist and stem cell biologist whose research has revealed how stem cells respond to cues from their environment to modulate their ability to maintain tissues or engage in tissue repair.
About the NOMIS Foundation
The NOMIS Foundation supports and enables insight-driven science across all disciplines, focusing on researchers who put forth bold new ideas, exhibit a pioneering spirit and seek to inspire the world around them.
In addition to the NOMIS Award, which recognizes scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of science and human progress through their pioneering, innovative and collaborative research, NOMIS also supports bold early-career researchers through several NOMIS Fellowship Programs as well as the NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award.