Simons Society of Fellows Alumni Symposium

  • Organized by
  • Sonja Billerbeck, Ph.D.Columbia University
  • Michal Breker, Ph.D.Rockefeller University
Date & Time


Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium
160 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010 United States

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Deadline to Register

Monday September 17, 2018

Participation is by invitation only. All participants must register.

Simons Society of Fellows homepage

The first Simons Society of Fellows Alumni Symposium will feature a broad look at the application of biological research across fields, including neuroimmunology, plant biology, bacterial engineering, big data and genomics, and medical research.


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    9:00 AMWELCOME | Sonja Billerbeck and Michal Breker
    9:15 AMPROGRAM | Michal Schwartz
    10:00 AMPROGRAM | Javier Fernandez
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMPROGRAM CONTEXT | Sonja Billerbeck and Michal Breker
    11:10 AMPROGRAM | Joe Pickrell
    11:40 AMPROGRAM | Eva Billerbeck
    12:10 PMPROGRAM | Tal Danino
    1:00 PMLUNCH
    2:00 PMPROGRAM CONTEXT | Sonja Billerbeck and Michal Breker
    2:10 PMPROGRAM | TBD
    2:40 PMPROGRAM | June Medford
    5:00 PMPROGRAM | Joachim Frank
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    Air and Train

    Group A
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference for those in Group A. Please provide your travel specifications by clicking the registration link above. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.
    Group B
    Individuals in Group B are considered local and will not receive travel or hotel support. Please register at the link above so that we can capture your dietary requirements. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.

    Personal Car

    For participants driving to Manhattan, The Roger Hotel offers valet parking. Please note there are no in-and-out privileges when using the hotel’s garage; therefore, it is encouraged that participants walk or take public transportation to the Simons Foundation.
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    Participants in Group A who require accommodations are hosted by the foundation for a maximum of two nights at The Roger hotel. Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense.

    The Roger New York
    131 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10016
    (between 30th and 31st Streets)

    To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.

    For driving directions to The Roger, please click here.

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    Travel Assistance

    Christophe Vergnol, Protravel International

    Registration, Hotel and General Meeting Assistance

    Emily Klein
    MPS Event Coordinator, Simons Foundation

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    Any expenses not directly paid for by the Simons Foundation are subject to reimbursement based on the foundation’s travel policy. An email will be sent within a week following the conclusion of the meeting with further instructions on submitting your expenses via the foundation’s web-based expense reimbursement platform.

    Receipts are required for any expenses over $50 USD and are due within 30 days of the conclusion of the meeting. Should you have any questions, please contact Emily Klein.

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