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The following list includes events and seminars of notable interest to the Structural and Functional Genomics Program and its members. Please look for the Upcoming SFG Events list on the right edge of this page; this list is updated automatically and may be added to your Outlook or Google calendars.


Program Events

Seminars and other programmatic meetings led by the Structural and Functional Genomics Program.

Cancer Genomics Cross-Lab Meeting

2nd and 4th Wednesdays at noon
Alternating between Moores Cancer Center (Comer Commons) and School of Medicine (Leichtag 107)

To foster collaborative, innovative projects in basic and translational cancer biology, leveraging genomics, bioinformatics and high throughput approaches.

Website: Cancer Genomics Cross-Lab Meeting

Genetics, BioInformatics and Systems Biology Colloquium (GBSBC)

Thursdays at noon, September-June

This weekly seminar is presented by the UCSD Institute for Genomic Medicine, The Genetics Training Program, The Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Program, and the Cancer Cell Map Initiative. For more information please visit the website.

Website: GBSBR

Bone Metastatic Prostate Cancer Workshop

Schedule TBD

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Website: Bone Metastatic Prostate Cancer Workshop

Cancer Genomics Journal Club

Tuesdays, 2-3pm, Resuming in September

The goals of the Journal Club include providing an interactive and engaging venue to learn and discuss about cancer genomics studies; learn how to design studies, conduct them or criticise them; identify databases, tools and technologies existing or in development, their novelties and limitations; and dentify the major laboratories and investigators in the field of cancer genomics. For more information please visit the website.

Website: MED 278 Cancer Genomics Journal Club

Multi-Program Events

Intra- and inter-programmatic activities, lectures and symposia, external collaborations, and program development.

C3 Pancreatic Cancer Research Group


The C3 PCRG meets to stimulate team science and translational research collaborations focused on pancreatic cancer. The goals are to aligned basic and clinician researchers, accelerate research and translation across the institutions, facilitate sharing of resources such as mouse models, cell lines, and tool compounds, enable large grant proposals and industrial collaborations, and attract new investigators into the field of pancreatic cancer research.

Contact: Shirley Sarno, UCSD

The San Diego Center for Precision Immunotherapy

Bi-monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month

In collaboration with LJI, the San Diego Center for Precision Immunotherapy (SDCPI) was formally recognized and established as an academic center at UC San Diego. SDCPI is co-directed by Ezra Cohen (STT) and Stephen Schoenberger (STT) of LJI. The center aims to accelerate and translate scientific advances in immunology and to develop and implement novel personalized cancer immunotherapies for patients.

Contact: Amy Hart, 858-246-3156

C3 Retreat (UCSD, Salk, Sanford Burnham Prebys Cancer Centers) Pedal the Cause Funded Collaborative Pilot Projects

Annually in August, date TBD, Salk Institute

The mission of C3 is to leverage the collaborative opportunities offered by the existence of one of the only 46 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers (MCC) and two of the only 7 NCI-designated basic research cancer centers (Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) in the same city. Consistent with this mission, C3's primary function is to provide an ongoing forum for advancing cancer prevention and control, screening and therapy vis enhancing the interactions and collaborations among the three NCI-designated Cancer Centers in San Diego, as well as promoting interactions with other public and private sector organizations in San Diego.

Contact: Raluca Ciochina

Usha Mahajani Symposium on Molecular Medicine

Annually in September, date TBD, Salk Institute

The annual Usha Mahajani symposium, now in its 30th year, is a collaborative project between UCSD, Salk, and Sanford-Burnham Prebys Institutes. The symposium, held annually, is generally attended by 250-300 senior investigators, post docs and graduate students in academia and biotech. The most recent symposium was held on September 6, 2019.

Contact: CMM Meetings, 619-299-6673

Cell and Gene Therapy Meeting on the Mesa

Annually in October, Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad

The Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa is a three-day conference combining discussions between key opinion leaders, senior executives and top academic researchers. The program also includes 70+ presentations by the field’s most promising companies and 35 poster abstracts by leading scientists from around the globe.

Contact: Laura Stringham

MCC Annual Scientific Retreat

Annually in October, Sanform Consortium

The Science Retreat Committee (Gutkind (CBS), Martinez (CCP), Cohen (STT), Goodman (Administration)) invites speakers in areas targeted for strategic development/growth. Selected MCC speakers and poster presentations by senior and/or junior lab members, in conjunction with presentations and oral defense of collaborative Pilot Projects are included in the agenda. The retreat had 160 attendees from the 5 CCSG programs and 6 institutions: LJI, Ludwig, Salk, SDSU, SBP, and UCSD. 22 speakers; 33 poster presentations; graduate students, postdocs and scientists in CCSG labs; 22 C3 pilot applications submitted, 8 selected for competition.

Contact: Raluca Ciochina

Head and Neck Cancer Retreat

Annually in November, Altman CTRI Auditorium

The Head and Neck Cancer Retreat brings together leading scientists and clinicians from UCSD, Salk, Sanford Burnham Prebys Cancer Center.

Contact: Tia Smith