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SVIPLA Dec. 19 - Holiday Dinner Honoring Stephen Quake, Inventor of the Year

  • 19 Dec 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Hyatt Regency Santa Clara


  • Special price for members

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel
5100 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara

Holiday Dinner and
Inventor of the Year Presentation to
Stephen Quake
Lee Otterson Professor
Stanford University School of Engineering

6:00-7:00 p.m.-Registration/hosted cocktails and appetizers 7:00 p.m. - Dinner and program
Door prizes too!

Please join SVIPLA and Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services (“TREWS”)  as co-sponsor for our December 19 dinner meeting.  We are pleased to have TREWS co-hosting the cocktail hour (appetizers and beverages, and dinner.  Thank you TREWS!

SVIPLA is pleased to present Stephen Quake, Lee Otterson Professor in the Stanford University School of Engineering and Professor of Bioengineering, Applied Physics and Physics, as its 2013 Inventor of the Year.  Please join us on December 19 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara to honor Professor Quake.

The Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) recently presented to Professor Quake the 2013 HFSP Nakasone Award for his pioneering inventions and discoveries that made innovative physical techniques available for biology and that are revolutionizing biophysics, biological automation, genome analysis, and personalized medicine. His work is making it easy to answer and, in some cases, to ask questions that were previously impossible to address, and has profound impact for nearly every area of biology.

Through his work Stephen Quake developed key technologies that enabled advances in a broad range of fields from single molecule biophysics to molecular biology and microbial ecology. New large-scale quantitative approaches are revolutionizing nearly every aspect of the biological sciences. he is directly responsible for a truly remarkable number of these innovations, which is reflected in the large number of widely cited papers and patents he has published.

Professor Quake's interests lie at the nexus of physics, biology and biotechnology.  His group pioneered the development of Microfluidic Large Scale Integration (mLSI), demonstrating the first integrated microfluidic devices with thousands of mechanical valves. This technology is helping to pave the way for large scale automation of biology at the nanoliter scale, and he and his students have been exploring applications of lab-on-a-chip technology in functional genomics, genetic analysis, and structural biology.  Professor Quake is also active in the field of single molecule biophysics.  His current research includes single molecule biophysics, precision force measurement, micro and nano fabrication with soft materials, integrated microfluidics and large scale biological automation.

If you have problems registering for the December meeting and want to make a reservation, please email Casey at svipla@yahoo.com.

DEADLINE FOR RESERVATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday noon, December 17, 2013.  Online registration automatically closes at that time - please make your reservation online by the deadline as there are only a few extra spaces allotted at the meeting for walk-ins. The venue may not be able to serve meals beyond the guaranteed number expected for the meeting.

SVIPLA Tax ID#-77-0491659

MCLE: This event will qualify for 1 hour of CLE credit. The Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

Sept. 2013 - June 2014

The new membership year for SVIPLA ($70)  is effective September 1.  Please renew your membership or join for the first time by clicking: Join SVIPLA. 

SVIPLA's membership year is from September 2013 through June 2014.  As a SVIPLA member you will be able to enter the Members Only site for information on current job postings and the membership directory. In addition, you will receive a discounted dinner fee of $60 rather than the $85 non-member dinner fee. We hope you will join SVIPLA and attend the monthly dinner meetings.





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