Past Chao Symposia

2018   •   2017   •   2014   •   2013   •   2012   •   2011   •   2010   •   2009


2018

Theme

Financing Innovation in Houston Today for Tomorrow

Speakers

John “Jack” M. Gill (Rice University and Gill Foundation of Texas)
Erik Halvorsen (Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute)
Balakrishna Haridas (Texas A&M University)
Mehdi Razavi (Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute)

Moderators

John “Jack” M. Gill (Rice University and Gill Foundation of Texas)
John “JR” S. Reale Jr. (Station Houston)

Panelists

Guillermo Borda (HX Venture Fund and Mercury Fund)
Katherine Chambers (The Right Place, Inc.)
Juliana Garaizar (Houston Angel Network)
Scott Parazynski (Fluidity Technologies, Inc.)
Zaffer Syed (Saranas)
Jay Zeidman (Resolute Venture Partners)


2017

Theme

Instruments and Informatics: Seeing Bodies in Their Environments

Speakers

William Buras (Tietronix Software)
Dorit Donoviel (Baylor College of Medicine)
Ioannis Kakadiaris (University of Houston)
Baraquiel Reyna (NASA Johnson Space Center)
Petra Wilder-Smith (University of California, Irvine)


2014

Theme

Can We Meet the Challenge of HIV/AIDS?

Speakers

Jose Esparza (University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Robert C. Gallo (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine)
Daria J. Hazuda (Merck Research Labs)
Mark H. Kaplan (University of Michigan Health System)
Mark W. Kline (Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital)
Andrew Rice (Baylor College of Medicine)


2013

Theme

Feeding the World

Speakers

Per Pinstrup-Andersen (Cornell University)
Roger Beachy (University of Saskatchewan)
Julie Borlaug (Texas A&M University)
Gregory Jaffe (Center for Science in the Public Interest)
Andrew Revkin (New York Times)
Jay Vroom (CropLife America)

Highlights

Chao Symposium Fifth Anniversary: Feeding the World

Highlights of the 2013 Chao Symposium.

 

 


2012

Theme

From Base Pairs to Bedside: What Happens When Genomics-Based Therapies Enter Our Clinics?

Speakers

James D. Watson (Cold Springs Harbor Laboratories and Watson School of Biological Sciences)
John Mendelsohn (M. D. Anderson’s Khalifa Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy)
Leroy Hood (Institute for Systems Biology)
Nancy Chang (Tanox, Inc.)
Bradley Ozenberger (National Human Genome Research Institute and National Institutes of Health)
Hans Sauer (Biotechnology Innovation Organization)
Barbara Evans (University of Houston Law Center)

Media

James Watson: Why society isn't ready for genomic-based medicine

James Watson’s opening remarks at the 2012 Chao Symposium.

Barbara Evans on legal barriers to discovery and clinical translation for genetic tests

Barbara Evans speaks at the 2012 T. T. Chao Symposium.

Bradley A. Ozenberger examines the history and impact of the Human Genome Project

Bradley A. Ozenberger speaks at the 2012 T. T. Chao Symposium.

 


2011

Theme

Energy Alternatives

Speakers

Emil Jacobs (ExxonMobil)
Yuan Lee (International Council for Science)
Nathan Lewis (California Institute of Technology)
Andrew Revkin (New York Times)
Thomas Tritton (Science History Institute)
J. Craig Venter (J. Craig Venter Institute)

Media

Student -- Laureate Forum

History Live with Emily Jacobs and J. Craig Venter

A Conversation with Yuan Lee


2010

Theme

Nobel Symposium: The Discovery of Buckminsterfullerene

Speakers

Phaedon Avouris (IBM)
Robert F. Curl (Rice University)
Mildred Dresselhaus (MIT)
James Heath (California Institute of Technology)
Andreas Hirsch (Friedrich-Alexander Universität, Germany)
Donald Huffman (University of Arizona)
Harold W. Kroto (Florida State University, University of Sussex)
Sean O’Brien, Thomas R. Tritton (the Institute)


2009

Theme

On the Molecular Frontier

Speakers

John W. Belmont (Baylor College of Medicine)
S. Malcolm Gillis (Rice University)
Amy Myers Jaffe (Rice University)
Mae C. Jemison (NASA)
Neal Lane (Rice University)
Kirstin R. W. Matthews (Rice University)
Amy L. McGuire (Baylor College of Medicine)
Terry A. Michalske (Sandia National Laboratory)
Joseph A. Pratt (University of Houston)
David M. Robinson (Endicott Biofuels)
Arthur T. Sands (Lexicon Pharmaceuticals)
Ralf D. van der Ven (EnerGreenCo)
James R. Von Her II (Zyvex Corporation)