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UCSF at Dreamforce 2016: Fighting Cancer, Battling Zika, Using Data to Stop Outbreaks

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By Mike Billings | UCSF.edu | September 27, 2016

UCSF at Dreamforce 2016: Fighting Cancer, Battling Zika, Using Data to Stop Outbreaks

Some of UC San Francisco's foremost scientists will participate in the 2016 Dreamforce conference in San Francisco to talk on topics that include using technology to stop viral outbreaks, changing the way that cancer is fought and battling against the Zika virus.

Atul Butte speaks at the 2015 Dreamforce conference

UCSF at Dreamforce

“Using Technology to Stop Viral Outbreaks”
Tuesday, Oct. 4
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Featuring Atul Butte

“Using Yourself to Beat Cancer and How We Will Beat Zika”
Thursday, Oct. 6
11 a.m. to noon
Featuring Jeffrey Bluestone, Arnold Kriegstein and Susan Fisher

Dreamforce is an annual conference put on by cloud computing company Salesforce to showcase some of the nation’s thought leaders, industry pioneers and innovators. UCSF participates each year to highlight the latest innovations in health care and research, including during Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff’s keynote last year.

Four UCSF researchers will speak during this year’s Dreamforce conference. On Tuesday, Oct. 4, Atul Butte, MD, PhD, director of the UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences, will speak with Pardis Sabeti, MD, DPhil, a computational biologist at Harvard University, in their talk titled “Using Technology to Stop Viral Outbreaks.”

On Thursday, Oct. 6, Jeffrey Bluestone, PhD; Arnold Kriegstein, MD, PhD; and Susan Fisher, PhD, will appear for their talk titled “Using Yourself to Beat Cancer and How We Will Beat Zika.” Bluestone, a professor at UCSF and CEO of the new Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, will talk about the new techniques that are being used to fight cancer.

 

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