The Beckman Center hosts a number of events throughout the year, including films, special lectures, social events for occupants of the Beckman Center, and the annual Beckman Symposium.


Beckman Symposium: The Revolution in Diagnostics

September 10, 2018

The next Beckman Symposium, scheduled for Monday, September 10, 2018. “The Revolution in Diagnostics” will cover how single cell DNA sequencing, liquid biopsies for cancer and fetal DNA, implantable devices, state-of-the-art imaging technologies and other biomedical breakthroughs are opening up whole new worlds of diagnostic possibility.

Preregistration required.

Past Events: The Beckman Symposia 2008–2018.

Beckman Symposium:  Technology Innovation and Human Genomics

February 12, 2018

Speakers: Russ Biagio Altman, Euan Ashley, Deanna Church, Christina Curtis, Stacey Gabriel, Manuel Rivas, Tsachy Weissman, and Daniela Witten

25th Anniversary Beckman Symposium, “Innovation in the Biosphere”

February 23, 2015

Speakers: Uri Alon, Adam Arkin, Karl Deisseroth, Jay Keasling, Stephen Quake, Carla Shatz, J. Craig Venter, and Jonathan Weissman

2013 Beckman Symposium on Growth Control in Plants and Animals, “Growth Control Across Kingdoms”

October 14, 2013

Speakers:  Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, Dominique Bergmann, Bob Goldstein, Venugopala Gonehal, Steven Jacobsen, Allan Spradling, and Joanna Wysocka

2012 Beckman Symposium on Diseases of Molecular Motors and Cytoskeleton

May 21, 2012

Speakers:  Euan Ashley, Robert Goldman, Lawrence Goldstein, Leslie Leinwand, Elizabeth McNally, David Spector, and James Spudich

2010 Beckman Symposium on Diseases of the Brain

October 25, 2010

Speakers:  Lorie Glimcher, Kim Huber, Simon John, Thomas Kodadek, Emmanuel Mignot, David Porteus, David Prince, and Tom Südhof

2009 Beckman Symposium on Global Health and Emerging Infectious Diseases

April 13, 2009

Speakers:  Joseph DeRisi, Stanley Falkow, Maria Freire, Thomas Quinn, Rino Rappuoli, Gary Schoolnik, and Tadataka “Tachi” Yamada

2008 Beckman Symposium on Cancer and Stem Cells

February 4, 2008

Speakers:  Philip Beachy, Michael Clarke, Hans Clevers, Andrew Fire, Margaret Fuller, Thomas Look, Tannishtha Reya, Irving Weissman, and Owen Witte