The Beckman Center hosts a number of events throughout the year including film screenings, special lectures, and the annual Beckman Symposium.

Upcoming Seminars and Symposia

Past Events

The Beckman Symposia 2008–2018

Beckman Symposium: The Revolution in Diagnostics

September 10, 2018

The most recent Beckman Symposium was held on Monday, September 10, 2018. “The Revolution in Diagnostics” looked at 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.

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: Growth Control Across Kingdoms, "Comparing Growth Control in Plants & Animals"

October 14, 2013

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

2012 Beckman Symposium: 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: 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: 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: 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