We will offer two campus tours exclusively for the Symposium registrants on Wednesday March 16. The admission is free, but each tour can accommodate up to 20 participants. To join the tours,
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Microgrid/Energy Lab Tours (“Energy Tour”)

Considered one of the world’s most advanced, UC San Diego’s microgrid generates approximately 92 percent of the electricity used on campus annually and saves the university more than $8 million a year in power costs as compared to importing the same amount of energy. At UC San Diego, power generation is produced from several key sources: solar, a fuel cell and a cogeneration plant. The ability to work independently from the larger utility grid makes the microgrid an asset to the campus. In the event of regional power outage, a microgrid can disconnect from the utility grid, effectively turning itself into a self-sustaining energy island, protecting important research and campus facilities.  Join us at the UC San Diego – Kyoto University Symposium and get the opportunity to tour this remarkable facility, as well as energy-related labs in the Jacobs School of Engineering.

Tour Schedule
9:00-9:30 Bus picks up participants from the Estancia Hotel
9:30-11:30 Tour of micro grid led by Bill Torre
12:00-1:30 Lunch at the faculty club (host CER-Farhat Beg)
2:00-2:30 Welcome by Dean Albert Pisano – Qualcomm Room (EBUI)
2:30-3:00 PISCES Plasma Laboratory (EBUII-B28, Dr. Russ Doerner)
3:00-3:30 Ultrafast and Nanoscale Optics Laboratory (EBUI-B519, Professor Shaya Fainman)
3:30-4:00 Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (SME210, Professor Shirley Meng)
4:00-4:30 Solar Resource Assessment and Forecasting Laboratory (SERF136, Professor Jan Kleissl)
4:30-5:00 Solar Energy Laboratory (SERF160, Professor Carlos Coimbra)

Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine Lab Tours (“Life Sciences Tour”)

Stem cell research has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of many human diseases. Diagnostics, cell replacement and protection, drug discovery, tissue engineering, non-invasive imaging, and many other approaches to disease diagnosis and clinical management are likely to be transformed by research in this area.
The Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine research program goals are, consistent with those of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), to invent research tools and technologies to hasten the pace of stem cell research progress and to discover and develop diagnostics, therapies and cures to relieve human suffering from chronic disease and injury.
Researchers at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine have broad scientific goals in basic and preclinical research, as well as preclinical development of discoveries. Focus areas have been selected based on the strengths and experience of our senior stem cell leaders. Our programs are closely integrated, however, as our researchers understand the virtue of the strong scientific community and its demonstrably successful traditions of integrative collaboration. Multi-disciplinary collaborations will also help develop next-generation tools and instrumentation that can enhance stem cell knowledge, help develop therapies and track the efficacy of treatments.
Join us at the UC San Diego – Kyoto University Joint Symposium and get the opportunity to learn more about the Sanford Consortium.

Tour Schedule
10:00-10:30 Coordinator picks up the participants from the Estancia Hotel
10:30-10:45 Walk to the Sanford Consortium building
10:45-11:45 Tour of the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine led by Jennifer B. Braswell, PhD, and Jeffrey A. Steindorf, PhD
11:45 Adjourn
11:45-12:45 Lunch at the Bella Vista Social Club & Caffé (optional)