Featured Events

The Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research is committed to supporting BU faculty in their research endeavors. The following presentations, workshops, and events are sponsored by the Office to provide information and advice and generate discussion and collaboration. Please check back frequently for updates on upcoming events, as well as after events for related materials, videos, and announcements.

Research on Tap:?Discover how?your?work is part of the conversation

We are excited to announce another year of “Research on Tap” events. These gatherings, each organized by a different faculty member, bring together groups of BU researchers focused on a specific topic. Each participant presents a three-minute micro-talk on his/her work. Attend these wine and cheese receptions to network with your colleagues and perhaps meet your next research collaborator.?Please note: “Research on Tap”?events are for faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars.

Illuminating How the Brain WorksWith the Help of BU Neurophotonics

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 4-6 pm
Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering
610 Commonwealth Avenue

Hosted by David Boas, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Advances in photonics technologies are driving a revolution in the neurosciences. Optical methods for imaging and manipulation of brain structure and function span from visualization of intracellular organelles and protein assemblies to noninvasive macroscopic investigation of cortical activity in human subjects. Join us to see how BU faculty are advancing neurophotonics methods to unravel the mysteries of the brain.


Connecting Tissues and Investigators: Fibrosis in Health and Disease

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 4-6 pm
Evans Biomedical Research Center (X Building), Rooms?714/715
650 Albany Street

Hosted by Katya Ravid, Professor, Medicine and Biochemistry, School of Medicine; and Director, Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Office (IBRO)

Understanding and controlling fibrosis, whether as an integral part of the extracellular matrix or evoked during pathology, requires interdisciplinary approaches and expertise. This Research on Tap event will feature researchers who aim to?develop a comprehensive interdisciplinary program that addresses unmet needs in the field of research of tissue fibrosis in health and disease, using innovative ideas and leveraging on an array of expertise, from imaging technologies to molecular, biochemical, and clinical approaches, to name a few.



Affiliated Events

BU Technology Wonders: Potential Biomedical Applications

Wednesday, March 28, 2018?| 2-5 pm
Hiebert Lounge
72 East Concord Street, 14th Floor

Hosted by The Evans Center for Interdisciplinary?Biomedical?Research and BU IBRO

Join us for an afternoon exploring new technologies developed by BU investigators from the Charles River and Medical Campuses. Clinicians and basic and clinician scientists are invited to explore applications to their work.

The afternoon will include eight-minute presentations, separated with a coffee break and followed by wine and cheese around table discussions/explorations. Tables will be headed by the speakers and selected clinical chairs. These round table discussions are intended to give greater opportunities to directly explore specific topics in greater detail. An anticipated outcome is to follow up pilot grants to support two-three?best Charles River-Medical Campus collaborative technology development applications.


Please address inquiries to Katya Ravid via Robin MacDonald at: [email protected]

A How-To Session on Raising Funds from Private Foundations


Hosted by Foundation Relations

Curious about the steps needed to develop a relationship with a foundation that can lead to funding your proposal? Sign up to learn about the BU process and resources from BU’s Foundation Relations office! The Foundation Relations team within Development & Alumni Relations will convene 90-minute workshops for humanities faculty during the fall semester. Each workshop is designed to gather a group of BU humanities faculty to guide them through the process of identifying potential donors, analyzing funding opportunities, and crafting effective inquiries to foundations. Depending on faculty availability, this “how-to” session, which includes a demonstration of funder databases that are accessible to BU faculty, will include lunch.

Interested in participating? Please sign up and Foundation Relations will?follow up with you to coordinate details.

For a full listing of research-related events taking place throughout BU, please view our calendar.