TASSA 2016 Conference was a great success!

TASSA’16 took place on April 2-3, 2016 at the Charles M. Harper Center at the University of Chicago,  and was a great success thanks to the 384 attendees who braved the cold, snowy Chicago weather and hundreds more online. The hospitality of the Booth School of Business gave the conference a much warmer atmosphere indoors. We were also lucky to have esteemed speakers like the 2015 Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Aziz Sancar, and two newly named members of the National Academy of Medicine; Murat Gunel and Serdar E. Bulun, which also emphasize the rightful recognition of TASSA members for their world class research.

The attendees represented 264 institutions from seven countries: Azerbaijan, Canada, Germany, Scotland, Sweden, Turkey and USA. The conference generated an amazing opportunity to showcase the cutting-science research undertaken by Turkish scientists and engineers. Nine brilliant young scientists received the TASSA Young Scholar Award and presented their research in a TEDx style short presentation.

We are grateful to everyone that took part in the conference especially our sponsors, speakers and of course the attendees. We also thank University of Chicago for their kind support and hospitality. This conference was made possible by the volunteers who put countless of hours organizing the event. We would like to thank them for their tireless commitment and perseverance to make TASSA’16 an event to remember.

Photos and videos from the conference will be available on the TASSA website in the upcoming weeks. We would also like to use this opportunity to welcome your feedback about the conference. If you were with us in Chicago and would like to provide your opinion please contact us at conference@tassausa.org. Looking forward to seeing you in 2018!