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Jonathan Thon, Ph.D., is a frequent speaker at local, national and international conferences and scientific meetings, both as a keynote speaker and a panel member.

Upcoming & Recent

Biotech Entrepreneurship – A Microfluidics Story
Guest Lecturer
Hosted by MIT; Cambridge, MA. November 2019.

Lessons from a Biotech Entrepreneur
Speaker and Discussion Leader
Hosted by UMass-Amherst; Amherst, MA. November 2019.

Lessons from a Biotech Entrepreneur
MDD Panel
Hosted by Harvard Catalyst; Boston, MA. September 2019.

In Vitro Production of PLTs+ for Role 3+ Military Settings and Countermeasure Transfusion Needs
Poster Presentation
Hosted by MHSRS; Kissimmee, FL. August 2019.

Career Pathways for Researchers Interested in Industry
Panelist
Hosted by Harvard Catalyst; Boston, MA. May 2019.

What a Startup Looks Like
Speaker
Hosted by ITTM; Cambridge, MA. April 2019.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Clinic
Speaker
Hosted by Yale University; New Haven, CT. March 2019.

Progress Making cGMP-compliant Functional Human PLTs+™
Poster Presentation
Hosted by Gordon Research Conference; Galveston, TX. February 2019.

Past

Life Sciences Entrepreneurship
Panel
Hosted by BWH/MassBio; Cambridge, MA. November 2018.

Eureka Symposium
Career Session
Hosted by University of Wurzburg; Wurzburg, Germany. October 2018.

Entrepreneurial Experiences: Challenges, Mistakes, and Lessons Learned
MDD Panel
Hosted by Harvard Catalyst; Boston, MA. October 2018.

In Vitro Production of Platelets for Far-Forward Military Settings & Countermeasure Transfusion Needs
Poster Presentation
Hosted by MHSRS; Kissimmee, FL. August 2018.

35th InteCongress
Plenary Session
Hosted by ISBT; Toronto, Canada. June 2018.

The Road to Commercialization
Panel
Hosted by B-BIC; Cambridge, MA. March 2018.

Platelets – Molecular, Cellular and Systemic Functions in Health and Disease
Review Panel
Hosted by DFG Research Foundation; Wurzburg, Germany. February 2018.

Blood Component Preparation from Stem Cells
AABB Educational Session
Hosted by AABB; San Diego, CA. October 2017.

Blood Component Preparation from Stem Cells
AABB Educational Session, MDD Course Career Panel
Hosted by Harvard Catalyst; Boston, MA. October 2017.

How Scientists Can Become Entrepreneurs
Developing Medical Devices and Diagnostics
Hosted by Harvard Catalyst; Boston, MA. October 2017.

UMass iCons Workshop
Hosted by UMass-Amherst; Boston, MA. November 2017.

How Scientists Can Become Entrepreneurs
Medical Device Development Course
Hosted by Harvard Catalyst; Boston, MA. September 2017.

Scale Up of Platelet Production for Developing Targeted Therapies: Advances and Challenges
Early Translational Needs in Blood Science
Hosted by NHLBI; Washington, DC. September 2017.

Scale Up of Platelet Production for Developing Targeted Therapies
Early Translational Needs in Blood Science
Hosted by NHLBI; Bethesda, MD. September 2017.

On-track to Producing cGMP-Compliant Human Platelets from iPSCs for Far-Forward Military Settings and Radiation Countermeasures
2017 MHSRS; Kissimmee, FL. August 2017.

Megakaryopoiesis and Platelet Biogenesis In Vivo
ISTH Poster Presentation
Hosted by ISTH; Berlin, Germany. July 2017.

How Scientists Can Become Entrepreneurs
Medical Device Development Course
Hosted by Harvard Catalyst; Boston, MA. May 2017.

Pre-Clinical Progress in Making Human Platelets
Megakaryocyte and Platelet Joint Lab Meeting
Hosted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA. May 2017.

Universal Megakaryocytes Progress Report
Grantees’ Meeting for Stem Cell Derived Blood Products
Hosted by the NHLBI; Bethesda, MD. May 2017.

How Scientists Can Become Entrepreneurs
Medical Device Development Group
Hosted by Harvard Catalyst; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA. May 2017.

How Scientists Can Become Entrepreneurs
NHLBI 2017 Biomedicine Lecture Series
Hosted by the NIH Centers for Accelerated Innovations; Bethesda, MD. May 2017.

Larta Feed Forward Session
Hosted by Commercialization Accelerator Program, NIH; Washington, DC. March 2017.

Pre-Clinical Progress in Making Human Platelets
Hosted by Agensys; Santa Monica, CA. March 2017.

Society of Physician Entrepreneurs
Panel Member
Hosted by Massachusetts Biotechnology Council; Boston, MA. March 2017.

ISTH Webinar on Human Platelet Generation
Moderator
Hosted by the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis; February 2017.

Careers in Academia and Beyond
Panel Member
Hosted by the Gordon Research Seminar on Cell Biology of Megakaryocytes and Platelets; Barga, Italy. February 2017.

Translation in the academic setting
Medical Device Development Group
Hosted by Harvard Catalyst; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA. December 2016.

Alumni reception
Honorary Speaker
Hosted by McMaster University. Boston, MA. October 2016.

Best practices for supporting and transitioning discoveries into health
NHLBI innovator meeting
Bethesda, MD. October 2016.

Clinical research orientation program for PhDs
Panel Member
Hosted by Harvard Catalyst; Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA. October 2016.

Foundational advancements in bioreactor design for megakaryocyte studies and scalable platelet production
Plenary Speaker
Platelets 2016: 9th International Symposium; Wellesley, MA. September 2016.

Platelet BioGenesis: Making human platelets
Amgen Massachusetts Science Lecture Series
Hosted by Amgen; Cambridge, MA. August 2016.

Translation in the academic setting
Medical Device Development Group
Hosted by Harvard Catalyst; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA. May 2016.

Importance of mentorship
Keynote Speaker
Hosted by the BWH Mentor Program; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA. May 2016.

Bioreactors for megakaryocyte studies and platelet formation: where do we stand?
Select Biosciences Organ-on-a-Chip and 3D-Printing in Life Sciences World Congress
Boston, MA. July 2016.

B-BIC progress report: platelet bioreactor project
Technical Assessment and Development Group
Hosted by the Boston Biomedical Innovation Center; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA. January 2016.

Platelet BioGenesis
Progress Report
Hosted by the Boston Biomedical Innovation Center; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA. November 2015.

Platelet BioGenesis
Progress Report
Hosted by the Boston Biomedical Innovation Center; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA. November 2015.

Bioreactors for megakaryocyte studies and platelet formation: where do we stand?
Select Biosciences Organ-on-a-Chip and 3D-Printing in Life Sciences World Congress
Boston, MA. July 2015.

Road blocks in making platelets for transfusion
The XXV Congress of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH); State-of-the-Art Lecture
Toronto, Canada. June 2015.

Bioreactors for megakaryocyte studies and platelet formation: where do we stand?
The XXV Congress of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH); Education Session
Toronto, Canada. June 2015.

On track to making human platelets
Department of Clinical Pathology
Hosted by Dr. Sankha Basu; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA. May 2015.

On track to platelet production
Department of Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology Seminar Series
Hosted by the Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Hospital; Boston, MA. February 2015.

A biomimetic human platelet bioreactor
Plenary Speaker
Platelets 2014: 8th International Symposium; Ma’ale Hachamisha, Israel. April 2014.

A biomimetic human platelet bioreactor
BRI Research Oversight Committee Meeting
Hosted by the Biomedical Research Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA. March 2014.

A biomimetic human platelet bioreactor
Hematology-Oncology Grand Rounds
Hosted by Dr. George Murphy; Center for Regenerative Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Boston, MA. March 2014.

A biomimetic human platelet bioreactor
Hematology, Work in Progress
Hosted by the Department of Medicine; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA. February 2014.

A biomimetic human platelet bioreactor
Vascular Biology Program, Work in Progress
Hosted by the Department of Vascular Biology Program; Boston Children’s Hospital; Boston, MA. February 2014.

A biomimetic human platelet bioreactor
Fellows Conference
Hosted by the Department of Pathology; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA. February 2014.

A biomimetic human platelet bioreactor
Master Class
Human Disease Mapping (HDM); Dublin, Ireland. January 2014.

An impactful scientific career
Human Disease Mapping (HDM)
Dublin, Ireland. January 2014.

A biomimetic human platelet bioreactor
Hosted by the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology; McGill University; Montreal, Canada. November 2013.

Circulating pre-platelets and their role in platelet maturation and size determination
The XXIV Congress of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH); Platelet Physiology Scientific and Standardization Committee
Amsterdam, Holland. June 2013.

Platelet-bioreactor-on-a-chip
BRI Innovation Grand Rounds
Hosted by the Biomedical Research Institute; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA. April 2013.

Proplatelet production and platelet release
Hematology Division, Work in Progress
Hosted by the Department of Medicine; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA. February 2013.

Proplatelet production and platelet release
Hosted by Dr. Ronald McCaffrey; Harvard University; Boston, MA. January 2013.

Proplatelet production and platelet release
Hosted by Dr. Jorge DiPaola; University of Denver; Denver, CO. January 2013.

Proplatelet production and platelet release
Hosted by Dr. Andrew Weyrich; Univeristy of Utah; Salt Lake City, UT. January 2013.

Platelet formation and function
Squishy Talk
Hosted by Dr. David Weitz; Harvard University; Boston, MA. November 2012.

T-granules function as mediators of innate immunity in platelets
Hosted by Dr. Bruce Furie; Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA. November 2012.

High-content live cell imaging assay used to establish mechanism of trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1)-mediated inhibition of platelet production
Incucyte User Group Meeting
Hosted by Essen BioScience; San Francisco, CA. September 2012.

Platelet formation and function
Hosted by Dr. Shannon Bates; McMaster University; Hamilton, Canada. August 2012.

Platelet formation and function
Hosted by Dr. C.C. Hui; Sick Kids Research Institute; Toronto, Canada. August 2012.

T-granules function as mediators of innate immunity in platelets
Gordon Research Conference on Hemostasis; Waterville Valley, NH. July 2012.

The functional role of TLR9 in human platelets
American Society of Hematology (ASH); San Diego, CA. December 2011.

The cytoskeletal mechanics of proplatelet production and platelet release
Vascular Biology Program, Work in Progress
Hosted by the Department of Medicine; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA. September 2011.

The cytoskeletal mechanics of proplatelet production and platelet release
Hosted by Dr. Yasu Ohta; Kitasato University; Kanagawa, Japan. August 2011

The cytoskeletal mechanics of proplatelet production and platelet release
Hosted by Dr. Diane Krause; Yale University; New Haven, CT. June 2011.

The cytoskeletal mechanics of proplatelet production and platelet release
Hosted by Dr. Mark Larson; Augustana College; Sioux Falls, SD. April 2011.

Cytoskeletal mechanics of proplatelet maturation and platelet release
Gordon Research Conference on Cell Biology of Megakaryocytes and Platelets; Galveston, TX. March 2011.

The cytoskeletal mechanics of proplatelet production and platelet release
Vascular Biology Program, Work in Progress
Hosted by the Department of Medicine; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA. September 2010.

Identification of intermediate stages in proplatelet maturation and a model of platelet release
Research Excellence Awards, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA. May 2010.

Identification of intermediate stages in proplatelet maturation and a mechanism of platelet release
The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Research Institute Cancer Research Center Poster Session; Boston, MA. March 2010.

Examinacion de las etapas finales en la produccion de plaquetas
Hosted by Dr. Roberto Pozner; National Academy of Medicine; Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. October 2009.

Examination of the final stages of platelet production
The XXII Congress of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH); Presidential Plenary Symposia; Boston, MA. July 2009.

Identification of intermediate stages in proplatelet maturation and a model of platelet release
Research Excellence Awards
Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA. May 2009.

Regulation of protein synthesis by stored human platelets
Platelets 2008. Woods Hole, MA. October 2008.

Application of proteomics to the elucidation of the platelet storage lesion
Hosted by Dr. John Hartwig; Harvard University; Boston, MA. March 2008.

Application of proteomics to the elucidation of the platelet storage lesion
Hosted by Dr. Ramesh Shivdasani; Harvard University; Boston, MA. March 2008.

Application of proteomics to the elucidation of the platelet storage lesion
Hosted by Dr. Eric Jan; UBC; Vancouver, Canada. March 2008.

Application of proteomics to the identification of molecules associated with the platelet storage lesion and their translation
The XXI Congress of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH); Geneva, Switzerland. June 2007.

Translation of the platelet storage lesion
The James Hogg iCAPTURE centre cardiovascular research trainee day seminar. Hosted by the Life Sciences Centre; UBC; Vancouver, Canada. November 2006.

Elucidation of the platelet storage lesion
The AABB Annual Meeting; Seattle, WA. October 2005.

Application of proteomics to the identification of molecules associated with the platelet storage lesion
The Proteomics and Alternative Markers seminar
Hosted by Perkin Elmer and the Centre for Blood Research; UBC; Vancouver, Canada. September 2005.

Application of Proteomics to the Identification of Molecules Associated with the Platelet Storage Lesion
The joint opening of the Centre for Blood Research and the Life Sciences Centre; UBC; Vancouver, Canada. May 2005.