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7th Annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium

at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
May 12 & 13, 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped to make this year's Symposium a great success!!

We hope to see you for the 8th Annual NYS Biotechnology Symposium which will be held at the Gateway Center on the SUNY-ESF campus on May 19-20, 2016.

This symposium fosters the exchange of ideas among industry representatives and scientists, academics, students, and other professionals interested in biotechnology; and works to develop synergies and relationships that further advance the field. It has a history of convening the region’s most promising and innovative biotechnology companies and experts, both as speakers and participants, and promises to be the largest and most exciting yet.

This full two day symposium that will feature plenary talks, technical sessions and tours of Brookhaven National Laboratory facilities including the Center for Functional Nanomaterials and National Synchrotron Light Source II. See the Agenda page!

Exciting technical sessions topics, include:

    • Environmental Biotechnology
    • Bioenergy and Biofuels
    • Use of DOE’s National User Facilities for Biotechnology Research
    • Nanobiotechnology
    • Plant Transformation
    • Winemaking: The Original Biotechnology
    • Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical
    • Bioethics


    RIDE SHARE Program

    If you are staying at the Hampton Inn Long Island/Brookhaven in Farmingville, NY and need a ride or can offer a ride to and from BNL, click on this link http://bit.ly/1Rd9SRC and add your name and phone number to sign up. Once signed up, it is your responsibility to make contact with the driver or passenger(s). This information will not be available at the onsite registration desk.

    DIRECTIONS from Hampton Inn to BNL


The NYS Biotechnology Symposium is hosted by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in partnership with the Research Foundation for the State University of New York, imagehighlighting and raising awareness of the SUNY Networks of Excellence, and in collaboration with the Brookhaven National Laboratory.


Long Island offers a wealth of recreational activities including the award winning Long Island Wineries, Fire Island National Seashore as well as easy access to New York City for those wishing to come early or stay late.

Symposium Registration will take place in Berkner Hall at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Brookhaven National Laboratory Maps & Directions

Conference Mission

The mission of the Biotechnology Symposium is to bring together industry representatives and scientists, academics and students, and other professionals interested in biotechnology in order to develop synergies and relationships that further advance the field.


    We are no longer accepting poster or presentation abstract submissions.

    Poster Presenters: poster size = 30"(w) x 40"(h) - portrait