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Agenda

Biotechnology Symposium 2012

bioprocessing conference

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Monday, May 21, 2012

8:00 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast - Atrium

8:45

Welcome and Introduction - Ballroom East

Dr. Lee Newman, Assistant Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; and Conference Co-Chair

Dr. Thomas Amidon, Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; and Conference Co-Chair

9:00

Plenary Session - Ballroom East

Central New York's Developing Biosciences Cluster
Dr. Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., President, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

The CNY BRC - Central New York's New Bio-incubator and Business Accelerator
Dr. Steven Goodman, Vice President for Research, SUNY Upstate Medical University

10:00 Break / Poster Viewing and Exhibitor Interactions - Ballroom West

10:30

 

Plenary Session - Ballroom East

Becoming a BioPharma Leader
Ms. Nancy Rurkowski, Vice President of Process Sciences, Biologics Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb

The SmartCells Story
Dr. Todd Zion, Founder and CEO, SmartCells

Cultivating the Next Generation of Discoveries and Development in New York Bioscience Sector
Ms. Heather Briccetti, Esq., President and CEO, Business Council for New York State

12:00 Networking Lunch - Atrium/Ballroom East
1:00
Concurrent Sessions
 

Bioenergy

Meeting Room 1

Chair: Dr. Lee Newman, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Keys to Entrepreneurship & Innovation Success

Meeeting Room 3

Chairs: Cynthia Dowd Greene, Associate Vice President for Industry Relations, SUNY Upstate Medical University; and Linda Dickerson Hartsock, Director, Community Engagement and Economic Development, Syracuse University

Drug Delivery/Nanotechnology

Meeting Room 6

Chair: Dr. Steven Youngentob, Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies, SUNY Upstate Medical University

2:30 Break / Poster Viewing and Exhibitor Interactions - Ballroom West
3:00 Concurrent Sessions
 

Bioremediation

Meeting Room 1

Chair: Dr. David Tsao, Americas Technology Manager, BP Remediation Management

 

Fermentation: The Original Biotechnology

Meeting Room 3

Chair: Christopher James Gerling, Extension Associate, Cornell University, Food Science & Technology at Geneva

Biomaterials/Orthopedics

Meeting Room 6

Chair: Dr. Steven Youngentob, Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies, SUNY Upstate Medical University

4:30

 

Plenary Session - Ballroom East

Building on Strength for Biotech and Business
Dr. David Smith, President, SUNY Upstate Medical University

5:00

 

Tour of the New Central New York Biotechnology Research Incubator Facility

  • 5:10 - First tour group departs from the Oncenter
  • 5:40 - Second tour group departs from the Oncenter
5:00 - 7:00 Networking Reception, Poster Session, and Exhibitor Interactions - Ballroom West

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

7:30 a.m. Check-in, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibitor Interactions - Atrium/Ballroom West

8:30

 

Plenary Session - Ballroom East

Public Private Partnerships Bridging Academia's and Industry's Role in Innovation and Economic Development
Dr. Karin Pavese, Vice President, Innovation and Sustainability, The New York Academy of Sciences

Life Science Angel Network
Dr. Milena Adamian, Director, Life Science Angel Network

9:30 Break / Poster Viewing and Exhibitor Interactions - Ballroom West
10:00 Concurrent Sessions
 

Agricultural Biotechnology

Meeting Room 1

Chair: Dr. Jocelyn Rose, Professor, Department of Plant Biology, Cornell University; and Director, Institute for Biotechnology and Life Technologies

Biopharmaceuticals

Meeting Room 3

Chair: Dr. Kirk Leister, Director of Process Analytical Sciences, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Stem Cells/Tissue Engineering

Meeting Room 6

Chair: Dr. Steven Youngentob, Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies, SUNY Upstate Medical University

11:30 Student Award Ceremony and Closing Session - Ballroom East
12:00 Conference Adjourns

 


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