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Agenda
Biotechnology Symposium 2014
May 15-16, 2014

The information in following agenda is tentative and subject to change.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

7:30 AM

Check-in and Continental Breakfast

8:00

Welcome and Introduction

 

8:15

Keynote Plenary Session

Biotechnology Development in New York
Ken Adams, President & CEO of Empire State Development and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Economic Development

David Erickson, Ph.D., Associate Professor ,Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineeringr, Cornell University

9:25

Plenary Session

Core Facilities in New York State
George Grills, Director of Operations of Core Facilities in the Life Sciences & Director of Advanced Technology Assessment, Biotechnology Resource Center, Institute of Biotechnology, Cornell University

Panelists, TBA

10:35

Poster Viewing and Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions

11:05

Plenary Session

The Public Perception of Biotechnology
Bruce Lewenstein, Ph.D., Professor of Science Communication, Departments of Science & Technology Studies and Communications, Cornell University

Dan Kahan, J.D., Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology, Yale Law School

Jason Delborne,
Ph.D., Associate Professor of Science, Policy and Society in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources within the College of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University
12:05 PM Mini-Plenary Session
12:35 Networking Lunch at the Carrier Dome
1:35 Poster Viewing and Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions

2:05

Concurrent Sessions

Biomonitoring & Bioremediation

Biofuels & Bioproducts

Nanotechnology

3:35

Poster Viewing and Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions

4:05

Concurrent Sessions

The Original Biotechnology: Brewing

Biosimilars

The Hill Collaboration on Environmental Medicine

5:35

Networking Reception, Poster Session with Judging, and Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions

Friday, May 16, 2014

7:30 AM

Check-in, Continental Breakfast, and Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions

8:00

Keynote Plenary Session

Bridges Between Academia & Industry
Dr. Timothy Killeen, Ph.D., President, Research Foundation for the State University of New York & SUNY Vice Chancellor for Research

Scott Allen, Ph.D., Co-founder and VP of Catalyst, Novomer

9:10

Plenary Panel Session

Resources for Growth in New York
Moderator: Dr. Timothy Killeen

Jessica Crawford, President, MedTech

Rob Simpson, President & Chief Executive Officer, CenterState CEO

Lou Walcer, Director, The Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences, Cornell University

10:20

Mini-Plenary Session

10:35

Poster Viewing and Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions

11:05

Concurrent Sessions

Medical Molecular Biology

Projects at New York Biotechnology Centers

Agricultural Biotechnology

12:35 PM

Student Award Ceremony, Conference Giveaway, and Closing Session

1:05

Conference Adjourns


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