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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, Continental Breakfast, and Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Concourse

8:00

Welcome and Introduction in Rooms A, B, C

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

Dr. Arthur Stipanovic, 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

Katherina Searing, Associate Director of Professional Education and Non-credit Programs, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

8:15

Keynote Plenary Session in Rooms A, B, C
Introduced by: Dr. Lee Newman, Associate Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Biotechnology Development in New York

Biotech in New York
Mr. Kenneth Adams, President & CEO, Empire State Development; and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Economic Development

Technologies for Mobile and Global Health
Dr. David Erickson, Associate Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University

9:25

Plenary Panel Session in Rooms A, B, C
Introduced by: Dr. Thomas Amidon, Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Core Facilities in New York State

The Cornell University Biotechnology Resource Center: A Key Resource for Life Sciences Research
Mr. George Grills, Director of Operations of Core Facilities in the Life Sciences, and Director of Advanced Technology Assessment, Biotechnology Resource Center, Institute of Biotechnology, Cornell University

URM Shared Resource Laboratories - The Scientific Engine That Can
Dr. John Ashton, Associate Director, Genomics Research Center, and Instructor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Rochester Medical Center

The University of Albany Center for Functional Genomics: A Valuable Resource for Both Academia and Industry
Dr. Sridar Chittur, Director of the Microarray & High Throughput DNA Sequencing Core at the Center for Functional Genomics, and Professor of Biomedical Sciences, SUNY Albany

Establishing a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Core Facility as Regional Resource in Upper New York State
Dr. Stephan Wilkens, Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University

10:35

Poster Viewing and Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Concourse

11:05

Plenary Session in Rooms A, B, C
Introduced by: Dr. Lee Newman, Associate Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

The Public Perception of Biotechnology

Public Perceptions of Biotechnology
Dr. Bruce Lewenstein, Professor of Science Communication, Cornell University

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

Dr. Jason Delborne, Associate Professor of Science, Policy, and Society in the Department of Forest and Environmental Resources within the College of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University
12:05 PM Mini-Plenary Session in Rooms A, B, C
12:35 Networking Lunch in the Carrier Dome
1:35 Poster Viewing and Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Concourse

2:05

Concurrent Sessions

Bioremediation

Room A

Biofuels & Bioproducts

Room B

Nanotechnology

Room C

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

Chair: Dr. Thomas Amidon, Professor, Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Chair: Dr. Magnus Bergkvist, Assistant Professor of Nanobioscience, SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

3:35

Poster Viewing and Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Concourse

4:05

Concurrent Sessions

Biodegradable Plastics

Room A

Biosimilars

Room B

The Hill Collaboration on Environmental Medicine

Room C

Chair: Dr. Arthur Stipanovic, Professor, Department of Chemistry, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

 

Chairs: Dr. Kirk Leister, Biotechnology Consultant, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Mr. Tom Melninkaitis, Laboratory Product Sales Specialist, Tosoh Bioscience, LLC

Chair: Dr. Neil Ringler, Vice Provost of Research, SUNY-ESF

  • Introduction to the Hill Collaboration in Environmental Medicine

    Dr. Neil Ringler, Vice Provost of Research, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

    Dr. Gina Lee-Glauser, Vice President for Research, Syracuse University

    Dr. Rosemary Rochford, Vice President for Research, SUNY Upstate Medical University

    Dr. Mark Polhemus, Associate Professor of Medicine & Microbiology and Immunology, SUNY Upstate Medical University

  • Impacts of Local to Regional Air Pollution on Cancer Risk Due to PM2.5 and PAH Exposures

    Dr. John Hassett, Professor, Chemistry Department, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

  • Collaborative Research Progress and Plans on Diseases of the Nervous System

    Dr. Sandra Hewett, Beverly Petterson Bishop Professor of Neuroscience and Biology, Syracuse University

  • Collaborative Research Progress and Plans on Diabetes and Related Issues

    Dr. Margaret Bryant, Assistant Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

5:35

Networking Reception, Poster Session with Judging, and Exhibitor Interactions in Concourse

Friday, May 16, 2014

7:30 AM

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

8:00

Keynote Plenary Session in Rooms A, B, C
Introduced by: Dr. Cornelius B. Murphy Jr., Senior Fellow for Environmental and Sustainable Systems, SUNY-ESF

Bridges Between Academia and Industry

NY-SUNY Academic Industry Linkages
Dr. Timothy Killeen, President, Research Foundation for the State University of New York and SUNY Vice Chancellor for Research

Dr. Scott Allen, Co-founder and Vice President of Catalyst at Novomer

9:10

Plenary Panel Session in Rooms A, B, C
Introduced by: Ms. Susi Sturzenegger Varvayanis, Senior Director, BEST Program: Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training, Graduate Research and Education, Cornell University

Resources for Growth in New York

Moderator: Dr. Timothy Killeen, President, Research Foundation for the State University of New York and SUNY Vice Chancellor for Research

Mrs. Jessica Crawford, President, MedTech

Building the Capacity to Support Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Central New York
Mr. Robert Simpson, President & Chief Executive Officer, CenterState CEO

Dr. Rosemary Rochford, Vice President for Research, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, SUNY Upstate Medical University

10:20

Mini-Plenary Session in Rooms A, B, C

10:35

Poster Viewing and Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Concourse

11:05

Concurrent Sessions

Medical Molecular Biology

Room A

Leading the Way for NY's Future

Room B

Agricultural Biotechnology

Room C

Chair: Dr. Lee Newman, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY-ESF

Chair: Ms. Susi Sturzenegger Varvayanis, Senior Director, BEST Program: Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training, Graduate Research and Education, Cornell University

Chair: Dr. Heather Coleman, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Syracuse University

12:35 PM

Student Award Ceremony, Conference Giveaway, and Closing Session in Rooms A & B

1:05

Conference Adjourns


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