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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-ESF; and Conference Co-Chair

Dr. Arthur Stipanovic, Professor, SUNY-ESF; and Conference Co-Chair

Dr. Thomas Amidon, Professor, SUNY-ESF; and Conference Co-Chair

Katherina Searing, Associate Director of Professional Education and Non-credit Programs, SUNY-ESF

8:15

Keynote Plenary Session in Rooms A, B, C

Biotechnology Development in New York

Mr. Ken 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

Core Facilities in New York State

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

Dr. Timothy Bushnell, Director of Share Resource Laboratories & Flow Cytometry Facility, University of Rochester Medical Center

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

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

The Public Perception of Biotechnology

Dr. Bruce Lewenstein, Professor of Science Communication, Cornell University

Mr. Dan 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

Biomonitoring & Bioremediation

Room A

Biofuels & Bioproducts

Room B

Nanotechnology

Room C

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

  • Dr. John Smith, Alcoa

Chair: Dr. Thomas Amidon, Professor, Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering, SUNY-ESF

  • Dr. Sarad Parekh, Chief Technology Officer, Sweetwater Energy
  • Mr. Preston Gilbert, Program Director, SUNY Center for Brownfield Studies
  • Dr. Bhavin Bhayani, Student, SUNY-ESF

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

  • Fabrication and characterization of nanoporous block copolymer membranes for protein separations

    Dr. Rachel Dorin, TeraPore Technologies, Inc., Cornell University

  • Dr. Danielle Benoit, Assistant Professor, University of Rochester
  • Development of a portable cell-based toxicity sensor for drinking water protection

    Dr. Theresa M. Curtis, Associate Professor, Biological Science Department, SUNY Cortland

3:35

Poster Viewing and Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Concourse

4:05

Concurrent Sessions

The Original Biotechnology: Brewing

Room A

Biosimilars

Room B

The Hill Collaboration on Environmental Medicine

Room C
Additional Session information coming soon!

Chairs: Dr. Kirk Leister

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

  • Dr. Adam Fisher, Chief Science Officer, Glycobia
  • Dr. Matt DeLisa, William L. Lewis Professor of Engineering, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University
  • The State of Biosimilars in The United States: 2014

    Dr. Kevin O’Donnell, Process Chromatography Support Manager, Tosoh Bioscience, LLC

  • Dr. Günter Jagschies, GE Healthcare

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

Neuroscience

Cancer

Diabetes

Wounded Warrior

Emerging Infectious Diseases

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

Bridges Between Academia and Industry

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

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

Ms. Jessica Crawford, President, MedTech

Mr. Rob Simpson, President & Chief Executive Officer, CenterState CEO

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

Projects at New York Biotechnology Centers

Room B

Agricultural Biotechnology

Room C

Chair:

  • Dr. Atis Chakrabarti, Tosoh Bioscience, LLC
  • Stephen Rogers, University of Buffalo Dental School

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

  • Dr. Lisa Miller, Associate Division Director for Spectroscopy, Imaging, and Structural Biology in the Photon Sciences Directorate, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Dr. Christopher Choi, Director, GMP Therapeutic Cell Production Facility, and Assistant Professor of Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Dr. Marnie Lavigne, Associate Vice President for Economic Development, University at Buffalo

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

  • Agriculture Biotechnology: Challenges and Opportunities

    Dr. Marc Fuchs, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant- Microbe Biology, Cornell University

  • Dr. Taryn Bauerle, Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University
  • Biotech (GMO) Crops and Food: Science and Sustainability

    Dr. Peter Davies, International Professor of Plant Biology, Departments of Plant Biology & Horticulture, Cornell University

12:35 PM

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

1:05

Conference Adjourns


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