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2018Biotechnology Symposium

Agenda


Thursday, May 17, 2018

8:00 a.m.

Check-in, Breakfast, & Sponsor & Exhibitors Interactions in Gateway Exhibit Space

8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction in Gateway A&B

Katherina Searing, SUNY ESF Open Academy

Dr. Art Stipanovic, SUNY ESF

Dr. Quentin Wheeler, President, SUNY ESF

Dr. Laraque-Arena, President, SUNY Upstate Medical University

9:00 a.m.

Plenary I in Gateway A&B

Introduced by Scott Macfarlane, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Turning Science into Business

Dr. Judy Albers, VanArsdale Chair in Entrepreneurship, School of Business, SUNY Geneseo

10:00 a.m.

Break, Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Gateway Exhibit Space

10:30 a.m.

Plenary II in Gateway A&B

Introduced by Susi Varvayanis, Cornell University

Recent Immunotherapeutic Approaches, including CAR T Cells

Dr. Avery August, HHMI Professor, Associate Vice Provost, Professor of Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University

11:30 a.m.

Mini-plenary I 

12:00 p.m. Lunch & Sponsor-Exhibitor Interactions in Gateway Exhibit & Cafe Space

Concurrent Session I

1:00 p.m.

Emerging Contaminants & Biological Implications

Room A

Session Chair: Amanda Ludlow, Roux Associates, Inc.

Food & Health

Room B

Session Chair: Scott Macfarlane, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

Room C

Session Chair: Susi Varvayanis, Cornell University

 

Remediation of PFAS-Contaminated Groundwater

Dr. Michelle Crimi, Clarkson University

Deciphering Neural Circuits that Regulate Optimal Food Intake Decisions

Dr. Nilay Yapici, Cornell University

Building Blocks of Entrepreneurship

Linda Dickerson Hartsock, Syracuse University

Using Constructed Wetlands for Remediation of Perfluorinated Compounds

Dr. Lee Newman, SUNY ESF

Nutrition and Mental Health: Nourishing the Brain

Mary Jo Deinhart, Syracuse VA Medical Center

Development of the Rheonix Beer SpoilerAlert™ Assay

John Brenner, Rheonix Inc.

Understanding PFOA: How One College Responded to an Emerging Contaminant in NY and VT

Dr. David Bond, Bennington College

Inhale Peace...Exhale Stress

Dr. Kaushal Nanavati, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Hard Problems Need Hard Assets - Physical Biotech in an Age of Virtual Companies

Kelsey Moody, Ichor Therapeutics, Inc.

2:30p.m.

Break; Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions

Concurrent Session II

3:00 p.m.

Environmental Impacts of Energy Production

Room A

Session Chair: Tom Butcher, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Innovations for Diagnostic Techniques

Room B

Session Chair: Rich Uhlig, Motion Intelligence, Inc.

From By-products to Craft Beverage: Finding Product Potential in Food Processing Waste

Room C

Session Chair: Tom Melninkaitis, Tosoh Biosciences, LLC

 

Health Effects from Fuel and Fuel Use

Jake Lindberg, Stony Brook University

Inspiring a Culture of Innovation

Charles Steiner, Cleveland Clinical Innovations

Vinegar from Squash

Dr. Bruno Xavier, Cornell's Food Venture Center

Micro-environmental Air Quality Impact from Commercial- and Residential-scale Biomass Combustion: Characterization and Mitigation

Dr. K. Max Zhang, Cornell University

Tethered Enzyme Technology for Point of Care Testing

Dr. Roy Cohen, Cornell University

Maple Sap Fermentation and Distillation

Cortni Stahl, New York Wine Analytical Laboratory

Wood Combustion Nanoparticulate Characterization

Rebecca Trojanowski, Brookhaven National Laboratory

An Entrepreneur’s Perspective from the Licensing Chair

Patrick Govang, Cornell University

Craft Beer from Acid Whey

Dr. Sam Alcaine, Cornell University

Diesel and Gasoline Combustion Products and their Associated Human Health Impacts

Dr. Jaime Mirowski, SUNY ESF

TBA

Rich Uhlig, Motion Intelligence, Inc.

4:30 p.m.

Food & Beverage Presentation & Tasting

Introduced by Judy Jarnefeld, Advisory Council Member

MackJac Hard Cider - Produced in East Aurora, New York

Cortni Stahl, Head Cider Maker, Star Cider and Laboratory Technician, New York Wine Analytical Laboratory

4:45 - 6:45 p.m.

Reception, Poster Judging, & Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Gateway Exhibit Space

Judging Coordinated by Heather Coleman, Syracuse University

Friday, May 18, 2018

8:00 a.m.

Check-in, Breakfast, & Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Gateway Exhibit Space

8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction in Gateway A&B

Katherina Searing, SUNY ESF Open Academy

Dr. Lee Newman, SUNY ESF

9:00 a.m.

Plenary 3 in Gateway A&B

Introduced by Dr. Lee Newman, SUNY ESF

Holobiont Urbanism: Towards Metrics for Smart Cities that Span Scales and Species

Dr. Elizabeth Henaff, Assistant Professor, Department of Integrated Digital Media, Tandon School of Engineering, New York University

10:00 a.m.

Mini-Plenary II

10:30 a.m.

Break, Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Gateway Exhibit Space

Concurrent Session III

11:00 a.m.

Harmful Algal Blooms

Room A

Session Chair: Greg Boyer, SUNY ESF

Microbiome

Room B

Session Chair: Lee Newman, SUNY ESF

Producing Better Plants for Biofuels

Room C

Session Chair: Heather Coleman, Syracuse University

Chromatography & Mass Spectrometry

240 Gateway

Session Chair: Atis Chakrabarti, Tosoh Biosciences, LLC

 

An Oligotrophic Lake’s Harmful Algal Bloom

Dr. Cornelius B. Murphy Jr., SUNY ESF

 

Spatial Structure and Assembly of the Human Oral Microbiome

Dr. Alex Valm, University at Albany

Accelerating Fundamental Plant Science Towards Improvements of Bioenergy Crops

Dr. Crysten Blaby-Hass, Brookhaven National Laboratory

HPLC Chromatography: A Separation Science for Biotechnology

David Kirley, Formerly of Bristol-Myers Squibb

Advances in Manufacturing of Biopharmaceuticals and Impacts on Separation Scientists

Dr. Lois Beaver, Formerly of the FDA

Not Your Father’s Eutrophication? Cyanobacteria and Climate Change

Dr. Kim Schulz, SUNY ESF

Discovery of Circadian Oscillations in the Human Oral Microbiome and Microtranscriptome: A New Level of Understanding of Microbial-Host Interactions

Dr. Frank Middleton, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Photosynthetic Constraints on C3 Plant Responses to a Broad [CO2] Gradient

Dr. Katie Becklin, Syracuse University

An Overview of Intellectual Property Protection of Biopharmaceutical Compounds via Natural Abundance Stable Isotopes

Dr. John Jasper, Molecular Isotope Technologies LLC

Hydrogen Peroxide and its Use for Controlling Harmful Algal Blooms

Dr. Greg Boyer, SUNY ESF

The Secret Life of Microbes: Microbiome Science and its Application to the Terrestrial Biosphere

Dr. Daniel Buckley, Cornell University

Lessons Learned from Over 30 Years of Research on Willow Biomass Crops

Dr. Tim Volk, SUNY ESF

Multiple, Simultaneous, Independent Gradients for a Versatile, Multidimensional Liquid Chromatography. Part II: Application 3 – Scouting Optimization Strategies for Separation of Monoclonal Antibodies by Dual Simultaneous Independent Gradients of pH & Salt on a Weak Cation Exchange Stationary Phase

Dr. Allen Hirsh, CryoBioPhysica, Inc.

12:30 p.m.

Closing & Student Awards in Gateway Room B

Presented by Heather Coleman, Syracuse University