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Bioscience Day—Genomics: Unlocking the Mysteries of Dogs, Viruses and More
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Stamp Student Union
For More Information:
Gene Ferrick
301 405 2316
bioscienceday@umd.edu
https://bioscienceday.umd.edu/

Bioscience Day is an annual event on the College Park campus that features research talks, inventor pitch competition, poster session, networking panels, a keynote lecture and more.

The program provides a unique opportunity for executives and professionals in industry and government to:

  • Discover the most recent advances in the biological sciences and biotechnology at the University of Maryland

  • Promote the potential for academic-industry-government collaboration

  • Meet university scientists and interact with graduate and undergraduate student researchers

  • Network with colleagues who share an interest in the promotion of the biological sciences and the bioscience industry

  • Recruit employees and investigate job opportunities


9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration (FREE)
Colony Ballroom (Room 2203), Stamp Student Union

9:30 am - 11:30 am
Innovation Corner
Benjamin Banneker Room (Room 2212), Stamp Student Union

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Inventor Pitch Competition
UMD faculty members and researchers will pitch their inventions to local venture capitalists who will select the "Best Inventor Pitch" for Bioscience Day 2019. The winner will be announced during the session that follows and will receive a monetary award.

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Fireside Chat & Presentation of the “Best Inventor Pitch” Award
The fireside chat will be with Kan Cao, associate professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics. Cao is an award-winning researcher on human aging—specifically Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) and the connections between HGPS and normal aging. She co-founded MBlue Labs, LLC, which specializes in driving commercialization of the technology and products from her research. The fireside chat will be followed by the announcement and presentation of the "Best Inventor Pitch" award.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Networking Panel
Juan Ramon Jimenez Room (Room 2208), Stamp Student Union

The networking panels are designed to help students understand what they can do with a degree in the biological sciences and similar majors. A panel of representatives from industry and federal laboratories will explain what their job entails and answer questions about the kinds of undergraduate and graduate experiences that might prepare students for pursuing careers within their organizations. They will also answer questions from the audience and speak individually with those who seek more detailed information. 

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Poster Session and Lunch
Colony Ballroom (Room 2203), Stamp Student Union

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Networking Panel
Juan Ramon Jimenez Room (Room 2208), Stamp Student Union

The networking panels are designed to help students understand what they can do with a degree in the biological sciences and similar majors. A panel of representatives from industry and federal laboratories will explain what their job entails and answer questions about the kinds of undergraduate and graduate experiences that might prepare students for pursuing careers within their organizations. They will also answer questions from the audience and speak individually with those who seek more detailed information. 

2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Seminars
Benjamin Banneker Room (Room 2212), Stamp Student Union

Speakers:

  • 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
    Philip Johnson
    , Assistant Professor, UMD Department of Biology
    “Here a CRISPR, There a CRISPR: Why Not Everywhere a CRISPR?” [bio and abstract]

  • 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
    Amy Sapkota
    , Professor, UMD School of Public Health
    “Recycled Water, Food Crop Irrigation, and Public Health: Exploring Sequencing Approaches to Advance Understanding of the Microbiological Risks of Water Reuse” [bio and abstract]

  • 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
    Najib El-Sayed
    , Professor, UMD Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
    “From Genomes to Infectomes: Mapping Host-Parasite Interactions” [bio and abstract]

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Dr. Erik B. & Mrs. Joyce D.C. Young Lecture

Colony Ballroom (Room 2203), Stamp Student Union

“How to Build a Dog in 2,392,715,236 Easy Steps”

Elaine Ostrander

Chief of the Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health and Head of the Section on Comparative Genetics

[bio and abstract]

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