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Tuesday, May 12 - Wednesday, May 13, 2015
7th Annual Biotechnology Symposium

See you on May 12th and 13th, 2015 for the 7th Annual Biotechnology Symposium at Brookhaven National Laboratory. REGISTRATION has been extended to May 5. Let BEST Program staff know if you are interested in attending and you can hitch a ride and reimburse your registration cost!

Tour the Brookhaven National Lab facilities, talk with staff and find out how they got their jobs! The plenary sessions from the heads of the SUNY Research Foundation, BioBAT, and Brookhaven alone I think would be worth your time. You will also hear about the latest research going on around the state throughout the following session topics:

Environmental Biotechnology, Bioenergy, Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical BEST Advisory Board Member Ken Yancey will speak on this panel!, Biotransformation, Nanobiotechnology, Winemaking: The Original Biotechnology

This symposium fosters the exchange of ideas among industry representatives and scientists, academics, students, and other professionals interested in biotechnology; and works to develop synergies and relationships that further advance the field. It has a history of convening the region’s most promising and innovative biotechnology companies and experts, both as speakers and participants, and promises to be the largest and most exciting yet.

Four cash prizes for the best posters!

See what went on last year in Syracuse, below. Cornell Graduate Student Li Jiang was the Keynote Speaker at the first plenary session alongside President & CEO, Empire State Development and Commissioner of the NY State Department of Economic Development, Kenneth Adams.
6th Annual Biotechnology Symposium: Opening the Biotechnology Toolbox
Thank you to all of the 2014 Biotechnology Symposium presenters, sponsors, exhibitors, and participants for another energizing gathering of the diverse perspectives in biotechnology! We hosted approximately 150 participants from 7 states at this event! The connections made between experienced and emerging professionals from academia and industry help to keep biotechnology in New York ever expanding.


Dr. Timothy Killeen, President of the SUNY Research Foundation
spoke about the links between academia and industry.


'Leading the Way for NY's Future' panelists Christopher Choi, Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Lisa Miller, Brookhaven National Lab; Norma Nowak, University of Buffalo; and Susi Varvayanis, Cornell University.

Brookhaven National Laboratory
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