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Science in the Mountains                 

Haynes Conference Center, 2nd Floor, Rooms 200 & 209, AB Tech, Enka Campus

Read the 2011 Science in the Mountains Conference Program

Monday, April 18, 2011   

TIME
 
EVENT
 
8:00
 
Continental Breakfast & Networking
 

8:30
 

Steven Casey, NC Biotechnology Center, RTP
Welcome

8:45

 

Terry Bellamy, Mayor of Asheville 
Opening remarks 
 
9:00

 

Cathy Innes, UNC-Chapel Hill 
Thinking beyond publishing your research - might you need a patent?

 
9:30

 

10:00

 

Hutton Kearney, Fullerton Genetics, Mission Hospital  
Whole genome approaches to genetic diagnoses; past, present, and future perspectives

 
10:30

 

Julie King, NC Biotech Center, RTP.  
Funding opportunities for early stage companies

 
11:00
 
Poster Session & Networking
 
12:00

 

Lunch Speaker:  Mark Wilson, Western Carolina Univ. 
Exploring the newest generation of DNA sequencing techniques for application in forensic science      

 
1:30
 
Poster Session & Networking
 
2:30

 

Briles Johnson, NC Dept. of Commerce
BLNC: North Carolina's business resources

 
3:00

 

Betsy Wilson, UNC-Asheville
Analysis of microbial diversity in soil from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

 
3:30

 

Ted Meigs, UNC-Asheville
Dissection of G{alpha}12-mediated Signaling Pathways through Mutational Analysis of Target Protein Interactions

 
4:00
 

Daily Student Poster Awards & Networking 

4:30

 

Keynote Address: Louise Temple, James Madison Univ. 
Addicted to students: Seventeen years of doing science with undergraduates

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

TIME
 
EVENT
 
8:00
 
Continental Breakfast & Networking
 
8:30

 

Mary Lou Surgi, Blue Ridge Food Venture
Tour of Natural Products Manufacturing Facility 

9:15
 

Joe-Ann McCoy, Bent Creek Germplasm Repository
The Bent Creek Germplasm Repository (BCGR) at the NC Arboretum, a tool for collaborative biobased research  

 
9:45

 

10:15

 

Dana Nelson, US Forest Service, Southern Research Station, MS
Accelerating forest restoration through biotechnology 

 
10:45

 

11:00
 
Poster Session & Networking  
 
12:00

 

Lunch Speaker:  Bob McMahan, Western Carolina Univ.  
Topic: Biotechnology and entrepreneurism  
 
1:30
 
Poster Session & Networking
 
2:30

 

Jennifer Burris, Appalachian State Univ. 
Macromolecular Spectroscopy and Bioanalysis at Appalachian State University

 
3:00

 

Ted Zerucha, Appalachian State Univ. 
Identification of cis-regulatory elements capable of directing cell-specific gene expression

 
3:30

 

Tom Ranney, Mountain Horticulture Research Station
The New Age of Bioenergy Crops: Research and Development of Fuelstocks for North Carolina

 
4:00

 

AWARDS 
Daily Student Poster Awards
Leadership in Science and Entrepreneurship Award
(Dr. John W. Bardo, Chancellor, Western Carolina University

4:30

 

Steven Casey, NC Biotechnology Center, RTP
Closing remarks 

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