This third annual event will celebrate North Carolina's vibrant scientific research and biotechnology business community which has a rich history of idea exchange and networking. The event will host more than 100 scientists from industry and academia across a wide spectrum of disciplines.


  • Learn about the importance of scientific community
  • Understand the research landscape and economy of North Carolina
  • Network with colleagues from a wide variety of life science backgrounds
  • Keynote speaker, Richard P. Woychik, Ph.D. Deputy Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Evening reception and networking


We would like to thank our event sponsors:

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Sponsorships Available



Welcome and Introductory Remarks: Maria Rapoza, Ph.D., Vice President, Science and Technology Development, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Master of Ceremonies: Chris Brown, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Graduate Education, University of North Carolina

Featured Speaker: Philip Benfey, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Systems Biology, Duke University

Keynote speaker: Richard Woychik, Ph.D., Deputy Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Q&A and Reception to follow