9th NU Tech Roundtable 2018

Nagoya University (NU) will host the annual Technology Roundtable in Research Triangle Park (RTP) this fall in cooperation with prestigious NC State University and UNC Chapel Hill. Two of NU’s strongest research fields, Agriculture and biotechnology have been chosen as the focus of this event. The Technology Roundtable series is an annual joint technology marketing effort by NU and its US technology transfer office, Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc. (NU Tech), in cooperation with local universities around RTP.

NU Tech’s Roundtable aims to bridge the gap and strengthen networks and relations among university researchers, entrepreneurs and startups in RTP, as well as business representatives from major and local healthcare and life science companies, by showcasing cutting edge technologies from Nagoya University and local universities in North Carolina.



8:30-8:40 a.m.

Opening Remark

Nagoya University

8:40-9:20 a.m.

Keynote Speech

Dr. Fayaz Khazi

9:20-9:50 a.m.

Technology Presentation #1:
Control of stomatal aperture by genetic and chemical approaches

Dr. Toshinori Kinoshita

9:50-10:20 a.m.

Technology Presentation #2:
Harnessing synthetic chemistry to hijack plant hormone responses 

Dr. Keiko Torii

10:20-10:50 a.m.



10:50-11:20 a.m.

Technology Presentation #3:
DeCIFRing a Population Genetics Approach to Biological Control of Mycotoxin Production

Dr. Megan Andrews

11:20-11:50 a.m.

Technology Presentation #4

Dr. Paul S. Maddox

11:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Closing Remark

Dr. Richard Linton
Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC State

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Networking & Luncheon 

Talk by K&L Gates LLP


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Fayaz Khazi
CEO, Elo Life Systems Inc.

Technology Presentations

Dr. Toshinori Kinoshita
Professor, Institute of Transformative BioMolecules (ITbM), Nagoya University
Director, Center for Gene Research, Nagoya University

Dr. Keiko Torii
Visiting Professor, ITbM, Nagoya University
Endowed Distinguished Professor, Biology Department, University of Washington                  

Dr. Paul S. Maddox
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, UNC Chapel Hill

Dr. Megan Andrews
Project Manager, Center for Integrated Fungal Research and Plant Soil Microbial Community Consortium, NC State University


More Information

Contact the Technology Partnership of Nagoya University for more information.


North Carolina Biotechnology Center
15 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709