Find your Community

Exchange groups are communities of academic, government and other life science professionals who gather to discuss their science, network, find potential partners, and create new ideas.

Many of the groups organize around a specific field of life science, but we support other life sciences professionals who share common interests as well.

Group events provide content-rich informational seminars from local and national experts, discussion groups and focused networking on a broad range of topics related to life science research, business and related issues.

Interested in attending an event? Become part of our vibrant exchange group community by signing up for email announcements. Sign up for announcements through our Interest Form or look for a group in your region:

Find your group

The following Exchange Groups are currently being sponsored by the Biotechnology Center's Science and Technology Development Program and the Center’s five regional offices:

Women in Bio

Join Us

If you would like to be added to the email list of any of our Exchange Groups, please fill out our Interest Form or refer to the individual Group's page for contact information.

Create your own Group

Exchange Groups are initiated by interested individuals or groups within the life science communities, with participants drawn from universities, the business community, or other constituencies. Funding is available from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center for reimbursement of meeting expenses. The level of funding varies with the needs of the group, and groups are expected to seek other sources of support to add to Biotechnology Center funds.

For more information about Exchange Groups, read the Application Guidelines (Word) or contact staff from the appropriate region:

Eastern: Thomasyne Jefferson
Southeastern: Randall Johnson
RTP Region: Hannah Cole
Piedmont Triad: Judy Berry
Greater Charlotte: Susan Hinson
Western: Jonathan Snover, Ph.D.