AGENDA

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Registration (FREE)
Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

9:30 am - 11:30 am
Innovation Corner
Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Student Union

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Inventor Pitch Competition

UMD faculty members and researchers will pitch their inventions to local venture capitalists who will select the "Best Inventor Pitch" for Bioscience Day 2018. The winner will be announced during the session that follows and will receive a monetary award.

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Fireside Chat & Presentation of the “Best Inventor Pitch” Award
The fireside chat will be followed by the announcement and presentation of the "Best Inventor Pitch" award.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Networking Panel
Prince George's Room, Stamp Student Union
The networking panels are designed to help students understand what they can do with a degree in the biological sciences and similar majors. A panel of representatives from industry and federal laboratories will explain what their job entails and answer questions about the kinds of undergraduate and graduate experiences that might prepare students for pursuing careers within their organizations. They will also answer questions from the audience and speak individually with those who seek more detailed information. 

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Poster Session and Lunch
Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Networking Panel
Prince George's Room, Stamp Student Union
The networking panels are designed to help students understand what they can do with a degree in the biological sciences and similar majors. A panel of representatives from industry and federal laboratories will explain what their job entails and answer questions about the kinds of undergraduate and graduate experiences that might prepare students for pursuing careers within their organizations. They will also answer questions from the audience and speak individually with those who seek more detailed information. 

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration (FREE)
Atrium, Stamp Student Union

2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Seminars
Atrium, Stamp Student Union

Speakers:

  • 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
    Antony Jose
    , Associate Professor, UMD Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
    How life preserves form and function across generations” [bio and abstract]

  • 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
    Jay Harger
    , Senior Director of Clinical Genomics Product Lifecycle Management, Illumina Inc.
    Improving human health by unlocking the power of the genome[bio and abstract]

  • 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
    Nicole LaRonde
    , Associate Professor, UMD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Targeting RIO kinases for new anti-cancer drugs” [bio and abstract]

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Dr. Erik B. & Mrs. Joyce D.C. Young Lecture
Atrium, Stamp Student Union

"The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Nature Works, and Why It Matters"

Sean B. Carroll
Andrew and Mary Balo & Nicholas and Susan Simon Endowed Chair, Department of Biology, University of Maryland
Vice President for Science Education, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

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