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 Crop Science and Biotechnology Roundtable

 October 25, 2013 (Fri)

 8:30 am - 1:30 pm (Registration begins: 8:00am)

 

The pre-registration site for this roundtable is closed.
Please come to the NC Biotechnology Center for onsite registration.

 

 



Our 4th annual Technology Roundtable conference featuring innovative cutting edge discoveries and research in crop science and agricultural technology and biotechnology from Nagoya University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University.



1. Goal


The goals of the Roundtable include: (1) informing North Carolina companies about some of the more promising new discoveries and research coming out of Nagoya University and our local university partners; (2) building and strengthening business relationships between academia and industry; and (3) providing a venue for researchers, business development executives and other professionals to network and explore possible collaboration, licensing, opportunities and commercialization in the field of crop science and agricultural biotechnology.


2. Date and Time


Date: October 25, 2013  (Fri)
Time: 8:30 am -1:30 pm  (Registration begins: 8:00 am)

 


4. Guest Speakers for Industry Presentations

(presentation order)

 

 David R. Russell, Ph.D.

     Director
     Technology Prospecting
     Monsanto Company

 

Rick DeRose, Ph.D., PMP.

      Global Expert
      Technology Acquisition
      Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc.

 

Brian Vande Berg, Ph.D.

     Research Program Manager
     Research and Development (Trait Research)
     Bayer CropScience

 


 

5. Agenda  

 

8:00am      Registration, Breakfast, Networking and Poster Presentations

8:30am      Opening Remarks:

                 Seiichi Matsuo, M.D., Ph.D.
                   Vice President, National University Corporation Nagoya University
                   Professor, Department of Nephrology
                   Graduate School of Medicine, National University Corporation Nagoya University


8:35am      Industry Presentation # 1: 

                 David R. Russell, Ph.D.

                    Director
                    Technology Prospecting
                    Monsanto Company

 

8:55am       Technology Presentation # 1: 

                 " Manipulation of stomatal opening increases photosynthesis

                   and plant growth "

                   Toshinori Kinoshita, Ph. D.
                       
Professor
                        Institute of Trasformative Bio-Molecules
                        Nagoya Uniiersity
               

                   Yin Wang, Ph. D.
                       
Postdoctoral fellow
                        Institute of Trasformative Bio-Molecules
                        Nagoya University
                               

9:20am       Technology Presentation # 2:

                  " Use of Extremophile Reactive Oxygen Detoxification Enzymes
                     to Control Stress Responses in Plant Systems "

                 
                 Amy M. Grunden, Ph.D.  
                     
Associate Professor
                      Department of Microbiology
                      North Carolina State University
          

 

 9:45am    Industry Presentaion # 2:

                  " Syngenta: Bringing Plant Potential to Life "

                 Rick DeRose, Ph.D., PMP.
                     
Global Expert
                      Technology Acquisition
                      Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc.
 

 

10:05am    Platinum Sponsor Presentation

                   John Russell 
                    
K&L Gates LLP 


10:15am    Intermission, Networking and Poster Presentations

 

10:35am   Industry Presentation # 3: 

                  Brian Vande Berg, Ph.D. 
                     Research Program Manager
                    
                     Research and Development (Trait Research)
                     Bayer CropScience

 

10:55am     Technology Presentation # 3:

                 " Roles of Cytokinin in Plant Growth and Development "

                  Joseph Kieber, Ph.D.
                    
Professor
                     Department of Biology
                     University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

11:20am    Technology Presentation # 4: 

                 " A Systems Approach to Improved Root Traits "                 

                  Philip Benfey, Ph.D.
                    
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
                     Paul Kramer Professor of Biology, Duke University

 

11:45am    Technology Presentation # 5: 

                " Two B3 domain-EAR motif transcriptional repressors are essential
                   to repress embryonic program after seed germination
                   in
Arabidopsis thaliana "                

                  Hironaka Tsukagoshi, Ph.D.
                  
   Designated lecturer, PhD Professional Office
                     Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences
                     Nagoya University
 


12:10pm    Closing Remarks:

                 Terri Lomax, Ph.D.
                    Vice Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Economic Development
                    Professor, Plant Biology
                    North Carolina State University


12:15pm    Lunch and Networking

1:30pm      Adjourn


6. About Technology Roundtable Series


 The Technology Roundtable Series is one of the technology marketing efforts by Nagoya University (NU) and Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc. (NU Tech), NU’s technology transfer office in the U.S., in cooperation with local universities in RTP. The first Roundtable was held on October 22, 2010 in cooperation with North Carolina State University (NCSU), whose main topic was focused on Plant/Agriculture technology; the second was on October 6, 2011 with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and Wake Forest University Institute of Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), focusing on Regenerative Medicine; and the 3rd Roundtable was on October 4, 2012 in cooperation with NCSU, UNC-CH and WFIRM, focusing on Diagnostics and Molecular Therapeutics. This 4th Roundtable is focusing on Crop Science and Biotechnology again in corporation with Duke University, NCSU and UNC-CH.

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

 


 

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---- Silver Sponsors ----

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