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Nagoya University (NU) will host the ninth 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.

Date:                                    Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Time: .                                  8:30 am through 1:00 pm (Registration starts at 8:00 am)

Venue:                                  North Carolina Biotechnology Center, RTP, NC

                                             15 T.W. Alexander Drive

                                             Research Triangle Park, NC 27709           

Keynote Speech:                 Dr. Fayaz Khazi, CEO, Elo Life Systems Inc.

Technology Presentation:

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

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



8:30 – 8:40        Opening Remark                            Akira Yoshino, Director,

                                                                                 Research Cooperation Department, Nagoya University

8:40 – 9:20        Keynote Speech                             Dr. Fayaz Khazi, CEO, Elo Life Systems Inc.

9:20 – 9:50        Presentation (1)                              Dr. Toshinori Kinoshita

9:50 – 10:20      Presentation (2)                              Dr. Keiko Torii

10:20 – 10:50    Coffee Break & Networking

10:50 – 11:20    Presentation (3)                              Dr. Megan Andrews

11:20 – 11:50    Presentation (4)                              Dr. Paul S. Maddox

11:50 – 12:00 .  Presentation by Sponsor                Michael D. Bryan, Partner, K&L Gates LLP

12:00 – 12:10    Closing Remark                              Dr. Richard Linton, Dean, College, Agriculture & Life Sciences

12:10– 13:00     Lunch & Networking




NC State University

UNC Chapel Hill

North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

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