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Nagoya University (NU) will host the annual Technology Roundtable in Research Triangle Park (RTP) this fall in cooperation with prestigious universities in RTP such as NC State University and UNC Chapel Hill. The Roundtable 2019 is our 10th anniversary event and focuses on AgBiotech field that is NU’s strongest research fields, Agriculture and Biotechnology. The Technology Roundtable Series is a 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 in RTP.

   Date and Time:              Tuesday, November 19, 2019

                                             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. Tom Adams, CEO, Pairwise

  Technology Presentation:

     Dr. Masahiro Kanaoka        Cooperating Researcher, Lecturer, WPI-ITbM, Nagoya University

     Dr. Shunsuke Oishi             Co-Principal Investigator, Center Chief, Designated Assistant Professor

                                                 Peptide/Protein Center, WPI-ITbM, Nagoya University


     Dr. Jean Ristaino                 William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology, Director for

   Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Cluster, NC State University


     Dr. Jack Wang                     Assistant Professor, Director of the Forest Biotechnology Group in the Department of

   Forestry and Environmental Resources, NC State University

     Dr. Paul S. Maddox             Associate Professor and William Burwell Harrison Scholar

                                                 Department of Biology, UNC at Chapel Hill



     8:00 –                          Registration

     8:30 – 8:40                  Opening Remark      Dr. Akihiro Sasoh, Vice President, Nagoya University 

     8:40 – 9:05                  Keynote speech       Dr. Tom Adams, CEO, Pairwise

     9:05 – 9:30                  Presentation (1)        Dr. Masahiro Kanaoka

                                                                           “Challenges to understand and manipulate plant fertilization”  

     9:30 – 9:55                  Presentation (2)        Dr. Jean Ristaino

                                                                           “Emerging Plant Disease outbreaks: Tackling Global Challenges”    

     9:55 – 10:20                Presentation (3)        Dr. Shunsuke Oishi

                                                                           “Chemical Peptide/Protein Synthesis and Cyclic Peptide Library

       for Phenotypic Screening

   10:20 – 10:45                Networking               

   10:45 – 11:10                Presentation (4)        Dr. Paul Maddox

                                                                           “LITE microscopy: Tilted light-sheet excitation of model organisms

       offers high resolution and low photobleaching

   11:10 – 11:35                Presentation (5)        Dr. Jack Wang

                                                                           “Strategic Engineering of Populus For Bioenergy and Bioproducts

       Through Multi-Omics Integration in Lignin Biosynthesis

   11:35 – 12:30                 Panel Discussion

                                          “Promoting industry and academia collaboration and regional economic development'


Dr. Akihiro Sasoh, Vice President, Nagoya University

Dr. Kultaran Chohan, Director of Licensing, NC State

Dr. Joerg Bauer, Head of Scouting and Collaboration Management, Bioscience Research, BASF

Mr. John Loyack, Vice President of Global Business Services, the Economic Development

     Partnership of North Carolina

   12:30 – 12:40                 Closing Remark        Dr. Steven Lommel, Associate Dean for Research College Agriculture

                                                                            & Life Sciences, NC State

   12:40– 13:30                  Networking & Luncheon talk by Sponsors

   13:30                              Adjourn





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