Thursday, September 22, 2011

Life Science Forum Scheduled Oct. 6 at VTC

The Fifth Annual Southwest Virginia Life Science Forum on the evening of Oct. 6 will bring together university researchers and business people to discuss discoveries and possible collaborations.

There will also be a day-long workshop on how to apply for funding from the National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research program, and a late-afternoon talk from a distinguished scholar on how the brain processes olfactory information.

The forum and reception are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke. They will present an opportunity for students to learn about jobs, university scientists to meet people from Virginia's outstanding biological and medical product companies, and business people to learn about the most recent research results--which the scientists have only begun to report--and what they are working on.

More than 100 academic and private sector bioscience leaders are expected to participate. Poster presentations will include biotechnology, biomaterials, nanotechnology, neuroscience, and biomedical engineering.

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