Sep 30 agenda.indd - University of Waterloo

NaƟonal Biotechnology Week
Tuesday September 30, 2014
“Let’s Talk Biotech: CBB Biotechnology Research and Networking RecepƟon”
Davis Centre, Rooms 1304 and 1301
University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario
The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology will be celebraƟng NaƟonal Biotechnology Week from
September 29-October 1. Our goal is to highlight and increase the awareness of work that is being
conducted in biotechnology through a panel discussion, faculty and industry representaƟve talks, and
presentaƟons showcasing graduate student work.
AGENDA
Room DC 1304
1:30 Welcome & Opening Remarks Catherine Burns, Director of CBB, University of Waterloo
1:35 5 minute CBB researcher presentaƟon synopsis
Bending the cost curve: Building a $1000 diagnosƟc X-ray imager for scalable and sustainable healthcare
Karim S. Karim, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
Scanning probe microscopy in biomedical research
Zoya Leonenko, Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo
Model-based design in syntheƟc biology
Brian Ingalls, Applied MathemaƟcs, University of Waterloo
An engineering prospecƟve on Cancer
Adil Al-Mayah, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo
Mining microbial metagenomes
Trevor Charles, Biology, University of Waterloo
Metabolic pathway analysis in biotechnology
Brendan McConkey, Biology, University of Waterloo
Research in Life Science and technology at CIARS
Aidin Taeb, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
Glycosidases in human health and disease
David Rose, Biology, University of Waterloo
Tools and strategies for complex biologics producƟon in animal cells: applicaƟons to insect and mammalian cell culture
Marc Aucoin, Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo
Room DC 1301 (fishbowl)
3:00 Open Showcase - Posters, Demos, and Networking RecepƟon with light refreshments
Implantable Neural Interfacing Plaƞorms
Low-cost low-dose digital x-ray detector
MulƟple Droplet Merging for the Control of Micro-reacƟons on a Microfluidic Chip: ApplicaƟon to Single Cell DNA Analysis
EncapsulaƟon of Single Cells into Nanolitre Droplets Using Viscosity-StraƟfied flow in a Flow Focusing Device
4:00 Close
No charge to aƩend but registraƟon is required as seaƟng is limited.
KrysƟna Bednarowski, cbb@uwaterloo.ca (519) 888-4567 x32732
DirecƟons and Map (uwaterloo.ca/map)