National Biotechnology Week 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014 9:30 am - Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:00 pm EDT

nbw 2014

The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology will be celebrating National 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 representative talks, and presentations showcasing graduate student work (watch for updates as we finalize the agenda). 

Attendance is free however please register for these events or e-mail

Eventbrite - National Biotechnology Week 2014

Monday Sept 29 at 9:30 am

Event co-hosted by WISE

9:30:Welcome and Panel discussion

  • David Lynch
    General Manager, Research and Development at Enerkem Inc.
  • Dr. Eric Prouzet
    Professor, Chemistry, CBB & WISE Member,
    Director European Partnerships and Associate Director Global Initiatives at the University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Murray Moo-Young
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering, and CBB Member at the University of Waterloo
    Chief Editor of Biotechnology Advances (

10:20: Coffee break

10:30: Discussion

11:00: Closing remarks and networking reception

12:00: Close

Tuesday Sept 30 at 1:30 pm


1:30: Welcome and 5 minute CBB researcher presentation synopsis*

3:00: Open showcase - Posters, Demos, and Networking Reception with light refreshments  

4:00: Close

Wednesday October 1 at 9:30 am


9:30:Welcome and Industry speaker talks: Reda Fayek from Huron Technologies speaking on innovations in imaging in the biotechnology field.

10:05: 5 minute CBB researcher  presentation synopsis*(imaging researchers and imaging users)

11:00:Open showcase - Posters, Demos, and Networking Reception with light refreshments  

12:00: Close

National Biotechnology Week Highlights:

  • Panel talk on “Biofuels and Waste Treatment”

  • Network with other UW researchers during the daily open showcases

  • Hear special guest speaker Reda Fayek from Huron Technologies speak about innovations in imaging in the biotechnology field

  • 5 minute researcher presentations on biotechnology and imaging

  • Listen in on faculty talks and learn more about their current research in biotechnology

  • See student posters/presentations

  • Network with industry representatives

  • FREE to attend, however please register as space is limited

Poster presentations:

Opportunity for graduate students:
To promote high quality presentations, CBB and WISE are happy to financially assist graduate students up to $25 per poster for the first 8 student teams that sign up for each open showcase ($600 max available)!

Please let Iris or Krystina know by Wednesday September 24, by 4:30 pm if you (or your team) are interested in setting up a poster.  For further information students should contact Iris Strickler for Theme: “Biofuels and Waste Treatment" – Sept 29 or Krystina Bednarowski for themes: "Let’s Talk Biotech: CBB Biotechnology Research and Networking Session" and Theme: "Biotechnology: Innovations in Imaging").