Congratulations to our on- and off-campus colleagues who provided leadership and support to the recent 2015 Biotechnology Symposium. We deeply appreciate the leadership of our colleagues at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Thanks to their collaboration and hospitality, over 50% of our 7th annual Symposium participants came from the metropolitan NYC area.
My thanks go to our program co-chairs, Drs. Tom Amidon, Lee Newman, and Art Stipanovic, to our Outreach staff, Katherina Searing and Terry Webb, as well to our entire 2015 advisory council:
- Noel Blackburn, Brookhaven National Laboratory
- Susumu Ikuta, SUNY-ESF (formerly, Bristol-Myers Squibb)
- Judy Jarnefeld, NYSERDA
- Kirk Leister, Biotechnology Consultant
- Scott MacFarlane, SUNY Upstate Medical University
- Tom Melninkaitis, Tosoh Bioscience
- Susi Varvayanis, Cornell University
As we look ahead to the 8th Symposium returning to Syracuse and the ESF Campus in 2016, I invite your interest in advisory council participation.
I extend our collective appreciation to all of our sponsors and especially to our partnership with the SUNY Research Foundation. I look forward to working with our SUNY Research Foundation colleagues, sponsors, staff and advisory council to continue to strengthen the Biotechnology Symposium role in serving and advancing Biotechnology’s economic development, research and education impact for New York State and beyond.
Many thanks to all who participated and who made this year’s Symposium a success.
Dr. Chuck Spuches, Associate Provost for Outreach