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2015 Exchanging Ideas Summit: Game Changing Science

NC Biotech event on March 12

Posted on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 by Sangeetha Shivaji.
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The NC Biotechnology Center’s third annual event will celebrate North Carolina’s vibrant scientific research and biotechnology business community which has a rich history of idea exchange and networking. The event will host more than 100 scientists from industry and academia across a wide spectrum of disciplines.


  • Learn about the importance of scientific community
  • Understand the research landscape and economy of North Carolina
  • Network with colleagues from a wide variety of life science backgrounds
  • Keynote speaker, Richard P. Woychik, Ph.D. Deputy Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Evening reception and networking


  • Welcome and Introductory Remarks: Maria Rapoza, Ph.D., Vice President, Science and Technology Development, North Carolina Biotechnology Center
  • Master of Ceremonies: Chris Brown, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Graduate Education, University of North Carolina
  • Featured Speaker: Philip Benfey, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Systems Biology, Duke University
  • Keynote speakerRichard Woychik, Ph.D., Deputy Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Q&A and Reception to follow

March 12, 2015
NC Biotechnology Center
15 TW Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC

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