UNC Charlotte Life Sciences Conference 2012

The North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis is the focus of the eleventh annual UNC Charlotte Life Sciences Conference. The conference is being held on Thursday, October 25, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Barnhardt Student Activity Center on the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) campus.

The conference agenda focuses on the research, tools, technology and commercialization at the NCRC and features campus scientists from UNCC, the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI), North Carolina State University (NCSU) Plants for Human Health Institute, UNC Greensboro (UNCG) Center for Translational Biomedical Research, UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI), Sensory Spectrum, General Mills, the Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Laboratory and Carolinas Healthcare System (CHS).

Dr. Allan Brown, applied molecular geneticist and assistant professor at PHHI, who led the mapping of the blueberry genome and is nutritionally enhancing varieties of broccoli and cabbage, will take part in Research: The Beginning, the first afternoon panel session at the conference. Benjamin D. Machon, business development with DHMRI, a non-profit contract research organization and the NCRC’s core laboratory, will moderate the session.

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