(5–7-07) Sev­eral North­eastern Uni­ver­sity researchers are taking part in the BIO Inter­na­tional Con­ven­tion, the biotech­nology industry’s sig­na­ture annual event, attracting more than 20,000 biotech­nology exec­u­tives, sci­en­tists, pol­i­cy­makers and jour­nal­ists from around the world. This year’s con­fer­ence, themed “New Ideas. Bold Ven­tures. Global Ben­e­fits.”, is taking place May 6–9 at the Boston Con­ven­tion & Exhi­bi­tion Center. The con­ven­tion is spon­sored by BIO, the world’s largest biotech­nology orga­ni­za­tion with more than 1,100 mem­bers world­wide, and fea­tures dozens of ses­sions cov­ering biotech trends, policy issues and tech­no­log­ical innovations.

Among those from North­eastern taking an active role in the conference:

  • Barry Karger, PhD, the James L. Waters Chair in Analytical Chemistry and Director of The Barnett Institute will take part in a panel session on Monday, May 07, 2007 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM in room 258 B on the topic of “Proteomics: A Strategy for Translating Discoveries to the Cancer Clinic.”
  • Mansoor Amiji, RPh, PhD, Professor and Associate Department Chairman in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Co-Director of Nanomedicine Education and Research Consortium (NERC), will take part in a panel discussion on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM in room 258 B on “Cancer Nanotechnology for Early Diagnosis and Therapy”

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity also has a booth in the Mass­a­chu­setts Pavilion (Booth #533/​C34) and posters in the Inno­va­tion Cor­ridor by the fol­lowing pro­fes­sors: Joseph Ayers, Robert Hanson, Volkmar Weissig, Sarathi Bod­da­pati, Greg Kowalski, Bill Det­rich, Nasser Fard, Paul Vouros, Roger Kautz, and Donald O’Malley.

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Laura Shea at 617–373-5427 or at l.​shea@​neu.​edu.

About North­eastern:

Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world. The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu.