Next event will be scheduled soon. See previous Fall Schedule below.
The aim of the open mic night is
The format of the evening will be to have guest judges give brief talks to introduce themselves and their backgrounds and current ventures, followed by seven five-minute talks by postdocs.
Postdoctoral speakers will be selected from online entries based on their submitted abstracts (submit below) by a committee formed by the postdoctoral associations and Bella Vista management. These will be roughly on a first-come first-served basis; however, entries may be grouped to provide variety, or depending on the guest judges. The judges will select winners from the speakers based on their ability to communicate to a wide audience, and the winners will be given the opportunity to speak at one of the main Bella Vista networking events at an appropriate date.
The anticipated audience will be a mixture of scientists, business personnel, and general public, so talks should be aimed at those with a limited scientific background, but contain sufficient detail to be of interest to the majority of the audience.
Please fill in the Google form here or below (must be logged into Google)
Abstracts are 250 words. We will contact you to check your availability for a given night. Where possible, advance notice will be given of upcoming guest judges.
Wednesday August 12th
Stephen Demarest Ph.D.: Senior Research Advisor, Eli Lilly
Géza Ambrus Aikelin Ph.D.: Senior Scientist, J-labs
Sponsored by GE life sciences
Wednesday September 9th
Mary Canady Ph.D.: Founder, San Diego Biotech Network
Bernhard Geierstanger Ph.D.: Director of Protein engineering, GNF
Sponsored by Life Technologies
Wednesday October 14th
Matt Dunphy: 1798 Consulting
Dana Buckman: CEO, Flow Paradigm
Sponsored by Discovery Scientific Solutions and Omega Scientific
Wednesday November 11th
Ashok Deniz Ph.D.: Professor, The Scripps Research Institute
Second judge TBC
Sponsored by Innovative Cell Technologies