Vol 5. Issue 27 / September 19, 2005
Scripps Research and Oxford to Host International Biotechnology Conference
The Scripps Research Institute and Oxford University will jointly host the inaugural Scripps/Oxford International Biotechnology Conference Monday, November 14 and Tuesday, November 15 at the Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.
The theme of the conference, "Building a New Model for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Bio-medicine," will include presentations and panel discussions by leading scientists and business executives from around the world about the state of the art in essential areas of biomedical research, while addressing biotechnology development from a scientific perspective.
A pre-conference on Sunday, November 13 will focus on advances in research on neurodegenerative diseases of aging and technologies for drug discovery.
Among the distinguished presenters at the November 14 and 15 conference are:
Topics for presentation and discussion at the November 13 pre-conference include "Understanding Neurodegeneration and Cutting-Edge Technology" and "Neuroscience and Therapeutic Applications from a Public Perspective."
Conference sponsors include: Lehman Brothers; Siemens; Ernst & Young; Greenberg Traurig; Edwards & Angell, LLP; Ivax; C/max; Amgen; Korn/Ferry International; NeoRx; Florida High Tech Corridor; Florida Trend, and Scripps Florida.
The Scripps/Oxford conference builds on the collaboration of the two institutions in the Skaggs Oxford Scholarships Program, named for supermarket and drugstore magnate L.S. Skaggs and his wife, Aline, that trains young scientists at the doctoral level at both world-renowned institutions.
More information and registration material for both the conference and pre-conference can be found at: http://www.scripps.edu/florida/conference. Registrants of either conference are invited to a reception with the conferences' presenters, and scientists, senior managers, and trustees of The Scripps Research Institute.
Send comments to: mikaono[at]scripps.edu