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NSU Hosts South Florida Biotech Conference

Panel presentation “Conservation Biology” at EDC BioTech 2010, featuring several NSU Oceanographic Center faculty: (left to right) Gary Margules, Sc.D., NSU Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, Richard Spieler, Ph.D., NSU Oceanographic Center (OC); Alison Moulding, Ph.D., OC; Diego Lirman, M.D., University of Miami; Sara Edge, Ph.D., Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University; Jennifer Rehage, Ph.D., Florida International University; and Sam Purkis, Ph.D., OC.

The Carl DeSantis Building was the site of Enterprise Development Corporation’s 9th Annual Life Science Conference, hosted by NSU. This year’s conference, called Biotech 2010, focused on environmental and ecological biotechnology and the diverse research, development, and commercialization taking place throughout South Florida. Nearly 200 academics, entrepreneurs and business leaders gathered for the conference on May 26.

There was an enthusiastic reception for the outstanding speakers and panels, including the keynote speaker, Steve Isakowitz, the chief financial officer of the U.S. Department of Energy. Speakers and poster presenters from NSU included Gary Margules, Sc.D. NSU vice president for research and technology transfer); Jose Lopez, Ph.D., associate professor at NSU’s Oceanographic Center (OC); Sam Purkis, Ph.D. OC assistant professor; Richard Spieler, Ph.D., director of the OC’s academic programs; and Alison Moulding, Ph.D. OC researcher.  Panel topics included “Medicines from the Sea” and “Bioenergy and Clean Energy.”

Panel presentation, “Medicines from the Sea” at EDC BioTech 2010.

One of EDC’s 20 sponsors, the Town of Davie, Florida, at their booth at EDC BioTech 2010.