BioConnect is a graduate student initiative
The fourth edition of the BioConnect conference was held last fall on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the New Residence Hall of McGill University. it was again a succes with great attendance and great keynote speakers. This year, BioConnect is partnering with Biotech Annecto, a promotional partner, active in the biotechnology industry. Visit te BioConnect website for information on the 2013 conference: bioconnect.conference.mcgill.ca/Bioconnect2013.
Kudoos to the organizing committee and eveyone involved in the planning of the event.
The third edition of the BioConnect Symposium was held on October 23, 2012 at the New Residence Hall of McGill University on avenue du Parc, Montreal. the vent was a success, once more, and a great reward for all students who worked to make it happen. The speakers were excellent and the presentations' content provided student with a great deal of insights into the world of the bioscience industry. Attendees enjoyed themselves during the poster sessions and the after event cocktail. There was a great deal of exchange between students, members of the indsutry and attendees.
Please visit their web site for details on the day's program and speakers: bioconnect2012.mcgill.ca/home.html.
A well deserved thank you to the Master's in Biotechnology student cohort for a well rounded event and very interesting talks. A huge thank you to the invited speakers for their generous participation.
As always, we are already looking forward to next year's event. See you in 2013.
The second BioConnect Symposium was a great success. Over 150 people attended the symposium entitled ‘Bridging the Gap between Industry and Academia’ in the McGill New Residence Hall on November 15th. Several excellent speakers came from industry and academia including Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh, Paladin Labs, Venture Capital, Mitacs and the McGill Centre for BioMedical Innovation. See the program description and speakers’ short resume on the BioConnect web site.
A poster-viewing session displaying the Biotechnology Master’s students’ achievements during their research internship was held at the halfway break and the event ended by a exciting networking session which saw active discussion between the students, professionals, researchers, and invited guests over a very nice cocktail buffet.
A big thank you and congratulations to the Executive Committee and all students in the Master’s (Applied) in Biotechnology for a professional and well organized event is due. Looking forward to next year already!
Visit their website: www.bioconnect2011.mcgill.ca
It was a succes!
BioConnect 2010 opened its door on November 24th to more than 150 people from the McGill community, professionals from the industry and students from neighbouring universities. The objective was to "connect" researchers, society, business and government, and they did achieve this with an impressive line up of speakers from Ogilvy Renault, Astra Zeneca, Adnexus, USA, McGill's Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, and the McGill University's Institute for the Study of International Development. Talks were followed by an informal get together with wine and cheese surrounded by posters displaying research performed by the MSc Biotechnology students.
Thank you to the Executive Committee and all students from the Biotechnology programs, who, by their effort and hard-working ethics have successfully delivered the inaugural BioConnect symposium.
See article appearing the the McGill reporter, December 2, 2010 issue - click here
BioConnect - Biotechnology towards sustainable innovation is the first annual symposium organized by students in the biotechnology graduate programs of McGill University.
It will be held on November 24, 2010 at the New Residence Hall on 3625 Avenue du parc in Montreal.
For full details of the event and how to register, please go to BioConnect2010.