Thursday, October 29, 2009

CDC Director: Vaccine Shortage Frustrating at GaBio, Morehouse Event Oct. 29

ATLANTA (MyFOX ATLANTA) - The director of the Centers for Disease Control admitted Wednesday that finding the H1N1 vaccine has been frustrating for many people.

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Reported By: Denise Dillon Edited By: Leigha Baugham

Monday, October 26, 2009

First Major Grant to Fund Laboratory Research Received by Gainesville State College

Gainesville State College (GSC) Awarded a $201,070 Grant from National Science Foundation

Gainesville, GA., September 17, 2009

The grant titled “Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI): Characterization of the Manganese Centers of Oxalate Oxidase from Ceriporipsis subvermispora, will integrate the excitement of laboratory-based scientific discovery into undergraduate education at GSC.

The grant is under the direction of Dr. Ellen Moomaw, GSC Assistant Professor of Chemistry and will advance the understanding of the relationship between protein structure and function while promoting teaching, learning, and training at GSC.

“This is the first major grant to fund laboratory research that GSC has received, and it brings GSC into a new relationship with the NSF,” said Moomaw, who has an extensive background as a research chemist. Moomaw worked in the private sector before returning to earn her PhD from the University of Florida and entering the teaching field.

The grant will provide funding over the next three years to study manganese centers of the enzyme oxalate oxidase. The grant funds will provide for supplies and several pieces of advanced instrumentation. Additionally, three to four GSC students will take part in research internships during each semester (including summer) of the next three years.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Book your BIO Housing

Housing Is Now Open – Better Rates and Faster Service
For the 2010 BIO International Convention, we have been busy negotiating with Chicago so that you will find:

  • More competitive hotel rates
  • Faster online booking services
  • Reasonable deposits
  • Good group options
  • More online resources

Please make sure you look for the Travel Planner’s seal when booking.
Book Your Housing Now!

The 2010 event has a full day of programming on Monday, May 3 with the Business Forum One-on-One Partnering and BIO Exhibition open Tuesday – Thursday. The closing networking event is Thursday evening.

Here are some helpful housing documents for your reference:
2010 Housing Map
Amenities and Exclusive BIO Incentives
Housing Rules and Regulation
Schedule of Events

In addition to great rates, here are some benefits* to booking with us:

  • Discounts on spa services
  • Free WiFi in hotel
  • Free transportation to McCormick Place
  • Free internet in your room
  • Drawings for free hotel nights
  • Complimentary breakfast
* Only available at some BIO hotels, see the amenity chart to learn more.Questions on individual reservations (9 rooms or less):Please contact us at 866-940-0941 (US/Canada) or +1-212-532-3895 (International)

Questions on group reservations (10 rooms or more):Please contact us at 866-940-0942 (US/Canada) or +1-212-532-9254 (International)

If you need to speak to our customer service team as you book your housing, we are available Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm EST.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

When VC Flows Again Will Your Company Be Ready to Cash In? Find Out Oct. 23

Is Recovery In Sight?
DATE: Friday, October 23, 2009
TIME: 7:30 am Registration/Breakfast. 8:00 am Program Begins
LOCATION: GTRI, 250 14th Street NW Atlanta, GA 30318
PARKING: Adjacent to building; Free
COST: Members - $20; Non-Members - $35; Students - $10
REGISTRATION: Online at or Call 404-221-0617

The Friday, October 23, Georgia Bio special program will focus on the current state of Venture Capital investment nationally and in Georgia. Howard Palefsky, Managing Director of Montreux Equity Partners, will give an overview of the national VC investment climate in life sciences and medical devices. Mr. Palefsky has 37 years of experience as an entrepreneur, manager and investor in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.

Following Mr. Palefsky’s presentation, he will participate on a panel exploring venture capital investment trends locally with Kathy Harris of Noro-Moseley, Tom Weldon of The Innovation Facotory and Bill Dracos of PricewaterhouseCoopers. The panel will be moderated by AerovectRx CEO Tom Callaway, who also is a managing director in Georgia Venture Partners.