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Fifth Annual Southwest Virginia Life Science Forum


October 6, 2011, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016


Complimentary shuttles will depart from Burruss Hall in Blacksburg at 3:45 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and return to Blacksburg at approximately 6:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

The Fifth Annual Southwest Virginia Life Science Forum, held the evening of October 6, will bring business leaders and university researchers together to discuss discoveries and possible collaborations. The free forum and reception, hosted by the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will be an opportunity for business people to learn about the latest research results and initiatives, for university scientists to meet people from Virginia’s biological and medical product companies, and for students to learn about potential careers. More than a hundred academic and private sector bioscience leaders are expected to participate. Poster presentations will include biotechnology, biomaterials, nanotechnology, neuroscience, and biomedical engineering.

Preceding the event will be a daylong workshop on how to apply for funding from the National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research program and a talk, “Seeing What the Nose Tells the Brain: Imaging the Sense of Smell,” by Matt Wachowiak, the Utah Science, Technology, and Research Initiative Professor of Physiology, Brain and Behavior at the University of Utah.

Registration for the Life Science Forum is encouraged but not required.

Additional Details

This is a free event. The host is the Virginia Biotechnology Association and the Roanoke–Blacksburg Technology Council.

Map and Parking

This map shows where the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute is located in Roanoke, VA at 2 Riverside Circle.

Parking is available in the parking garage across the street.

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