Dr Lisa Haile named influential leader in San Diego

DLA Piper is pleased to announce that Dr Lisa Haile, co-chair of the firm's Global Life Sciences sector, has been named to The Daily Transcript's list of Top 100 Influential Leaders in San Diego. The annual list recognises the region's best in real estate, construction, finance, law, nonprofit and public sector work.

Dr Haile will be part of the panel providing an update on global intellectual property on Monday 24 October at IBS 2016.

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Medal for top NZ chemistry researcher Prof Margaret Brimble

At a ceremony in Wellington this evening, the New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) awarded Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble the Marsden Medal for a lifetime of outstanding achievement.

Professor Brimble, who holds the Chair of Organic Chemistry and is Director of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Auckland, will cross the Tasman to deliver a talk entitled, Peptide and Peptidomimetic Therapeutic Agents from a New Zealand Perspective in Melbourne.

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Prof Wallace receives 2016 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science

Professor Gordon Wallace from the University of Wollongong received the 2016 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science. 

His idea, "smart plastics", has grown into a $25 million preeminent centre of electromaterials science and is home to a new method for converting light or heat into electricity, which can be stored in batteries, as artificial muscles and as anti-corrosion or anti-microbial surface coatings. 

Prof Gordon will present 3D Bioprinting: Can we create the hierarchical structures found in living cells? in Breakout 6: Nanobiotech. 

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A/Prof Max Cryle awarded Otto Schmeil prize

Associate Professor Max Cryle has been awarded the Otto Schmeil prize at a ceremony in Heidelberg, Germany. The inaugural prize is awarded by the Heidelberg Academy of Arts and Sciences to a young academic with their own group, who is deemed to have been the most successful working in biology/medicine in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg (in Germany) in the preceding year. A/Prof Cryle will deliver a keynote presentation in Breakout 16: Pharmaceutical, Medical and Molecular

What are New Zealand's environmental priorities over the next 20 years?

15 July 2016: Prof Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, heads up the advisory group working on the 20-year vision for the New Zealand’s environmental science and aims to have science “better embedded” in society.

Sir Gluckman will deliver his plenary presentation, Biotechnology and innovation: risk and precaution: social license or not, on the second day of IBS 2016.

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Boost your career at International BioFest

International BioFest provides delegates with a holistic view of current opportunities, representing the key fields of the global biotechnology ecosystem with events dedicated to academia, industry and investment. It includes opportunities to hear from academic experts in life sciences research and network with key industry leaders to gain professional industry insight. 

Prestigious award for UQ superstar scientist Prof Maree Smith

15 July 2016: University of Queensland pain drug pioneer Prof Maree Smith has joined an elite group of scientists, receiving the prestigious ATSE Clunies Ross Award.

Prof Smith, Executive Director, the University of Queensland, will present Discovery-Translation and the Valley of Death: A Personal Perspective in Breakout 21: Industrial Bioactive Discovery and Development at IBS 2016. 

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