ACC Interdisciplinary Forum for Discovery in Life- October 3-6, 2010 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center -  Blacksburg, Virginia
Interdisciplinary Graduate Training
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Interdisciplinary Graduate Training Objectives (Tentative Agenda):

  1. To facilitate graduate and undergraduate knowledge of the fundamental science and engineering concepts to be presented in the subsequent ACC Interdisciplinary Forum

  2. To facilitate student-to-student and student-to-faculty discussion of interdisciplinary research and education

  3. To increase awareness and interest in undergraduate and graduate training and mentoring in interdisciplinary programs at ACC universities

Sunday, October 3

12:00-1:00 REGISTRATION
1:00-1:10 ACC Interdisciplinary Forum for Discovery in Life Sciences: Getting the Most from Interdisciplinary Training
Instructor: Prof. Timothy E. Long, Professor, Department of Chemistry, and Associate Director of the Fralin Life Sciences Institute, Virginia Tech
1:10-1:40 Designing Carbohydrates for Emerging Technologies in Sustainability
Instructor: Prof. Kevin J. Edgar, Department of Wood Science and Forest Products
1:40-2:10 Cellular Structure and Trafficking: Delivery of Therapeutics
Instructor: Prof. Theresa Reineke, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech
2:10-2:40 Designing Macromolecules for Life Sciences: Gaining Inspiration from Nucleic Acids and Proteins
Instructor: Prof. Timothy E. Long, Fralin Life Science Institute and Department of Chemistry
2:40-3:00 BREAK
3:00-3:30 Emerging Biomedical Science and Engineering
Instructor: Prof. Rafael Davalos, School of Biomedical Engineering and Science
3:30-4:00 Plants and Pathogens
Instructor: Prof. Brett Tyler, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
4:00-4:45 Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Opportunities at ACC Schools: Panel Discussion
Instructor: Dean Karen DePauw, VT Graduate School, (Facilitator)
4:45-5:00 Q&A Wrap-Up Session
Instructor: Prof. Susan E. Duncan, Department of Food Science and Technology


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