ACS BIOT Mid-Atlantic Student Chapter

Welcome to the ACS BIOT Mid-Atlantic Student Chapter Website! As the first local BIOT student chapter, our mission is to connect and promote an active dialogue between graduate student researchers, professors, and industry representatives within our geographical region. By providing a forum for networking and collaboration, our goal is to promote a dynamic exchange of scientific knowledge, provide opportunities to enhance professional development and leadership skills, and affect change within our local communities through outreach opportunities. We also hope to provide a precedent for other local chapters to come in the future!

 

To join our student chapter, we require ACS BIOT membership. If you are a student ACS member, BIOT division membership can be purchased here at a discounted rate of $5.  

 


 

Newsfeed

 BIOT-ESBES First Annual Biotechnical Design Competition

 

Six teams, composed of three graduate students each, recently submitted their reports for this first competition.  Seven of the eighteen participating students were from the USA, and six countries were represented in total.  The names of the three Finalist teams will be announced at the upcoming ACS meeting in San Francisco.  These thee teams will receive support to travel to the 2017 ESBES meeting in Barcelona, Spain to compete in a "Finals"" competition.  We would like to recognize all of the eighteen graduate students (see their names are listed below) who worked so hard on their projects and were the "pioneers" for this first annual competition.

Participants 

Maria João Jacinto, IST Portugal

Kelsey O’Donell, Villanova University, USA

Abhinav Jain, Tulane University, USA               

Ruchir Ravindra -  Technical University of Dortmund, Germany

Victor Koppejan, TU Delft, the Netherlands

Marieke Klijn, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Jhuwala Venkatakrishnan from University of Cincinnati

Klaus Pellicer Alborch from TU Berlin

Nuria Abajo Lima from Cardiff University

Matthew Tucker - Villanova University, USA

Fatumina Lopez- UCL, UK

Neyha Jaykar - Technical University Dortmund, Germany

Chad Greco, University of Delaware (UD), USA

Fabian Feidl, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Ricardo Suarez-Heredia, UCL, United Kingdom

Mengyuan Zheng, Tulane University, USA

Zhao Li, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Anshul Sharma, Univeristy College London, UK 


 

Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy at UPenn

Our chapter and the Penn Biotech Student division co-hosted are first event March 3rd at the University of Pennsylvania. Talks discussed the current state of cancer immunotherapy in both academia and industry. 

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U. of Delaware Career Development/Speed Networking Event

The University of Delaware hosted our inaugural speed networking event.  Many great tips and questions on career development were exchanged and connections made. A special thanks to the students and industrial representatives from GSK, Merck, and Janssen who made the event such a success. We look forward to the next.

Date: September 27th, 2016

 

Location: University of Delaware

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Inaugural  EU-US BIOT Teleconference (Slides)

Our inaugural European-United States Teleconference kicked off what we hope will become an interactive, international platform for students, faculty, and industry representatives to share both technical and cultural knowledge. Seven universities participated and provided incite on not only only their facilities and research, but life in and outside of work in their respective regions. Future teleconferences will focus both on a specified area of research/lab technique and a cultural topic, such as regional recipes and attractions. Topics will highlight the diversity of both BIOT research and the researchers themselves. Future topics and dates will be periodically announced on our website. Please contact Evan Day (dayevan@seas.upenn.edu ) if you are interested in participating. We would also like to thank the participants of the first teleconference (listed below) who helped to make this event a success.

·         Ruben Soares, Inês Pinto, and Sara Rosa - Instituto Superior Tecnico

·         Andreas Schmideder – Technische Universitat Muchen

·         Erik Munsell and  Morgan Urello – University of Delaware

·         Victor Koppejan and Silvia Pirrung – Delft University of Technology

·         Ana Carina Norte and Ana Catarina Águas - Universidade do Algarve

·         Shu Zhu, Evan Day, Devon Zimmerman, and Professor William J. Kelly – University of Pennsylvania & Villanova University

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Students from the Instituto Superior Tecnio discussed their research as well as some of the perks to living in Lisboa, Portugal.

 

Networking Brewery Tour (Event Flyer)

Date: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016, 5:00 pm -8:00 pm

Location: Iron Hill Brewery in Wilmington (Directions)

At this event, industry representatives and graduate students had a chance to connect in an informal environment while enjoying a tour of one of our local breweries. We also took this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to Bruno Marques from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) who has accepted the role of Industry Adviser for our student chapter. We'd like to thank everyone who attended and helped to make our first event a success.  

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Students and Industrial representatives enjoyed a tour of Iron Hill Brewery, Wilmington. 

William J. Kelly accepted role as Faculty Adviser

 

Student Officers and Industry Adviser Elected

 

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Bruno Marques accepted role as Industry Adviser

 

First Networking Event held ("BioPharmaceutical Products and Processes: What's coming Next?")

Date: Sept 17th, 2015, 5:30-9:00 pm

Location: Villanova University

This event included formal presentations along with (in true BIOT tradition) opportunities for graduate students and  scientists from the Biopharm industry to interact.  We would like to thank all students, industry representatives, and professors who attended and helped to make our first event so successful. We would like to extend a special thank you to our speakers Dr. Michele Myers (- Director, Glaxo SmithKline), Dr. Ravinder Bhatia (- Scientific Director, Janssen), and Dr. Wayne Froland (- Associate Vice President, Merck) and poster presenters.

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