The BIW16 Sciences Conference will bring together a variety of people including academic professionals, entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, policy makers and more. Local experts will come together to discuss current and future breakthroughs from Baltimore's sciences community. End the day with a happy hour and meet some of the speakers and fellow attendees.
Track Day Events
MdBioLab will be hosting 7th and 8th graders for the Micropipette Challenge, a hands-on activity designed to engage students in laboratory science techniques in a fun and exciting environment. This event is co-hosted with the University of Maryland BioPark.Monday, September 26, 10:00am–12:00pm
How do we work together to ensure Baltimore's vibrant health and sciences community continues to grow, innovate and thrive? Participate in an intimate conversation with a curated group of entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers, academics and leaders to discuss plans for the future and steps to get there.Monday, September 26, 3:00pm–4:30pm
Local experts will come together to discuss current and future breakthroughs from Baltimore's sciences community. What needs to happen to continue to grow this thriving community? What challenges are facing researchers, entrepreneurs and the institutions that support them?Monday, September 26, 4:30pm–6:30pm
Gather with the local community for drinks and networking to close out the #BIW16 Sciences Conference. All are welcome!Monday, September 26, 6:30pm–7:30pm
Dr. Rob Kulathinal is an evolutionary genomicist at Temple University. His lab studies how rapid evolutionary processes generate the remarkable patterns of diversity in populations and species. Dr. Kulathinal further investigates the role of rapid evolutionary dynamics on a variety of biological…
Jane Shaab serves as Assistant Vice President for Economic Development, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Executive Director UM BioPark and Senior Vice President and Secretary of the UMB Health Sciences Research Park Corporation.
Jane Shaab has been associated with the University of Maryland for…
Dr. Qingsong Zhu is the Chief Operating Officer of Insilico Medicine, Inc. and is responsible for Insilico Medicine operations and drug development. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Kansas State University in biochemistry. Dr. Zhu received his postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins under the supervision…
Dr. Michael O. Willis@KPShare
Dr. Michael O. Willis is an internationally recognized business executive and management consultant with over 30 years of experience helping organizations plan and achieve their strategic objectives. Over these three decades he has developed a reputation as a results oriented leader and a strategic…
Smitha Gopal is the CEO of Rendia, a Baltimore company that creates visual patient education software to help doctors and patients communicate with each other. Prior to joining Rendia (formerly Eyemaginations), Smitha worked at a boutique investment bank. She earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the…