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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

  • Micropipette Challenge, onboard MdBioLab

    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
  • Health & Sciences Roundtable

    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
  • Explore Baltimore Sciences

    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
  • Sciences Happy Hour

    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


  • Jane Shaab

    Jane Shaab

    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

  • Russell Hill

    Russell Hill

    Russell T. Hill, Ph.D. Director, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology. and Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

    Russell Hill completed his Ph.D. at the University of Cape Town in 1988 and did postdoctoral studies with Rita Colwell at the Center of

  • Qingsong Zhu

    Qingsong Zhu

    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

  • Smitha Gopal

    Smitha Gopal

    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

  • Elizabeth Weingartner

    Elizabeth Weingartner

    Elizabeth is a PhD candidate in the Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio.Elizabeth graduated from DePauw University in 2013 with a BA in Biochemistry. Currently, she is focusing her thesis

University of Maryland BioPark
801 W Baltimore St

Track Presented by

  • University of Maryland BioPark

Track Supported by

  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures

Track Collaborators

  • Temple University
  • Kaiser Permanente