[acn-l] Event posting

Laura Kenna (lkenna at mbl.edu)
Fri, 04 Apr 1997 16:20:44 -0500


THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, will
host its third annual symposium in marine biotechnology on Monday, May 5,
1997. This symposium, designed to provide scientific and technical
insights into the exciting area of future marine food technologies, will be
a one-day event set at the MBL, the oldest private marine laboratory in the
United States.

The speakers represent a wide range of expertise and experience and have
selected their topics and designed their talks to appeal to scientists,
business leaders, investors, and policy makers. A great deal has been
written about the potential applications of marine biology and the field of
marine biotechnology, but few meetings have addressed these areas

This symposium, the third in a series at the MBL, will enable the
participant to get a clear picture of the scientific breakthroughs, as well
as the potential applications of research in marine biology and
biotechnology in the area of food production and protection.

The one-day symposium will include a full day of talks, each of which will
be followed by a question and answer period.

The registration fee of $125 covers the cost of the meeting, including a
lunch and coffee breaks. Accommodations are available on the MBL campus
and in the surrounding environs of Woods Hole and Falmouth. The cost of
MBL housing is $54 per night per room. Please contact the MBL Housing
Office directly to make reservations (508-289-7213). For those arriving on
Sunday, a dinner will be held that evening in the MBL's Swope Center. The
dinner is an additional $25 per person.

For further information or a registration form, please call the MBL's
Office of Communications at (508) 289-7423 or E-mail <comm at mbl.edu>.


9:00am Welcome
John E. Burris
Marine Biological Laboratory

9:20am "Growth Hormones, Insulin-like Growth Factors, and Fish Growth"
Tom Chen
University of Connecticut

10:00am "Hormones in Reproduction in Crustacea"
Hans Laufer
University of Connecticut

10:40am Break

11:00am "New Developments in Seaweed Utilization Through Biotechnology"
Don Cheney
Northeastern University

11:40am"AquaAdvantage: Starting the Blue Revolution"
ElLiot Entis
A/F Protein, Inc.

12:30pm lunch and presentation
"Alternative Markets for Biotechnology Products"
James Hayward
Collaborative Laboratories, Inc.

2:00pm "Screening Marine Microbes for New Pesticide Discovery"
Pam Marrone
AgraQuest, Inc.

2:40pm "Applying Lessons of Marine Invertebrate 'Immunity' to Future
Norman Wainwright
Marine Biological Laboratory

3:20pm Break

3:50pm "Oversight Policies for Genetically Modified Aquatic Organisms"
Eric Hallerman
Virginia Polytechnic and State University

4:30pm Concluding Remarks
John Burris

4:45pm Adjournment