New UA Agriculture, Life Sciences Dean Chosen

Shane Burgess

Mississippi State University’s Shane C. Burgess brings literally a world of experience in genetics and veterinary science with him to the UA.

Shane C. Burgess, director of the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology at Mississippi State University, has been appointed the new dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona.

Burgess succeeds Eugene G. Sander, who recently retired as dean and vice provost and will serve as UA president beginning Aug. 1, while the Arizona Board of Regents searches for a new chief executive.

A native of New Zealand, Burgess has worked around the world as a practicing veterinarian and scientist. Currently, he is the associate dean for strategic initiatives and economic development in MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and a professor in the department of basic sciences in the vet school.

His areas of expertise include cancer biology, virology, proteomics, immunology and bioinformatics. Since 1997 he has written 110 peer-reviewed publications.  Read more from the story by By Jeff Harrison, University Communications, July 18, 2011 (U of A NOW) at: http://uanews.org/node/40689

For Business and Bio there is new opportunity in the cloud

There’s lots of talk of cloud computing these days.  From basic accounting to sales and from marketing/media to HR management companies are leveraging new resources to move forward faster.

But the cloud is not just for administrative applications.  Cloud computing is causing a major shift in how we tackle complex scientific opportunities.  Check out this video from IBM on how researchers from ETH Zurich, IBM and high-performance cloud computing are leading in the bioscience field across the cloud.

 

BioIndustry Resources

Online:

Beaker -Beaker is the online community for life sciences professionals.

OnBioVC – Provides timely coverage and comprehensive analysis of global bioscience venture capital  investment activity.  Bioscience venture capital data and information that can  be sorted by financing round, state and regional geography etc., a unique  feature provided is the ability to also sort by technology and clinical  indication, as well as by therapeutic, diagnostic or medical device company.  Click Here for OnBioVC’s May 2009 Trend Analysis.

LinkedIn – Join AZBio’s online group for discussions and
updates.


Funding:

CLICK HERE to search and access a comprehensive list of current and upcoming federal grant and funding opportunities.
  • CLICK HERE to view NIH Challenge Grants.
  • CLICK HERE to view the Omnibus of Broad Challenge Areas and
    Specific Grants

Arizona Organizations:

AzCI (Arizona Center for Innovation) – AzCI is a business incubator designed to meet the needs of developing technology companies, particularly in the areas of: aerospace, advanced composites and materials, information technology, environmental technology, life sciences and optics/photonics.

Arizona Nano Tech Cluster – The cluster works to share and promote technological advances in the fast-growing field of Nanotechnology.  To view their calendar of events, please CLICK HERE.

ASU Venture Catalysts – Helps to to spur innovation and transform the metro area’s knowledge economy.  CLICK HERE to view their event calendar.

The Flinn Foundation – The Foundation is committed to helping Arizona become a global competitor for research and commercialization in the biosciences and host to  Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap

NACET (Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technologies) – NACET is a small-business assistance program founded to help entrepreneurs and startups succeed in northern Arizona.


Training Courses:

DIA (Drug Information Association) – DIA provides a neutral global forum for the exchange of information critical to the advancement of the drug discovery and lifecycle management processes.

MTLI (Medical Technology Learning Institute) – MTLI offers a variety of educational programs including regulatory, technical, and professional training courses covering all facets of the medical technology business lifecycle.

PERI (Pharmaceutical Education & Research Institute) – PERI is a not-for-profit organization that has been serving the pharmaceutical industry since 1989 providing the highest quality training available

RAPS (Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society) – RAPS supports the regulatory profession as a whole by providing education and training, certification, professional standards, research, knowledge-sharing, publications, networking and career development opportunities and other valuable resources.

AdvaMed 2011 Issues Call for Company Presentations

Innovative medical technology companies in all stages of development are eligible to apply to make a 9-minute business development presentation during AdvaMed 2011: The MedTech Conference. The conference will take place in Washington D.C., at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, September 26-28, and the deadline to apply to present to strategic partners, venture capital firms and angel investors is July 11.Continue reading