Inspire. Connect. Innovate. 
January 2015 E-Newsletter
CBLS FEATURED NEWS

EXCITING NEWS:
Three more entities at the University at Buffalo have refreshed their
brand identities to include dynamic, new logo marks: The Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR), Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics (BIG) and the Institute for Healthcare Informatics (IHI). Each logo mark is represented below and further conveys the daily connections, groundbreaking research and economic development the University spearheads in our community:


CBLS EVENTS

 

JANUARY 22 : LIFE SCIENCES COMMERCIALIZATION LECTURE SERIES: "BUFFALO INSTITUTE FOR GENOMICS AND DATA ANALYTICS (BIG) ANNUAL UPDATE" 
 
    4 - 5 PM: New York State Center of Excellence 
Bioinformatics & Life Sciences
701 Ellicott Street (2nd Floor) | Buffalo NY 14203 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: 
 Thomas Furlani, PhD, BIG interim executive director and director of the Center for Computational Research; Norma Nowak, PhD, BIG founding principal, professor of biochemistry, director of science and technology at CBLS, and CSO at Empire Genomics; Peter Winkelstein, MD, BIG founding principal, professor of clinical pediatrics, executive director of the Institute for Healthcare Informatics, CMIO Kaleida Health and CMIO UB MD 

Founded in 2014, the Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics brings together industry experts in genomics, high performance computing and healthcare data analysis to advance genomic medicine, and to become a community resource that provides the operational support needed to create innovation and new jobs within the industry and among BIG's collaborative partners.

 

 Hear from the founding principals of BIG as they provide insight on the Institute's first year, as well as opportunities for businesses to become collaborative partners with BIG.

 

 
To register for this free event, click here.  

 

Questions? Comments? Email us at cbi-info@buffalo.edu  
  

 

 

NYSTAR

FEBRUARY 2015: RFP OPEN FOR 2015-16

The mission of the University at Buffalo's Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology (UB CAT) is to drive the growth of life sciences firms through new and improved products using biomedical and bioengineering technologies. 

UB CAT provides project cost-share support for R&D activities involving a company and a UB researcher with clear project deliverables that have significant potential for economic impact. 

For more information about the UB CAT program, click here or contact
Karen Utz, Director, Program Administration at 716.881.7588 or
 

 

MAY 27-28, JUNE 4: PRE-SEED WORKSHOP

New York State Center of Excellence
Bioinformatics & Life Sciences
701 Ellicott Street |Buffalo NY 14203

 
Pre-Seed Workshop is an exciting, two-day event where selected entrepreneurs build their pitch and business plan with the help of a team of experts.

If you would like to participate on a team as an entrepreneur/idea champion, industry expert or volunteer, please contact Sandra Small, PhD, at sksmall@buffalo.edu or 716.888.4851 
 
 
PARTNER EVENTS
January 8, 2015 | 8:15 - 10 a.m.
STOR Startup Co. Seminar Series: Powerful Messaging - How to Effectively Communicate the Value of Your Business
UB Technology Incubator 1576 Sweet Home Rd. Suite 206/208
Amherst, NY
 

Develop effective messaging for personal business interactions, meeting with a prospective customer,  or networking with your 90-second elevator pitch. In this interactive workshop you will identify key characteristics of your business model that will resonate and win over customers. 

 

Register for this seminar here

January 14, 2015 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Western New York Venture Association Forum
The Buffalo Club
388 Delaware Avenue | Buffalo, NY 
 
Join WNYVA for networking and business presentations from iActEx, LLC and StadiumPark.  
Find out more about presenting companies and register here

 

 

Jump Aboard the Continuous Improvement Train

 

New to the world of enhancing business performance? Need guidance in getting your improvement effort off the ground? UB TCIE recommends three foundational courses to enable a strong launch. "Focus on the Right Problem," "Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action," and "Choose Your Path to Excellence" will be offered between January and February. 

For details, visit TCIE's website or call Mariah Glass at 716.645.8840.

 

January 22, 2015 | 5 - 7pm  
Beakers & Beer
Coco Bar and Bistro
888 Main Street | Buffalo, NY 
  
 
Join us for this month's Beakers & Beer, sponsored by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Enjoy a night of networking, free food and drinks.
 
To RSVP for Beakers & Beer, click here
   

The Buffalo Museum of Science along with its partners the UB's NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS), iSciWNY and Superior Group, are increasing STEM awareness though the development of creative posters featuring a 'CEO' (Career Enriching Owl), and an interactive kiosk that engages students and complements information specific to the interactive science studios that highlight the museum's collections. Visit the museum today to see for yourself!
 
 
To learn more about this initiative,
 

WE'RE MAKING HEADLINES 
  1. More than half of statewide Start-Up NY jobs are in Western New York
  2. UB researchers explore effectiveness of chemotherapy
  3. 10 Years of BNMC Development
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