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April 2017

Speaker Series: Zhiyong Xi

April 12, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
MSU Bioeconomy Institute, 242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424 United States
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Developing Wolbachia-Based Control Strategies to Block Dengue Virus Transmission in Mosquitoes Zhiyong Xi Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University Director, Sun Yat-sen University–Michigan State University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Diseases.  Read the in-depth story from CNN here... "Inside China's 'mosquito factory' fighting Zika and dengue" Dengue Fever, and associated dengue hemorrhagic fever, is emerging globally…

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August 2017

Skilled Trades Training Funds: Info Session

August 31, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EDT
MSU Bioeconomy Institute, 242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424 United States
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The Skilled Trades Training Funds (STTF) program provides competitive awards for training that leads to increased employee productivity and retention. The grant process is competitive and funds are allocated quickly, so a complete and accurate application is critical. Several STTF informaiton sessions are scheduled throughout the region to help you submit successful applications. One of the sessions will be held on Aug.…

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September 2017

Guarr to Speak to Detroit Electrochemical Society

September 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075 United States
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Tom Guarr

Durable Organic Redox Systems for Practical Energy Storage Applications Tom Guarr, Research Director, MSU Bioeconomy Institute Presentation to the Detroit Section of the Electrochemical Society Abstract: Free radicals get a lot of bad press. They are often blamed for everything from aging to cancer while rarely getting credit for any positive contributions or, for that matter, life itself. Organic Chemistry textbooks continue…

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October 2017

Speaker Series: Rex LaMore

October 11, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
MSU Bioeconomy Institute, 242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424 United States
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Rex LaMore

Rex LaMore Senior Specialist-Outreach, Urban & Regional Planning Program Director, MSU Center for Community & Economic Development Domicology, The study of policies, practices, and consequences of structural abandonment. In the United States 136 million tons of waste per year, or nearly 40% of all construction/demolition and municipal solid waste, is generated by building related construction, demolition, and renovation projects. Harvard’s Joint Center…

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November 2017

Speaker Series: John Dorgan

November 8, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
MSU Bioeconomy Institute, 242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424 United States
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John Dorgan

Advanced Composite Materials in Lightweighting Turbines John Dorgan The David L. and Denise M. Lamp Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering Michigan State University John R. Dorgan is an expert in polymeric materials and a nationally recognized leader in developing composite materials for manufacturing. He led the technical effort in developing composite materials for wind turbines as part of the federal Institute for Advanced…

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January 2018

Speaker Series: Harry Knopke

January 31 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
MSU Bioeconomy Institute, 242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424 United States
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Harry Knopke

Very Clean Water for Those Who Live on $2 a Day Harry J. Knopke, Ph.D.,  President, Aqua Clara International; President Emeritus, Aquinas College; CEO, Safe Water Institute Aqua Clara International provides technology-based solutions to contaminated water worldwide. Knopke joined Aqua Clara in 2010, bringing his years of management and administrative experience, along with his work in medical education, the sciences and the Safe Water…

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February 2018

Speaker Series: Patents 101

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
MSU Bioeconomy Institute, 242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424 United States
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Jeffrey A. Michael, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLC Elizabeth A. Peters, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLC This presentation will explore some of the basic concepts of modern patent practice from an inventor’s perspective. The presenters will begin with a discussion of the most common question posed to patent practitioners: is my invention patentable? From there, the presenters will consider the legal standards…

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March 2018

CANCELED: Speaker Series: Karen Frost Draths

March 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
MSU Bioeconomy Institute, 242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424 United States
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Karen Frost Draths

'Green Chemistry' Progress, Challenges in the Real World Karen Frost Draths Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University PHOTO: John Frost, left, and his wife, Karen Draths, in their company lab. Credit Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times

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April 2018

Speaker Series: Danny Ducat

April 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
MSU Bioeconomy Institute, 242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424 United States
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Engineering Solar-Powered Bacterial Communities for Flexible Production of Fuels and Bioplastics Danny Ducat Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, and MSU-DOE Plant Laboratory. Ducat received his doctoral degree from John Hopkins University and did his postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School. The emerging "Green Economy" holds the promise of harnessing photosynthetic organisms for sustainable production of commodity goods…

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May 2018
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Lab Bench to Pilot Plant Workshop

May 14 @ 8:00 am - May 18 @ 5:00 pm EDT
MSU Bioeconomy Institute, 242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424 United States
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Join us at the MSU Bioeconomy Institute in Holland, Mich., for a week-long, hands-on, chemical process scale-up workshop May 14-18, 2018 You will have the opportunity to learn from the institute's chemical industry veterans... The workshop will familiarize you with the transitional issues encountered in moving a chemical process from the laboratory bench to a chemical plant. It includes: chemical plant equipment,…

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