2013 BioAlabama Annual Meeting and Science Symposium

  • date of the event: 16 May, 2013
  • time of the event: 9:00a - 6:00 pm
  • where: Doubletree Hotel, 808 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233

Our Annual Meeting and Science Symposium will showcase three themed conferences, including Nanoparticles, Medical Devices and Drug Discovery. The symposia will include 20 informative sessions featuring Alabama’s leading researchers,  entrepreneurs and thinkers. The day will end with a keynote presentation about the critical importance of our industry  from Alabama’s Secretary of Commerce, Mr. Greg Canfield.

Photo - Greg Canfield
Greg Canfield
Secretary of Commerce
Alabama Department of Commerce
State of Alabama

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Doubletree Hotel
808 20th Street South (20th street and University Blvd on UAB’s campus)
Birmingham, AL 35233

Registration: 8:00 am
Symposium: 9:30 am – Noon pm
Annual Meeting: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
BioMixer: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Attire: Business Professional
Cost: Free

You must RSVP at www.bioalabama.com by Noon on Wednesday, May 15.

Symposia Topics

Drug Discovery, Chair, Tino Unlap, UAB

9:30 am:  Jian Han, HudsonAlpha, Towards the ultimate diagnosis: NGS of immune repertoire for Biomarker discovery

10:00 am:  Julia Shamshina, The University of Alabama, Wound dressings through an ionic liquid process – filling a gap in the wound care sector

10:30 am:  William T. Gerthoffer, University of South Alabama, Novel micro-RNA based therapy of pulmonary arterial hypertension

11:00 am:  Don Stalon, HudsonAlpha, Application of a Unique Nucleic Acid Amplification Technology to the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

11:30 am:  Erik Schwiebert, DiscoveryBio, Humanized Drug Discovery


Medical Devices, Chair, Deborah Bidanset, UAB

9:30 am:  Sergie Mirov, UAB, Mid-Infrared lasers based on transition metal doped II-VI semiconductors

10:00 am:  Seyed Sadeghi, University of Alabama at Huntsville, Quantum nanosensors: application of exciton-plasmon coupling for detection of single biological molecules

10:30 am:  Sam Lawrence, CytoViva, Hyperspectral Microscopy Techniqe: Use of Hyeprspectral Image Analysis on High Signal-to-Noise Microscopy Images across a Wide Range of Nano-Bio Applications

11:00 am:  Margaret Kim, The University of Alabama, Terahertz Biomedical Imaging and Functional Tissue Imaging

11:30 am:  Bahrat Soni, UAB, 3D Visualization & Mixed Reality: Biomedical & Healthcare Research, Education and Training


Nanoparticles, Chair, Dan Daly, The University of Alabama

9:30 am:  Andrei Stanishevsky, UAB, Nanocarbons in biology and medicine

10:00 am:  Deepa Bedi, Auburn University, Phage – Targeted Anti Cancer Nanomedicines

10:30 am:  Jack Wower, Auburn University, DNA and RNA: Their Potential as Building Blocks of Novel Carriers for Programmed Drug Delivery and Nanosensors for Detection of Pathogens

11:00 am:  Tom Macher, The University of Alabama , Highly Efficient Nanoparticle Conjugation Kits

Annual Meeting Keynote Presentation

3:00 pm Alabama and Biotechnology Industries, Greg Canfield

Join us after our annual meeting for light refreshments and beverages.