Biopartnering Seminar - "From fundamental science to societal benefits"

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6:30pm
Dr. M. Cynthia Goh
From fundamental science to societal benefits: commercialization of university research results - why and how

Guest Speaker: Dr. M. Cynthia Goh

About the Speaker:  DM. Cynthia Goh is Professor at the Department of Chemistry, the Institute of Medical Science, the Munk School of Global Affairs, and Director of the Impact Centre at the University of Toronto. She received her PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles, and carried out postdoctoral fellowships at Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley, prior to taking a faculty position at the University of Toronto. She has a diverse set of research interests, including fundamental studies of complex systems biomaterials, interfaces, probe microscopy, the development of new research instrumentation and nanotechnology. She is also known for her interest the translation of scientific discovery to technology and products, and the education of scientist-entrepreneurs. Together with her students, she co-founded 6 companies including Axela Inc (www.axelabiosensors.com), Vive Crop Protection (www.vivecrop.com) and Sciventions (www.sciventions.com), as well as Entrepreneurship101 at MaRS, the flagship entrepreneur training program of the MaRS Discovery District, with thousands registered attendees annually. In 2010, she introduced Techno, a one-month intensive training program specifically geared for university scientists intending to build a tech-based company. Techno2010 to 2014 have led to the creation of over 60 start-ups based on the results of scientific research, many of which now have sales and follow-on funding.

Location: Instructional Centre, Room 120, UTM Campus

All welcome! Light refreshments will be served from 6pm to 6:30pm, outside of Room 120 in the Instructional Centre.