WHAT IS

BIOBREAKFAST

Delaware BioBreakfast is our signature bi-monthly morning opportunity to connect with the life science industry and learn about hot topics. The event provides the opportunity to network with more than 100 professionals from the region over breakfast and coffee and learn about ground-breaking research and news from key members of the life sciences community.

GUEST

SPEAKER

CHARLES RIORDAN

VICE PRESIDENT
RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP AND INNOVATION
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

CHARLES RIORDAN BIO

Charlie Riordan serves as Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Innovation with responsibility for advancing the University’s research enterprise, including oversight of the University’s Research Office, five University-wide research institutes, core facilities and the Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships.  The University of Delaware (UD) is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a very high research activity, a distinction achieved by less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities.  UD ranks among the top 100 universities in terms of federal R&D support for science and engineering.  Riordan is an inorganic chemist whose research has been supported primarily by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. He is the recipient of a 1994 National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (NYI).  A member of the UD faculty since 1997, he served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry from 2002-07 and was Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education from 2010-13.  Riordan served on the University’s Path to Prominence strategic planning committee and chaired the University’s 2014-15 strategic planning process, which led to the current University strategic plan, Delaware Will Shine. He received the University’s outstanding doctoral graduate advising and mentoring award in 2008. An elected fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he received the 2013 American Chemical Society Delaware Section Award for his scholarly research.  Riordan was elected into Texas A&M University’s College of Science Academy of Distinguished Former Students.  Riordan has served on the editorial advisory boards of Inorganic Chemistry, the Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry and Dalton Transactions. He has served on numerous review panels and committees, including a three-year stint as Chair, of the NIH MSF-A study section.  He earned his bachelor’s degree at the College of Holy Cross, his Ph.D. at Texas A&M University and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chicago.

CHEN-YUAN KAO

PHD CANDIDATE
DELAWARE BIOTECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

CHEN-YUAN KAO BIO

Chen-Yuan Kao received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Taiwan University, and his Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering of University of Delaware. Chen-Yuan’s research integrates the biological characterization of megakaryocytic microparticles (MkMPs) for their application in targeting hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs), with the development of a delivery system through engineered MkMPs for the application of gene- or cell-based therapy in HSPCs. Chen-Yuan is currently working on elucidating the signaling induced by MkMPs in HSPCs, and the scaling up of MkMP production from the bench to bioreactor.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

BioBreakfast events are focused on connecting individuals to companies making a difference in the life science industry here in Delaware. BioBreakfasts launch informal networking so members of the local life science community can build stronger networks and help identify opportunities and individuals they can work with to advance ideas to catalyze the Delaware life science industry. Employees of member companies attend for FREE! BioBreakfast is for anyone interested in the life science community, including life science professionals, postdocs, and grad students.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

⋅  Hear from and meet with executives at the top life science companies making a difference here in Delaware

⋅  Connect with new business opportunities

⋅  Get the pulse on the latest life sciences trends

⋅  Network with peers and potential partners

EVENT PRICING

Member | FREE

Non-Member | $50

In-Transition | $25

Member Table | $100

Non-Member Table | $300

DELAWARE BIO EVENT POLICIES

Registration Policy & No Walk-Ins
The “In Transition” rate is available for first-time attendees seeking employment. If you are still searching for employment after the first BioBreakfast and wish to continue attending, we offer you a discounted rate of $25 to attend. The “Non-Member” rate is in place for those who very occasionally attend our events (no more than two events) or for those who are evaluating whether or not to join Delaware Bio. This is not intended for individuals who attend every event in a series. If you fall into this category, we would ask that you join the organization. Information about membership can be found by contacting us at:  [email protected]. Please note that Delaware Bio is a member-supported organization, preference is given to our members.  If an event becomes sold out and you are registered as a non-member, we reserve the right to cancel your registration and refund your payment.  If you are retired and wish to attend the BioBreakfast, we ask that you join the organization as a member, at our new, discounted retired membership level. Please register with your company email address (if applicable). To respect the security of our event host, we will not allow walk-ins for this event. Please register in advance, as it may fill up quickly. Thank you!

Display Tables
A limited number of display tables are available at this event. Requests for tables are considered on a first-come, first-serve basis, with preference to Delaware Bio Members. If you are interested in a table, please contact Yvette Murray at [email protected]. Cost: $100 for Members, $300 for Non-Members.

Refund Policy
Cancellations must be made in writing, via email to Yvette Murray at [email protected], more than one (1) week prior to the event to receive a refund minus 25% for registration/administrative costs. If the cancellation is made within one week of the event or the attendee is a no-show, Delaware Bio will not issue a refund. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Yvette Murray at [email protected].

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