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Early Bird Deadline: May 1, 2018

June 18-19, 2018
Scientific Platforms Meeting and Networking Dinner

Short and Long-Term Sustainability of Scientific Platforms

Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

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Preliminary Program     Updated April 19, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

12:30 Registration
13:00 Welcome and Overview of the Meeting
Workshop 1: Scientific Platforms – Success & Challenges
13:15 Scientific Platforms Across Canada

Marie-Eve Paquet –
Coordinator, Molecular Tools Platform Team, Neurophotonics Centre, Université de Laval

Eric Flaim –
Director, nanoFAB Fabrication and Characterization Centre, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta

Alexandre Forest ––
Executive Director, Amundsen Science, Research Icebreaker, Canadian Coast Guard Ship Amundsen

14:15 Presentations from Scientific Platform Users

Rob Peters –
Project Manager X-ray Optics, Applied Nanotools Inc., Former user of nanoFAB at University of Alberta

Jean-Baptiste Cavin –
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Sharkey Group, University of Calgary, User of the Live Cell Imaging Facility

15:15 Coffee Break
15:45 Small Group Discussion
16:30 Keynote Address  –
Speaker TBD
17:30 Tours of nanoFAB Fabrication and Characterization Centre
(Optional, Limited space, first come first serve 17:30, 17:50, 18:10)
19:00 Networking Dinner

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

08:00 Registration
Workshop 2: Scientific Platform Corporate Relationships
08:30 Service Based Scientific Platform Projects with Companies

Corporate Full Service Light Microscopy Projects
Erika Wee –
Manager, Advanced BioImaging Facility (ABIF), McGill University

Academic Interactions with Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industries
Erik Joly –
Technical Supervisor, Metabolic Diseases Innovative Solutions (MeDIS) Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CR-CHUM)

Linking with scientific platforms and corporations
Laurence Lejeune –
Development and Cytometry Consultant, Microscopy Imaging Analysis (MIA) Cellavie

09:15 Small Group Discussion
09:45 Research & Development Based Scientific Platform Projects with Corporations

Development of Iron Ore Production Methodology with Corporate Partners
David Grant –
Research Laboratory Coordinator, Microanalysis Facility, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN)

10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Small Group Discussion
11:50 Group Photo
12:00 Lunch Break
Workshop 3: Sustainability – External Funding & Institutional Support
13:30 External Funding

Stefan Scherer
Executive Director, Future Energy Systems, Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), University of Alberta

13:45 Small Group Discussion
14:45 Coffee Break
15:15 Institutional Support

Christian Beaulé
Director, Strategic Project Management Group - Research Division, University of Ottawa

Angela Krawetz
Specialist-Strategic Projects, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Ian McDermott
Senior Director, Research Facilities Planning and Safety University Health Network, University of Toronto

16:00 Small Group Discussion
Workshop 4: How Can the CNSP Support Sustainability
17:00 Small Group Discussion

• Career Committee
• Outreach Committee
• Management/Business Course for Scientific Platform Managers
• Scientific Platform Job Shadow Program



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