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Chiasma WGTN Launch Evening 2017
Thu 23 March 2017, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM NZDT
Join us as we kick off 2017 with our “Networking and Collaboration” themed launch. The style of the event will be an informal panel discussion with a brief introduction about the organization our speakers represent and their role. Our speakers represent a wide variety of companies from the STEM sector and we invite all people interested in the Science and Tech field to attend and meet other like-minded individuals
FREE EVENT ALL WELCOME
- Food and Drinks will be provided.
- Each guest will recieve a goodie-bag to take home with them as well as having benefited from an enriching evening full of interesting discussion.
- Networking and nibbles from 5.30pm
- Speakers start at 6.15pm
We look forward to seeing you there!
Key Speakers include:
Professor Richard Furneaux
Richard Furneaux will be representing the Ferrier Institute of Victoria University and has a PhD in Chemistry. He will be discussing his job in leading a team of expert carbohydrate chemists. One of the many widely recognised awards he has received is the Hector Medal from the Royal Society for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of carbohydrate chemistry and for achieving world-wide recognition of chemistry and pharmacology in New Zealand.
Jennifer Anderson has been an Investment Manager at Powerhouse Ventures since 2014 and will be discussing her responsibility as an investor and consultant in the early stage biotechnology, human nutrition and medical devices sector. Powerhouse Ventures partner with universities at the forefront of scientific research. She has worked at Industrial Research and Massey University.
Kevin Sheehy is a director of Genulin Interactive Healthcare Innovation and has worked in many different roles to bring health technology to market. He has expertise in treating patients, regulatory approvals and commercial roles. Kevin has worked as a GP in South Africa, worked in clinical placements in UK hospitals and at Medsafe. He is also the author of the Healthcare Tech Review 2016.
Emily Sulivan is representing Viclink as an Entrepreneurship and Marketing Manager. Her role includes developing, coordinating and delivering a range of programmes and initiatives around Victoria University. She has also worked for Industrial Research. She studied at Victoria University and has a BSc in Genetics and Molecular Biology, and a BCA in Management.
Dr. Elf Eldridge
Dr Elf Eldridge is a lecturer at Victoria University in Engineering and Computer Science. His PhD in Physics targeted tunable resistive pulse sensing of complex micro and nanoparticles. In late 2013 he was recruited by the School of Engineering to lead a new Outreach programme. He traveled to schools around New Zealand and used robots to excite the students about engineering.