Register Now for Eleventh Annual Charlotte Life Sciences Conference

Monday, October 1, 2012

CHARLOTTE - Oct. 1, 2012 - The Charlotte Life Sciences Conference will be held at UNC Charlotte for the 11th year in October. The conference will feature cutting edge research, technology and emerging life science companies in the Charlotte region.

Hosted by UNC Charlotte and The Charlotte Research Institute, the conference will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Student Activity Center (SAC).  The event was previously the Charlotte Biotechnology Conference.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Derek Raghavan, an internationally-renowned cancer researcher and medical oncologist and president of the Levine Cancer Institute.

Raghavan’s clinical and research interests are focused on genitourinary cancer, cancer in the elderly, anti-cancer drug discovery and development, and comparative human oncology. He currently serves on the external advisory boards of four cancer centers and on the editorial boards of numerous medical journals.

The editor of nine books, Raghavan also has been a principal investigator for more than a dozen major research grants and has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed professional journals.

Along with Raghavan, the conference will provide insight from some of the most recognized biotechnology, business and research professionals from around the globe in addition to highlighting regional opportunities and investment trends within the local biotechnology sector.

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