"Brazilian Nature and Our Scientific Partnerships", Art Exhibit and Symposium
We will have bilateral seminars to celebrate the opening of the Flora Brasiliensis exhibit in Ohio and discuss research of mutual interest between the United States and Brazil.
Topics will include: Biomedicine, Biodiversity, Bioenergy, and Educational Partnerships.
The exhibit will be displayed in the Ohio Union Gallery for the month of March 2012 and consists of drawings showcasing Brazilian flora.
The State Research Funding Agency of São Paulo, Brazil (FAPESP).
The Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC.
Monday, February 27, 2012
The Ohio Union
West Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
· Continental Breakfast Buffet 8:00 am
o Dr. Daniel Janies (Associate Professor College of Medicine, The Ohio State University)
o Dr. Caroline Whitacre (Vice President for Research, The Ohio State University)
o Mr. Paulo Sotero (Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars)
o Dr. Stephen Lower (Associate Professor School of Earth Sciences) “Nanoscale investigation of bacteria infections on cardiovascular implants: Collaboration between OSU & Univ. Federal de Pernambuco”
o Dr. Andrea Doseff, (Associate Professor College of Medicine) “Plants for health: from education and research to the clinic”
o Dr. Daniel Janies, (Associate Professor College of Medicine) “Synergistic sharing of data and tools to enable team science"
· 10:00 am: Break
o Dr. Maria Miriti (Associate Professor, Evolutionary, Ecology & Organismal Biology). "Pioneer effects on exotic and native tree colonizers: Insights for Araucaria forest restoration”
o Keynote Speaker Dr. Luciano M. Verdade (Professor, University of São Paulo, Brazil - Piracicaba campus). “Producing new knowledge in
biodiversity and translating it into public policies in São Paulo, Brazil”
· 12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch Served
o Dr. Erich Grotewold (Professor Department of Molecular Genetics, and Department of Horticulture & Crop Sciences, Director of the Center for Applied Plant Sciences at OSU) "A Green Perspective on Bioenergy at OSU"
o Dr. Bob Tabita (Professor Department of Microbiology) "Synthetic Biology and the Bioconversion of Carbon Dioxide to Biofuels and Bioproducts"
o Mr. Jeff Mason (Fellowship Director) "Peletonia: One Goal - to end cancer"
o Dr. Stephen Hills (Professor Fisher College of Business) “Brazil and Fisher: Open for Business”
· 3:00pm: Coffee-Reception/View Art
· 4:00 pm: Guests return to Blackwell
· 4:30- 6:30 pm: Networking Reception at Blackwell