TCU Place 35 -22nd St. East, Saskatoon, SK       

   
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2010

10:00 am - 3:00 pm Exhibitor set-up - Centennial Hall
Noon –
7:00 pm
Registration Open – Main Floor
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Flower Power Biodiesel Workshop

Open to the Public
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm PUBLIC FORUM

John Cross, former President and CEO - Philom Bios
"Bridging Biology and Business"

Jay Ingram, Co-host of Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet
"Truth, An Inconvenience"


Public Forum sponsored by: Genome Prairie

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Exhibit hall opening & Welcome Reception

Sponsored by:
Genome BC, Genome Alberta and Genome Prairie
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
THEME FOR THE DAY: ENERGY

7:00 am –
5:00 pm
Registration Open – Main Floor
6:45 am –
7:45 am
Continental Breakfast all registered delegates (lower hall)

Speaker Breakfast – Sponsored by AdFarm

Important Notice:  All keynote sessions will be held in the Sid Buckwold Theatre, main floor.

Doors will close 5 minutes prior to presentation and will remain closed for the duration of the presentation.

8:00 am –
8:15 am
Opening Ceremonies

Location:  Sid Buckwold Theatre
8:15 am –
9:00 am
Agricultural Biotechnology and the Next 10 Years: An Investors' Perspective

Opening Keynote Speaker - Dr. John E. Hamer, Managing Director Malaysia, Latin America, Burrill & Company


Location: Sid Buckwold Theatre
9:00 am Dow AgroScience
9:05 am –
9:45 am
The Coming Famine: Risks and Solutions for Global Food Security

Keynote Speaker – Julian Cribb
Julian Cribb & Associates - Specialists in Science Communication


Sponsored by: Dow AgroScience
Location: Sid Buckwold Theatre
9:45 am - 10:00 am Greetings from the Honourable Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan

Location: Sid Buckwold Theatre
10:00 am -
4:30 pm
Posters- Regal A, B, & C Exhibit Hall Open - Centennial Hall
Coffee Break Served in Exhibit Hall, Centennial Hall (lower level)
ENERGY & BIOPRODUCTS

Meeting Productivity & Bioenergy Challenges

Session sponsored by: University of Saskatchewan

Chair: Dr. Anthony Kimaro
HEALTH


Nutrition & Health

Session sponsored by: Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions
BUSINESS FORUM


Energy & Bioproducts

Session sponsored by: Agrisoma
10:30 am –
11:00 am
Advances in Bioenergy Crops and Biomass Products

Dr. Paul Oeller
Syngenta International,
Durham, NC, USA
Nutritional Genomics

Raymond Rodriguez
Director, Center of Excellence in Nutritional Genomics,
University of California Davis, USA
Pyrolysis Oil: Heat, Electricity, Green Transportation Fuel, and Chemicals Too

Randal Goodfellow
Ensyn Technologies Inc., Ottawa, ON Canada
11:00 am –
11:30 am
Cellulosic and Lignocellulosic Bio-Energy Advances

Dr. Jack Saddler
UBC
Future Grains for Consumer foods with Extra Health Benefits

Dr. David Topping
Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Food & Nutritional Sciences, Australia
Competing with Petrochemicals for Products

K’Lynne Johnson
CEO, Ellevance Renewable Sciences, Bolingbrook, IL, USA
11:30 am –
Noon
Food, Feed, and Fuel, All On One Planet – The Challenges Ahead

Dr. Lee Lynd
Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
Hanover, NH USA
Probiotics? You want me to put this bacteria where?

Dr. Thomas Tompkins
Biochemistry and Microbiology Research Director,
Institut Rosell Inc.
Montreal, QC Canada
Advanced Biofuels

David Levin
Biosystems Engineering, U of M
Winnipeg, MB Canada
Lunch Break Served in Exhibit Hall, Centennial Hall (lower level)
ENERGY & BIOPRODUCTS

Building the Biorefinery

Session sponsored by: University of Saskatchewan

Chair:  Ajay Dalai

HEALTH


Food Safety

Session sponsored by: Farm Credit Corporation

Chair:  Kendra Mueller

SUSTAINABILITY


Economics of Sustainable Biomaterials

Session sponsored by: Sustainable Chemistry Alliance

Chair:  Dr. Murray McLaughlin

1:30 pm –
2:00 pm
Biofuels and New Feed Opportunities

Dr. Colleen Christensen
Executive Director, Feeds Innovation Institute,
Saskatoon, SK Canada
Zoonotic Diseases:  Control by Vaccination

Dr. Andrew Potter
Director,
Vaccine & Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO),
Saskatoon, SK Canadaa
Policy, Economics, and IP Protection Considerations

Howard Minigh
CropLife International, Brussels, Belgium
2:00 pm –
2:30 pm
Bioconversion Advances

Dr. Tim Eggeman
Chief Technology Officer,
ZeaChem Inc.,
Lakewood, CO, USA
Product Traceability

Dr. Rick Holley
Department of Food Science University of Manitoba,
Winnipeg, MB Canada
Ecological Goods and Service of Sustainable Biofuels

Dr. Henry (Hank) Venema
Director,
International Institute for Sustainable Development
Winnipeg, MB Canada
2:30 pm –
3:00 pm
Designer Crop Platform

Richard Gibson
Industrial BioProducts Business Development Manager
Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures
Calgary, AB Canada
Alternatives to Antibiotics in Livestock Management

Dr. Paolo Bosi
Animal Production -
University Of Bologna, Italy
Economic Benefits of Sustainable Practices

Deneen Sebastian
Director, Regional Marketing for BASF Corporation Crop Protection (APN/M) North America
BASF Crop Protection
Coffee Break Served in Exhibit Hall, Centennial Hall (lower level)
ENERGY & BIOPRODUCTS

Microbial Systems for Bioenergy

Chair:  Ron Kehrig, Enterprise Saskatchewan

HEALTH


Neurodegenerative Disease Prevention

Chair:  Dr. Gerry Brown, Prevent

Business Forum


Cropping Strategies

Chair:  Dr. Brigitte Weston, BASF

3:30 pm –
4:00 pm
Rapid Optimization of Bioprocesses for the Cost Superior Production of Bio-Based Chemicals

Michael Lynch
Chief Scientific Officer
OPX Biotechnologies
Boulder, CO, USA
Prion Vaccines (BSE, CWD and CJD)

Dr. Scott Napper
Research Scientist and Program Manager, Vaccine & Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO),
Saskatoon, SK Canada
Conservation of Genetic Resources

Dr. Henry Shands
Director Emeritus, National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation,
USDA-ARS (retired)
Fort Collins, CO, USA

 

4:00 pm –
4:30 pm
Commercializing Advanced (Second and Third generation) Biofuel Technologies

Dr. Kendall Pye

Lignol Innovations Inc.
ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

Dr. Neil Cashman
Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Amorfix Life Sciences Ltd.
Finding New Business Opportunities with Sustainability In-mind

Jos Van Boxtel
Arcadia Biosciences,
Davis, CA, USA

 

5:00 pm –
10:00 pm
Monday Networking event sponsored by: Ag-West Bio Inc.
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
THEME FOR THE DAY: HUMAN AND ANIMAL HEALTH

7:00 am –
5:00 pm
Registration Open – Main Floor
6:45 am –
7:45 am
Continental Breakfast all registered delegates (lower hall)

Speaker Breakfast - Sponsored by Crop Development Centre, University of Saskatchewan

Important Notice:  All keynote sessions will be held in the Sid Buckwold Theatre, main floor.

Doors will close 5 minutes prior to presentation and will remain closed for the duration of the presentation.

8:00 am – 8:20 am Opening Ceremonies

Location: Sid Buckwold Theatre
8:20 am Novozymes
8:25 am - 9:10 am Agbiotech:  The Global Sustainability Challenge
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Prem Warrior, Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, USA


Sponsored by:  Novozymes
Location:  Sid Buckwold Theatre
9:10 am Enterprise Saskatchewan
9:15 am – 10:00 am The Role of Biotechnology in Nutrition and Food Security

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Karl Dawson, Alltech Centre for Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition, Nicholasville, KY, USA


Sponsored by: Enterprise Saskatchewan
Location: Sid Buckwold Theatre
10:00 am -
4:30 pm
Posters– Regal A, B, & C Exhibit Hall Open – Centennial Hall
Coffee Break Served in Exhibit Hall, Centennial Hall (lower level)
ENERGY & BIOPRODUCTS

Bioproducts: Beyond Biofuels

Session sponsored by: Alberta Innovates – Bio Solutions
HEALTH


A Healthy Start:
Healthy Moms and Babies
Through Nutrition & Epigenetics

Chair:  Carol Reynolds, Genome Prairie

BUSINESS FORUM


Human & Animal Health

Chair:  Reno Pontarollo, Genome Prairie

10:30 am –
11:00 am
Biomaterials and Biochemicals – Polyols, Polymers, Microbials

Dr. Oliver Peoples
Metabolix Inc.,
Cambridge, Mass., USA
USA
Epigenetic Variation in Human Health and Disease

Dr. Michael Kobor
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, UBC,
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Opportunities of Investing in Animal Health

Dr. Mitch Abrahamsen
Vice President, Research and Develoment,
Cobb-Vantress,
Siloam Springs, AR, USA

11:00 am –
11:30 am
Thermal Bio-Syngas to Biofuels

Loula Merkel
Manager of Government Affairs, Coskata, Inc,
Illinois, USA
Epigenetics: Neonatal Environment and Nutrition

Dr. Susan Ozanne
British Heart Foundation, University of Cambridge,
Cambridge, UK
Staying Healthy in an Unhealthy World: The Water Dimension

Dr. Richard Thomas
United Nations University, (INWEH), Assistant Director, Drylands
Ottawa, ON, Canada
11:30 am –
Noon
The Business of Building a Biorefinery

Zenneth Faye
Executive Manager, Milligan Bio-Tech Inc.
Foam Lake, SK, Canada



 

Micronutrient Enhancement through Biofortification

Dr. Sherry Tanumihardjo
Associate Professor,
University of Wisconsin,
Madison, WI, USA
Breaking Down Barriers: Advances in Animal Biotechnology

Dr. Mark Walton
President, ViaGen,
Austin, TX, USA
Lunch Break Served in Exhibit Hall, Centennial Hall (lower level)
ENERGY & BIOPRODUCTS

Advanced & Productive Feedstocks

Chair:  Dr. Peter Welters, Phytowelt GreenTechnologies, GbmH, Germany

HEALTH


Disease Prevention

Chair:  Dr. Andrew A. Potter, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

SUSTAINABILITY


Mitigating Climate Change

Session sponsored by: Council for Biotechnology Institute (CBI) Canada

Chair:  Janice Tranberg, Crop Life Canada

 

1:30 pm –
2:00 pm
Synthetic Biology Solutions

Henrik Scheller
Director of Cell Wall Biosynthesis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
Emeryville, CA, USA

New Developments in Human Vaccines

Dr. Luis Barreto
Vice President, Immunization Policy & Scientific Affairs, Sanofi Pasteur Limited,
Ontario, Canada
Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cereals

Prof. Geoffrey Fincher
Deputy CEO, Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics,
Australia
2:00 pm –
2:30 pm
Cellulosic Biomass

Frank Hardimon
CERES

Vaccines for Neonates and Young Children

Dr. Richard Harland
Head Global Vaccine Lead Finding
Novartis Animal Health Canada Inc.,
Calgary AB Canada
Nutrient and Water Use Efficiency

Thomas Ruff
Program Director - Yield and Stress Traits, Monsanto, Chesterfield, MO, USA
2:30 pm –
3:00 pm
Oilseeds

Dr. Jack Grushcow
President & CEO, Linnaeus Plant Sciences,
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Innate Defense Regulators

Dr. John North

Chief Operating Officer,
Inimex Pharmaceuticals Inc.,
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Biotic Stress Resistance

Dennis Gonsalves
U.S. Pacific Basic Agricultural Research Center,
Hilo, Hawaii
Coffee Break Served in Exhibit Hall, Centennial Hall (lower level)
ENERGY & BIOPRODUCTS

Co-Products of the Biorefinery

Session Sponsored by: March Consulting
HEALTH


Health Strategies for Emerging Diseases
Business Forum


Sustainable Animal Models

Session Sponsored by: Western Canadian Feed Innovation Network (WCFIN)
3:30 pm –
4:00 pm
Crop Development Approaches Towards Enhanced Cellulosic Ethanol Production

Dr. Mark Elless
Director of Environmental Technologies,
Edenspace Systems Corp,
Chantilly, VA, USA
Synthetic Genomics

Dr. Jack Newman
Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc.,
Everyville, CA, USA
Meeting 2050 demand for Animal Protein

Dr. Graham Plastow
Director, Alberta Bovine Genomics Program,
University of Alberta,
Edmonton, AB, Canada
4:00 pm – < >br />4:30 pm Agricultural Waste Utilization Systems

Prof. Jean-Michel Lavoie
Assistant Professor, Université de Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, QC, Canada  
Rapid Detection of Infectious Agents using SiNW Technologies

Graeme Frith
Exocyte Ltd.
UK

Economic Impact of Emerging Food Borne Diseases

Dr. Graeme McRae
Chairman, President and CEO, Bioniche Life Sciences Inc.
6:45 pm –
10:00 pm
Gala Dinner sponsored by Bayer Crop Science
Handover Ceremony to ABIC 2011
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
THEME FOR THE DAY: SUSTAINABILITY

7:00 am –
5:00 pm
Registration Open – Main Floor
7:15 am –
8:15 am
Continental Breakfast all registered delegates (lower hall)

Speaker Breakfast - Sponsored by: Iris Meck Communications

Important Notice:  All keynote sessions will be held in the Sid Buckwold Theatre, main floor.

Doors will close 5 minutes prior to presentation and will remain closed for the duration of the presentation.

8:40 am – 8:55 am Opening Ceremonies

Location: Sid Buckwold Theatre
8:55 am Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
9:00 am – 10:00 am Addressing Environmental Sustainability Through Biotechnology

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Clive James,
Chairman ISAAA (International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications)


Sponsored by: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
Location: Sid Buckwold Theatre
10:00 am -
4:30 pm
Posters– Regal A, B, & C Exhibit Hall Open – Centennial Hall
Coffee Break Served in Exhibit Hall, Centennial Hall (lower level)
ENERGY & BIOPRODUCTS

Biofuels and the Developing World

Chair:  Doug Billett, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

HEALTH


Emerging Health Concerns

Chair:  Brent Zettl, Prairie Plant Systems Inc.

BUSINESS FORUM


Sustainability

Chair:  Dr. Roger Kemble, Syngenta

10:30 am –
11:00 am
An International View of Biofuel Impacts in the Developing World

Dr. Kanyawim Kirtikara
Executive Director, BIOTEC,
Thailand
Diseases and Pandemics

Dr. David Butler-Jones
Canada's Chief Public Health Officer,
Public Health Agency of Canada

Bringing Depth and Breadth in Biotechnology, Agriculture and Business

Stephen H. Lucas
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc.
Pleasanton, CA, USA

11:00 am –
11:30 am
Successes in the Developing World With Biotech and Bioenergy

Carsten Lauridsen
Director of Research & Development, Novozymes,
China
Chronic Diseases in High Risk Populations

Tim Hutchinson, MSW, MPH
Director, Chronic Disease Prevention Division, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention & Control, The Public Health Agency of Canada
Lifecycle Analysis and Modeling for Sustainability

Don O’Connor
President, S&T Squared Consultants,
Delta, BC Canada
11:30 am –
Noon
International Collaboration in Biofuels Development

Dr. Douglas Haefele
Pioneer Hi-Bred,
Johnston, IA USA
‘One Health’ Concept

Cyril Gerard Gay, DVM, PhD
Agriculture Research Service (ARS)
United States Department of Agriculture

Importance of Apiculture

Dr. Albert Robertson
CEO, Meadow Ridge Farms,
Saskatchewan, Canada
Lunch Break Served in Exhibit Hall, Centennial Hall (lower level)
ENERGY & BIOPRODUCTS

Lifecycle Analysis
and Sustainability:
Political and Trade Environment

Chair:  Dr. Peter Phillips, University of Saskatchewan

HEALTH


Disease Prevention and Business Issues

Chair:  Dr. Volker Gerdts, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

SUSTAINABILITY


(Carbon Capture) Agriculture Valuations

Chair:  Dr. Malcolm Devine, BioQED

 

1:30 pm –
2:00 pm
Biofuel 'Footprint Reduction' Strategies With Biotechnology

Dr. Terry McIntyre
Environment Canada

Business of Disease Prevention

Huw Hughes
Pfizer Animal Health,
Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Opportunities for Wood Crops for Biomaterials

Dr. Alan Potter
Vice President, FPInnovations,
Vancouver, BC Canada
2:00 pm –
2:30 pm
Eco-Industrial Clusters

Dr. Birgitte Ahring
Center for Bioproducts and Bioenergy
Plant-Made Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Brandon Price
President
Falcon Ridge Associates, Inc.
Diverse Alcohol Fuel Feedstocks:  High-Profit, High-Yield, Ecological Alternatives to Corn

David Blume
Executive Director,
International Institute for Ecological Adventure
2:30 pm –
3:00 pm
Low Carbon Fuels – Algae and Cellulose

Max Copeland
SFN BioSystems Inc.,
Calgary AB, Canada
The Gut Microbiome and Health

Dr. Denis Krause
Professor of Microbiology, Director,
Large Animal Biosecurity and Gut Microbiome Laboratory
University of Manitoba,
Winnipeg, MB Canada
Biotech Applications for Whole Plant Utilization

Dr. Francois Eudes
Research Scientist,
Agriculture and Agrifood Canada,
Lethbridge, AB Canada
Coffee Break Served in Exhibit Hall, Centennial Hall (lower level)

Important Notice:  All keynote sessions will be held in the Sid Buckwold Theatre, main floor.

Doors will close 5 minutes prior to presentation and will remain closed for the duration of the presentation.

3:30 pm –
4:30 pm


Closing Keynote

The Global Challenges ahead in Energy, Security and Food
&
Closing Remarks

Session Chair: 
Dr. Wilf Keller, President and CEO, Ag-West Bio Inc, Chair of ABIC 2010

Panel: 
Jerome Konecsni, Chairman of the Board ABIC Foundation and Director General, National Research Council - Plant Biotechnology Institute
Brent Zettl, President and CEO, Prairie Plant Systems Inc.
Ron Kehrig, Enterprise Saskatchewan
Diran Mikinde

 

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010

9:00 am –
1:45 pm
Infrastructure Tour

The tour will include a drive through the University of Saskatchewan campus

Space is limited
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