An invitation to a University of Auckland Bioscience Enterprise Friday Forum, sponsored by ATEED

Date: Friday, 28th August, 2015
Time: 4:30pm Networking, Presentation 5pm followed by drinks and nibbles.
Venue: SBS Reception Lounge (Common Room), School of Biological Sciences
Guest Speaker:  University of Auckland Associate Professor Cather Simpson - From Photon Factory to Dairy Biotechnology: pathway to Engender Technology

Cather Simpson is the Director of the University of Auckland's Photon factory, a high-tech laser research hub carrying out wide ranging projects from basic research to supporting industry in New Zealand and overseas through the development of new technologies.

In her talk Cather will discuss:

  • The work of the Photon factory and it's capabilities
  • Some case studies of high tech developments undertaken for companies
  • Research underpinning the formation of Engender Technologies: an Auckland Uniservices and Pacific Channel start up developing large scale parallel chip-based technology to sex sperm for the dairy industry.

"What we're doing is applying our problem analysis abilities and the ability of clever people to do cutting edge research in their own area of expertise at the same time. There is no doubt that advanced, high-tech science and engineering can add power to the New Zealand economy. We find it very rewarding to be part of that effort." (Cather Simpson)

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Date and time
4.30-6:30pm drinks and canapes (for 5pm presentation), Friday 28th August, 2015.

reception Lounge, at the IIB and SBS entrance to the Thomas Building, 3a Symonds Str (see map)

University is well serviced by bus routes, and car parking is available under the University of Auckland Business School (the Owen G Glenn Building) on Grafton Rd.