Last week we received 335 poster abstracts from 22 CSU campuses for the 32nd Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium. They’ve been sent out for review by the hardest-working CSUPERB committee, our 21 poster abstract reviewers. There are lots of other CSUPERB deadlines coming up this fall (see below), so AY 19-20 is rolling here in the program office!
The inaugural 2019 Ideas Lab convened at Fresno State Sept. 12-14. We hosted 27 faculty from 14 campuses to solve problems related to California’s ecosystem-food production-health “trilemma.” The purpose of the Ideas Lab program is to catalyze interdisciplinary research team formation. Between now and February, the teams have time and support to learn from each other, work together, integrate their research strands, and recruit missing expertise for a follow-on grant proposal in 2020. We can’t wait to see what happens next (more below)!