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Webinar Replay

February 23, 24 & 25, 2021

The Bioproducts AgSci Research Cluster initiative is managed by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC). This initiative is a nationally distributed pre-commercial research cluster focused on the development of industrial bioproducts technologies and their feedstocks from the Canadian agriculture sector, supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Funding was provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership's, AgriScience Program.

Image by Raphael Rychetsky

Agenda: DAY 1

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Theme: Biomaterials


1. Chithra Karunakaran, Manager – Environmental and Earth Sciences, Canadian Light Source Inc.

2. Ralph DeJong, Vice President R&D and Customer Solutions, EcoSynthetix

3. Lisa Marmillod, Lead Engineer, Testing EIT, EcoPoxy Inc. & Yaroslav Germanov, Applied Research and Product Development, EcoPoxy Inc.

4. Roger Samson, Executive Director, Resource Efficient Agricultural Production (REAP) Canada

Agenda: DAY 2

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Theme: Biochemicals, Biofuels & Bioenergy


1. Amar Mohanty, Professor and OAC Distinguished Research Chair in Sustainable Biomaterials, University of Guelph

2. Kalsi Sukhdev, Professional Engineer, DMT Bioproducts

3. Uche Sea-Nduka, Biorefining Conversions and Fermentation Laboratory, University of Alberta

4. Andrew VanderZaag, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

Green Field

Agenda: DAY 3

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Theme: Synthetic Biology & Industrial Bioproducts


1. Jordan Thomson, Director, Strategic Partnerships and Resource Development Ontario Genomics

2. Gopal Subramaniam, Ottawa Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).

3. Lars Rehmann, Professor, Western University

4. David Stuart, Professor - Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta

5. Trevor Charles, Professor – Department of Biology and Director of Waterloo Centre for Microbial Research, University of Waterloo & David Levin, University of Manitoba

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