Xconomy Xchange: The Genetics Institute Impact
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM (EST)
Genetics Institute is one of those names from the original biotech boom of the early 1980s that faded from the headlines a long time ago. But 15 years after GI was acquired by Wyeth (now part of Pfizer), this pioneering Boston biotech company is still causing ripples in the Boston biotech community—having recruited, inspired, and provided an essential training ground for a generation of young scientists and business people. Xconomy will bring together some of the leading GI alumni for a lively evening of reminiscing, networking, and brainstorming about what’s ahead for Boston biotech.
Gabriel Schmergel, former Genetics Institute CEO
Mark Ptashne, Genetics Institute Co-founder, Ludwig Chair of Molecular Biology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Tom Maniatis, Genetics Institute Co-founder, Professor and Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University
Tony Evnin, Partner, Venrock Associates
Tuan Ha-Ngoc, CEO, Aveo Pharmaceuticals
Adelene Perkins, CEO, Infinity Pharmaceuticals
John Knopf, CEO, Acceleron Pharma
Abbie Celniker, CEO, Eleven Biotherapeutics
Sha Mi, Distinguished Investigator, Discovery Neurobiology, Biogen Idec
Registration & Networking: 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Program: 5:30 – 6:15 pm
Networking reception: 6:15 - 7:30 pm
Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
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Invest Northern Ireland • J. Robert Scott Executive Search
Kauffman Foundation • Latham & Watkins LLP • NYSE Euronext
SRI International • Turnstone • UK Trade & Investment
VENTURE CAPITAL MEMBERS
Advanced Technology Ventures • ARCH Venture Partners • Atlas Venture
Avalon Ventures • Bain Capital Ventures • Boston Millennia Partners
Excel Venture Management • Flagship Ventures
North Bridge Venture Partners • Polaris Venture Partners
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