ETSU to host 2014 Appalachian Student Research Forum


JOHNSON CITY (March 31, 2014) – More than 230 undergraduate, graduate, medical and pharmacy students as well as resident physicians will compete in the 2014 Appalachian Student Research Forum at East Tennessee State University this Wednesday and Thursday, April 2-3, at the Millennium Centre.

This is a record number of participants for this annual two-day event, which allows students to present their research in a formal setting.  The forum includes both oral and poster presentations, an awards ceremony and a keynote address by Dr. Henry Daniell, professor and director of translational research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

His address, “Low Cost Green Oral Vaccine Confers Protection Against Infectious and Inherited Diseases,” will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, in room 137B at the Millennium Centre. Daniell is recognized for pioneering chloroplast genetic engineering as a new platform to produce and orally deliver low-cost vaccines and biopharmaceuticals bio-encapsulated in plant cells.

His invention was ranked by “Nature Biotechnology” among the top 10 inventions of the past decade and among Biomed Central’s “Hot 100 authors in the world.” He has more than 40 patents awarded globally and 150 published papers.

The awards ceremony will immediately follow Daniell’s address.

For more information, contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at (423) 439-6059.

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