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Infectious Disease Researcher Featured Speaker at MSU Bioeconomy Institute

The MSU Bioeconomy Institute continues its monthly speaker series December 4 with Evangelyn Alocilja, Professor of Biosystems and Agriculture Engineering at Michigan State University.

The Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute sponsors a speaker series periodically on Wednesdays at 3:30p.m. throughout the year. The event is held in the institute’s modern, 105-seat auditorium at 242 Howard Street in Holland, Mich., and is free, accessible and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please call (517) 432-4499 to request special accommodation.

Alocilja’s research has focused on the development of nonoparticle-based biosensors for rapid, on-site identification and diagnosis of infectious agents of concern to homeland security, global health, and food and water safety. She has filed 23 invention disclosures with MSU since 1999, and has received three patents (numerous patent applications are pending). In 2011, MSU Technologies licensed a suite of Alocilja’s technologies to start-up nanoRETE, which will develop and commercialize an inexpensive test for handheld biosensors to detect threats such E.coli, Salmonella, tuberculosis and anthrax.

Dec. 4 – Evangelyn Alocilja, Professor of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and AgBioResearch, Michigan State University

Jan. 15 – Mike Werner, Chemist, Engineer and Sustainability Strategist, Haworth, Inc.

March 12 – Pavel Krasutsky, Director of the Chemical Extractives Program, a division of the Center for Applied Research and Technology Development, University of Minnesota Duluth

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