Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions

Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions

May 06, 2014 12:12 ET

Jay Ingram and Researchers to Talk About Interesting Science May 7 in Edmonton

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 6, 2014) - How can cookies be good for you? Can you know from birth which cattle will grow up to be the most profitable? Can the prion diseases that cause BSE and chronic wasting disease jump to different animal species? How can we stop wolves from using utility right-of-ways as freeways to caribou? Did you know wood fibre is used in auto parts?

Media are invited to attend our complimentary "Impact Innovation" speaker session to hear these answers and more through entertaining and informative stories intended for a non-scientific audience. No need to register, just drop in or watch our live webcast.

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m. (program)


  • JAY INGRAM, (M.C.) Writer / Broadcaster
  • STAN BLADE, CEO, Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions
  • RAYLENE REIMER, "Changing Biology One Cookie at a Time"
  • JOHN BASARAB, "Sustainable Beef"
  • VALERIE SIM, "The Madness of Prion Disease"
  • SCOTT NIELSEN, "Biodiversity Conservation in a Rapidly Changing World"
  • WILLIAM HARNEY, "Innovation in Automotive Biocomposites"
  • NEIL CASHMAN, Chief Scientific Officer, Amorfix Life Sciences
  • JACQUELINE SHAN, Founder, Afinity Life Sciences
Location: Zeidler Hall at the Citadel Theatre
9828 101A Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T5J 3C6

Note to editors: Interviews with participants will be available following the program, as well as refreshments. More event details available at

Join in the conversation about our Impact Innovation 2014 event through Twitter at #Alberta-i2

Contact Information

  • Media inquiries may be directed to:
    Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions
    Marie Cusack
    Communications Director
    780-638-4060 (office) / 780-918-4620 (mobile)