Gryphons' LAAIR Finale - Wed 22 April

Wednesday April 22, 2015 9:15am to 4:15pm
Room PAHL 1810, Pathobiology Building, OVC (Corner of Gordon St and McGilvray St)


The Gryphon's LAAIR: Leading to Accelerated Adoption of Innovative Research
You are invited to attend the public presentation of the Gryphons' LAAIR Finale at the University of Guelph.
This program is supported by funding from the OMAFRA - UofG Partnership and Growing Forward 2. Funding aims to accelerate 
the commercialization and adoption of new products and services originating from innovative research and technology produced at the University of Guelph to improve the competitiveness of the Ontario Agri-food and rural economy. 
Eight teams will be delivering compelling presentations to persuade the Gryphons (experts from industry) to fund their project with up to $125K to remove barriers that will subsequently promote the use and commercialization of innovative UofG research by the agricultural industry of Ontario. 
Gryphon Judges: John Webb, Adi Treasurywala, Gord Surgeoner, Patricia Folkins, Murray McLaughlin, Don Stewart, Sandy Marshall and Rosa Lupo

Morning Session - first Pitch starts at 9:30am - each approximately 30 minutes

  • 9:30 am Gregoy Bedecarrats - LED lights for improving poultry broiler production
  • 10:05 am Suresh Neethirajan - Lab-on-a-chip diagnostics for bovine ketosis
  • 10:40 am Bonnie Mallard - Measuring the High Immune Response in beef cattle
  • 11:15 am Emma Allen-Vercoe - Microbiome therapeutics for pigs

Afternoon Session - first Pitch at 1:30pm

1:30 pm John Dutcher - Phytospherix: Nanoparticles from corn for animal health
2:05 pm George van der Merwe - Developing novel yeast strains for craft brewers
2:40 pm Max Jones - Bioreactors for fruit tree propagation
3:15 pm Medhat Moussa - Robotics and vision systems for greenhouses

Day wraps up before 4:30pm. We have room for approximately 50 guests to watch.


If you have any questions or feedback to improve our event, please contact :

David Hobson DVM, DVSc, PEng
Coordinator - Gryphons' LAAIR Funding Program
Manager, Technology Transfer
University of Guelph - Catalyst Centre
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, ON Canada N1G 2W1
W 1.519.824.4120 x58859

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