October 24-25, 2024

Bioinspired Institute Annual Symposium 2024

The Institute's annual symposium is an opportunity to highlight new initiatives and the ongoing work of our community. The trainees and faculty of the BioInspired Institute innovate in the classroom and laboratories across campus, making the symposium a can't-miss event.

This year, we are delighted to host the Kashi And Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture in the Sciences And Humanities as part of the symposium. The Wali lecture is co-sponsored by the Syracuse University Humanities Center's Syracuse Symposium 2024-2025 series on "Community."

Speakers and Highlights

  • Eduardo Kac, “Rockets for the Sake of Poetry”

    Eduardo Kac, “Rockets for the Sake of Poetry”

    Art Institute of Chicago

    Legendary artist Eduardo Kac will revisit key highlights in his forty-year career, with emphasis on his current space artworks. After an introduction contextualizing his pioneering telepresence works from the mid-1980s, Kac will give examples and further discuss his development of bio art. Kac first gained prominence at the beginning of the twenty-first century with his transgenic work GFP Bunny (2000), in which he used molecular biology to literally create a green-glowing rabbit named Alba. In 2017 Eduardo Kac worked with an astronaut to create an artwork aboard the International Space Station.

  • University Leadership

    University Leadership

    Duncan Brown, Vice President for Research

    Behzad Mortazavi, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

  • Poster Sessions

    Poster Sessions

    Open to all Institute trainees, including undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral associates. All posters are eligible for awards (see below).

  • Faculty and Trainee Lightning Talks

    Faculty and Trainee Lightning Talks

    Trainees can self-nominate to be selected for lightning talks in a special session. Faculty talks will highlight the best collaborations across the Institute.

The two-day event will include:

  • Remarks by Syracuse University leadership
  • Kashi and Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture by Eduardo Kac, Professor of Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Team science speakers coordinated by our Focus Groups.
  • Institute-wide poster sessions
  • Faculty and Trainee lightning talks
  • BioInspired programming highlights
  • Social Mixer
  • Luncheon and refreshments

Poster Competition Awards and Prizes

  • Best Overall Posters (three)
  • Best Commercialization Potential
  • Best Societal Impact
  • Stevenson Biomaterials Poster Awards (two)

Presentation Competition Awards and Prizes

  • First and Second Overall

BioInspired Best Publication Award

  • First and Second Overall
  • BioInspired Institute
  • Humanities Center Syracuse Symposium 2024-2025
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • SUNY School of Environmental Sciences & Forestry
  • Syracuse University College of Arts & Sciences
  • Syracuse University College of Engineering & Computer Sciences

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Life Sciences Complex, LSC Atrium

107, College Place Syracuse, NY United States, 13244

Registration period

July 1, 2024 - 00:50 until October 21, 2024 - 23:30

Submission period

July 1, 2024 - 10:50 until October 4, 2024 - 22:00

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact bioinspired@syr.edu .

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