About the Exchange Groups
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center fosters learning opportunities and dynamic conversations around life science topics through support of Exchange Groups. Join individuals from all sectors of the life science community at Exchange Group events for intellectual discussions, networking opportunities, partnership formation and collaborative exploration with academia, government, and industry. Exchange Group events provide content-rich informational seminars from local and national experts on a broad range of topics related to life science research, business and economic issues.
Interested in attending an event? Become part of our vibrant exchange group community by signing up for e-mail announcements. Sign up for announcements through our Interest Form or look for a group in your region (below).
Who We Are
The following Exchange Groups are currently being sponsored by the Biotechnology Center's Science and Technology Development Program and the Center’s five regional offices:
- American Scientist "Pizza Lunch" Lecture Series, Durham
- Biomanufacturing and Process Development, Durham
- Institute of Electric & Electronics Engineers - Eastern North Carolina Section, Durham
- North Carolina Microbiome Consortium, Durham
- NCBiotech Jobs Network, Durham, NC
- Next Generation Sequencing Group, Durham
- North Carolina Regulatory Affairs Forum, Durham
- One Health Group, Durham
- Plant Molecular Biology Consortium, Durham
- RNA Society of North Carolina, Durham
- Smaller Eukaryotes Group, Durham
- Triangle Immunology & Virology Group, Durham
- Women in Bio, Durham
Piedmont Triad Region
- Bioethics Resource Network, Charlotte
- Catalyst Group, Kannapolis
- Charlotte Venture Challenge, Charlotte
- Genomic Sciences, Kannapolis
- LifeScience Economic Development, Kannapolis
Charlotte Biology and Biotechnology (CBB), Charlotte
If you would like to be added to the e-mail list of any of our Exchange Groups please click on our Interest Form and submit your information or refer to the individual group page for contact information.
Create your own Group
Exchange Groups are initiated by interested individuals or groups within the life science communities, with participants drawn from universities, the business community, or other constituencies. Funding is available from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center for reimbursement of meeting expenses. The level of funding varies with the needs of the group, and groups are expected to seek other sources of support to add to Biotechnology Center funds.
For more information about Exchange Groups, read the Application Guidelines (Word doc) or contact staff from the appropriate region: