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Exchange Groups

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:

Eastern Region

Southeastern Region

RTP Region

Piedmont Triad Region

Charlotte Region

Join Us

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:

Eastern:  Thomasyne Jefferson
Southeastern:  Randall Johnson
RTP Region:  Hannah Cole
Piedmont Triad:  Judy Berry
Greater Charlotte:  Susan Hinson
Western:  Jonathan Snover, Ph.D.