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Prestigious Line Up of Speakers Set for Biotechnology Conference


July 22, 2005 -- A who’s who list of experts in the field of biotechnology will converge on Dallas, Tuesday, Aug. 2.

The fifth annual Biotechnology Conference: Potential and Challenge will be held at Texas A&M in Dallas, 17360 Coit Road with a 9 a.m. opening session featuring Dr. Russell Hulse, Nobel Prize recipient and visiting professor at The University of Texas at Dallas. Cost to attend is $10. To register, contact Hilary Davis, Region 10, at 972.348.1524 or e-mail

The conference will also include two breakout sessions – morning and afternoon – chock-full of speakers covering a number of topics regarding biotechnology. In the afternoon, a general session will be hosted by Dr. Elsa Murano, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M University. She also serves as the director of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.

The conference is co-sponsored by Texas A&M University Dallas, Texas A&M University College Station, The University of Texas at Dallas, Collin County Community College District and Region 10 Education Service Center.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.