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Bio-based Materials Center to hold symposium on April 30Bio-based Materials Center to hold symposium on April 30

March 18, 2014 – By Maren Roman
On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, the Bio-based Materials Center (BBMC ) at Virginia Tech is holding its 3rd Graduate Research Symposium. This year’s keynote speaker is Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Petra Mischnick from the Institute of Food Chemistry of the Technische Universität Braunschweig in Germany. The title of her presentation is “Sequencing polysaccharides and polysaccharide derivatives - What is possible?”. The symposium program and presentation abstracts will be posted under Events on the BBMC’s Web site at 

The BBMC, lead by Professor Kevin Edgar of the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, is a multidisciplinary research and education center under the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science with funding from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Among the faculty members of the BBMC are also Professors Chip Frazier, Barry Goodell, Scott Renneckar, and Maren Roman.



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