Media Notice - Watch livestream as Jay Ingram and researchers talk science

EDMONTON, May 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Media and others interested in science are invited to attend the free Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions Impact Innovation 2016 event. Or, watch the livestream. With Jay Ingram, popular writer and broadcaster, as emcee, Alberta researchers will share stories for non-scientists about: effect of wildfires on municipal water quality, four-fold increase in Alberta's barley yield, a heart-healthy food additive from barley, spray-foam insulation from canola oil and not petroleum, super-strong construction materials from a wood-based nanomaterial additive, and interrupting the growth of prion proteins (the cause of BSE).


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Program Time:

9 to 11:30 a.m. MDT


Shoctor Theatre at the Citadel Theatre
9828 101A Avenue 
, AB, Canada T5J 3C6


  • MR. STEVE PRICE, CEO, Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions
  • DR. PAMELA VALENTINE, Transition CEO, Alberta Innovates
  • MR. JAY INGRAM, (M.C.) Writer / Broadcaster
  • DR. ULDIS SILINS, "Alberta's Forests and Water: Examining Pressures from Source to Tap"
  • DR. FLAVIO CAPETTINI, "Plant breeding: improving people's lives for 12,000 years"
  • DR. THAVA VASANTHAN, "Beta-Glucan: Gold from Canadian Barley"
  • DR. JONATHAN CURTIS, "From Canola Oil to Enlightened Products"
  • DR. CAGRI AYRANCI, "Creating Advanced Materials"
  • DR. SABINE GILCH, "Prion Proteins: Masking Dr. Jekyll to Avoid Mr. Hyde"

Note to editors:  
- Can't attend? Watch the livestream starting at 9 a.m. MDT at

Join the conversation. Follow our event on Twitter at #ImpactInnovation2016.

SOURCE Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions

For further information: Media inquiries may be directed to: Marie Cusack, Communications Director, Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, 780-638-4060 (office), 780-918-4620 (mobile);


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