2019-20 CRS Conference Competition Winners

Proposal for an International Symposium on Revolutionary, Sustainable Approaches to Control of Vector-borne Diseases

  • Fall 2019
  • Lead Faculty:  Catherine A. Hill
  • We propose a one-day national forum for fall 2019 to seed revolutionary, global change in vector control. The goals of the symposium are to inspire paradigm shifts in academic and industrial research, facilitate thoughtful debate among industry partners, NGOs and regulatory bodies regarding the adoption of new insect control technologies, and encourage the development of public policy and communications models to improve response during emergent domestic and exotic crises. 
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Managing the Global Commons:  Sustainable Agriculture and Use of the World’s Land and Water Resources in the 21st Century

  • April 2020
  • Lead Faculty:  Thomas W. Hertel
  • The goals of the proposed conference are: (i) to lead and to learn from other scholars, policymakers, and industry leaders engaged in analysis of sustainability challenges at global, national and local scales, and (ii) to identify current challenges in this space and develop a community-driven research agenda for the next 5 years that tackles those challenges using collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches that are responsive to stakeholder need.
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The Purdue University “Big Data, Safe Food” Conference

  • Fall 2019 or Spring 2020
  • Lead Faculty:  Yaohua Feng and Arun Bhunia
  • Purdue University, as a leader of discovery, extension and use of big data in plant/animal/food sciences, Extension and Big Data, plus blockchain and human health, is well-positioned to design a roadmap that stretches the frontiers of science to prevent foodborne diseases and improve safety at the source. Conference objectives are to: (1) Identify a road map that would create a convergence of technologies, expertise, and data that would support FDA’s food safety prevention legislative mandate (“Shifting the focus of FDA’s food safety oversight from reaction and after-the-fact enforcement to risk-based prevention of food safety problems”) and (2) explore how the road map can unite state, local and tribal food safety efforts, into a consistent nationwide oversight program.
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The Mi-Bio summit on Flexible and Stretchable Bioelectronics

  • July 29-31, 2019
  • Lead Faculty:  Bryan W. Boudouris
  • The Mi-Bio Summit on Flexible and Stretchable Bioelectronics will bring together academic, clinical, industrial, and government leaders from the United States and across the globe to address how a Materials Genome Initiative- based (MGI-based) approach will allow a Purdue-led center to create the next generation of devices for precision medicine, just-in-time monitoring, and treatment of disease.
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