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Summit Purpose

  • New partnerships for research innovation
  • Identification of regulatory changes, legislation and institutional streamlining that will accelerate the transfer of knowledge from the laboratory to businesses
  • Ideas for product and service development that will guide private sector investment and demonstrate the need for a supportive government infrastructure
  • Insight about ways to collaborate with university researchers and other partners to transfer new technologies
  • New information on how to leverage the assets of universities, financial markets and business investment to create companies and jobs that will strengthen the economic foundations of the region

Business Journals Supplement

View the complete Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit supplement from the Kansas City and St. Louis Business Journals. Click here to view.

Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit

Chancellors Deaton and MortonThe University of Missouri System is pleased to announce the first-of-its-kind Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit. Led by the University of Missouri-Columbia and hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the theme of the summit is Animal to Human Health Collaborations: Partnerships for Innovation.

Research and scientific discovery, economic development and partnerships throughout the region will be explored during the summit.

Designed for scientific, business and civic leaders, the summit will draw on the strengths of the Midwest's Animal Health Corridor. It will strengthen collaborations between researchers and the business sector that will leverage research in translational and comparative medicine, bioinformatics and disease prevention, to name a few.

A host of prestigious institutions, including Kansas State University, Washington University, the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, the University of Kansas, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, the Kauffman Foundation and the Midwest Research Institute, will join us for the Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit. With the support of the University of Missouri System and these esteemed institutions, the Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit promises to be the can’t-miss event of 2010.

Brady J. Deaton Signature

Brady J. Deaton
Summit Chair
Chancellor, University of Missouri-Columbia

Leo E. Morton Signature

Leo E. Morton
Summit Host
Chancellor, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Presented by the four campuses of the University of Missouri System
University of Missouri-ColumbiaUniversity of Missouri-Kansas CityMissouri University of Science and TechnologyUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis
Featuring experts from University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri University of Science and Technology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, University of Kansas, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas State University, St. Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, Iowa State University and the University of Saskatchewan, as well as business leaders, venture capitalists and policy makers