TGen Speakers Series Event
By Jeremy Legg, City of Phoenix, member ACMA
On June 15, 2006, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) partnered with the City of Phoenix and the ACMA Associate's Committee to deliver a Speakers Series event on the future of biotechnology, business and government in Arizona.
MaryAnn Guerra, the Chief Operating Officer of TGen, led an interactive discussion along with Chris Andres, Economic Development Program Manager in the City of Phoenix's Downtown Development Office and the attendees from ACMA. Participants conversed about the public-private partnerships that created TGen and jump-started Arizona's foray into the knowledge economy. Topics also included the role local government played in the development of TGen. The overall economic, social and public health impacts of bioscience investment were also covered.
In addition, participants were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of TGen from one of their own scientists, Dr. Candice Nulsen. TGen researchers use some of the most sophisticated technologies and equipment to accelerate the development of earlier diagnostics and smarter treatments.
Future Speakers Series events are planned to deliver just as much information and excitement for ACMA members. If you have ideas for topics or would like to learn more about the TGen Speakers Series, please contact Amy Price at (602) 258-5786 or email
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a non-profit organization focused on developing earlier diagnostics and smarter treatments. Translational genomics research is a relatively new field employing innovative advances arising from the Human Genome Project and applying them to the development of diagnostics, prognostics and therapies for cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and other complex diseases. TGen's research is based on personalized medicine. The institute plans to accomplish its goals through robust and disease-focused research. TGen is part of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC) in downtown Phoenix, an integral part of the statewide bioscience initiative. Visit or for more information.
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