Dr. Leroy Hood, leading Geneticist and Advocate of the Human Genome Project (HGP) to Keynote Northwest VC Conference

Aug 11, 2005, 01:00 ET from Strategic Research Institute

    NEW YORK, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategic Research Institute is honored
 to announce that Dr. Leroy Hood, President of the Institute for Systems
 Biology, will be delivering a keynote address titled, "How Computing Power Can
 Drive Healthcare Forward" at the inaugural Pacific Northwest Venture Capital
 Symposium to take place this Sept. 12-13 at the Hyatt Bellevue, near Seattle,
     Dr. Hood's extraordinary contributions in mapping the human genome and DNA
 research were recently featured in a Newsweek article titled: "The Shape of
 Things to Come." The keynote is especially timely as the next two decades will
 see major technology shifts in computational biology and nanotechnology. The
 conference will bring together leading venture capitalists, limited partners,
 technology transfer experts, and other leaders in financing growth companies
 in the biotech, technology and IT arenas.
     Hear from Industry Leaders: Amgen Capital; Arch Ventures; Credit Suisse
 First Boston; Darwin Ventures LLC; FEI Corp; Frazier Healthcare Ventures; GKM;
 Hewlett Packard; Highway 12 Ventures; Ignition Partners; Intel Capital;
 Madrona Venture Partners; NanoString Technologies; National Venture Capital
 Association; Northwest Venture Associates; ONAMI; Open Source Development Lab
 (OSDL); Oregon State Treasury; Oregon State University; OVP Venture Partners;
 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; SeaPoint Ventures; Sevin Rosen Funds;
 University of British Columbia; University of Oregon; University of
 Washington; Voyager Capital LLC; Vulcan Capital; Washington State Investment
     Don't miss out on learning about:
     * Why big deals don't just happen in Silicon Valley
     * Trends that will define 2005
     * Where the technology assets are in the Pacific Northwest
     * New opportunities in technology, biotech and nanotech
     * Perspectives on how to structure your next fund
     * Generating deal flow - "Lab Spin-offs"
     * Impact of Open Source
     * Location, location - the Pacific Northwest is the gateway to Asia and
       runway to Canada
     * Creating a clear path to Revenue and Profitability - Defining your Exit
       Strategy - The Strengthening IPO/ M&A
     * Shifting gears - early stage investing is back, find out why?
     For more information, please visit www.srinstitute.com/CX556 or contact
 Christopher Petersen at (310) 649-7838; cpetersen@srinstitute.com. To
 register, please visit www.srinstitute.com/CX556 or call (800) 599-4950.

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