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Science & Business Workshop
Thu, 30 March 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
This new workshop series hosted by the Faculty of Science brings experienced senior managers from a scientific industry setting to the York University Keele Campus to discuss their experiences at the intersection of science and management.
Speakers will discuss their own experiences transitioning from academic to commercial settings, and the differences between the two. They will also discuss suggested ways students in scientific disciplines can prepare themselves for a career in industry.
March 30, 2017 at 12:00-1:30 pm – A light lunch will be served
Location: Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, Room 312 (same venue as Biology grad student seminar) – See map
Speaker: Dr. Scott Tanner – Co-Founder, DVS Sciences/Fluidigm Canada
Scott D. Tanner was a co-founder of DVS Sciences and, as the President and CEO, saw the company through the development and commercial launch of its first products, securing of Series A financing, and the subsequent establishment of its facilities both in Markham Ontario (R&D and instrument production) and it’s headquarters (commercial and reagents production) in Sunnyvale California. Dr. Tanner assumed the CTO position following the merger of DVS Sciences with Fluidigm Corporation in 2014, and retired from this post in 2015. He presently sits on the Board of Directors of Ontario Genomics and of Life Sciences Ontario, and is an Adjunct Professor in Chemistry at York University.
The products that DVS Sciences brought to the global market were originally developed at the University of Toronto where Dr. Tanner was a Professor in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering and then in Chemistry. Prior to that, Dr. Tanner was Principal Scientist with MDS Sciex, the analytical technologies division of MDS Inc. In his 25 years at Sciex, Dr. Tanner developed and helped to commercialize a string of mass spectrometry products. Scott published over 73 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and holds 19 US patents (with corresponding filings in other countries), including 11 patents on Mass Cytometry technology.
Dr. Tanner received the 2011 University of Toronto Inventor of the Year Award for Biomedical and Life Sciences, the 2011 ThermoFisher Scientific Spectroscopy Award, the 2003 W.A.E. McBryde medal from the Canadian Chemical Society, and the 2001 Manning Innovation Foundation Award of Distinction. Dr. Tanner completed his PhD in Physical Chemistry at York University in Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.