QB3 Symposium Focuses on Bioscience as Economic Driver for California

By Kristen Bole


Former Gov. Gray Davis will headline a symposium on how innovation in the biosciences can drive California economic development. Titled “Jobs Through Innovation,” the event will include Davis, explaining the vision behind his UC innovation initiative; QB3 Director Regis Kelly, describing a vision for the next 10 years; and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, recounting how San Francisco grew as a center of innovation.

Media are invited to attend the event.


Wednesday, February 23

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Symposium
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Reception


UCSF Mission Bay Campus

Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium
600 16th Street, San Francisco
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The event coincides with the 10th anniversary of Gov. Davis launching the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), with a mandate to grow the California bioeconomy through innovation. QB3 has proven the value of his vision, supporting world-class research at UCSF, UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz; building an incubator network; launching a seed-stage venture fund; and mentoring countless entrepreneurs.



Media may attend the event. Interviews with speakers can be arranged.

Media interested in attending, RSVP to [email protected]On the day of the event, please contact her at 415-317-3652.  

For speakers bios and further event information please see: http://qb3.org/hot-topics/jobs-through-innovation-bioscience-as-an-economic-driver-for-the-state-of-california.