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Society for Biological Engineering (SBE)

SBE is a global technological community that promotes the integration of engineering with biology and realize its benefits through bioprocessing, biomedical, and biomolecular applications. SBE provides opportunities for interaction of engineers and scientists, develops products and services bring value to the broad biological engineering community, and infuses awareness of biological engineering among all functions and activities of AIChE.

Forest Bioproducts Division (FBP)

The Forest Bioproducts Division promotes knowledge sharing and networking on topics dealing with products obtained from forest resources and other lignocellulosic materials.

Creating an Internet for Genomic Information

A group called the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (known as the Global Alliance ) wants to maximize the use of genetic data by creating a responsible way to share it with...

Replacing Body Parts—NOVA Science Now

In this fantastic piece entitled Replacing Body Parts on PBS’s NOVA series, Neil deGrasse Tyson explores new research in the field of human organ transplantation. He notes that a...

New Kidney Transplant Method Uses Stem Cells

Applications for stem cells seem endless. These versatile cells can be used to study development and disease, and they also have the ability to replace damaged cells and treat...

Termites: Homeowner Scourge or Biofuel Savior?

An unwanted house pest and suburban scourge, suddenly the termite has been accidentally and disasterously rehabilitated by science. Hyperbole? Termite control professionals don't...

Printing A Human Kidney

Atala, whose team developed the first lab-grown organ, explains how his lab's 3-D printing technology is used to create human organs. In addition to the bladder that was...

Re-engineering Mosquitos to Fight Disease

Every year, there are over 50 million cases of dengue fever carried by mosquitos. Find out how one biotech company is seeking a solution to control the world's mosquito population...

The Chemistry of Thanksgiving

There's a lot of chemistry behind any dinner but last year the American Chemistry Society (ACS) put together this excellent video that features Diane Bunce, Ph.D., presenting The...

Nanoparticle versus Cancer

Whenever cancer is discussed, a familiar phrase is often heard: the earlier it's caught, the better the chances of survival. Early detection is the next best thing to avoiding...

This Year’s Bailey Award Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Eleftherios Terry Papoutaskis for being the recipient of this year’s James E. Bailey Award. Read more about his work and upcoming lecture at the Annual Meeting.

CEP: News Update

December
2014
News Update
Fossil Fuels Inspire Clean-Hydrogen Catalyst; Organic Solar Cells Heat Up; Biomass Waste Gets Upgraded; New Technique Puts Catalysts on the Right Track; and more.

Cellular-Based Systems for Producing Alcohol

The current method for producing alcohol biofuels, in particular butanol, is through metabolic cellular processes. Clostridia species are used to produce butanol, but they are not...

Metabolic Engineering X

The Metabolic Engineering Conference is a leading conference for sharing the state-of-the-art developments and achievements made in the field of metabolic engineering over the...

November 2010 CEP Preview

Stem cells are poised to transform medical treatments for a host of diseases and malignant conditions. Translating stem cell research into clinical therapies, disease models, and...

Meet Your Microbes

Our bodies are covered in a sea of microbes -- both the pathogens that make us sick and the "good" microbes, about which we know less, that might be keeping us healthy. At TEDMED...

Breakthrough in Organic Fuel-Cell Catalysts

One of the current problems with fuel cells is the catalyst that helps convert sources of stored energy such as hydrogen and oxygen into electrical energy. Currently made of...

Rotating Algal Biofilm Reactor [On Location]

A new approach to address the problems of the large land area required for cultivation, culture contamination and the difficult and costly dewatering of the harvested cells in...

The SBE Web-Lab Initiative

Imagine the traditional laboratory setting in an undergraduate engineering class. Now imagine the ability to remotely operate and manipulate lab equipment housed miles away in a...

Degrees that work: Nanotechnology [Video]

The nanotechnology episode helps to define a technology that uses knowledge of atoms and molecules to enhance modern life through product development and medical research. The 30-...

Sustainability in (Bio)Pharmaceuticals

This meeting will bring together thought-leaders from the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. The meeting's goal is to allow engineers in these industries to assess...

Juice Up Your Electronics, Literally

Imagine you're on a backpacking trip high atop the Sierra Nevadas. You were dying to test out your amateur photography skills but in the rush of getting ready for the trip, you...

SBE Conference on Electrofuels Research

SBE's Conference on Electrofuels Research will bring together the nation's key players in energy innovation: engineers, scientists, venture capital investors, technology...

Is Sugar the New Oil? BASF May Think So

Renmatix , a small cellulosic sugar startup that says it can produce sugar from non-food biomass for the same price as making it from sugarcane, just received a $50 million...
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