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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.

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...

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...

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...

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-...

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...

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...

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.

Buckeyballs Found in Space by NASA Telescope

Buckeyballs are soccer-ball shaped carbon molecules that were first observed in in a laboratory 25 years ago. NASA reports that these elusive carbon molecules were spotted in...

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...

Major Genome Facility Opening in Manhattan

Construction starts this month on the The New York Genome Center (NYGC) which aims to be the largest research center of its kind in North America. First on its list of major...

The Heart Beats Again?

Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles just peeled back some of the mystery shrouding the heart to prove the potential for stem cell use in repairing heart...

November 2013 CEP Preview

This month, a special supplement on biochemical engineering with a focus on the work of D. I. C. Wang, founder of the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE).

Researchers Grow Living Tissue in Lab

NPR's Science Friday recently reported about researchers at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center who are growing living tissue in the lab. Using existing tissue from lab animals...

Systems Metabolic Engineering Breakthrough

Professor Sang Yup Lee at the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) led the team that engineered E. coli to produce PLA. They developed a one-stage process...

Human Platelets Generated in Vitro

Researchers have successfully created a bioreactor that generates human platelets in vitro, potentially addressing blood transfusion needs worldwide.

Startup Hits Bio-Crude Production Milestone

After hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital funding and stock market IPOs, second-generation biofuels still hadn't moved beyond small pilot plants, despite rosy...

Man Creates Synthetic Life

When you think of synthetic life, how many of you conjure up an image of Bishop 341-B, from the 1986 science fiction film Aliens or do you think of the largely genetic focused...

Drew Berry: Animations of unseeable biology

Drew Berry, a 2010 MacArthur fellow, is a biomedical animator who creates scientifically accurate and stunning animations to illustrate how molecules in our cells move and...

A New View of Cancer

For decades, researcher Mina Bissell pursued a revolutionary idea: a cancer cell doesn't automatically become a tumor, but rather, depends on surrounding cells for cues on how to...

Skin Cream that Repairs DNA

The cosmetics industry has long touted creams that miraculously penetrate the skin to renew and invigorate, but generally speaking, the skin is a rather tough barrier that resists...

Immune Cells Engineered to Resist HIV

Researchers at Stanford have devised a new way of engineering key cells of the immune system to resist HIV, according to a report issued yesterday by the university.
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