Society for Biological Engineering Announces 6th International Conference on Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

June 20, 2012

NEW YORK – The Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Singapore’s Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have partnered to organize the 6th International Conference on Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (ICBN), which will be held from June 24 to 27 in Berkeley, California. The event is being co-chaired by Luke Lee of the University of California, Berkeley, and Matthew Tirrell of the University of Chicago.

The organizers have designed the meeting to foster knowledge exchange and collaboration across the disciplines involved in bioengineering and nanotechnology to promote breakthroughs in biomedical research. This year’s meeting has a special focus on "Bionanoscience and Bioengineering for Translational Medicine."

Sessions include:

  • Biological Devices/Biosensors and Molecular Diagnostics
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • Drug, Protein and Gene Delivery Systems
  • Nanoparticles, Nanocomposites and Nanoporous Materials for Bio-Applications
  • Synthetic Biology

Keynote speakers include:

  • Joe DeSimone , Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina
  • Ali Khademhosseini. Associate Professor at Harvard-MIT's Division of Health Sciences and Technology
  • Shuming Nie, Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Faculty Chair in Biomedical Engineering & Professor and Director for Emory-Georgia Tech Cancer Nanotechnology Center
  • W. Mark Saltzman, Goizueta Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Chemical & Environmental Engineering at Yale University
  • Christina Smolke, Assistant Professor at Stanford's School of Medicine.

Additional presenters include: Jason Burdick (University of Pennsylvania), Warren Chan (University of Toronto), Jinwoo Cheon (Yonsei University), Drew Endy (Stanford University), Amy Herr (UC, Berkeley), Seunghun Hong (Seoul National University), Andre Levchenko (Johns Hopkins University), Theresa Reineke (University of Minnesota), Yasuyuki Sakai (University of Tokyo), and Tatiana Segura (UCLA).

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About SBE:

Established in 2004, the Society for Biological Engineering is a technological community for engineers and applied scientists integrating biology with engineering. Members of SBE come from a broad spectrum of industries and disciplines and share in SBE’s mission of realizing the benefits of bioprocessing, biomedical and biomolecular applications.

About IBN:

The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) was established to spearhead the advancement of biomedical sciences in Singapore. Positioned at the interface of bioengineering and nanotechnology, IBN is focused on creating knowledge and cultivating talent to develop technology platforms that will spur the growth of new industries.

About AIChE:

AIChE is a professional society of more than 40,000 chemical engineers in 92 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontier of chemical engineering research in such areas as nanotechnology, sustainability, hydrogen fuels, biological and environmental engineering, and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at