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9th ICBE—International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering

January 6-9, 2019
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ICBE brings together researchers who are using quantitative approaches to advance the understanding and application of molecular biology. 

Call for Abstracts is now open until October 5th, 2018

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Scientists, engineers, and professionals are contributing to the development of analytical, molecular, high-throughput, and therapeutic strategies that are directly relevant to public health and energy related issues. The conference will stimulate efforts to integrate these approaches across the scales of biological complexity in a single-track, Gordon-style conference format.

Keynote Speakers

Conference Chairs

Organizing Committee

​Session Topics

  • Synthetic biology
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Genome engineering
  • Protein design and engineering
  • Plants and agriculture
  • Cell-free systems
  • Cellular devices and circuits
  • Microbiome research

Featured Speakers

Frances Hamilton Arnold

Frances Arnold is the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry at Caltech, where her research focuses on protein engineering by directed evolution, with applications in alternative energy, chemicals, and medicine. Dr. Arnold pioneered the ‘directed evolution’ of proteins, mimicking Darwinian evolution in the laboratory to create new biological molecules. Her laboratory has developed protein evolution methods that are used widely in industry and basic science to engineer proteins with new and useful properties. Read more

Jennifer R. Cochran

Jennifer Cochran, Ph.D., is the Shriram Chair of Bioengineering and is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering, and, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. Formerly the Director of Graduate Studies in Bioengineering, she currently serves as the Director of the Stanford-NIH Biotechnology Predoctoral Training Grant, and Co-Director of the Stanford-NIST Graduate Training Program. Her research group uses interdisciplinary approaches in chemistry, engineering, and biophysics to study complex biological systems and to develop new technologies for basic science and biomedical applications. She has received the National Cancer Institute Howard Temin Award, the Martin D. Abeloff Scholar Award from the V Foundation for Cancer Research, an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award, and a Sidney Kimmel Scholar Award. She was also named the 47th Mallinckrodt Faculty Scholar by the Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation. Read more

Pamela Silver

Pamela Silver is the Elliot T and Onie H Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology in the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. She is also a member of the Harvard University Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Her group combines lessons from Nature to the design of new organisms for both discovery and applications.Read more

Christina Smolke

Christina D. Smolke is Professor, Associate Chair of Education, and W.M. Keck Foundation Faculty Scholar in the Department of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. Christina’s academic research program develops foundational tools that drive transformative advances in our ability to engineering biology. Christina is Co-founder and CEO of Antheia and Co-founder of Chimera Bioengineering. Her impact in advancing the frontiers of biotechnology has been recognized with numerous awards, including Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator, Nature’s 10, AIMBE College of Fellows, NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, WTN Award in Biotechnology, and TR35 Award. Read more