ICBE Asia 2020 - 10th International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering

January 7-9, 2020
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ICBE Asia 2020 brings together researchers to advance the understanding and application of molecular biology, biophysical chemistry, metabolic engineering, cellular and tissue engineering, biomaterials and synthetic biology.

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Call for Abstracts is open for the following topics:

  • Protein and Peptide Engineering. This session will focus on new tools and platforms developed to enable engineering of proteins and peptides. Technologies could include, but are not limited to, those for rational or evolutionary design or synthesis, and functional screening.

  • Biomolecular Engineering and Self-assembly. This session welcomes advances in biomolecular design rules and engineering tools across various length scales to achieve supermolecular structures, leading to for applications in therapeutics, biocatalysis for high-value chemicals and bioremediation.

  • Biomolecular Analytics and Characterizations. This session will showcase advances in analytical tools that enable investigations at molecular level and its implications on the bulk properties which are relevant for translation into industrial scales.

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Important Dates

  • Registration Opens September 1
  • Call for Abstracts Closes November 7
  • Abstract Acceptance Notifications November 26
  • Early Bird Ends December 7
  • Conference Dates January 7-9

Featured Speakers

David Baker

David Baker is the Henrietta and Aubrey Davis Endowed Professor in Biochemistry, Director of the Institute for Protein Design, Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and adjunct professor of Genome Sciences, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics at the University of Washington. 

He received his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry with Randy Schekman at the University of California, Berkeley and did postdoctoral work in biophysics with David Agard at UCSF. His research group is focused on the prediction and design of macromolecular...Read more

Daniel Fletcher

Daniel Fletcher, Ph.D. is the Purnendu Chatterjee Professor of Bioengineering and Biophysics at UC Berkeley, where his research explores organizational principles of the cell membrane and cytoskeleton, mechanotransduction in cancer and infectious diseases, and development of biomedical technologies for global health.
He received a B.S.E. from Princeton University, a D.Phil. from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. After a postdoctoral fellowship in the Stanford University School of Medicine, he began his...Read more

Paul Freemont

Professor Paul Freemont is the co-founder of the Imperial College Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation (2009) and co-founder and co-director of the National UK Innovation and Knowledge Centre for Synthetic Biology (SynbiCITE; since 2013) and Director of the London BioFoundry (since 2016) at Imperial College London. He is also currently the Head of the Section of Structural Biology in the new Department of Infectious Diseases at Imperial. He was previously the Head of the Division of Molecular Biosciences at Imperial (2005-2012), Head of the Imperial College Centre for Structural...Read more

Mark Howarth

Mark Howarth is the Professor of Protein Nanotechnology in Oxford University Department of Biochemistry, where he has been a principal investigator since 2007. In 2017 he was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Norman Heatley Award. He did postdoctoral studies at MIT with Alice Ting, where he developed monovalent streptavidin and single molecule probes for tracking neurotransmitter receptors. His doctoral work was with Tim Elliott at Southampton University investigating MHC class I-peptide quality control. His current work is on innovating ultra-stable protein interactions for...Read more

Alois Jungbauer

Professor Alois Jungbauer received his PhD in Food Technology and Biotechnology from BOKU. He serves as a professor at the Department of Biotechnology at BOKU. He teaches Protein Technology and Downstream Processing and Bioprocess Engineering and is study director of the Ph.D. program Bioprocess Engineering. He also acts as area head of Bioprocessing Engineering and Deputy Director of Research in the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology.

He is currently working in the field of bioprocess engineering of proteins, plasmids and viruses. He has published 340 papers on recombinant...Read more

Shee-Mei Lok

Dr. Shee-Mei Lok is a Professor in the Emerging Infectious Disease program, Duke-NUS (Duke University-National University of Singapore) Medical School. She was a National Research Foundation Fellow in year 2009 to 2014 and is now a NRF Investigator. She is a structural virologist specializing in X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy. Her research focuses on the structural changes of flavivirus and alphavirus during its infection cycle and the effect of anti-viral therapeutics on the virus particle.

She obtained her PhD from NUS in 2004 specializing on x-ray...Read more

Hannele Ruohola-Baker

Hannele Ruohola-Baker is a Professor of Biochemistry and Associate Director of the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. 

Born in Finland, she received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Helsinki, along with a Ph.D. in cell biology from Yale University. Then, she conducted a visiting fellowship at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and subsequently a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. ...Read more

Samuel Stupp

Samuel Stupp is Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University.  He directs at Northwestern the Simpson Querrey Institute and the Energy Frontiers Research Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science funded by the Department of Energy.  Professor Stupp is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Spanish Royal Academy, and the National Academy of Inventors. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the Materials Research Society,...Read more

James P. Tam

James P. Tam is currently the Lee Wee Nam Professor and the Director of the Synzymes and Natural Products Center (SYNC) in School of Biological Sciences. He served as the Founding Dean of the School of Biological Sciences, the Founding Director of Biological Research Center and the Founding Director of the double-degree program in Biomedical Science and Chinese Medicine at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

He received his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA and held appointments as Associate Professor at The Rockefeller University,...Read more