8th International Conference on Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

May 28-31, 2019
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Presented by the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE), this conference will bring together leaders and trainees from cutting edge fields of bioengineering and nanotechnology. Topics to be presented include: biomolecular engineering, translational medicine, cell engineering, immunoengineering, and mechanobiology. The global objective of the conference is to bring to the forefront truly transformational development in bionanotechnology.

Call for abstracts is now open until February 28, 2019

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Beginning Tuesday afternoon, May 28, 2019, this conference will foster greater knowledge exchange and collaboration in the areas of bioengineering and nanotechnology - two interdisciplinary fields that integrate different areas in science, engineering, and medicine to create breakthroughs in biomedical research.

Keynote Speaker

Invited Speakers

  • Joel Boerckel, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania
  • Alex Dunn, Stanford University
  • Rong Fan, Yale University
  • Claudia Fischbach, Cornell University
  • Adam Feinberg, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Justin Hanes, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jeffery Hubbell, University of Chicago
  • Efie Kokkoli, Johns Hopkins University
  • Ravi Kane, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Sharon Gerecht, Johns Hopkins University
  • Erin Lavik, University of Maryland - Baltimore County
  • Celeste Nelson, Princeton University
  • Andre Palmer, Ohio State University
  • Vivek Shenoy, University of Pennsylvania
  • Rong Tong, Virginia Tech University
  • Janet Zoldan, The University of Texas at Austin

Session Topics

  • Biomolecular engineering
  • Translational medicine
  • Cell engineering
  • Immunoengineering
  • Mechanobiology

Conference Chairs

Organizing Committee

Featured Speakers

Sharon Gerecht

Sharon Gerecht is currently a professor at Johns Hopkins University. Professor Gerecht was a postdoctoral researcher in 2004 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Israel Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the Israel Institute of Technology (’04), M.Sc. in Medical Sciences from Tel-Aviv University (’99), and B.A. in Biology from the Israel Institute of Technology (’94).

Her group’s research is focused on employing engineering fundamentals to study basic questions in stem cell biology and applying these to tissue repair and regeneration....Read more

Ravi Kane

Ravi Kane is the Garry Betty/ V Foundation Chair and GRA Eminent Scholar in Cancer Nanotechnology. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 1993. Also, he received an M.S. in Chemical Engineering Practice and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT, working with Bob Cohen and Bob Silbey. After postdoctoral research with George Whitesides in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, he joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as an assistant professor in 2001. He was promoted to associate professor in 2006, to full professor...Read more

Efie Kokkoli

Efie Kokkoli is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS) at the University of Minnesota, and a Graduate Faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Chemical Engineering and currently holds the Shell Chair. She received her Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Chip Zukoski. She completed her postdoctoral work with Matt Tirrell at the University of...Read more

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic is University Professor, the highest academic rank at Columbia University reserved for only a few active faculty out of 4,000, as the first engineer in history of Columbia to receive this highest distinction.Read more