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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.

2017 AIChE Annual Meeting

October 29 - November 3, 2017
The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

Profile: Innovating Plant-Based Vaccines and Therapeutics

April
2017
Profile
“Bringing a new product to market is never an easy task,” says Marc-André D’Aoust, Vice President, Research and Innovation, of Medicago. “At Medicago, we’re developing new products, such as influenza virus-like particles (VLPs), manufactured in a...

Delivering Genes to Plants

April
2017
SBE Special Section
Gozde S. Demirer, Markita P. Landry
Traditional methods of gene delivery to plants are labor- and time-intensive, are suitable for only a small number of hosts, and have high toxicity and limited practical applicability. This article discusses how nanoparticle-based approaches could enable efficient gene transfer into plants.

April 2017 CEP Preview

April 12, 2017
This month: a special feature on becoming a better writer, which anyone can read in full online.

SBE Update: The Blossoming Field of Plant Synthetic Biology

April
2017
SBE Special Section
Gabriel Levesque-Tremblay, Darlene Schuster
Synthetic biology can be broadly defined as technologies that accelerate the process of genetically engineering biological systems. Although the field encompasses both plant and mammalian cells, in recent years, research has targeted mainly mammalian cells.

SBE Supplement: Plant Synthetic Biology (Full 28-Page Supplement)

April
2017
SBE Special Section
SBE Update: The Blossoming Field of Plant Synthetic Biology; A Brief History and Outlook on Plant Engineering; Synthetic Promoters for Precise Control of Gene Expression in Plants; Delivering Genes to Plants; Solar-Driven Synthesis of Bioactive Natural Products

Ice Cream Engineering

Archived Webinar
Aug 10, 2016
Ice cream is a multi-phase system. That means the engineering principles applied to making ice cream also apply to other industries, including...

AIChE Graduate Research Spotlight - Dec. 2015

Archived Webinar
Dec 15, 2015
Three AIChE graduate student members who recently published their graduate level research joined us on this first webinar of our Graduate Research...

Introduction to Surfactants

Archived Webinar
Dec 9, 2015
This session is a basic introduction to the types of surfactants found in industry, their properties, and how those properties translate into...

Introduction to Knovel

Archived Webinar
Jun 12, 2014
For AIChE Members Only Knovel provides answers for chemical engineers and scientists across all disciplines and is used to find technical information...

Chemical Engineers as Biomedical Innovators

Archived Webinar
Aug 7, 2013
The design of biomedical materials is rooted in principles of chemical engineering. This presentation describes the connections between chemical...

VLS: Great Inventions That Changed The World

Archived Webinar
Mar 28, 2013
You will not only learn about inventions and inventors, but also the impact they have had on our lives and the society and environment in which we...

Biofuels: Metrics and Challenges

Archived Webinar
Aug 22, 2012
Learn about the critical economic, environmental and social issues that will impact a biofuels project along with the technical programs that could...

On-Site Biological Graywater Treatment

Archived Webinar
Aug 1, 2012
An Appalachian State University research team, is innovating the field of biological water treatment by applying a proven technology to salon and spa...

Algae - The New Green Crude

Archived Webinar
Mar 1, 2012
Algae provides one solution to help the US reduce its dependence on foreign oil and create new green jobs. Barry Cohen and Will Thurmond will discuss...

Cheers! The Chemistry of Wine

Archived Webinar
Feb 1, 2012
This webinar provides all the necessary information to fully appreciate this best companion of good food. It presents the history of wine as well as...

Molecular Gastronomy: The Science of Flavor

Archived Webinar
Oct 26, 2011
What gives food its flavor? What makes some foods taste really good while others can be mediocre or even disgusting? How far can science go in...

Engineering and Health Care

Archived Webinar
May 16, 2011
Dr. Langer discusses the involvement of engineering in health care, from the discovery of the first angiogenesis inhibitors to the development of...

Biomaterials for Stem Cell Tissue Engineering

Archived Webinar
Apr 5, 2011
Stem cells have become a promising cell source in the tissue engineering field. Intense studies have been focused at the cell and molecular biology...

Cybernetic Approach to Metabolic Modeling

Archived Webinar
Mar 10, 2011
Cybernetic modeling has evolved for well over two decades. This seminar seeks to: (i) introduce its basic tenets, (ii) expound its relationship to...

Cell Therapy Bioprocessing

Archived Webinar
Feb 8, 2011
As cellular therapies are advancing through clinical development and getting closer to market, close collaborations between stem cell biologists,...

Biological Synthesis of Fuels and Chemicals

Archived Webinar
Jul 22, 2010
Global energy and climate problems have stimulated increased efforts in synthesizing fuels and chemicals from renewable resources. Compared to the...

Modular Biocatalysis

Archived Webinar
Jun 29, 2010
Modularity is a highly sought after feature in engineering design. A modular catalyst is a multi-component system whose parts can be predictably...

Systems Metabolic Engineering

Archived Webinar
Apr 22, 2010
As our concerns on global warming and other environmental problems are increasing, there has been much interest in developing sustainable system for...

Industrial Systems Biology

Archived Webinar
Aug 25, 2009
Cell factories are used extensively to produce many specific molecules used as pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, fuels, materials and food ingredients...

"Junk" RNA May Actually Be Functional

March 2, 2017
While widely seen as "junk" RNA, human non-coding RNAs may actually be functional, according to findings resulting from the recently completed atlas of human long non-coding RNAs.

New Products: March 2017

March
2017
New Products
Measurement Equipment Level Transmitters Provide Accurate Measurements in Challenging Applications The Model 2290 unguidedwave radar transmitters and Model 2291 guided-radar transmitters incorporate advanced radar-sensing technology designed for...

Tattoos as Diagnostic Devices

August 15, 2011
There's not much sexy—let alone unobtrusive—about many of today's medical monitoring devices, given the many wires and electrodes that are often needed to collect data from a...

New Breath Monitor Detects Flu Virus

February 13, 2017
A new tool has been developed to sniff out the flu: a hand-held breath monitor that detects the flu virus. The invention is the work of Perena Gouma, a professor in the Materials...

The Chemistry of Thanksgiving

November 25, 2010
There's a lot of chemistry behind any dinner but last year the American Chemistry Society (ACS) put together this excellent video that features Diane Bunce, Ph.D., presenting The...

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