Leading Biomolecular Engineers Meet Locally
Leading experts in biomolecular engineering recently attended the 5th International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering (ICBE) at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines near Austin, Texas.
Nearly 140 scientists and engineers from more than 65 universities and companies worldwide attended the unique, interdisciplinary conference that highlighted breakthroughs in areas such as biofuels, cancer therapeutics, synthetic biology, and cellular engineering. A series of plenary, invited, and contributed talks was complemented by a poster session displaying nearly 70 posters. Major conference sponsors included Conagen, Manus Biosynthesis, and Merck.
Leading research efforts from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering were showcased through 10 posters and three talks including:
“Pathway Engineering Meets Evolution: Improving pentose catabolism via a blended approach”
—Presented by Hal Alper
“A Forward Systems Approach to Identify Regulatory Networks for Strain Engineering (REFINE)”
—Presented by Lydia Contreras
The biennial conference was hosted by the American Institute of Chemical Engineering’s Society for Biological Engineering.Tags: Austin, Biomolecular engineering, chemical engineering, Hal Alper, International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering, McKetta, Texas, UT, UT Austin