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2018 International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering (8th ICBB 2018)
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2018 International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering (8th ICBB 2018)
Aims and Scope
The main objective of this conference is to bring people together from diverse disciplines to review progress and to exchange ideas in all aspects of biotechnology and bioengineering, with topics ranging from New Approaches & Methods; Cell and Immunology; Genomics & Molecular Biology; Biomaterials, Biopolymers & Bioenergy; Biomedicine, Pharmacology & Toxicology; Biomedical Engineering & Techniques; and other related aspects.
The conference is designed to promote interactive discussions at both the talks and poster sessions, and will feature a mix of invited speakers drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. The conference is therefore purposely broad to cover all aspects of biotechnology and bioengineering, a unique combination that is highly appreciated by the participants. Given the excellent line up of speakers and the meeting’s outstanding reputation, this is a ‘must’ attend for anyone interested in cutting edge research in biotechnology and bioengineering.
After peer review, all accepted abstract will be published in conference abstract book. Selected full papers will be published in Conference Proceeding with ISSN and will be submited to CPCI for index, or to be considered for publishing in journals indexed by SCIE.
The conference will be conducted in English Language and no simultaneous translation provided.
The conference will last two days from Oct. 25 to 26, 2018. The conference program at a glance can be visited here.
Previous / Archives
Previously conferences were successfully held in Offenburg, Germany (2017); Bangkok, Thailand (2016); Singapore (2015); Hong Kong (2014); China Mainland (2013 & 2012); Lahore Pakistan (2017, agriculture aspect). Last year in Germany, delegates and participants from 30 countries that attended the conference. For more details about previous conferences, please visit conference archives.
Organizing Committee of ICBB 2018
Themes & Topics
1. New Approaches and Methods
All technologies, techniques and experimental strategies in biotechnology and bioengineering, including gene manipulation & editing, probe design; molecular marker & labeling, cell culture and manipulation, immunological techniques, computational and bioinformatic methods for analysis, modeling of biological data, etc.
2. Cell and Immunology
Cell Membrane, Cytoskeletal; Cell adhesion, dynamics; Cell signalling, Cell growth, division & death; Metabolism and Bioenergetics; Antigens & Vaccines, Enzymes & Proteins folding;
Tumor & Cancer, Immunotherapy, Adoptive Cell Therapies; Microbiota, Viruses; Biomarkers & Molecular Markers, etc.
3. Genomics and Molecular Biology
Gene expression & regulation; RNA & chromosome stability, DNA damage; Nucleic-acid metabolism; Metagenomics & Transcriptomics; Cancer genomics; genetic diagnosis & therapy, etc.
Genomics: genome sequencing, resources, pharmacogenomics, functional genomics screens; RNA biogenesis; evolution; phylogenetics, epigenomics & epigenetics; population genetics, etc.
4. Biomaterials, Biopolymers and Bioenergy
Biobased materials, biosynthesis; Biopolymer; Bioactive Compounds and Natural Products; Bioenergy, Biocatalysis and Green chemistry; synthetic biology; systems biology; Constructing functional biocatalysts; Computational design and artificial catalysts, etc.
5. Biomedicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Biomedicine, disease gene identification, gene therapy; molecular pathology, regenerative medicine, Pharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics, Bio-pharmaceuticals, Drug delivery, Nanotechnology for Enhancing Bioavailability; Novel Drug Target Approaches, Toxicology, etc.
6. Biomedical Engineering and Techniques
Biosensors and transducers; BioImaging and BioSignals; Bioelectronics instrumentation; medical visualization; health care & decision support systems; BioRobotics and Medical Devices, BioMechanics and Mechanobiology, etc.
7. Other related aspects
Industrial biotechnology, Environmental biotechnology, including biofilms, algal systems, and bioremediation; Biofuels, including biomass and renewable resource engineering; Biomaterials, etc.
Early Registration Deadline: Jun. 30, 2018
Registration Deadline: Oct. 20, 2018
Abstract Submission deadline: Aug. 30, 2018
Acceptance Notification: 1-2 weeks
Conference Days: Oct. 25-26, 2018
Asia-Pacific Association of Science, Engineering and Technology (APASET)
Chinese Journal of Biologicals
Offenburg University of Applied Sciences
University of Catania
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Links / Media Partner
Chinese Journal of Biologicals
Swiss Biotech EuropaBio
MEMBS UK Bioindustry Association
Conference Program Time zone: local time UTC + 01:00.
Program at a Glance
Day 1: October 24,2018 Wednesday
16:00-18:00 Arrival and On-site Registration
Day 2: October 25, 2018 Thursday
8:00-9:00 - Arrival and On-site Registration
9:00-9:30 - Welcome Ceremony
9:30-12:30 - Oral Session
12:30 - Buffet Lunch & Poster presentation
13:30-17:30 - Oral Session
17:30-18:00 - Poster Presentation
Day 3: October 26, 2018 Friday
8:30-12:30 -Oral Session
12:30 - Lunch & Poster presentation
13:30-17:00 - Oral Session
17:00 -Closing Remarks
Day 4: October 28, 2018 Saturday
One-day Tour (Optional, at one’s own expense)
Speakers We will select qualified oral presentations from submitted abstracts after review. More qualified speakers will be announced soon after confirmation. To submit your abstract, please click here.
Dr. Pukánszky Béla
Laboratory of Plastics and Rubber Technology, Department of Physical Chemistry and Material Science, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Research Interests: Interfacial phenomena in heterogeneous polymer systems; Natural and biodegradable polymers; Medical application of polymers, catheters, scaffolds; Degradation and stabilization of polymers; natural antioxidants; Morphology of crystalline polymers, melting, crystallization, nucleation;
Presentation Title: Halloysite support for an enzyme and its use for the controlled enzymatic degradation of PCL
Prof. Dr. Nongyue He
State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Southeast University, China
Research Interests: Nanotechnology; Biosensors; Biomaterials; Controlled drug delivery; Biochips; Microarrays; Biomedical devices
Presentation Title: TBA
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cheryl Shoubridge
Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Research Interests: Our research seeks to further our understanding of human brain function through the identification of genes and characterisation of their naturally occurring mutations implicated in various disorders of the brain.
Presentation Title: Iqsec2 knock-out mice recapitulate the intellectual disability and epilepsy phenotype of patients with loss-of-function mutations.
Dr. Bhaskar Roy
Beijing Genome Institute (BGI), China
Research Interests: Analysis of fundamental biological questions using molecular biology tool; Molecular mechanism aspects of Genome Engineering; To produce recombinant protein and to make antibody against diseases; Diagnosis of diseases through genetic analysis; Microbiome and cancer research
Presentation Title: A rotten sheep infects the flock: Gut Microbiome -Colorectal cancer (CRC) management
Previous Speakers (ICBB2017)
Prof. Alexander M. Kulminski
Duke University, U.S.A.
Research Experience: Physics and applied mathematics; Biological physics; Bio-demography; Health sciences and aging; Genetics and genomics
He has published more than 120 papers in peer-review journals. Also, he has made about 140 presentations in international conferences.
Presentation Title: Genome-wide meta-analysis leveraging genetic heterogeneity identified abundant associations with multiple age-related phenotypes
Prof. Choi Seong Soo
Research Center for Nanobio Science, SunMoon University & Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Seong Soo Choi, Director of Research Center for Nano bioscience, honorary Professor of Physics and Nanoscience, SunMoon University and Sungkyunkwan University. Expertise: Nanofabrication of Plasmonic Nanopore for single molecule analysis, Characterization and Fabrication of Nanostructure.He has published more than 170 papers in journals.
Presentation Title: Towards the Plasmonic Nanopore on Au-C binary mixture membrane for Next Generation Nanobio Sensor
Prof. Dr. Dianshuai Gao
Department of neurobiology and cell biology, Graduate School of Xuzhou Medical University, China
Currently, his researches focus on GDNF receptors and GDNF function in glioma and PD. His researches involve many subjects comprising of migration and proliferation of glioma cells, epigenetic mechanism, dopaminergic neurons. He also has 4 patents on his researches. Edited books like “Etiology and pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease” and “Striatum: Anatomy, Functions and Role in Disease”. Editor of Chinese Journal of Neuroanatomy, reviewer of Neuroscience Letter, Evaluation expert of the national natural science research fund project and China postdoctoral fund project. He has a B.S. in clinical Medicine, M.S. in Neuro-anatomy, and Ph.D. in Neurobiology.
Presentation Title: Epigenetic modifications promote abnormally high transcription of GDNF gene in glioma cells
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe
IMTEK – Department of Microsystems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Freiburg, Germany
He was the Managing Director of the Department of Microsystems Engineering and the founding director of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS). From 2006 to 2014 he served as Vice Rector for Internationalization and Technology Transfer of the University of Freiburg.
Research interests: Polymers at interfaces, metamaterials, surface modification, biomedical surfaces, micro- and nanostructuring of surfaces, anti-(bio)fouling strategies, biosensors, surface analysis.
Presentation Title: Engineered Biointerfaces through Tailormade Surface-attached Polymer Networks – From to new diagnostic tools to implantable materials
Prof. Dr. Tatsuo Omata
Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Japan
He has been working on CO2 and nitrate assimilation of cyanobacteria and published more than 90 papers in reputed journals.
His research at the laboratory aims at better understanding the ways plants and algae acquire energy, carbon, and nitrogen. It seeks to understand the events involved, in terms of basic mechanism, and to discover the ways they are integrated and regulated so as to determine the response of the photosynthetic organisms to different physical and chemical environments.
The research projects focus on the areas of plant biochemistry, molecular biology, and physiology, etc.
Presentation Title: Importance of the “Milking” strategy for sustainable production of biofuels using photosynthetic microorganisms
Prof. João Lúcio
Azevedo, Department of Genetics, School of Agriculture, University of SãoPaulo, Brazil
Research Interests: Microbial genetics, biodiversity, microbiology
He is the member of editorial board from 14 international peer-review journals, and the reviewer of 44 internationaljournals like Plos One, Current Microbiology, Biocontrol and other researchjournals.
Prof. João Lúcio Azevedo has published morethan 240 papers on peer-review journals. The H-index is 46.
Presentation Title: The diversity of citrus endophytic bacteria and their interactions with Xylella fastidiosa and host plants
Dr. Johanna Witzell
Associate Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Her research interests are forest damages, tree resistance and stress responses (with special interest in phenolic defensive compounds), functional traits of fungal endophytes of trees, Dutch elm disease and invasive Phytophthora-species.
Presentation Tittle: Phenotype MicroArrays reveal new details of endophytic life style
Prof. Paulo Teixeira Lacava
Vice-Director and professor of Center of Biological Sciences and Health, Federal University of São Carlos – UFSCar, Brazil
Has experience in Applied and Molecular Microbiology, focusing on Molecular Plant Microbes Interaction; acting on the following subjects: a) Role of Microorganisms in Crop Protection: Plant Growth Promotion and Biological Control; b) Biological Control of Insect-Pest and Diseases by Microorganisms; c) Endophytic Microorganisms: A Biotechnological Potential in Agrobiology System and d) Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR).
Presentation Title: Genetic manipulation of endophytic bacteria for symbiotic control of Xylella fastidiosa, causal agent of citrus variegated chlorosis
Prof. Jiri Jan
Brno University of Technology , Czech Republic
Prof. Jan is a senior member of IEEE and a member of EURASIP. He was or is serving as Associate Editor for several international journals and served as a programme committee member or session organiser of many international conferences, a.o. IEEE – EMBC, IEEE – ICASSP and ISBI, Eurasip - EUSIPCO, IFMBE, WOC and others.
Research Interests: His present research interests are in the area of medical image data processing and analysis, concerning namely multimodal image fusion, diagnostic feature analysis and image reconstruction from non-standard tomographic data.
Presentation Title: Spine lesion analysis in 3D CT data – reporting on research progress
Dr. ATTILA BÓTA
Research Centre for Natural Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Research Interests: Synthesis and structural morphological characterisation of nanomaterials; Physico-chemical study of self-assemblies of lyotrop systems; Preparation and structural studies of vesicles systems designed for drug delivery or biological imaging; application and development of the small angle X-ray scattering method focusing on the low structural resolution of diluted forms of proteins.
Presentation Title: Effects of ursolic acid on the structural behaviours of dipalmitoyl lecithin vesicles
Dr. Rina Rosin-Arbesfeld
Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Sackler School of medicine, Tel Aviv University
Rosin-Arbesfeld's research group have been involved in developing a novel treatment strategy based on mutation stop-codon read-through in key genes. This read-through platform is currently used to develop specific drugs against spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) by BioBlast Pharma and is in clinical trials as a treatment for patients suffering from Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP).
In other aspects of her work, Dr. Rosin-Arbesfeld is focusing of different aspects of the Wnt pathway and is currently establishing methods for prolonging the life span of Red Blood Cells (RBCs).
Presentation Title: A flow cytometry-based reporter assay identifies macrolide antibiotics as nonsense mutation read-through agents.
Prof. Luca Mesin
Mathematical Biology & Physiology, Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He is the head of the research group on Mathematical Biology & Physiology. His research activities are devoted to the processing of signals or images extracted from biological and physiological systems and to the development of mathematical models for the interpretation of the recorded data. Applications are mainly focused on the investigation of biological systems or on the development of new biomedical tools. Recent works concern the simulation of spiral waves using a model of electromechanical coupling in the heart, the investigation of the central venous pressure, the processing of multiple data reflecting the responses of the Autonomous Nervous System and the simulation and processing of bioelectric signals.
Dr. Oliver Faude
Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, Switzerland
His research focuses on Sports Medicine, including Sports Medicine, Exercise Science, Sports Science, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Sports Injuries, Exercise Performance, Nutrition and Exercise Performance. Has published morethan 130 papers. The H-index is 22 with total cites 2281. Also he is reviewer of many related international journals.
David D. McFadden, M.D.
Mayo Clinic, U.S.A
The research of David D. McFadden, M.D., focuses on alternative and complementary methods and treatments for smoking cessation.
Dr. McFadden is particularly interested in exploring how a person's mind, attitudes and beliefs impact nicotine addiction. He is exploring alternative acupuncture protocols and spirituality as potential treatments for nicotine addiction. Future studies may involve herbal remedies, Tai Qi and Qi Gung.
Step 1. Fill in registration form
Please download the registration form(right click to download), complete the form and e-mail it to: [email protected] Alternatively, you can register online at Online Registration System(Online registration is now open).
Step 2. Abstract submission (Optional for listeners)
Please submit your formatted abstract online in Step 1, or send by email to [email protected];
Step 3. Confirmation and payment
As soon as your payment is finalized, you will receive a confirmation. Expected processing will be 1-3 days. Registration will be on a first-come first-served basis, your registration is valid only after payment of the registration fee is finalized.
Registration Type & Fee: Full Registration
(On or before June 30, 2018)
- Non-student 560 USD
- Student 450 USD
- Company 700 USD
(Jul. 1-Oct. 10, 2018)
- Non-student 620 USD
- Student 510 USD
- Company 800 USD
Late / On-site Registration
(On or after Oct. 11, 2018)
- Non-student 680 USD
- Student 570 USD
- Company 900 USD
1. Early registration is only available for payment finalized on or before June 30th, 2018.
2. Full Registration Includes: ONE presentation (oral or poster), access to all sessions, all official documentation including program booklet, Certificate of Attendance, Lunch (Oct. 25 & 26), and refreshments during tea breaks.
3. Student registration rate: Only for full time student (applicable for graduate and doctoral students only, copy of student ID or certificate is mandatory).
4. Full payment is required before the conference. If payment is not received prior to the conference the attendee's registration could be cancelled and/or the attendee may not be admitted into the conference.
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