The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today issued a call to leaders from the biotechnology, chemical and agricultural industries to submit proposals and individual papers for the 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The conference will be held July 19-22, 2015 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Canada.
“We are excited to once again bring this conference back to Montréal, highlighting the international partnerships that have enabled the industrial biotechnology industry to expand into new worldwide markets,” stated Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Industrial and Environmental at BIO. “BIO’s World Congress is inviting speakers to present the latest research and partnerships in renewable chemicals, advanced biofuels, global biobased markets, synthetic biology and much more.”
The 2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, held in Philadelphia, hosted 1,100 individuals representing 640 companies from 45 countries. The event hosted 48 breakout sessions and 5 specialized workshops. The 2014 World Congress also held more than 1,000 business partnering meetings scheduled through BIO’s One-on-One system, which provides a web-based solution to arrange meetings between companies and potential investors or partners.
The call for papers is now open and the deadline to submit is Thursday, January 15, 2015. Leaders from the biotechnology industry, academia, and policy community are invited to submit an abstract or a proposal for a 15 minute presentation in any of the program tracks, which include:
- Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms;
- Algae, Biomass Supply, and Specialty Crops;
- Renewable Chemical and Biobased Materials;
- Specialty Chemicals, Food and Nutritional Ingredients;
- Growing Global Biobased Markets;
- Synthetic Biology and Genomics Research;
- Research and Technical Presentations.
Proposed papers should address any in a range of topics, including renewable chemicals, algae for fuels and bioproducts, and chemicals, biobased products, biomass utilization, cellulosic biofuels, metabolic engineering, new chemical pathways, regional economic development, synthetic biology, regulatory issues, new feedstock crops and feedstock sustainability, aviation biofuels, genetically engineered crops, project finance, biopathways to bulk chemicals, enzyme development, green plastics, work force training and specialty chemicals.
BIO is the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along wi