Biochemical and Molecular Engineering XIX

Engineering Next Generation Solutions

An ECI Conference Series

July 12-16, 2015
Hyatt Ziva
Los Cabos, Mexico

Call For Abstracts         

Biochemical Engineering Journal Young Investigator Award

Preliminary Program           Request for Next Mailing

About This Conference

This 19th edition of the Biochemical and Molecular Engineering conference continues on a long tradition of bringing  together the community around core topics associated  with biochemical engineering such as advances in biomanufacturing, metabolic engineering and synthetic biology, protein aggregation and stability, cell culture engineering, molecular engineering and design, enzyme engineering and vaccine manufacturing, while highlighting emerging topics in the field.  Some of the new topics we’ve included in the program  are:  a roundtable discussion on the impact of the price of cheap natural gas on biorenewable chemicals, and sessions or keynotes on engineering cell fate, epigenetics and its impact on bioprocessing, evolution in the bioreactor and beyond, next generation bioconjugates and glycoengineered antibodies, and the evolving landscape of biosimilars.  Our goal is to bring together academics and industrial participants for vibrant exchange of ideas while enjoying the amenities of the all-inclusive conference hotel in beautiful Los Cabos Mexico.  We have invited a local expert on sustainability and the environment in Baja California, to help attendees appreciate the local environment.  We hope to see you in Los Cabos, July 12-16, 2015.

Conference Organization


Theresa Good, National Science Foundation
Gargi Seth, Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Steering Committee:

Michael Betenbaugh (Johns Hopkins University)
Doug Clark (University of California, Berkeley)
George Georgiou (University of Texas)
Wei-Shou Hu (University of Minnesota)
Beth Junker (Merck)
Steven Lee (Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.)
Costas Maranas (The Pennsylvania State University)
Terry Papoutsakis (University of Delaware)
Anne Robinson (Tulane University)
David Robinson (Merck)
Gene Schaefer (J&J Centocor)
Huimin Zhao (University of Illinois)
Weichang Zhou (WuXi AppTec Co., Ltd.)

Abstract Submission

Deadline for abstracts for oral presentations:              February 15, 2015

Deadline for abstracts for poster presentations:          April 15, 2015

One-page abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than the deadlines noted above.  The abstract should include both the significance of the research as well as results that will be discussed in order to allow a scientific assessment of the work by the organizers.  Please indicate the session for which you are submitting your abstract and whether the abstract should be considered for an oral or poster presentation. Only a limited number of oral presentation slots are available. Thus all submissions for oral sessions will be considered for both oral and poster presentation.

For session information, see Session Description in the Preliminary Program.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically at This Link.

The abstract template available at the above link must be followed for an abstract to be considered for presentation.

There will be a poster competition for Best Student Poster and Best Overall Poster. More details will be announced.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Click HERE to view opportunities to sponsor this conference.

Conference Venue

Los Cabos, a world-class travel destination, is located at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, in the state of Baja California Sur.  It is made up of two cities, the cosmopolitan Cabo San Lucas and the colonial-style San Jose del Cabo (the municipal seat), as well as the Resort Corridor, a 20-mile stretch of beaches and luxurious resorts  that lies between the two.  Los Cabos is said to have over 300-350 sunny days per year with a rainfall rate of less than 10 inches per year.

This region offers something for everyone: from adventure to tranquility, excellent food, and unparalleled nighlife.

Activities in Los Cabos and the surrounding area.

Hyatt Ziva ResortSet against the dramatic Los Cabos desert, this family oriented all-inclusive resort includes: 619 rooms offering 34 unique swim-up suites-the first and only in the destination of Los Cabos.  The hotel was built in 2009 and has seven floors.  Rooms are non-smoking.  The standard rooms have views of the pools or garden, either a king-size bed or two double beds, a sofa, balcony, and fully-equipped bathroom.

Among the hotel amenities: air conditioning, ATM/cash machine, babysitting available, beauty shop and barber shot, business center, car rental desk, child programs, in-room coffee and tea, direct dial telephone, doctor on call, dry cleaning available, exercise gym, free parking, hair dryer, health club,


Air Travel to  Los Cabos International Airport:
Getting to Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos Mexico is easy with many flights arriving and departing daily at Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) at San Jose del Cabo. The Los Cabos airport is located 13 km (8 miles) north of San Jose del Cabo and 48 km (29 miles northeast of Cabo San Lucas.  The following airlines provide service to Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and Los Cabos, Mexico.

Aero California – Service from Los Angeles and Tucson
Aeromexico – Service from San Diego, Ontario and Los Angeles.
America West – Service from Phoenix.
American Airlines – Service from Dallas / Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Chicago.
Continental Airlines – Service from Houston and Newark
Delta Airlines – Service from Atlanta
Mexicana Airlines – Service from Los Angeles and Denver
Volaris – Flights from Tijuana, with shuttle service ($30.00 per person round trip) from the San Diego Greyhound Station to Tijuana Airport

Map and Directions

Hotel address:  Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, Paseo Malecom  Sn Lote 5, Zona Hotelera San Jose del Cabo, Mexico 23405

Fees and Registration

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Preliminary Program

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General Information

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The format of the conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Poster sessions will be scheduled for evening discussion as well. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.


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