2018 IBE Annual Conference



Advances in Trans-Disciplinary Approaches for Biological Engineering Education
April 5 - 7, 2018
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
Norfolk, Virgina
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Call for Abstracts for Papers and Poster Presentations

Submit your abstract (500 words or less) using IBE’s online form by Monday, January 15, 2018. Students and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to submit.
Click here to submit your abstract
Download 2018 Call for Abstracts flyer [PDF]


Come for the Content. Stay for the Networking.

The IBE Annual Meeting is a gathering of the world’s leading researchers and educators in biological engineering, who share a passion for building a better future.

The 2018 Annual Meeting will include technical sessions in key areas such as biomaterials, bioenergy, biosensors, nanotechnology, and much more. The theme of the 2018 meeting will be Advances in Trans-Disciplinary Approaches for Biological Engineering Education.

The intimate setting and diverse makeup of the conference are catalysts for multidisciplinary interactions with attendees who actively participate in shaping the biological engineering profession.

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to attend. The Meeting is an excellent opportunity to develop professional skills and network with peers and professionals in the industry through activities such as poster sessions, bioethics essay competition and social activities.

As the 2018 Program Chair, I look forward to seeing you at this year’s Annual Meeting.

Dr. Hans-Joachim Wieden
University of Lethbridge
Chair, 2018 Program Committee

2018 Annual Meeting Topics

General Technical Sessions
The IBE general technical sessions are held concurrently during the meeting, making certain that similar topics are not at the same time. If you have questions about the applicability of your topic, please contact Viki Young at IBE Headquarters.

Algae-Based Systems
Biochemical Conversion
Bioenergetics
Biological Engineering Education
Biomaterials
Biomedical Engineering
Biosensors
Drug and Nucleic Acid Delivery
Environmental Engineering
iGEM
Metabolic Engineering
Nanotechnology
Synthetic Biology
Tissue Engineering
Transdisciplinary Approaches


General Poster Session and Student Poster Session and Competition
The poster session presentations covering any topic within biological engineering are invited. A special poster session for student research projects or engineering design projects will be included within the poster session. The top three Undergraduate Student Posters and top three Graduate Student Posters will receive cash awards and certificates of merit.

All abstract submissions must be submitted online via the IBE website.

Please click here to access the submission form.
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: Monday, January 15, 2018



Hotel & Regional Information



Join your IBE community April 5-7, at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott for the 23rd Annual Meeting. Located in the heart of Norfolk’s downtown historical district, the Norfolk Waterside Marriott offers views of the Elizabeth River. You will also be just moments away from the USS Wisconsin and cruising on the Spirit of Norfolk. Norfolk’s premier shopping area, MacArthur Center is just a short walk from the host hotel. And Norfolk’s newest waterfront experience, the Waterside District, will be your resource of food and beverage experiences. Guest rooms offer contemporary rooms with high-speed internet access and helpful amenities.

Rooms are available at the hotel for $129 per night, plus tax. Reservations for the Annual Meeting can be made with Marriott Reservations at 1.800.228.9290 or 757.627.4200. Be sure to mention you are attending the 2018 IBE Annual Meeting to get the reduced room rate.

Plan your trip to Norfolk today. Click here to learn more about the area and its varied activities. Whether you are a history buff, foodie or beach fan - Norfolk has activities for you!

Mark your calendar, submit your abstract and book your room now for the IBE 2018 Annual Meeting in Norfolk, Virginia. There is plenty to discover in this beautiful, historic city!