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April 7 – 9, 2022   |   Athens, GA

University of Georgia, Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
For venue information, visit http://hotel.uga.edu

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About IBE

The 21st century presents global challenges in the environment, resources, energy, health, and sustainability. The Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE) supports the community of scientists and engineers that are addressing these problems through biological systems analysis and design. We do this through enhancing and promoting biological engineering in the broadest manner through research, education, and professional development.

IBE was established in 1995 to form a nexus of engineers and scientists in industry and academia to promote a new discipline of engineering focused on the remarkable features of living systems. IBE is bringing Engineering to Life through Biology-Inspired Engineering. 

Since the establishment of the Annual Meeting, IBE has received acclaim for its vast networking and educational opportunities available to members, while serving as a valuable resource for students.  We also recently sponsored a National Academy of Engineering forum on Complex Unifiable Systems related to Complex Food and Agricultural Systems. 

About the IBE Meeting

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 2022 Annual Meeting will include technical sessions in key areas such as biomaterials, bioenergy, biosensors, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, circular systems, and much more. We hope that you’ll join us and share your research highlights in biology-inspired engineering!

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 2022 Program Chairs, we look forward to seeing you at this year’s Annual Meeting. 

Dr. Jixun Zhan            
Utah State University        

Dr. Sudhagar Mani
University of Georgia

2022 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 one of the program co-chairs. 

  • Bio-Business Nexus
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering
  • Bioethics Essay Competition
  • Biological Engineering Education
  • Biological Sensing and Diagnostics
  • Biomaterials and Nanomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering (or Biology-Inspired Technologies for Medical Applications)
  • Circular Food & Agriculture Systems 
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Public Health and Biological Engineering (including COVID-related research)
  • Sustainable, Bio-derived Fuels, Chemicals and Materials
  • Synthetic Biology (including iGEM projects)
  • Tissue and Cellular Engineering
  • Tools and Decision Support for Smart Agriculture

General Poster Session and Student Poster Session and Competition
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 online submission system.

Hotel & Regional Information

Join your IBE community April 7-9, 2022, at the University of Georgia!  Located in the heart of Athens, the newly renovated Georgia Center is a convenient and scenic location. It is considered a walker’s paradise, with a seemingly endless array of walking trails, gardens, museums, and historical attractions.  In addition, there are many live music venues and fabulous restaurants. Guest rooms offer contemporary rooms with high-speed internet access and helpful amenities. 
Rooms are available at the hotel for $154 per night, plus tax. Reservations may be made by telephone (1-800-884-1381) or through the Georgia Center website (http://www.UGAHotel.com). Be sure to mention you are attending the 2022 IBE Annual Meeting to get the reduced room rate.

Mark your calendar, submit your abstract and book your room now for the IBE 2022 Annual Meeting in Athens, Georgia. There is plenty to discover in this beautiful city!

Registration Fees

  Member Member Non-Member Non-Member Late/On-Site
  Early Registration Regular Registration Early Registration Regular Registration Registration
  Before January 31 January 31 - March 10 Before January 31 January 31 - March 10 After March 10
Regular Full Conference * 475 575 585 695 750
Student Full Conference * 250 250 325 425 425
Regular One Day * 250 300 300 300 300
Student One Day * 150 150 175 175 175
Undergraduate Student - Saturday afternoon only * 75 75 75 75 90
Speaker (Complimentary) * 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bioethics Competition (Complimentary) * 0 0 0 0 N/A
Poster Presenter Only  * 25 25 25 25 N/A
Guest * 150 150 150 150 150
Saturday - Dinner Banquet 25 25 25 25 50
Friday - Lunch & Workshop on Convergence 15 15 15 15 25
* Registration DOES include Saturday lunch.  Registration DOES NOT include Friday lunch and Saturday dinner banquet.