General Information

23rd Annual CBB Conference
"Current Topics in Industrial Biotechnology"

October 20-21, 2014
University of Iowa
Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA

Objectives and Focus

CBB conference, 2014, will be held on Oct. 20 & 21.  The conference will address cutting edge topics in Industrial Biotechnology.  CBB has identified a good mix of experts from the state, industry and academia for an exciting conference.  There will also be an update on CBB offerings and future direction.  In addition, a wide range of topics will be covered in the poster session, where we anticipate more than 50 posters.  We promise to offer an intellectually stimulating experience.

Conference Program

The CBB Conference Progam contains a message from Mani Subramanian, DEO, a conference schedule and abstracts for talks and posters. Click HERE to download the CBB Conference Program.

Conference Location

The CBB conference will be held on The University of Iowa campus at the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), on Madison Street.


Advanced registration is encouraged.  The registration fee is $200 for non-student and non-postdoctorals or $100 for students and postdoctorals. The registration fee is waived for students and postdoctorals presenting posters. Registration includes all conference meals and expenses except for travel and lodging.  The late registration fee is $250 (after October 1, 2014).  CBB registration may be done online at CBB Registration or register directly at UI Center for Conferences .


Parking is available in the IMU Parking Ramp and the North Madison Street Ramp (one block north of the IMU). Parking is complimentary in the IMU Ramp for those staying at the Iowa House. The Standard Parking Rate ($.90 the first hour and $1.20 per hour each additional hour) will be charged to conference participants if they show a Visitor Parking Waiver with their transaction ticket upon leaving the IMU or North Madison Street Ramps. These waivers are available at the conference registration desk when you pick up your conference materials. Without the waiver the rate is substantially more after 3 hours (starting at $6.60 for up to 4th hours).

If you arrive after 8:00 a.m. the IMU ramp will have extremely limited availability. We suggest parking in the North Madison Street Ramp or the Old Capitol Ramp on the corner of Burlington and Clinton Streets (3 blocks from the IMU).


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Iowa House Hotel, (adjacent to the IMU), at the conference rate of $90. Please call 319.335.3513 to reserve your room. When making your reservation, please indicate you are attending the BIOCATS Conference in order to obtain the conference rate. All rooms will be held in reserve until 9/30/14. High speed internet access is available to participants on request at the time you make your room reservations. Individuals are responsible for their own reservations.


The Eastern Iowa Airport is served by Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta/Comair, Northwest and United Airlines. The Eastern Iowa Airport is located approximately 20 miles north of Iowa City in Cedar Rapids. Shuttle service from the airport is available at a cost of approximately $38 one way and $70 round-trip. Taxis are also available for about the same cost.

Special Needs

If you have physical or other needs that require special assistance or arrangements, please contact the UI Center for Conferences at (319) 335-4141 or 1-800 551-9029, prior to the conference.


Participants are invited to present posters on Biocatalysis/Bioprocessing research. If you wish to submit a poster, please visit our web site for abstract information ( or contact Mitchell Rotman, Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, Univertsity of Iowa Research Park, 2501 Crosspark Road Suite C100, Coralville, Iowa, 52241-3486. Phone (319) 335-4903; FAX (319) 335-4901. E-mail:


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