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

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

Monday, October 20, 2014
4:30 pm Registration - outside Ballroom, 2nd Floor IMU
4:30-6:00 Poster set up and display - Ballroom, 2nd Floor IMU
4:30 Tour of CBB - please register for tour online
Keynote SpeakerBallroom, 2nd Floor IMU
6:00-7:00 Welcome Dinner
7:00-8:00

Sonya J. Franklin, Ph.D., Director, Microbial Traits
Monsanto Company
“Microbial Traits for Sustainable Agriculture”


Tuesday, October 21, 2014
7:00-8:00 a.m. Registration - Iowa Theater Lobby, 1st floor IMU
7:30 Continental Breakfast - across from Iowa Theater, 1st floor IMU
Program – Iowa Theater, 1st floor IMU
8:30 Introduction and Welcome.
Mani Subramanian, Ph.D., Director, Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing
Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
The University of Iowa
9:00

J. Eric Lee, Fermentation Market Manager
Roquette America
“Advancing Industrial Applications in Green Chemistry, The View from 2015 and Beyond”

9:45

Basil Nikolau, Ph.D., Frances M. Craig Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Iowa State University
“The Fundamental Metabolic Underpinning for Bioengineering Solutions”

10:30 Break – Iowa Theater Lobby, 1st floor IMU
10:45

Dan Widmaier, Ph.D., CEO and Founder
Refactored Materials
“Producing Silk Polymers for Commercial Applications”

11:30 Lunch – Ballroom, 2nd Floor IMU
Afternoon Session – Iowa Theater, 1st floor IMU
1:15 p.m.

Mark A. Arnold, Ph.D., Edwin B. Green Chair Professor in Laser Chemistry, Department of Chemistry
The University of Iowa
“Insights and Optimization of Bioreactor Processes through Real-time, Noninvasive Monitoring of Cellular Nutrients”

2:00-3:00 CBB/NIH Fellow Presentations
Four 10 minute talks plus 5 minutes for questions, by selected graduate students.

Poster Session –Ballroom, 2nd Floor IMU
3:00-5:00 Wine/hors d'oeuvres
Announcement of the Usha Balakrishnan’s and CBB Director's Award winners
Product Show presented by S3 - Scientific Sales Solutions
5:00 Adjourn

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