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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
Three selected graduate students will each have a 15 minute talk followed by a 5 minute Q&A session

Brigitte C. Vanle, Doorn Research Group
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics
The University of Iowa
“Protein Reactivity and Enzyme Inactivation by an Aldehyde Metabolite of Dopamine”

Aashay Shah, Jin Research Group
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics
The University of Iowa
“Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Truncated Superstolide A”

Zahidul Islam, Kohen Research Group
Department of Chemistry
The University of Iowa
“Hydride Transfer Mechanism in Thymidylate Synthase”
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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