Mani Subramanian, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing
Professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
The University of Iowa
MESSAGE FROM THE CBB DIRECTOR
The Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing (CBB), The University of Iowa, has been conducting an annual conference in October of every year, for the past 22 years. This year, the 23rd CBB Conference is scheduled for October 20 and 21. The conference will be held in the beautiful downtown campus of The University of Iowa with world-renowned speakers, representatives and attendees from industry and academia. In addition to major presentations from experts, the conference also features short presentations and posters from graduate students. The proceedings are conducted in a friendly, open atmosphere to promote interaction between experts, faculty from The University of Iowa, post-doctoral fellows and students. Several major industries have consistently provided ‘gift in kind’ to defray the cost of conference.
We thank them for continued support. Traditionally, the theme of the CBB Conference has been on cutting edge technology in the areas of “Biocatalysis and Biotechnology” in the broadest sense, including enzyme-mediated chemical transformations and mechanisms, metabolic engineering, directed evolution, genomics, agricultural feedstock utilization, protein expression/production, and bioprocessing.
I would like to welcome all the attendees for this conference and also thank the sponsors. I am looking forward to another enjoyable scientific meeting.