13th International Biotechnology Symposium & Exhibition (IBS-2008) (IBS-2008)

Venue: Dalian World Expo Center

Location: Dalian, Liao-ning Province, China

Event Date/Time: Oct 12, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 17, 2008
Registration Date: Sep 15, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jul 31, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 01, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Mar 01, 2008
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13th International Biotechnology Symposium & Exhibition (IBS-2008)
Biotechnology for Sustainability of Human Society
October 12-17, 2008, Dalian, China

Under the auspices of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), the IBS series is held every four years on a different continent and recognized as the premier international biotechnology event. The 13th IBS is jointly organized by various Chinese governmental organizations. Thousands of participants from academia, industry and government are expected.

Theme Areas
Section I: Systems Biology (5 sessions)
Section II: Tissue Engineering and Cell Cultivation (6 sessions)
Section III: Medical Biotechnology (7 sessions)
Section IV: Agriculture Biotechnology (7 sessions)
Section V: Industrial Biotechnology (7 sessions)
Section VI: Marine Biotechnology (6 sessions)
Section VII: Environmental Biotechnology (6 sessions)
Section VIII: Food Biotechnology (5 sessions)
Section IX: Biosafety and Bioeconomy (4 sessions)
Please check the website for session titles. A few special sessions or workshops may be organized upon suggestions.

Plenary Lecturers
Three Nobel Laureates (W. Arber, D.A. Glaser and K.B. Sharpless) are confirmed.

International Advisory Board and International Scientific Committee consist of well-known scientists from the world.

Industry, publishers, professional societies, government agencies and individuals are cordially invited to be co-sponsors of this prestigious conference. Please check the website for benefits.

Young Faculty and Student Awards
Each winner will be awarded up to USD 1500 for travel expenses. A total of 20 awardees are planned. Please check the website for application procedure.

Call for Papers
Please check the website for details. The deadline for abstract submission is March 1, 2008.

Registration and Accommodation
Early registration deadline is July 31, 2008. A variety of hotels and student dormitories are available.

Conference Venue
IBS-2008 will be held at the Dalian World Expo Center. With a population of 1.5 million, Dalian is a beautiful coastal city in northeast China blessed with a mild climate all year around (15-20„aC in Oct.). It is only 1 hour and 1 hour 40 min by plane from Beijing and Shanghai, respectively. Dalian is a winner of the UNEP ¡§Global 500 Roll of Honor¡¨ for its environmental protection achievements.

Enquiries and Information
Tel: +86-411-84379181; Fax: +86-411-84684819; E-mail: loc@ibs2008.org
For updated information, please check: www.ibs2008.org


Zhongshan Rd, Dalian 116023, China

Additional Information

Please visit the IBS-2008 website (www.ibs2008.org) for more detailed information.