9th Annual CBC Symposium
“Engineering Biology: From Tools to Insights”
World experts in bioengineering lead the 9th Annual CBC Symposium
November 4, 2011
The Ninth Annual CBC Symposium, Engineering Biology: From tools to insights, took place on Friday, October 21, 2011, at the UIC Forum. David Eddington (UIC), Lonnie Shea (NU), and Joel Collier (UChicago) have collaborated to organize this scientific event. The organizational committee recruited three outstanding external keynote speakers: Christopher Chen (University of Pennsylvania), Douglas Lauffenburger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Melody Swartz (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland). The symposium also featured talks by exceptional Chicago-area scientists: David Eddington (UIC), Joshua Leonard (NU) and Dorothy Sipkins (UChicago).
Brian Kay, CBC Scientific Director at UIC gave the introductory remarks and opened the meeting.
The symposium also included a poster session, which yet again proved to be extremely popular and interactive. The poster session, which provides an excellent forum for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to present their current research, gathered 60+ posters this year! The majority of posters were presented by scientists from the three CBC universities, but the session also included posters from Illinois Institute of Technology, Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago, Iowa State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The symposium was attended by over 200 participants. In addition to attendees from all three CBC schools, this year’s symposium attracted attendees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rush University Medical Center, Baxter, Agilent Technologies, Illinois Institute of Technology, Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago, Iowa State University, DePaul University, Argonne National Laboratory, Tel Aviv University and Wollenterprises.
The CBC is grateful for the additional sponsorship funding provided by Agilent Technologies and Baxter Healthcare Corporation. The majority of sponsorship funding comes from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.
LEFT: Morning session. CENTER: Winners of the “Data Blitz”. RIGHT: Poster Session. Photos (CBC).