At the 9th APBioChEC (Nov. 24-28, 2009, Kobe, Japan), it was announced that the Asia Pacific Biochemical Engineering Conference (APBioChEC) would be transformed into the Asian Congress on Biotechnology (ACB) to facilitate an enlarged scope under the newly founded Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB). This development was inspired by similar organizations, the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB) and the European Congress on Biotechnology (ECB).
In light of this new development, the Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2011 (ACB-2011), will be held May 12, 2011 in Shanghai.
The theme for ACB-2011 is “Biotechnology for Better Life”. Our world is facing various challenges including environmental deterioration, energy crisis, shortage of natural resources, threats in public health and life, and imbalances in social and economic development. Life sciences are expected to play an important role in addressing those problems to meet the remaining and emerging needs of our society.
ACB-2011 aims to provide a forum for biotechnologists and biochemical engineers from Asia and other regions of the world to exchange ideas and findings in biotechnology research and development, to share the experiences in advancing biotechnological development or business adventure, and to further research and business cooperation. In addition to featuring world renowned scientists the technical program will also highlight aspiring young scientists and engineers from Asian countries.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
08:00-08:30 Opening Ceremony (Grand Ballroom)
08:30-10:30 Plenary Lectures (Grand Ballroom)
Plenary Lecture I
Zixin Deng SJTU, CN (Mainland)
Reviving the Antibiotics Legend: Path from Natural Screening to Synthetic Biology
Plenary Lecture II
Teruyuki Nagamune Univ Tokyo, JP
Biomolecular Engineering for in situ Analysis and Control of Cellular Functions
10:30-11:45 Poster Session I (including Coffee Break) (Presentation Hall)
Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center 2F（上海光大会展中心2楼）
For more information, visit: www.acb-2011.org
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