Chris Somerville, director of the Energy Biosciences Institute at UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, imagines what the United States’ energy future could look like with advanced research in this presentation at BIO’s Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy in Vancouver Sept. 10.

Drew Endy, assistant professor, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University, discusses the opportunities and challenges of establishing a new university-level curriculum in the new field of synthetic biology, what students want to learn and the biotech tools available to them. The presentation was given at the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy in Vancouver on Sept. 11.

Hey check it out! BIO's very own Brent Erickson discusses the future of ethanol with Dr. Moira Gunn on Tech Nation. Listen to the interview.

Reserve your spot for this national forum for late-stage private and emerging companies. What to expect:

BIO and its members engaged in animal biotechnology support a strong federal regulatory system to oversee development and approval of all genetically engineered (GE) animals and the products derived from them.

We have used the biological processes of microorganisms for 6,000 years to make useful food products, such as bread and cheese, and to preserve dairy products.

BIO recently hosted a conference call for bloggers interested in the topic of biofuels. 

Yes, you heard it here first. BIO is offering two free download sessions from the 2008 BIO International Convention.

The two sessions:

Confronting the Obesity Epidemic: The Skinny on Innovative New Treatments Pursuing Multiple Financing and Liquidity Strategies

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It shows the application of industrial biotechnology can improve the efficiency of the biofuel and renewable chemical industries and gives an understanding of the impact of industrial biotechnology on the U.S. economy up to 2008. 

Today, the biotechnology industry is enjoying more success and influence than ever before. Our industry’s innovations continue to improve the lives of people worldwide, and the advancement of these innovations is supported by the work of BIO.