BIO Issues Call for Paper and Panel Submissions for 2009 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Tuesday, October 21, 2008) - The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) invites leaders from the biotechnology, chemical and agricultural industries to submit proposals for panels and individual papers for the 2009 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing. This unique conference will be held July 19-22, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Now in its sixth year, the conference will move to its largest venue to date, Le Palais des congrès de Montréal (the Montreal Convention Centre). The annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing is the only conference dedicated solely to industrial biotechnology and the most recent advancements in the field.

The call for papers and panels opens on Oct. 20, 2008 and the deadline is Dec. 12, 2008. Thought leaders from the biotechnology industry, academia, and science community are invited to submit proposals for the following program tracks:

1.      Biofuels and Bioenergy Technologies

2.      Renewable Feedstocks and Sustainability

3.      Renewable Chemicals and Biomaterials

4.      Fine Chemicals, Food Ingredients, Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care

5.      Business Development, Infrastructure and Public Policy

Proposed papers and panels should address any in a range of topics, including biotechnology for climate change, advanced biofuels, energy from algae, microbial fuel cells, biopolymers, renewable chemical platforms, fine chemicals from biomass, health and personal nutrition, food ingredients and flavorings, fragrances and cosmetics, pharmaceutical manufacturing, biomass pre-treatment, use of agricultural and forestry residues, new energy crops, feedstock collection, cell wall modification, enzyme development, synthetic biology, or new business models. For more information on the conference or to submit a proposal, please visit For assistance, please contact or 202-962-6630.

The Advanced Biofuels & Climate Change Information Center presents the latest commentary and data on the environmental and other impacts of biofuel production. Drop in and add your comments, at

Upcoming BIO Events

Intellectual Property Counsels' Committee Fall Conference and Meeting
October 20-22, 2008
Orlando, Fla.

BIO HR Conference 2008
October 26-28, 2008
San Diego, Calif.

BIO-LES Advanced Business Development Course
October 27-29, 2008
San Francisco, Calif.

BIO Investor Forum 2008
October 29-31, 2008
San Francisco, Calif.

Advanced Business Development Course
November 14-16, 2008
Mannheim/Heidelberg, Germany

BIO-Europe 2008
November 17-19, 2008
Mannheim/Heidelberg, Germany

BIO National Venture Conference
March 31 - April 1, 2009
Boston, Mass.

2009 BIO International Convention
May 18-21, 2009
Atlanta, Ga.

 About BIO


BIO represents more than 1,200 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.