BIO Issues Call for Paper and Panel Submissions for 2010 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotech and Bioenergy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Monday, May 17, 2010) - The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) invites leaders from the biotechnology, chemical and agricultural industries to submit proposals and abstracts for panels, individual papers, and posters for the 2010 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. This unique conference will be held Dec. 11-14, 2010 in Honolulu.

Participants may submit proposals for panels in any of five program tracks. Individuals may also submit a single proposal for a 15-minute presentation in any of the program tracks. Poster presentations will be displayed at the Poster Session on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010. Poster presenters must attend the session and be available to discuss their research.

The call for papers, panels and posters is now open, and the application form is available online at The deadline for submitting panel and paper abstracts is June 11, 2010. The deadline for submitting poster abstracts is Sept. 8, 2010. Thought leaders from the biotechnology industry, academia, and science community are invited to submit proposals for the following program tracks:

  • Renewable Chemicals & Biobased Polymers
  • Biofuels & Bioenergy Platforms
  • Algae Production Systems & Marine Biotechnology
  • Specialty Crops, Renewable Feedstocks, & Sustainability
  • Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering

Now in its fifth year, the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will address the latest issues in industrial biotechnology, including algae, advanced biofuels, biopolymers and bioplastics, dedicated energy crops, green chemistry, and synthetic biology. The annual Pacific Rim Summit is the original conference dedicated solely to growth of the industrial biotechnology sector in Asia and the Americas. Visit

For more information on the conference or to submit a proposal, please visit For assistance, please contact or 202-962-9200.

All programs at the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy are open to attendance by members of the media. Complimentary media registration is available to editors and reporters working full time for print, broadcast or web publications with valid press credentials.


Upcoming BIO Events

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing
June 27-30, 2010
Washington, DC

BIO India
September 21 - 22, 2010
Hyderabad, India

BIO’s Livestock Biotechnology Summit
September 28-30, 2010,
Sioux Falls, SD

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.

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