BIO Issues Call for Papers for 2014 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy

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The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) invites leaders from the biotechnology, chemical and agricultural industries to submit proposals and abstracts for panels, individual papers and poster presentations for the 2014 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. This unique conference will be held December 7-9, 2014 in San Diego at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter. 

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.

  • Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms
  •  Feedstock Production and Utilization
  •  Renewable Chemical Platforms
  •  Synthetic Biology, Algae and Marine Biotech
  • Technical and Research Papers


Poster presentations will be displayed at the Poster Session on Monday, December 8, 2014. 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.  The deadline for submitting panel and paper abstracts is August 8, 2014. The deadline for submitting poster abstracts is October 15, 2014. Now in its ninth 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, renewable chemicals, 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.

About BIO
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing 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. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.