Biochemical and Molecular Engineering XXI

An ECI Conference Series

July 14-18, 2019
Fairmont Tremblant
Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

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About This Conference

This 21st edition of the Biochemical and Molecular Engineering conference continues a long tradition of bringing together the Biochemical Engineering community from around the world.  The central theme of the 2019 meeting is The Next Generation of Biochemical and Molecular Engineering: The role of emerging technologies in tomorrow’s products and processes.  Our goal is to bring together academic and industrial participants for vibrant exchange of ideas, while enjoying the amenities of the Fairmont hotel in beautiful Mont Tremblant, Quebec.

The oral, workshop and poster sessions will include the following topics:

  • Emerging and current products and technologies: challenges and opportunities
  • Novel mechanisms and therapeutics from microbial systems
  • Case studies from entrepreneurs around ideas/concepts that drive successful startups and business solutions

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Conference Organization

Conference Co-Chairs

Christina Chan, Michigan State University
Mattheos Koffas, RPI
Steffen Schaffer, Evonik Industries
Rashmi Kshirsagar, Biogen

Series Steering Committee

Michael Betenbaugh, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Nicole Borth, Universität für Bodenkultur, Vienna, Austria
Wilfred Chen, University of Delaware, USA
Doug Clark, University of California Berkeley, USA
George Georgiou, University of Texas, USA
Theresa Good, National Science Foundation, USA
Stefanos Grammatikos, UCB Pharma, Belgium
Wei-Shou Hu, University of Minnesota, USA
Beth Junker, BioProcess Advantage, LLC, USA
Steven Lee, BioGENEXUS, USA
Costas Maranas, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Terry Papoutsakis, University of Delaware, USA
Anne Robinson, Tulane University, USA
David Robinson, Gates Foundation, USA
Gene Schaefer, J&J, USA
Gargi Seth, Genentech, USA
Huimin Zhao, University of Illinois, USA
Weichang Zhou, WuXi Biologics, China

2019 Steering Committee

Michael Betenbaugh, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Michael Bott, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Joye Bramble, Morphotek, USA
George Chen, Tsinghua University, China
Julia Frunzke, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Stefanos Grammatikos, UCB Pharma, Belgium
Michael Jewett, Northwestern University, USA
Beth Junker, BioProcess Advantage, LLC, USA
Andreas Liese, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Brian Pfleger, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Kristala Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Gene Schaefer, J&J, USA
Andreas Schmid, UFZ Leipzig, Germany
Sean Simpson, LanzaTech, USA

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Conference Venue

The Fairmont Tremblant Hotel, which made its official debut in February 1997, is located at the base of Mont Tremblant in the magnificent Laurentian region of Quebec.  The concept for Fairmont Tremblant hotel originated with the vision of a modern chateau situated in harmony with its natural surroundings and the colorful pedestrian village.  Architects and designers worked together to combine modern conveniences and a warm décor that reflected the mountain life.  The architects drew inspiration from 19th-century Quebec seigneury, whose grant Provencal-style residences dominated the merchant squares overlooking the outskirts of the village.

Embedded in the mountainside, the village of Mont Tremblant features French-inspired architecture that evokes the charm of old Quebec City, with pitched rooftops, corrugated shingles, old-fashioned chimneys and a U-shaped design opening onto a public square – a meeting place and public crossroads for the villagers.

18AA rustic fairmont_tremblantChasse-galerie sur le Mont Tremblant, a Quebec legend, tells the tale of a group of lumberjacks desperate to return home to their families after spending months in the Laurentian forests.  Visited one night by a mysterious stranger with a flying canoe, they boarded the craft and he expelled an enchanted command creating colorful sparks that propelled the canoe into the air.  As they passed over Mont Tremblant, they slowed their rhythm and lit a lantern to light up the night.  This inspired Fairmont Tremblant hotel’s rustic interior design.

Fairmont Tremblant, 3025 Chemin de la Chapelle, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

Canadian Visa Information


Bus Transportation from/to Trudeau Airport will be available on Sunday, July 14 and Thursday, July 18.  Sunday’s schedule will bring participants to Mont Tremblant in time for the conference opening.  Thursday’s transportation will be available starting at noon (when the conference ends).  If planning to use this transportation option, please make your flight arrangements so that they coincide with the bus schedule.  As soon as buses are booked, we will notify participants as to the schedule and the cost.

General Information about ECI

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a not-for-profit, global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962 that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Poster sessions will be scheduled for evening discussion as well. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording/photographing of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

Smoking is prohibited at ECI conferences and conference functions.

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