Cell Culture Engineering XVII

An ECI Continuing Series

April 26-May 1, 2020
JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort
Tucson, Arizona, USA

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About This Conference

Since 1988, the Cell Culture Engineering conferences have been held bi-annually and have developed into the leading global venue for the academic, industrial and regulatory communities for intensive interactions and debates to create solutions for improving human health and life by enabling rapid development and high quality manufacturing of an ever increasing number of viral vaccines, cell and gene therapies, recombinant proteins and monoclonal antibodies. The 2020 conference, the 17th conference in this highly successful series, will be held at the beautiful mountain desert resort, J.W Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa, in Tucson Arizona. 


This Cell Culture Engineering XVII conference will bring together over 400 selected participants from top academic, industrial and governmental groups from all over the world. We will celebrate the tradition of high quality and relevant accomplishments and debate future solutions in the area of animal cell culture science and engineering. Consistent with this excellent tradition, the scientific program will consist of invited and solicited oral presentations, extensive poster sessions, and workshops. Future updates to this website will detail the scientific program topics and call for oral and poster presentation abstract submissions.

Link to most recent past conference (2018).

Conference Organization


Tim Charlebois, Pfizer (cce2020chairs@gmail.com)
Jamey Young, Vanderbilt University (cce2020chairs@gmail.com)
Gargi Maheshwari, Merck (cce2020chairs@gmail.com)

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Conference Venue

Tucson, Arizona:  Located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona, the Tucson area has been inhabited for more than 4,000 years.  Although the city of Tucson wasn’t officially founded until 1775, the Tohono O’odham Nation and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe have occupied the region for centuries.  The metro area is at an elevation of 2,643 feet, surrounded by five mountain ranges. Tucson, which boasts of 350 days of sunshine each year, was chosen as the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the United States.

Tucson boasts two James Beard award-winning restaurants, multiple taco trucks, a wide variety of international restaurants, and incredible Mexican food.  It was selected for the UNESCO designation because of the region’s rich agricultural heritage, thriving food traditions, and culinary distinctiveness.  Tucson dining is a unique experience, one that reflects the culture of the Sonoran Desert.

Although Tucson’s fantastic weather, national parks and forests and desert provide the perfect environment for a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, this city of half a million people also has its share of history and culture. Tucson has turn-of-the-century architecture, historic neighborhoods, museums and the Mission San Xavier del Bac, a still-functioning 18th-century mission considered one of the most beautiful in the U.S.  Mexican and Native American influences are pervasive, and the city has a distinctly Western flavor.  There is also a college-town atmosphere, thanks to the University of Arizona, which has its own share of museums and a science center.

Major Attractions

The New York Times featured Tucson in September 2018 in their Travel Section.

Tucson Tourism offers a free printed copy of the Tucson Official Travel Guide.  Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.  To view the guide online, click on Visit Tucson: Official Travel Guide.

Conference Fees and Registration

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General Information about ECI

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a 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 weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. 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 that 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 of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

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