Microbial Engineering

A New ECI Conference

March 4-8, 2018
Hyatt Regency Tamaya
Santa Ana Pueblo (near Albuquerque), New Mexico, USA

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About this Conference

Advances in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering have created many new opportunities for using microbes as hosts. It has become possible to make entirely new products or to radically improve processes for making existing products not only in terms of increased production but also the enhanced quality of the outcome.

This conference will highlight the cell and process engineering required to create these new microbes and will illustrate the benefits and challenges using Case Studies. We will learn about progress from various fields, including:

  • Vaccines
  • Primary Metabolites
  • Secondary Metabolites
  • Therapeutic Proteins
  • Biofuels.

The Case Studies will further provide the opportunity to illustrate the integration of various activities such as analytics, downstream purification, scale-up, and high throughput screening in order to achieve successful commercialization.

Conference Organization


Prof. Eli Keshavarz-Moore , University College London, England
Dr. Barry Buckland, BiologicB, USA

Organizing Committee

Arindam Bose (Previously Pfizer, now Consultant), USA
Tim Charlebois (Pfizer) USA
Brigitte Gasser  (BOKU) Austria
Peter Gray  (AIBN, University of Queensland) Australia
Wayne Herber  (Assembly Biosciences), USA
Beth Junker (BioProcess Advantage LLC), USA
Chris Love (Koch Institute at MIT), USA
Gargi Maheshwari (Merck), USA
Gautam Nayer  (BMS), USA
Darren Nesbeth (University College London), UK
Karen Polizzi (IC), UK
Tiffany Rau  (Evonik-Degussa), USA
Natarajan Sethuraman (Previously GlycoFi ; now Consultant), USA
Daniel Smith  (Cobra Biologics), UK
Jim Swartz  (Stanford University), USA
Behnam Taidi  (CentraleSupélec Paris), France

Abstract Submission

Coming soon!

Conference Venue

Nestled in the cottonwood forest on the banks of the Rio Grande, this uniquely New Mexican hotel is located on 500 acres of the Santa Ana Pueblo in central New Mexico; 25 minutes north of the Albuquerque International Airport and 45 minutes south of historic Santa Fe. It was created by the Santa Ana Pueblo Indians to showcase their ancient culture and traditions.

Situated at the base of the Sandia Mountains in New Mexico, the Hyatt Regency Tamaya is a unique destination unlike anything you have probably experienced before.  It combines the beauty and culture of the Southwest with convenience to the Albuquerque Airport.   The hotel has spacious pueblo-style guestrooms, outdoor pools and a golf course surrounded by breathtaking mountain vistas.  Hot air balloon rides with soaring views of these scared lands are a very popular activity for hotel guests.

The hotel has 350 guestrooms (including 158 kings and 169 queen-doubles).  Each room has a private balcony or patio.  The pueblo-style room accommodations showcase traditional New Mexico designs as they were created with natural materials. Every guest room includes a spacious work area with enhanced lighting and complimentary Wi-Fi. The in-room safes accommodate laptop computers.  Rooms also have bathrobes, in-room refrigerator and coffee-maker, and climate control. Laundry and dry cleaning are available.  The hotel facilities also include a Hyatt Stayfit fitness center,

Albuquerque Information A to Z


Albuquerque International Airport, ABQ, is very close to Albuquerque itself, about 5 miles (8 km).  It is 26 miles (43 km) from the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa.  Slightly further away is the Santa Fe Airport, SAF, 42 miles (70 km).  Driving directions from either airport.

Albuqerque Airport Car Rentals           From the Albuquerque airport to hotel–Sunport Shuttle.                         Ground transportation at the Albuquerque airport.

Santa Fe Ground Transportation and Car Rentals

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/photographing 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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