2011 BIO International Convention
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Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for the 2012 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing.



2012 Program Tracks


  1. Advanced Biofuel Technologies
  2. Algae and Feedstock Crops
  3. Renewable Chemical Platforms and Biobased Materials
  4. Specialty Chemicals, Pharma Intermediates, Food Ingredients
  5. Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering
  6. Technical Presentations



Please see below for criteria of submissions:


Panel Submission

  • Deadline for submitting panels is December 5, 2011.
  • Abstract limit is 3,500 characters
  • Participants may submit proposals for panels in any of six program tracks (see list of tracks below.) Panel submissions should consist of three speakers and a moderator. (The moderator may be chosen from among the presenters, or a fourth individual may serve as moderator.)


  • Note: The World Congress program committee may elect to add a fourth speaker to your panel (from among the individual paper submissions) to provide a more complete perspective or to accommodate exceptional individual submissions with relevant content.


  • Talks by speakers should include crisp power point presentations and should be no longer than 15 minutes to allow for questions and answers at the end of each session.
  • Only complete panel submissions with confirmed speakers will be considered.


 Poster Submission



  • Deadline for submitting individual presentations is December 5, 2011.
  • Abstract limit is 3,500 characters
  • Individuals may also submit a single proposal for a 15 minute presentation in any of the program tracks. The World Congress program committee will review proposals and assemble selected submissions into appropriate panels, or merge individual papers with appropriate 3-person panel submissions.



Poster Submission


  • Deadline for submitting poster presentations is January 20, 2012.


  • Poster presenters must attend the session and be available to discuss their research.


  • Poster Submissions Must Include:
  1.  Poster Title: This is the title that will be published in the program
  2. Abstract: Limit 3,500 characters
  3. Presenter: Name and full contact information of the poster presenter is required. You will have the opportunity to first search BIO's database. If your name is in the database, all contact fields will be filled automatically. If you are not in the database, you will be asked to create a new profile.


  • Only one poster per presenter will be allowed so please only submit one application.



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