The ninth annual University of California Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium will convene at UC Riverside Friday through Sunday, June 20-22, bringing hundreds of researchers and students together to share the latest discoveries and ideas in the field.
The symposium will be hosted by the Bourns College of Engineering Bioengineering Department the week after the young program graduates its inaugural graduating class of bioengineering students.
Attendees will see the promise and contributions of bioengineering to medical science, techniques and avenues that were largely unheard of a generation ago. The next generation of University of California bioengineers will descend on the UCR Student Commons to present their own research in a number of broad categories:
- Bioinformatics & Genomics
- Biomedical Imaging
- Nanotechnology & BioMEMS
- Biocomputation, in Silico & Biosystems Modeling
- Tissue Engineering
- Molecular & Cellular Engineering
- Drug Delivery & Targeting
"Bioengineering has helped ignite a revolution in the way medicine understands the healthy body and disease states," said Engineering Dean Reza Abbaschian. "That students are inspired by those advances can be seen in our own program, which has grown from zero to more than 300 students in just three years."
Three distinguished keynote speakers are scheduled during the three day conference.
John Anderson, President of the Illinois Institute of Technology, will speak after dinner on Saturday at the UCR Commons on "Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biological Engineering, Biotechology - What's in a Name?"
Organizers for the conference are Jerome Schultz, and Victor Rogers, both professors of bioengineering at BCOE.
Sponsoring the symposium are Genentech Inc., Gilead Sciences Inc., ResMed Inc., Boston Scientific Corp., Abbot Vascular, Penguin Computing Inc. and Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.
For more information about the symposium, or to register, visit the event website at www.bioeng.ucr.edu/2008UCBES.
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