IBE's e-Life Newsletter: August/September 2015
The Institute of Biological Engineering


About e-LIFE
Welcome to e-Life, the official newsletter of IBE, dedicated to the innovative research and technology of biological engineering! This monthly newsletter is sent out to our members as a mailblast.
August/September 2015

Headquarters Update

Announcing the New and Improved IBE Website!
We are proud to launch the brand new IBE website, customized especially for the needs and conveniences of members.
The new website features a responsive framework, which will reformat to the size of your smartphone or tablet, and an updated, modern design, which is easier to navigate and highlights current IBE projects.
Click here to explore the new website!


Annual Meeting Update

SAVE THE DATE! IBE 2016 Annual Meeting
April 7-9, 2016   | Greenville, South Carolina

Join us April 7-9, 2016 at the Marriott Greenville, for technical sessions, multidisciplinary interactions and networking with your peers! The conference will include sessions on key areas of biological engineering, including Biomaterials, bioenergy, biosensors, nanosystems, ecological and environmental engineering, synthetic biology, and much more.
The following invited speakers will be featured at the convention:
  • Dr. Mihelcic James: Professor and State of Florida 21st Century World Class Scholar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of South Florida
  • Dr. Martine LaBerge: Professor and Chair, Department of Bioengineering at Clemson University
  • Dr. Dan Luo: Professor, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University
  • Dr. Michael J. Yost: Director of General Surgery Research, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at Medical University of South Carolina
Registration for this event will open in Fall 2015. Register early to receive several benefits! If you register by the early bird deadline (January 2016), you will receive a year’s worth of membership – absolutely FREE. You’ll also receive the Early Registration rate for the Annual Conference, saving you an additional $135. Don’t miss this chance for significant savings as you plan your travel for the coming year!
The meetings are also an excellent venue for undergraduate and graduate students to develop professional skills and to network through a number of student-centric activities, including the bioethics essay competition, student research and poster sessions, Speed Dating Session with industry leaders, and various social activities.
We look forward to seeing you in Greenville!

IBE Call for Abstracts is Now Open!
Submit Your Abstract by December 4, 2015!

Join us April 7-9, 2016 at the Marriott, Greenville, South Carolina, for technical sessions, multidisciplinary interactions and networking with your peers! Plans for next year’s IBE Annual Meeting are in full swing, and we encourage all authors -- including student attendees -- to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Please submit within any of the various session topics detailed in the Call for Abstracts document provided below.
To access the Call for Abstracts, click here.
IMPORTANT: Please review the Call for Abstracts carefully before submitting your abstract.
To submit your abstract for consideration, click here to access the online form.
Submit abstracts online by Friday, December 4, 2015.
Registration and the hotel room block for the conference will open in the fall of 2015. Click here  to learn more about things to do around the hotel and all of the attractions that Greenville and surrounding areas have to offer.
We look forward to receiving your abstracts, and to introducing you to the thriving and welcoming Greenville area!
For more information, contact:
Courtney Devine
IBE Headquarters
Phone: 859-977-7450
Fax: 859-271-0607




Membership News

Over the next few months, several reminders will be sent to all IBE members to renew membership for 2016.
Please note that starting in 2015, IBE will be offering the option of automatic membership renewals. All members will receive further details of this process with their renewal reminders in Fall 2015. For more information or to enroll in this program, please contact Courtney Devine at IBE Headquarters. 
One of the most exciting networking opportunities is our Annual Conference, held each spring. When you renew your membership, you will receive the discounted Member registration rate for the conference.
There are many ways to stay involved with the organization. Click here to discover ways to get involved by joining a committee, assisting with the Annual Conference or promoting membership recruitment.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the IBE headquarters staff at any time. We can be reached via phone at 859-977-7450, or via email at
We appreciate your continued interest in the field of biological engineering.

Member Focus/Student Spotlight
Click here to view the profiles of the current Member Focus and Student Spotlight honorees, Dr. Asif Rahman and Abdullah Dakhlalla.
If you would like to nominate yourself or another IBE member for the "Member Focus" or the "Student Spotlight," email Cody Jones at IBE Headquarters, with a few sentences describing yourself, your past achievements, and your current projects. Please include a headshot if possible.


About e-LIFE 

e-Life is your IBE news source, distributed via email four times per year. Archived versions are available for download on the IBE Web site. If you have any questions, comments or ideas for the e-Life Newsletter please contact Courtney Devine at
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