The December 2014 issue of IBE's e-Life Newsletter.
The Institute of Biological Engineering


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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.
December 2014


SAVE THE DATE! Register Now for the IBE 2015 Annual Meeting! 

March 5-7, 2015   | St. Louis, Missouri

Register for the IBE 2015 Annual Meeting  by January 30th to receive several benefits! If you register by this date, you will receive a year’s worth of membership – absolutely FREE. You’ll also receive the Early Registration rate for the Annual Conference, held this year in St. Louis, Missouri –saving you an additional $135. Don’t miss this chance for significant savings as you plan your travel for the coming year!
Join us March 5-7, 2015 at the
Crowne Plaza - St. Louis-Clayton, 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 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, and various social activities.

Click here for more information on the 2015 Annual Conference, including registration details and hotel information.
We look forward to seeing you in St. Louis!



Please congratulate the newest members of the IBE Council!

President-Elect: Ben Stuart
Secretary: Prem Parajuli
Jixun Zhan
Asif Rahman
Kirsten Sims
Melissa Moss
Jeff Catchmark
Graduate Student Councilor: Katie McCracken
Undergraduate Student Councilor: Ryan Putman
Thank you to these individuals, and to everyone who expressed interest in becoming a member of IBE’s Council. We appreciate your continued commitment to IBE, and look forward to great things to come!

REMINDER: Don’t Delay - Renew Your Membership Today! 

As the year comes to a close, we’d like to remind you to renew your IBE membership. You should have received an invoice via email. Please contact IBE Headquarters if you will need another copy of this invoice. If you have not renewed already, simply click here to renew online, or contact Courtney Devine at IBE Headquarters. She can be reached via email ( or phone (859-977-7459).
Register for the IBE 2015 Annual Meeting, to receive a year’s worth of membership absolutely free!


On behalf of your IBE leadership team and staff members, we wish you all the best for a wonderful holiday season! 

We’ve had a successful 2014, and look forward to an even better year in 2015! We look forward to working with all of you, as you explore the benefits of IBE membership throughout the year.
We hope to see you in St. Louis in March 2015!
REMINDER: IBE headquarters will be closed from December 24, 2014 – January 1, 2015. The office will reopen on January 2, 2015.



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