26th Annual CBB Conference

Advances in Biocatalytic Sciences: Attacking Societal Problems

October 17, 2017
The University of Iowa 
Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA

Tuesday, October 17, 2017  Iowa Theater 1st Floor IMU

7:30 – 8:15 am—Registration – Hubbard Commons (outside Iowa Theater 1st floor, IMU)

7:30 – 8:15—Continental Breakfast – across from Iowa Theater 1st floor, IMU

8:15 – 8:30—Introduction and welcome:

Mark Arnold, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development, The University of Iowa Research Park, Coralville, IA
Professor and Edwin B. Green Chair in Laser Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

8:30 – 9:15—“Gene Activated Matrices for Bone Regeneration"

Aliasger K. Salem, Ph.D. 
Bighley Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Head of the Division of Pharmaceutics and Translational Therapeutics (PTT), College of Pharmacy, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

9:15 – 10:00—"Development of a thermostable nanoemulsion adjuvanted vaccine against tuberculosis"

Ryan Kramer, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Process and Product Development Manager, Infectious Disease Research  Institute (IDRI), Seattle WA

10:00 – 10:15—Break-Hubbard Commons (outside Iowa Theater 1st floor, IMU)

10:15 – 11:00—“Rational development of veterinary vaccines against swine pathogens”          

Susan Brockmeier, D.V.M., Ph.D. 
Research Veterinary Medical Officer: USDA, ARS, National Animal Disease Center,  Ames, IA

11:00 – 11:45—"Eighteen years of directed P450 BM3 evolution: lessons and success stories" 

Ulrich Schwaneberg, Dr.
Chair of Biotechnology, RWTH Aachen University & Member of Scientific Board of Directors, DWI-Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen, Germany

11:45 – 12:00 pm—Relocation to 2nd Floor Ballroom, IMU                  

12:00 – 12:45—Lunch- poster session 1, 2nd Floor Ballroom, IMU--S3-Scientific Sales Solutions PDF iconResearch Product Show

12:45 – 1:30—Lunch- poster session 2, 2nd Floor Ballroom, IMU--S3- Scientific Sales Solutions PDF iconResearch Product Show       

1:30  – 1:45—Relocation to Iowa Theater 1st Floor, IMU

Afternoon Session – Iowa Theater  1st Floor, IMU

1:45  –  2:30—"Biocatalysts in Contaminant Transformation: Because Clean Water is Pressing Societal Problem”  

Gregory LeFevre, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,  Department of Civil and Environmental and Engineering, College of Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA   

2:30 – 3:30—NIH/CBB Fellow Presentations   

"Double Stranded mRNA Polyplexes for Liver Transfection in Vivo" 

Jacob Poliskey, Ph.D. Candidate
Kevin G. Rice Research Group, Department of Pharmaceutics and Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

"Combining Ultrasound and Intratumoral Administration of  Doxorubicin-loaded Microparticles to Enhance Tumor Cell Killing"

Anh-Vu Do, Ph.D. Candidate
Aliasger K. Salem Research Group, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, College of Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA   

"Regulation of the S. aureus SrrB histidine kinase by a PAS domain"

Nitija Tiwari, Ph.D. Candidate
Ernesto J. Fuentes Research Group, Department of Biochemistry, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

3:30—Closing Remarks


Approx. 3:45—Tour of CBB Fermentation Facility (Immediately following end of conference)