2010 Fall Season Conferences

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September

14-18 14th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition — Palacongressi, Rimini, Italy. “Biotechnology for the Sustainability of Human Society”; “knowledge-based” is a good thing. We’re more interested in this approach than in all of the usual networking and partnering conventions put together (though we’re sure there will be plenty of those things at IBS 2010).

26-1 Oct OzBio2010: The Molecules of Life – from Discovery to Biotechnology — Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia. A joint meeting combining the 12th International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) Conference, the 21st Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB) Conference, and the ComBio2010 meeting.

October

20-22 World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science — San Francisco, USA. This mega-symposium includes 15 more or less simultaneous conferences, the most interesting of which (to us) are the International Conference on Computational Biology and the International Conference on Chemical Engineering. Among the areas of interest will be biochemical, bio-molecular, biomedical and many other great topics that begin with “bio”. We’re really looking forward to the discussion on the Ethics of Bioinformatics, but that’s just us.

If you plan to rent a car during the convention, please take care driving. With its steep hills and narrow streets San Francisco can be challenging to some drivers. If by some bad chance of luck you happen to be involved in an accident, immediately call our convention attendees’welcome desk for assistance. We have a list of San Francisco professional lawyers and in a number of car accident lawyers who will provide valuable advice about whether to sue or to just follow through with the insurance claim. If your car accident injuries are minor do not hire a car injury attorney. However, if any one were seriously injured or you and the other driver are in dispute over who was at fault, or even if other involved driver was uninsured or under insured, we suggest you at least speak with a car accident lawyer for advice as to how to proceed. Hopefully this advice will not be needed by any of our attendees.

On a lighter note: We heard a rumor that all attendees will receive complimentary chips they can use at Online-Casino-Party.co – right from their rooms in the Fairmont San Francisco, a world renowned luxury hotel in historic San Francisco. Apparently some hospitality expert came up with the idea for this unique promotion and all you have to do is search for online slots USA and hit the #1 site which is approved for US players. I plan to make use of this to help me unwind after the conference – the pressure of making a presentation to that large crowd has me a bit stressed and slots are the perfect distraction.

There’s also plans to provide unique gift baskets to all conference attendees – the promoters have told me in great detail how special these baskets will be – that they will be filled with numerous gourmet savory and sweet treats along with bottles of fabulous Napa Valley wines from some of its renown boutique wineries north of San Francisco. What better way to settle in at the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science than by relaxing with a glass of one of California;s signature wines and some Pacific smoked salmon, herb encrusted crackers, Busseto dry salami, chocolate covered sunflower seeds, sun dried tomato basil cheese straws, and some delicious cookie selections. My understanding is that it was thought that attendees could entertain fellow conference attendees in their rooms allowing them to network and share ideas. I applaud the Fairmont San Francisco for their generosity and I will definitely enjoy my complimentary gift baskets while relaxing on the slot machines.

November

2-4 BioMalaysia 2010 — Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Probably still recovering from BioMalaysia 2009, so details are still somewhat sparse about this rapidly-growing biotech conference (which usually centers around agriculture, healthcare, and industry).

10-12 20th Neuropharmacology Conference — San Diego, USA. “High Resolution Neuropharmacology: Structure Changes the Paradigm” Very Specific, but a can’t-miss conference if you’re interested in drug research and development.

December

11-14 International Conference on Stem Cells and Cancer: Proliferation, Differentiation, and Apoptosis (ICSC-2010) — Pune, India. Great destination for biotech academics and professionals who focus on stem cell and gene therapy research.

16-17 3rd International Conference on Science and Technology (ICSTIE 2010) — Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence, Penang, Malaysia. Biochemistry and biopharma head the list, but biotech in general will be a common theme among many related topics.

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