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August 6, 2014 - Call for Papers deadline for Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy is now Aug 20, 2014. Leaders from biotechnology, chemical, and agricultural industries are encouraged to submit proposals and abstracts for panels, individual papers, and poster presentations. Program tracks include: Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms; Feedstock Production and Utilization; Renewable Chemical Platforms; Synthetic Biology, Algae, and Marine Biotech; and Technical and Research Papers.

BIO Extends Deadline on Call for Papers for 2014 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy

Biotechnology Industry Organization
1201 Maryland Ave., SW, Ste. 900
Washington, DC, 20024

Press release date: August 1, 2014

2014 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy

WASHINGTON -- The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has officially extended its Call for Papers deadline to August 20, 2014 for the 2014 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. Leaders from the biotechnology, chemical and agricultural industries are encouraged to submit proposals and abstracts for panels, individual papers and poster presentations in any of the five program tracks listed below. This unique conference will be held December 7-9, 2014 in San Diego at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter.

Individuals may also submit a single proposal for a 15-minute presentation or 3-4 person panel in any of these program tracks:

Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms
Feedstock Production and Utilization
Renewable Chemical Platforms
Synthetic Biology, Algae and Marine Biotech
Technical and Research Papers

Poster presentations will be displayed at the Poster Session on Monday, December 8, 2014. Poster presenters must attend the session and be available to discuss their research.

The application form to submit papers, panels and posters is available online. The deadline for submitting panel and paper abstracts is now August 20, 2014. The deadline for submitting poster abstracts is still October 15, 2014. BIO will officially announce its program for this year’s Pacific Rim Summit in early September 2014.

Now in its ninth year, the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will address the latest issues in industrial biotechnology, including algae, advanced biofuels, biopolymers and bioplastics, renewable chemicals, dedicated energy crops, green chemistry, and synthetic biology. Visit

For more information on the conference or to submit a proposal, please visit For assistance, please contact or 202-962-9200.

All programs at the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy are open to attendance by members of the media. Complimentary media registration is available to editors and reporters working full time for print, broadcast or web publications with valid press credentials.

About BIO
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

Upcoming BIO Events

BIO Latin America Conference
September 9-11, 2014
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Livestock Biotech Summit
September 16-18, 2014
Sioux Falls, SD

Pacific Rim Summit
December 7-9, 2014
San Diego, CA

Biotechnology Industry Organization
Caitlin Kennedy
Twitter: @IAmBiotech #BIOPacRim
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