2012 Annual Conference

The Westin Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana
March 1-3, 2012

Program and Presentations: Thanks to everyone who showed up for the 2012 Annual Conference! The meeting was a great success. We appreciate everyone's participation and contributions.

Final Program

Awards

  • 2012 Awards Presentation
  • Bioethics Essay Semi-finalists –
    1. First Place– Andrew Koivuniemi, IU School of Medicine/Purdue University
    2. Second Place – Joan Zhang, University of Maryland
    3. Third Place – Maeve McCoy, University of Maryland
    4. Honorable Mention – Vanessa Niba, University of Maryland
    5. Honorable Mention – Andrew Wesley, University of Maryland
  • Poster Competition – Undergraduate Winners
    1. Grand Prize (Sponsored by KSBB) – The use of nanoparticles in the detection of microcystin-LR with electrochemical sensors
      Madeline Porterfield (Purdue University), Eric McLamore, Prachee Chaturvedi, Masashige Taguchi, Stephanie Burrs, Katelyn Ward
      Purdue University & University of Florida
    2. First Place – Inhibiting the formation of amyloid-&beta fibrils using isoflavones with increasing hydroxyl functionalization
      Brittani Bungart, Jui-Heng, Will Reed, James C-M Lee, Melissa Moss (mentor)
      University of South Carolina
    3. Second Place – Isolation, characterization, and genomic comparison of MrGordo, a novel soil-derived mycobacteriophage
      Sean Kearney, Joe Bretzmann, Madeline Cox, Emilia Czyszczon, Mark De La Croix, Kayla Fouch, Jonathan Gritzer, Sean Hendrix
      Purdue University
    4. Third Place - Development and characterization of a polycaprolactone/soy lecithin electrospun adhesion barrier
      – Evan Buettmann, Ryan Prsha, Daniel Els, Katie Hocker; Matt Cozad, Dave Grant, Sheila Grant University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Poster Competition – Graduate Winners
    1. Grand Prize (Sponsored by KSBB) - A multiplexed microfluidic platform for antibiotic susceptibility screening
      Paul Kenis, Ritika Mohan, Arnab Mukherjee, Jaebum Lee, Emre Sevgan, Charles M. Schroeder University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    2. First Place – Metagenome analysis of a methanogenic community within an algae fed anaerobic digester
      Joshua Ellis, Cody Tramp, Ronald C. Sims, Charles D. Miller
      Utah State University
    3. Second Place – Directed evolution of bright mutants of a flavin-binding oxygen-independent fluorescent reporter protein from pseudomonas putida
      Arnab Mukherjee, Kevin Weyant, Charles M. Schroeder
      University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    4. Third Place – Investigating the effects of dynamic external stimuli on single cell fitness and gene expression in Escherichia coli
      Utsav Agrawal, Eric M. Johnson- Chavarria, Melikhan Tanyeri, Charles M. Schroeder
      University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
  • Poster Competition – High School Winners
    1. First Place Tie – Photoluminescent Evolution of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles in PLC6 Media
      Manuel Flores-Bonilla (Uniondale High School)
    2. First Place Tie – The impact of bio-plastic secretion on cell viability
      Elizabeth Osei (Uniondale High School)
    3. Honorable Mention Ayodele Dechinea, Katherine De Paz, Sophia Powell (Uniondale High School)
  • JBE Awards
    1. Most Access Publication – "Engineering BioBrick vectors from BioBrick parts"
      Reshma P. Shetty, Drew Endy, Thomas F. Knight
  • Presidential Citations – citations are awarded to individuals who have volunteered their time and expertise to IBE to ensure the continued success of the organization.
    1. Czarena Crofcheck
    2. Mark Eiteman
    3. Sandun Fernando
    4. Danielle Frechette
    5. Charles Kinoshita
    6. Praveen Kolar
    7. Eric McLamore
    8. Melissa Moss
    9. Mark Riley
    10. Kirsten Sims
    11. Jeong-Yeol Yoon
    12. Guigen Zhang
    13. Paul Lichtman


Photos

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Ron Sims, IBE President;
Jay L Garland, PhD, Research Scientist,
United Stated Environmental Protection Agency;
Eric McLamore, IBE Program Co-Chair

Poster Presentations

KSBB Representative

Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations

Student Poster Presentation Competition Winner

Student Poster Presentation Competition Winner

Student Poster Presentation Competition Winner