Chicago BioEngineering Conference (CBEC)

September 30-October 1, 2024

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Chicago

The Chicago BioEngineering Conference will bring together trailblazers in cutting-edge research areas and forward-looking scientists developing and implementing the latest technologies and methodologies.

The CBEC schedule is packed with an exciting lineup of speakers, panel discussions, and poster presentations that will explore pioneering tools and emerging concepts across the bioengineering landscape. Topics will include advanced sensing technologies, tissue and cell engineering, systems and synthetic biology, as well as new omics approaches. The conference will also feature several networking opportunities to foster collaboration and innovation as we discuss the future of this interdisciplinary field in the Chicagoland region and beyond.

The deadline to register is September 1st, 2024. Registration will be limited. Register early to avoid being placed on a waiting list if venue capacity is reached. For full consideration for poster presentation, registration should be submitted before July 1st, 2024. Applications from individuals presenting posters will be given priority.

Registration fees are $150 for graduate and postdoctoral trainees and $250 for faculty as well as attendees from industry or non-academic organizations. Registration costs include admission and all meals/refreshments during the conference. An early bird registration discount of $25 per ticket is available until July 1st, 2024. Tickets are non-refundable.


Adam Abate

University of California San Francisco

Alice Ting

Stanford University

Amy Herr

CZ Biohub Network, University of California, Berkeley

Andrea Califano

CZ Biohub NY, Columbia University

Chris Voigt

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dino DiCarlo

University of California, Los Angeles

Emma Lundberg

Stanford University

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

Columbia University

Ido Amit

Weizmann Institute of Science

Jeff Hubbell

University of Chicago

Jennifer Lewis

Harvard University

Jim Collins

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

John Rogers

Northwestern University

Mike Elowitz

California Institute of Technology

Mikhail Shapiro

California Institute of Technology

Neil Kelleher

Northwestern University

Rashid Bashir

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Rita Strack

Nature Methods

Rong Fan

Yale University

Steve Quake

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Stanford University

Savas Tay

University of Chicago


Detailed event schedule coming soon

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