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Awards Banquet. Welcome. Leadership & Partnership Recognition. IBE Awards & Competitions. Annual Bioethics Essay Competition Poster Competition Journal of Biological Engineering Awards Presidential Citations. IBE Awards & Competitions. Other Leadership Award* Student Leadership Award

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Leadership & Partnership Recognition

ibe awards competitions

IBE Awards & Competitions


Bioethics Essay Competition

Poster Competition

Journal of Biological Engineering Awards

Presidential Citations

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IBE Awards & Competitions


Leadership Award*

Student Leadership Award


Brahm and Sudha Verma Lifetime Visionary Award

bioethics essay competition

Bioethics Essay Competition

Competition Winners


Praveen Kolar

honorable mention
Honorable Mention

Vanessa Niba

University of Maryland

“Direct Reprogramming: A way to save a life or a way to create one?”

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Honorable Mention

Andrew Wesley

University of Maryland

“The Ethics Involving Embryonic Stem Cells: Recycling as a Possible Solution”

third place
Third Place

Maeve McCoy

University of Maryland

“Animal Testing in Bioengineering”

second place
Second Place

Joan Zhang

University of Maryland

“Do You Want To Order A Custom Baby? Genetic Engineering Can Provide the Catalog”

first place
First Place

Andrew Koivuniemi

IU School of Medicine/Purdue University

“The Matter of Autonomy”

poster competition

Poster Competition

Judges & Reviewers

Angela Pannier

Ben Stuart

Charlie Miller


Alyssa Henning

Jing Lu

Yue Cui

Mark Riley

Kaustubh Bhalerao

Charly Kinoshita

Chair: Melissa Moss

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Poster Competition

Undergraduate Award Winners

undergraduate third place
Undergraduate - Third Place

Evan Buettmann, Ryan Prsha, Daniel Els, Katie Hocker; Matt Cozad, Dave Grant, Sheila Grant, (University of Missouri, Columbia)

Development and characterization of a polycaprolactone/soy lecithin electrospun adhesion barrier

University of Missouri, Columbia

undergraduate second place
Undergraduate - Second Place

Sean Kearney, Joe Bretzmann, Madeline Cox, Emilia Czyszczon, Mark De La Croix, Kayla Fouch, Jonathan Gritzer, Sean Hendrix

Isolation, characterization, and genomic comparison of MrGordo, a novel soil-derived mycobacteriophage

Purdue University

undergraduate first place
Undergraduate - First Place

Brittani Bungart, Jui-Heng, Will Reed,

James C-M Lee, Melissa Moss (mentor)

Inhibiting the formation of amyloid-&beta

fibrils using isoflavones with increasing

hydroxyl functionalization

University of South Carolina

undergraduate grand prize sponsored by ksbb
Undergraduate – Grand PrizeSponsored by KSBB

Madeline Porterfield (Purdue University), Eric McLamore, PracheeChaturvedi, Masashige

Taguchi, Stephanie Burrs, Katelyn Ward

The use of nanoparticles in the detection of microcystin-LR with electrochemical sensors

Purdue University & University of Florida

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Poster Competition

Graduate Award Winners

graduate third place
Graduate - Third Place

UtsavAgrawal, Eric M. Johnson- Chavarria,

MelikhanTanyeri, Charles M. Schroeder

Investigating the effects of dynamic external

stimuli on single cell fitness and gene

expression in Escherichia coli

University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

graduate second place
Graduate - Second Place

ArnabMukherjee, Kevin Weyant,

Charles M. Schroeder

Directed evolution of bright mutants of a flavin-binding oxygen-independent fluorescent reporter protein from pseudomonas putida

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

graduate first place
Graduate - First Place

Joshua Ellis, Cody Tramp, Ronald C. Sims,

Charles D. Miller

Metagenome analysis of a methanogenic community within an algae fed anaerobic digester

Utah State University

graduate grand prize sponsored by ksbb
Graduate – Grand PrizeSponsored by KSBB

Paul Kenis, Ritika Mohan, ArnabMukherjee, Jaebum Lee, EmreSevgan,

Charles M. Schroeder

A multiplexed microfluidic platform for antibiotic susceptibility screening

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

high school honorable mention
High School – Honorable Mention


Katherine De Paz

Sophia Powell

Uniondale High School

high school first place tie
High School - First Place Tie

Manuel Flores-Bonilla


Evolution of Zinc Oxide

Nanoparticles in PLC6 Media

Uniondale High School

  • Elizabeth Osei
  • The impact of bio-plastic secretion on cell viability

Uniondale High School

journal of biological engineering

Journal of Biological Engineering

Editor-in-Chief: Mark Eiteman, University of Georgia


Journal of Biological Engineering


Mark A. Eiteman (University of Georgia)

  • Journal of Biological Engineering is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that encompasses all aspects biological engineering.
  • The journal welcomes manuscripts on the following topics:
  • synthetic biology and cellular design
  • engineering of biomolecular and cellular devices
  • bioproduction and bioproduct engineering
  • ecological and environmental engineering
  • biological engineering education and the biodesign process
  • Journal of Biological Engineering is the official journal of the Institute of Biological Engineering.


Journal of Biological Engineering


Mark A. Eiteman (University of Georgia)

The Journal of Biological Engineering is offering a special promotional offer only to attendees of the 2012 meeting. The publisher will waive the normal article processing fee. Use the following code when you submit your manuscript at the location where a payment waiver request is made:

JBE_meeting – your last name

Applies only to submissions made between

March 15, 2012 and June 15, 2012.

presidential citations
Presidential Citations

Czarena Crofcheck

Mark Eiteman

Sandun Fernando

Danielle Frechette

Charles Kinoshita

Praveen Kolar

Eric McLamore

Melissa Moss

Mark Riley

Kirsten Sims

Jeong-Yeol Yoon

Guigen Zhang

Paul Lichtman

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Presidential Citations

Thank you for your leadership and determination as 2011 President


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