Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

21th ICABR Conference Bioeconomy in Transition: New Players and New Tools

Date: 31 May 2017 - 02 June 2017
Location: University of California, Berkeley, US

This year’s ICABR conference takes place at U.C. Berkeley at the home of CRISPR-Cas9 and in the Bay Area - the hub of biotech companies that might challenge the biotech/pesticide and biofuel companies that were the basis of bioeconomy 1.0. The conference will take place at the Berkeley City Club, a historical landmark and Julia Morgan architectural masterpiece.

The conference will include invited and contributed, plenary and parallel sessions in which participants from around the world will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the bioeconomy in both developed and developing countries. Plenary sessions will cover a range of topics such as:

  1. How evolving consumer tastes are influencing scientists’ selection of research tools, research topics and foods and how companies are labelling their products.
  2. The rise of China as a leader in bioeconomy science and technology.
  3. The impact of new tools and mergers and acquisitions in developing countries.

We invite the submission of contributed paper abstracts or panel proposals by January 31, 2017. Please use this link to submit a 250 word abstract before the deadline. We encourage submissions related to any aspect of the entire spectrum of challenges and opportunities facing the bioeconomy related to the themes mentioned or other related topics such as:

  • Science and technology policies;
  • New approaches for financing inventions and innovations;
  • The role of the bioeconomy in economic development;
  • Effects of new actors and research tools on land, labor, and the environment;
  • Data and indicators for monitoring policies and regulations that affect the bioeconomy;
  • Transforming and re-orienting agricultural systems to support sustainability and food security;
  • Supply chains and industrial organization of the bioeconomy.

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