Agenda & Invited Speakers


ABioM 2020 Program-at-a-Glance

All conference events will be held in the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.
Monday, March 30, 2020
6:00pm-7:00pm  Reception
7:00pm-9:00pm ABioM SIG Committee Business Meeting
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
7:30am-5:00pm Registration
8:00am-5:00pm Exhibition Tables
8:00am-8:30am Networking/Light Breakfast Fare
8:30am-8:40am Opening Remarks
8:40am-10:30am Overview of Advanced Biomanufacturing Session
10:05am-10:30am Coffee Break and Networking
10:30am-10:55am Enabling Technologies for Advanced Biomanufactuing Session
12:10pm-1:20pm Networking and Lunch
1:20pm-3:45pm Breakout Room 1: Biomaterials and Cell Sourcing Session
1:20pm-3:00pm Breakout Room 2: Automated and AI-ased Cell manufacturing and Tissue Biofabrication
3:00pm-3:30pm Networking and Coffee Break
3:30pm-4:55pm Breakout Room 1: Cell Manufacturing Session
3:30pm-4:55pm Breakout Room 2: Control Session
4:55pm-5:05pm Networking
5:05pm-6:00pm Industry & Academia Partnership Panel Discussion
6:00pm-7:00pm Networking and Dinner
7:00pm-8:30pm Desserts and Coffee
7:00pm-8:00pm Funding Opportunity in Advanced Biomanufacturing Session
8:00pm-8:30pm Junior investigator award ceremony
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
7:00am-8:00am ABioM Planning Committee Business Meeting
7:30am-12:00pm Poster session
7:30am-8:00am Networking and Light Breakfast
8:00am-9:10am Product Validation Session
9:10am-9:20am Networking and Coffee Break
9:20am-10:00am Poster Spotlights Session
9:20am-11:30am QA/QC and Regulation Session
11:30pm-12:00pm Workforce Training in Advanced Biomanufacturing Session (Box Lunch)
12:00pm-12:20pm Graduate Student Poster Award Ceremony
12:20pm-12:30pm Conclusion Remarks

Invited Speakers

Dan Gincel, PhD., Vice President, University of Partnership, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund
Danilo Tagle, PhD, Associate Director for Special Initiatives, Office of the Director, NIH/NCAS (National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences)
Gang Bao, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Economic Development, Rice University
Guru Madhavan, PhD, Program Director, National Academy of Engineering
Jaime A Giraldo, PhD, Program Director, Beta Cell Replacement and Artificial Pancreas Development Program, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Jianyi “Jay” Zhang, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lin-Gibson Sheng, PhD, Division Director, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Mark Powers, PhD, Vice President, R&D Cell Biology, Cell Culture and Cell Therapy, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Sharon Gerecht, Professor, Director, Institute for NanoBio Technology (INBT), Johns Hopkins University
Wei Sun, PhD, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University
William Murphy, PhD, Co-Director, Wisconsin Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, University of Wisconsin
Yongsheng Li, Professor, School of Biomaterials Science, East China University of Science and Technology
Zhongze Gu, PhD, Professor and Dean, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dongnan Unviersity