BIOMAN 2008 Conference

July, 2008



July 13th to July 17th 2008
BIOMAN 2008 Schedule of events and workshops
BIOMAN 2008 in Blue Bell PA
Download 2008 Schedule in Table format
View 2008 Presenter List (.pdf file)
View 2008 Attendee List (.pdf file)


Biomanufacturing Educators from two and four year colleges and universities and technical high schools.


To exchange best practices and ideas to support and enhance biomanufacturing education and training and the workforce for the 21st century.


The National Science Foundation's ATE Regional Center for Biomanufacturing, the Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative (NBC2).


Montgomery County Community College
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422
Linda Rehfuss, Dean of Math, Science and Technology
215 619 6643 Voice
215 619 7170 FAX


All Conference Attendees

Reception/Dinner/Lecture at Montgomery County Community College Advanced Technology Center (5:30pm to 9:00pm): Sunday, July 13th

Breakfast (8:00am to (9:00am):
Monday, July 14th through Thursday, July 17th

Keynoters (9:00am to 10:00am):
Monday, July 14th through Thursday, July 17th

Vendor Show and Interest Tables (10:20am to 12:15pm):
Tuesday, July 15th

Lunch (12:30pm to 1:30pm):
Monday, July 14th through Thursday, July 17th

Wrap-Up and Evaluation  (11:30pm to 12:30pm): Thursday, July 17th

Conference Attendees Choose
When proceeding to the "Registration" page - make your choices for the following morning and afternoon hands-on workshops and panels (first come first served). Workshop options will be listed again on registration page.

Morning Concurrent Sessions


Monday 10:20am to 12:15pm:

Panel: "How to Write an NSF ATE Grant" with Celeste Carter, NSFand Sonia Wallman, NBC2
Click to View Sample NSF ATE Grant Proposal
Click to View PowerPoint Presentation Slides
Panel: "How to Set Up Short Courses for Incumbent Worker Training" with Tom Burkett, NBC2

Wednesday 10:20am to 12:15pm:

Panel: "How To Start An Industrial Biotechnology Program" with Sonia Wallman, NBC, Sengyong Lee, IvyTech and Bill Woodruff, Alamance CC.   
Click to View Sengyong Lee PowerPoint Presentation slides
Panel: "How to Teach Biomanufacturing at the High School Level" with Mary Jane Kurtz, NBC2
Click to View PowerPoint Presentation slides

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions


Monday 1:30pm to 4:30pm:

Workshop: "QC Biochemistry: Protein Methods" by Melanie Lenahan, NBC2 and Laura Roselli NBC
Click to View PowerPoint Presentation slides


Workshop: "Instrument Validation" by Tom Burkett, NBC2


Workshop: "Process Control" by William Brownlowe, MCCC and "Purification of Antibodies using Protein A" by Josephine Pino, Christina Befumo, NBC2

Tuesday 1:30pm to 4:30pm:

Workshop: "Environmental Health & Safety: Root Cause Analysis and FMEA" by Jim Hewlett, NBC2


Workshop: "Introduction to Biomanufacturing Techniques" by Mary Jane Kurtz, NBC2


Workshop: "Metrology: Pipette Calibration and Maintenance" by Bob O�Brien, NBC2
Click to View Metrology PowerPoint Presentation slides

Wednesday 1:30pm to 4:30pm:

Workshop: "A Biomanufacturing Facility on Second Life" by Sonia Wallman, NBC2


Workshop: "Quality Assurance: Popcorn GMP Exercise" by Deb Audino, NBC2 and Linda Rehfuss, NBC2


Workshop: Use of Pichia pastoris Secreting HSA to Teach Process Development Theory and Skills by Eszter Birck-Wilson, NBC2
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Special Sunday Night Lecture/Reception
5:30pm to 9:00pm


Arnold Demain, Drew University - Antibiotics to Biologics: A History of Bioprocessing to Produce Therapeutics
Click to View PowerPoint Presentation slides

Reception, dinner and lecture at Advanced Technology Building, College Hall, Faculty/Staff Dining Room, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell PA

Overview of the Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative
Sonia Wallman, NHCTC

Taking Creative and Assertive Actions to Draw Students into the Biotech/Biomanufacturing Education Pipeline
Linda Rehfuss, MCCC
Click to View PowerPoint Presentation slides

Educating Students to Work in the Field of Organ Regeneration
- Jason Krentz, Tengion

Maintenance Evangelist
- Joel Leonard
Click to View PDF Articles


The registration fee is $300 for Northeast Region (6 New England states plus NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA, & DC) educators and $600 for educators out of region.  Registration fee also covers the opening reception on July 13, continental breakfast and lunch on July 14, 15, 16 and 17. For individuals needing to use a Purchase Order please contact Sonia Wallman at 603-559-1581 for billing information. 


Your registration fee also covers your lodging accomodations at"The Normandy Farm Hotel". You MUST make reservations yourself and REQUEST a room reserved for the BIOMAN conference. Your charge card will only be used to 'hold' your reserved room and you will not be charged upon checkout. Please call the hotel after you have completed your online conference registration. The phone number is 215-616-8500. Their website may be accessed at:
Options for travel from Airport to Normandy Farm Hotel are:
Jeff's Sedan Service: (215 802 7371) We believe the rate to be $95.
Rent A Car: Click to view driving directions. Do NOT use MapQuest!
Taxi: Cost Prohibitive