BIOMAN 2009 Conference

July, 2009

BIOMAN 2009, Rochester, New York


July 27th to July 30th 2009
BIOMAN 2009 Schedule of events and workshops
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
BIOMAN 2009 in Rochester, NY
Download 2009 Schedule in Table format



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).

Institution & Event Location:

Rochester Institute of Technology
Center for Bioscience Education and Technology
153 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623-5608

James Hewlett, Associate Professor of Biology
Finger Lakes Community College
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 394-3500 x7325 Voice


All Conference Attendees

Breakfast & Networking (8:00am to (9:00am):
Monday, July 27th through Thursday, July 30th

Keynoters (9:00am to 10:00am):
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

Vendor Show and Interest Tables (10:00am to 1:00pm):
Tuesday, July 28th

Lunch (Noon to 1:00pm):
Monday, July 27th through Thursday, July 30th

Wrap-Up and Evaluation  (4:30pm to 5:00pm): Thursday, July 30th

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. Payment options are Credit Card or Purchase Order.

Morning Concurrent Sessions

Monday 10:15am to Noon:

Panel: "How to Write an NSF ATE Grant and other NSF Opportunities"with Linnea Fletcher, NSF Program Officer
Lecture: "History of cGMP" with Barbara Immel

Wednesday 9:00am to Noon:

Hands-On Workshop: "HPLC GFP" by Kevin Lampe, NBC2, Christina Befumo, NBC2, and Dana Hopkins, NBC2
Hands-On Workshop: "Mycoplasma PCR" by Sheila Byrne, NBC2 and Linda Rehfuss, NBC2
Hands-On Workshop: "Bradford Assay Validation for Protein Quantification" Jim Hewlett, NBC2

Thursday 10:15am to Noon:

Panel: "How to Put a BIOMAN Focus into your Biotech Program" with NBC2 PI and C0-PIs
Hands-On Workshop: "Transformation and Sequencing of GFP" by Sherri Andrews of Bio-Rad

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions


Monday 1:30pm to 4:30pm:

Hands-On Workshop: "E. coli - GFP using 1 liter Bioreactors" by Kevin Lampe, NBC2, Christina Befumo, NBC2, and Dana Hopkins, NBC2
Hands-On Workshop: "Process Control" by Mary Jane Kurtz, NBC2
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Tuesday 1:30pm to 4:30pm:

Hands-On Workshop: "GFP Purification" by Kevin Lampe, NBC2, Christina Befumo, NBC2, and Dana Hopkins, NBC2

Hands-On Workshop: "Facilities Monitoring" by Robert O'Brien, NBC2
Hands-On Workshop: "Popcorn cGMP" by Linda Rehfuss, NBC2

Wednesday 1:00pm to 5:00pm: 

"High Falls Brewery" (Fermentation Science)
"Genencor" (Industrial Enzymes)
"Rochester Bioventure Center"

Thursday 1:30pm to 4:30pm:

Hands-On Workshop: "Microbial ID" by Robert O'Brien, NBC2
Hands-On Workshop: "Making a Master or Working Cell Bank" by Kevin Lampe, NBC2, Christina Befumo, NBC2, and Dana Hopkins, NBC2
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Cellulosic Ethanol
Larry Walker, NE BioFuels

Industrial Enzymes
Carol Tomet, CEO, Litron Laboratories


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. VISA and MasterCard only will be acepted. Registration fee also covers continental breakfast and lunch on July 27, 28, 29 and 30. For questions not answered above, please contact Sonia Wallman at 603-559-1581 or

Lodging: Your registration fee also covers your lodging accomodations at "RIT Inn and Conference Center" (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 (585) 359-1800. Their website may be accessed