The 18th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition (IBS2018) will be held from August 12-17, 2018. This important symposium will take place in Montreal for the very first time, and it’s an honour for Canada’s cultural capital to welcome the world’s leading biotechnology experts.
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The theme of this year’s conference, which takes place every two years in a different city, is Supporting a Healthy World.
“There has never been a more exciting time to showcase how biotechnology is revolutionizing the development of innovative medicines and diagnostics, sustainable agriculture, new sources of energy, and environmental remediation. And with the advent and integration of big data and artificial intelligence in the field of biotechnology, we are truly entering a new era that promises to transform our world, says Roman Szumski, Vice-president, Life Sciences, National Research Council of Canada.
Five scientific tracks will be featured, namely :
- Biotechnology foundations and innovations;
- Pharmaceutical and health biotechnologies;
- Agricultural, forest and marine biotechnologies;
- Industrial and environmental biotechnologies:
- And Bioenergy and biorefinery.
The event will also feature a one-day business track targeting industry professionals.