The 18th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium



The 18th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium will be held on June 28 – 30, 2017 at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. The registration fee will include all meals during the conference, as detailed below.  Please note that we have reserved 75 rooms for June 28th and 60 rooms for June 29th at the contract rate below.  Lodging at the Luskin Conference Center MUST be reserved through this registration payment site.

Abstract deadline extended to:  Thursday, April 20, 2017, 2:00pm Pacific Standard Time
Early bird registration and Lodging deadline extended to: Friday, May 19, 2017, 12:00pm
Late registration with Lodging deadline:  Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Late registration without Lodging deadline:  Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 11:59pm

Please contact Ms. Stacey Fong at 310-794-5072 or for any questions about payment.


Early Registration Late Registration (Begins at 12:01 PM PST on Friday, May 19th)
Undergraduate Students $160 $190
Graduate Students $180 $210
Postdocs / Staff Researchers $180 $210
Faculty $260 $300
CSU Faculty / Students $260 $300
Industry $310 $350


The online registration will be closed on June 21st, 2017, 11:59pm
Please make sure you will be able to attend before registering; there are no refunds.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission deadline has been extended to Thursday, April 20, 2017, 2:00pm Pacific Standard Time.  We are accepting abstracts in the following tracks:

Stem cell, biomaterials, and regenerative medicine
Drug delivery and immunoengineering
Biomedical devices and global health
Systems biology, computational biology, and bioinformatics
Synthetic biology and genetic engineering

In addition to submitting your abstract via the link above, please submit a 1 page pdf of your abstract to . In the subject line of the email, please put your LAST NAME followed by the name of the track (e.g., BREWIN, Drug Delivery and Immunoengineering). Please refer to the abstract template at


Diversity Travel Awards

As part of an initiative to increase diversity at this meeting, the conference organizers will provide travel awards in the form of free registration to students and postdoctoral scholars from underrepresented groups who are presenting their research at the meeting.  The number of awards will depend on the number of qualified applicants.

Current postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students from underrepresented groups may apply for this award. Applicants must be presenting research at the conference. These awards are intended to increase diversity at the conferences, especially among racial and ethnic minorities; in addition, the organizing committee will consider proposals from first-generation college students, LGBT individuals, and physically disabled students.

Interested students should submit an application that includes the following:

1) A cover letter which provides contact information for the applicant and specifies the applicant’s eligibility for
the award as a member of an underrepresented group.
2) A one-page (single-spaced) statement that describes the student’s professional goals, the presentation(s) he or she will be making at the conference, how attending the conference will benefit the student, and his or her financial need for the award.

Applications will be judged by members of the organizing committee.  Awards will be made on a competitive basis.

Applications must be submitted via email to by April 13, 2017.  In the subject line of the email, please put “Diversity Travel Award”.