¿What is CIBB?

The CIBB is a Congress about Biotechnology and Biodiversity to be held in Guayaquil and is the major biotechnology event in Ecuador, bi-annual gathering hundreds of attendees in a same city. It is organized by the researchers at the Biotechnology Research Center of Ecuador-CIBE; and aimed at students, teachers, researchers, business people or anyone interested in learning or updating knowledge associated with areas comprising biotechnology and biodiversity and hence the bio-knowledge and bio-business.

Considering that modern biotechnology and the life sciences associated represent a constantly evolving area, which are a priority at both institutional and national levels and that are key to the development of an economy based on knowledge, the mission of this event is:

To turn the CIBB into the most important Scientific Congress on Biotechnology and Biodiversity of Ecuador through the dissemination and promotion of the research done by all of the professionals and students working in this sector through conferences, symposia and post-congress courses.

In these meetings, Ecuadorian and international scientific personalities perform a series of master lectures intended to approach the latest advances and trends in the field of agricultural biotechnology; the participants present, in the form of conferences and posters, their results of completed researches in biotechnology and biodiversity. Additionally, training courses related to the knowledge areas displayed at the event are provided.

 

General objectives of the CIBB.

• To approach the latest scientific and technological advances in agricultural biotechnology and biodiversity fields developed in the country and other regions of the world.
• To establish academic and research collaboration networks in the field of agricultural biotechnology that allow us to propose solutions to current issues.
• To contribute to academic and scientific training of professionals and students.
• To introduce the biotechnological alternatives for obtaining new high value-added products and the use of cleaner technologies to the business sector.
• To provide to the business - industrial community the opportunity to meet biotech professionals that they could incorporated.


EVOLUTION OF THE CIBB


Participants

2012

2014

2016

Ecuadorian Universities

22

28

23

Foreign Universities

35

74

23

Researchers

126

246

86

Students

108

145

55

Lectures

57

102

104

Posters

66

74

46

 

 

 


PARTICIPANTS BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN


Countries

2012

2014

2016

Colombia

3

4

10

Ecuador

20

12

73

Mexico

4

2

3

Venezuela

2

2

0

Other

71

80

14

 

 

 


TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS


 

Conferences

Posters

2012

2014

2016

2012

2014

2016

Ecuadorian

35

46

45

34

54

35

Foreigners

22

56

29

32

20

11

 

 

 


PARTICIPATION BY GENDER


 

Researchers

Students

2012

2014

2016

2012

2014

2016

Male

47

55

60

35

55

36

Female

53

45

40

65

45

64

 

 

 


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS



 

2012

2014

2016

Male

74

57

65

Female

26

43

35

 

 

 


CIBE RESEARCHERS


 

2012

2014

2016

Prometeo Project

4

4

1

Keynote Speakers

4

5

2

Conferences

11

13

17

Posters

13

12

11

 

 

 


ECUADORIAN UNIVERSITIES



I CIBB 2012 “Turning dreams into reality”


The First International Congress on Biotechnology and Biodiversity, I CIBB 2012, was held at the Guayaquil Hilton Colon Hotel in partnership with the Ecuadorian Banana Exporters Association, AEBE, in parallel with the IX International Banana Forum: "The challenges of the banana industry". More than 200 attendees, that included students and researchers from 20 countries on three continents, alongside producers and exporters of Ecuador and Latin America, gathered to witness the beginning of an unprecedented event in the history of biotechnology in the country. For three days, the participants held a fruitful exchange and witnessed lectures and symposia that analyzed the main trends of scientific research and technology transfer in a large number of topics: Genomics and Metagenomic; Biodiversity and Biodiscovery; Genetic engineering; Molecular Biology and Agriculture as well as Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioprocessing.

In the CIBB the main trends of scientific research and technology transfer on numerous topics were discussed: Genomics and Metagenomic; Biodiversity and Biodiscovery; Genetic engineering; Molecular Biology and Agriculture and Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioprocessing. Participants also had the opportunity to meet the different tourist attractions that the city of Guayaquil offers. Overcoming all the initially proposed objectives, as well as the total satisfaction of the participants, enabled a projection for a second edition.

 

 


II CIBB 2014: “Walking”


May 2014 was the date chosen for the second International Congress on Biotechnology and Biodiversity, II CIBB 2014, with the motivation to extend the scope of the first edition. Three intense days where (30) lectures, seven (7) symposiums, three (3) post-congress, a hundred and two (102) oral presentations courses, and seventy-four (74) posters were made.

In the same way as in the previous edition, different activities offered a variety of knowledge in the field of microorganisms and plants genomics, bioprocess and biofuels, biodiscovery, the etnofarmacia and ancestral knowledge; as well as the advances in researches of pathogenic virus of plants. We had two symposia associated with cacao and bananas production where issues relevant to these two representative items of the country were touched, additionally a special mention to the VLIR Ecuador-Belgium network and the role of higher education in the sustainability of natural resources was made. With more than 250 attendees from four (4) continents and involving 72 universities, it was possible to overcome the initial expectations of the event and achieve, for the second consecutive year, the satisfaction of the participants and the organizers.

In these two editions the capabilities of scientific research in the country and CIBE-ESPOL as receiver and transmitter of scientific knowledge in Biotechnology and Biodiversity have been exposed. With this background we come to 2016 CIBB III and XIII International Bananas Forum. A new edition aimed to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors in promoting the association between the business, biotechnology and academy sectors in Ecuador.

 

 


III CIBB 2016: “Space of relationships consolidation”


To this conclusion we arrived, after the third edition of the International Congress of Biotechnology and Biodiversity, CIBB 2016, which was held from 10 to 13 October at the Hilton Colon hotel in Guayaquil, and for the second time with the aid of the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE), which in parallel developed the XIII International Banana Forum. To this meeting, chapter 2016, we named "Research and Competitiveness: Keys to Productivity" and represented for us the consolidation of relationships between the Academy and the productive sectors of Ecuador, in order to mark the route of action of new research projects in the field of agricultural biotechnology.

During the CIBB 2016, we tackled five topics that covered: Omic Tools and Bioinformatics; Phytopathology; Biodiscovery, Pharmacy and Ancestral Knowledge; Agricultural Biotechnology; Bioprocesses and Biotechnology and Animal Biodiversity as a new session to be developed in partnership with other universities in the country. We had 121 attendees among students, teachers and researchers for a total of 82 oral presentations and 39 posters, We received as special guests 44 lecturers between international and national experts; We had the attendance and participation of 17 Universities of Ecuador and 19 foreign universities; And as a summary of the academic apart, we successfully developed 2 symposia, 1 forum and 5 post-congress courses.

These figures motivate us to affirm that it is possible to carry out quality scientific research in Ecuador in association with the productive sector to solve crucial problems that affect the productivity of our country. It also allows us to strengthen CIBE as an academic institution of scientific research on biotechnology of international prestige that develops meetings and networks of collaboration of the highest level, where the priority will always be to gather every two years, the academic and research sector of Ecuador and the world, Under the umbrella of CIBB.

 

As it is tradition, the Organizing Committee of the International Congress of Biotechnology and Biodiversity awards the best Poster and best Oral presentation of each topic area, in order to recognizing the scientific work of researchers.

The jury is formed by members of evaluator scientific committee and their decision is inapelable. The results of the evaluation and recognitions will be given at the closing session of the event.

 


I CIBB 2012 AWARDS





AWARDS OF ORAL PRESENTATION SESSION

Genomics and Metagenomic

Characterization of MI-1 gene in the Solanaceae family with breeding purposes. Saskya Carrera, ESPE, Ecuador.

Biodiversity and Biodiscovery

Natural fungicide produced by Chilean fungi and its effect on postharvest fungi. Pedro Aqueveque, University Of Concepcion, Chile.

Molecular Biology and Agriculture

Identification of biomarkers associated with slow wilt disease in oil palm using a proteomic approach. Morayma Temoche, Cayetano Heredia University, Perú.

Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioprocessing

Regeneration of coffee plants (Coffea canephora) by somatic embryogenesis from leaf segments using temporary immersion bioreactors (TIB). José Flores, CIBE-ESPOL, Ecuador.

AWARDS FOR POSTER SESSION

Genomics and Metagenomic

Study for improvement of the single cell protein from Pichia pastoris used for feeding animals. Hugo Lazcano, IPM, Mexico.

Biodiversity and Biodiscovery

Phenotypic characterization of native potatoes ("black potatoes") of the Andes, EDO. Juan Pablo Bracho, Laboratoy Of Diversity And Molecular Variability, Venezuela.

Genetic engineering

The intracellular [ATP]/ [ADP] ratio plays an important role in genetic regulation in Escherichia coli mutants. Sandra Soria, CEIB-UAEM, Mexico.

Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioprocessing

Determination of Cytochrome C as a parameter of cytotoxicity in Jurkat cell line treated with saponin. Diego Trujillo, National University Of Colombia, Colombia.

 

 


II CIBB 2014 AWARDS




AWARDS FOR POSTER SESSION

Omics Tools in Microorganisms and Plants

"Metabolomics differentiation in banana plants with the presence of somaclonal variation" by Cristina Jines (CIBE-ESPOL, Ecuador).

Biodiversity and Biodiscovery

“Evaluation of the cytotoxic effect of alkaloid extract from Lupinus mutabilis in Leishmania Mexicana in vitro cultures" by Anabel Zabala y Nathalia Rodríguez (Universidad de Las Américas, Ecuador).

Agrobiotechnology

"Rational and irrational design of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry toxin for dengue control” by Miguel Suárez (Universidad de Santander, Colombia).

Bioprocesses and Biofuels

“Chemical and biological remediation of cyanide mining effluents at laboratory scale” by Pablo Jumbo (Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador).

Phytopathology and Pest Management

“Molecular characterization of lactic acid bacteria with bactericidal and fungistatic potential” by  Karina López (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia).

 

 


PREMIACIONES III CIBB 2016







AWARDS OF ORAL PRESENTATION SESSION

Omic Tools and Bioinformatics

Caroliña Proaño de IKIAM, Ecuador. "Peptidomic approach identifies cruzioseptins, a new family of potent antimicrobial peptides in the splendid leaf frog, Cruziohyla calcarifer"

 

Phytopathology

Karina López de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia. "Caracterización molecular del virus del mosaico amarillo de hybanthus (HybYMV): un nuevo begomovirus aislado de Hybanthus attenuatus y Rivina humilis"

 

Biodiscovery, Pharmacy and Ancestral Knowledge

César Machuca de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia. "EAR16 and EAR18 peptides: two new nmda receptor antagonists with possible neuroprotective effect in ischemic In vitro models"

 

Agricultural Biotechnology

Soledad Chávez de la Universidad Pública de El Alto, Bolivia. "Caracterización morfológica de oca (Oxalis tuberosa Mol.) de la colección del banco de germoplasma – UPEA"

Bioprocess

Mariuxy James de la UDLA, Ecuador. "Evaluación de las condiciones de cultivo de Lactobacillus acidophilus y Lactobacillus casei a nivel de laboratorio, con inulina como fuente de carbono"

 

Animal Biotechnology and Biodiversity

Ma. Gabriela Bruque de la USFQ, Ecuador. "Estudio preliminar de diversidad genética de Tremarctos ornatus mediante el análisis de la región D-LOOP del ADN mitocondrial"

AWARDS FOR POSTER SESSION

Omic Tools and Bioinformatics

Ronald Criollo de ESPOL, Ecuador. "Sistema de imágenes hiperespectral para el escaneo de enfermedades en plantas de banano"

Phytopathology

Alejandro Olmedo de Oklahoma State University y ESPE, USA - Ecuador. "Discriminating Potexvirus species by qRT-PCR coupled to high resolution melting"

Biodiscovery, Pharmacy and Ancestral Knowledge

Natalia Areiza de la Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia. "Efecto neuroprotector de extractos del fruto de Physalis peruviana en astrocitos estimulados con rotenona"

Agricultural Biotechnology

Guillermo Reyes de CIBE-ESPOL, Ecuador. "Establecimiento de un banco de germoplasma de clones élite de banano (Musa spp), cvs. Williams, Valery (AAA) y plátano Barraganete (AAB) en condiciones de crioconservación".

Bioprocess

Ma. Cristina Guamán del CIE, Ecuador. "Producción de xilitol a partir de levaduras aisladas de madera en descomposición de las Islas Galápagos y descripción de Cyberlindnera galapagoensis f.a., sp. nov".

Animal Biotechnology and Biodiversity

Venancio Arahana de la USFQ, Ecuador. "Estudio preliminar de diversidad genética de Manta birostris en la isla de la plata en los períodos 2010, 2011 y 2012".