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  • Food Biotechnology

  • Plant Biotechnology

  • Development of Biotechnological Process

  • Environmental Biotechnology

  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

  • Aquatic and Livestock Biotechnology

Dear Colleagues,

The Instituto Politécnico Nacional through Biotechnology Network and the Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas (CICIMAR) have the pleasure of inviting you to this event, that will take place in San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico from October 16 to 20, 2018 at the Hotel Holiday Inn Resort.

"Biotechnology and Innovation, science with impact"

The symposium will be a forum to discuss about science, biotechnology and innovation; with the participation of renowned invited scientists from worldwide. The program will include plenary lectures, discussions panels about the next step in biotechnology, biotechnology industry participation, Technological expo, oral presentations and posters sessions in six research areas.

Thematic areas

Food Biotechnology

Functional foods, gene modification to obtain food products with desired production, marketing, or nutrition related properties.

Plant Biotechnology

Set of techniques used to adapt plants for specific needs or opportunities.

Development of Biotechno-logical Process

Application of micro-organisms or enzymes, to generate industrially useful products, in sectors such as chemicals, food and feed, detergents, paper and pulp, textiles and biofuels.

Environmental Biotechnology

Development, use and regulation of biological systems, for remediation of contaminated environments and for environment-friendly processes.

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Discover and manufacturing of traditional small molecule pharmaceutical drugs as well as drugs that are the product of biotechnology biopharmaceutics.

Aquatic and Livestock Biotechnology

Use aquatic organisms or their compounds for the development of commercial value products, through the design of competitive technologies that solve problems in aquaculture, industrial, health and environmental fields.


Registration and Submission

Important dates

Registry is open

Submission deadline sep. 10

Early registration before may 31
Standard registration after may 31


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Registration fees

Early (Until June 15)
Students $2000 MNX / $120 USD
Professor/other $2500 MNX / $150 USD

Students $2500 MNX / 150 USD
Professor/other $3000 MNX / 180 USD

Bank deposit:
Bank: Bancomer BBVA
branch office: Centro Comercial Californiano
Beneficiary's account number: 0111904574
CLABE account number: 012040001119045741
Beneficiary's name: Asociacion de Biotecnologia e Innovacion

Address Branch
Colonia Pueblo Nuevo
Town, postcode: La Paz, BCS. México 23060
SWIFT code of the bank: BCMRMXMM PYM
Please send receipt to this mail:

Fees Include

  • Electronic abstract book.
  • Conference material.
  • Program.
  • Welcome coctel.
  • Coffee service.
  • Cultural events.

Organizing committe

Dr. Mario Alberto Rodríguez Casas
Director General del IPN

Dr. Juan Silvestre Aranda Barradas​
Secretarío de Investigación y Posgrado del IPN

Dr. Luis Cuauhtémoc Gil Cisneros
Director de Posgrado del IPN

Dr. Hugo Necoechea Mondragón
Coordinador de las Redes de Investigación

Dr. Sergio Hernández Trujillo
Director de CICIMAR

Dr. Hervey Rodríguez González
Coordinador de la Red de Biotecnología

Dr. Silverio López López
Subdirector Académico de CICIMAR

Dra. Claudia Judith Hernández Guerrero
Coordinadora General del Comité Organizador

How to arrive and recreation

Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos All Inclusive

Is located in front of the Sea of ​​Cortez and is an attractive lodging option in Los Cabos. It offers high quality services and the facilities you need to rest and have fun.

  • Single room $2880.00 MXN*
  • Double room $3100.00 MXN*
  • Triple room $ 4830.00 MXN*

Reservation code: E3B*

*Hotel Policy: Any reservation through another way different to this code, will generate a fee of $350.00 MXN per person per day to attend the scheduled events of the Symposium.

Reservations will be made directly to the hotel by mail to:
or phone 624-142-9229

Recreation and fun

With a rich and colorful history dating back to the 1700’s, the laid-back community of San Jose del Cabo offers an abundance of Mexican charm and hospitality with its Spanish colonial character. With its natural fresh water oasis flowing into palm-lined lagoons at the edge of the Sea of Cortés.

Recreation and fun

The city of Cabo San Lucas is about twenty miles to the west of San Jose del Cabo and is far more commercial. Unlike most Mexican towns, Cabo San Lucas has no main plaza or large cathedral. Instead it focuses on the marina and the entertainment district.

We will be waiting for you in San José del Cabo!!!