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MB8.0 Microbial Biotechnology Symposium

Microbial Biotechnology Symposium MB8.0

The Microbial Biotechnology Symposium is organised yearly by the NBV work group Microbial Biotechnology

Date & location

Monday November 28th  2022
O2 Auditorium, VU Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1108, 1081 HZ Amsterdam


All participants need to register:

Please register via this link


Download the programme flyer here

9:45 – 10:15    Registration and coffee

10:15 - 10:25   Introduction
10:25 - 10:55   Opening lecture: Alex van Belkum, CSO Baseclear - Innovative tools for detection of infection and antibiotic resistance.
10:55 - 11:15  Maria Martin Pascual, WUR - From sugar to spice: Production of curcuminoids in Pseudomonas putida.
11:15 - 11:35  Rianne Prins, RUG - Antimicrobial resistance peptides: how a killer yeast is protected against the toxin it secretes
11:35 - 12:05   Poster pitches

12:05 - 13:30   Lunch, poster session and networking

13:30 - 14:00   Invited lecture: Sarah D’Adamo, WUR - Oleaginous microalgae: revisiting lipid metabolism through genetic engineering, and its challenges.
14:00 - 14:20  Aafke van Aalst, TUD - CO2-dependent anaerobic co-fermentation of glucose and sorbitol to increase ethanol yield
14:20 - 14:40  Sara Benito Vaquerizo, WUR - Model-driven approach for the production of butyrate from CO2/H2 by a novel co-culture of C. autoethanogenum and C. beijerinckii.

14:40 - 15:25   Coffee break and poster session

15:25 - 15:55  Pranas Grigaitis, VU Amsterdam- Domestication in silico: unlocking the metabolic capacity of microorganisms through computational modeling
15:55 - 16:15  Jo-Anne Verschoor, Leiden University - Back to the future; Ancestral sequence reconstruction for the identification of new plastic degrading enzymes 
16:15 - 16:45   Invited lecture: Peter Rowe, Deep Branch – Sustainable Microbial Food Production

16:45             Drinks and networking


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