Emerging Applications of Microbes

About this event

Jun 3, 2019
Jun 4, 2019
Leuven. Belgium

The field of microbiology is moving exceptionally fast, in part because it can take full advantage of the new developments in microscopy, computational biology, synthetic biology, lab-on-chip approaches and single-cell technologies. 

The new breakthroughs and technologies in microbiology do not only allow a better basic understanding of microbes and life in general, they also  open new routes in applied and industrial microbiology.  This conference is specifically aimed at the links between the newest knowledge and applications.


We aim to provide you with a platform to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow researchers with session topics such as:

  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Microbial Communities


We will welcome a range of world leaders from academia and industry who will discuss the latest applications and technological developments in the field of microbiology.

The list includes: 

  • Eric Alm, MIT, US
  • David Berry, University of Vienna, AT
  • Jef Boeke, NYU Langone Health, US
  • Francesca Ceroni, Imperial College London, UK
  • Marjan De Mey, Ghent University, BE
  • Angela E. Douglas, Cornell University, US
  • Alain Goossens, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems biology, BE
  • Dan Jarosz, Stanford, US
  • Narendra Maheshri, Ginkgo Bioworks, US
  • Sara Mitri, Université de Lausanne, CH
  • Jens Nielsen, Chalmers University, SE
  • Karen Polizzi, Imperial College, UK
  • Sam Possemiers, Prodigest, BE
  • Jack Pronk, TU Delft, NL
  • Christina Smolke, Stanford, US
  • Morten Sommer, DTU Biosustain, DK
  • Maria Teresa Teixeira, CNRS, FR


In addition to the scientific program with plenary talks and poster sessions, there will be ample opportunities to network and discuss collaborations during the breaks, reception and conference dinner.



Abstract               1 April 2019
Early Bird             22 April 2019
Final                      20 May 2019

For more information you can see the conference website here: https://vibconferences.be/event/emerging-applications-of-microbes


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