The Microbial Biotechnology section of the KNVM, associated to the Microbial Physiology Platform of the NBV, is excited to announce the MB5.0 Fall meeting, which will take place on Monday November 5th 2018 in Delft.

Venue: DUWO Lecture Hall, Professor Schermerhornstraat 4, 2628 PZ Delft

Participants, and particularly junior participants, are strongly encouraged to bring posters to the fall meeting.




A registration fee of 30€ will be applied. The meeting is free of charge for master and bachelor students, as well as for members of the NBV or the KNVM. We strongly encourage the attendants to join our community and benefit from other advantages by becoming NBV or KNVM members. Click on the links to become a member of the NBV or the KNVM.

The registration fee will have to be paid in cash at the registration desk on the day of the fall meeting. You can register here.

Click here for a map to reach the venue. The lecture hall is accessible via the side entrance at the staircase. It is situated at the second floor and can easily be reached by the stairs. If you need the elevator, please go to the reception at the main entrance. They will show you the way. 

Drinks will be served at the Botanical Garden – Portlandplein 6, 2628 BM, Delft

If you have questions, please contact Pascale Daran-Lapujade.


Program (download PDF)

9:30  – 10:00    Registration and coffee

10:00 - 10:10    Introduction Mickel Jansen, DSM

10:10 - 10:40    Opening lecture: Matthias Heinemann, RUG 
A cell - a chemical machine that must not operate too hard?

10:40 - 11:00    Aniek van der Woude, Photanol
From cyanobacteria to chemicals 

11:00 - 11:20    Ioannis Mougiakos, WUR
Hot’n’sharp: Characterizing ThermoCas9 for bacterial genome editing and silencing

11:20 - 11:40    Dennis Claessen, Leiden University
Adaptive morphogenesis in filamentous actinomycetes

11:40- 12:10     Poster pitches

12:10 - 14:00    Lunch, poster session and networking

14:00 - 14:50    Guest lecture: Beatrix Süß, TU Darmstadt
RNA aptamers as genetic control devices - the potential of riboswitches as synthetic elements for regulating gene expression

14:50 - 15:20    Ronnie Lubbers, UU
Aromatic metabolism of filamentous fungi

15:20 - 15:40    Wim de Laat, BioscienZ
Producing food without animals, growing crops without chemicals

15:40 - 16:25    Coffee break and poster session

16:25 - 16:45    Marissa Boleij, TU Delft
Extraction and characterization of extracellular polymers of anammox granular sludge

16:45 – 17:05    Dennis Botman, VU
Fluorescent biosensors in yeast

17:05- 17:40     Closing lecture: Volkert van Steijn, TU Delft

17:40                Drinks - BOTANICAL GARDEN (Poortlandplein 6, 2628 BM Delft