The Microbial Biotechnology section of the KNVM, associated to the Microbial Physiology Platform of the NBV, is excited to announce the MB6.0 Fall meeting, which will take place on Monday November 4th 2019 in Delft.

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

We are proud to announce two foreign, internationally-renowned speakers:

Prof. Vera Meier, Head of the Dept. Applied and Molecular Microbiology at TU Berlin (Germany)
Prof. John Sutherland from the MRC laboratory of Molecular Biology (UK)

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


Registration is now closed.


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

10:10 - 10:40    Opening lecture: John Sutherland - MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK 
Chemical origins of molecular biology

10:40 - 11:00    Philipp Savakis, Free University Amsterdam
A single cell perspective on physiology in dynamic environments 

11:00 - 11:20    Wouter Kuit - Friesland Campina
Microbial production of human milk oligosaccharides

11:20 - 11:40    Jean-Marc Daran - TU Delft/Biotechnology Department
Unlocking vitamin metabolism in S. cerevisiae

11:40- 12:10     Poster pitches

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

14:00 - 14:50    Guest lecture: Vera Meyer, TU Berlin
Harnessing systems and synthetic biology to understand and optimise filamentous fungal cell factories

14:50 - 15:20    Jhonatan Hernandez-Valdex - University of Groningen
Enhanced amino acids production by Lactococcus lactis strains

15:20 - 15:40    Enrico Orsi - Wageningen University
Orthogonal isoprenoid pathway replacement in Rhodobacter sphaeroides

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

16:25 - 16:45    Carmen Hogendoorn - Radboud University
Bio-methanol production using the methanotrophic extremophile Methylacidiphilium fumariolicum SoIV

16:45 – 17:05    Jan Wery - FeedstocksUnited
Biological conversion of trioxane: a new approach in the production of feed, chemicals and fuels from non-food feedstocks

17:05- 17:40     Greg Bokinsky, TU Delft/Bionanoscience Department
Plug adapters for electric enzymes in heterologous hosts

17:40                Drinks