The Microbial Biotechnology section of the KNVM aims at bringing together academia and industries involved in the field. We are excited to announce the MB3.0 Fall meeting, which will take place on November 7th in Delft.

Venue: TU Delft sports and culture, Theater auditorium Mekelweg 10, building 38, TU Delft


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. Registration is now closed. 

Click here for a map to reach the venue.

A parking for cars is available nearby on the Van den Broekweg.

Participants, and particularly junior participants, are strongly encouraged to bring posters to the fall meeting. The best 4 posters will be selected for poster pitches in the afternoon session. 

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


Program (Download PDF)

9:30  – 10:00 Registration and coffee

10:00 - 10:10 Introduction Pascale Daran-Lapujade, TUD

10:10 - 11:00 Opening lecture: Ralf Takors, IBVT, Germany
Transcriptional and metabolic responses on large-scale gradients – elucidating regulatory dynamics in E. coli and C. glutamicum

11:00 - 11:30 Tijn Daas, WUR
Towards consolidated bioprocessing for lactic acid production

11:30 - 12:00 Maurizio Montalti, Officina Corpuscoli
Mycelium design

12:00 -12:30 Huub op den Camp, RU Nijmegen
Methanotrophy in acidic volcanic ecosystems depends on rare earth elements 

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch, coffee and networking

14:00 - 14:25 Alex Salazar, TUD
Unravelling the genomic architecture of industrial-relevant yeasts using long-read sequencing technology

14:25 - 14:50 Jeroen Nijland, RUG
Optimizing pentose transport in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

14:50 - 15:15 Claire Khosravi, UU
Re-routing carbon metabolism in Aspergillus nidulans

15:15 - 16:45 Coffee break and poster session

16:45 - 17:05 Poster pitches (4)

17:05 - 17:30 Mickel Jansen, DSM
Development of next generation yeast strains for ethanol production from lignocellulosic feedstocks

17:30- 18:15 Closing lecture, John van der Oost, WUR

18:15 Drinks