MB 1.0

MB 1.0: Dutch microbial biotechnology in action

Monday November 24th 2014, CBS/Hubrecht auditorium
​Uppsalalaan 8, 3584 CT, Utrecht 


9:30 – 10:00 Registration and coffee

10:00 – 10:10 Introduction Ruud Weusthuis, WUR

10:10 – 10:55 Opening lecture : Sef Heijnen, TUD
Reversing direction in bioprocess development: From full scale to synthetic biology

10:55 -11:25 Bas Teusink, VU
All microbes are unequal... how population heterogeneity changes microbial physiology

11:25 - 11:55 Fons Stam, WUR
Physiology of novel anaerobic microorganisms

11:55 -12:25 Inge Suiker, Heineken
Understanding beer spoiling mechanisms; a genomic approach

12:25 - 14.00 Lunch, coffee and networking

14:00 - 14:20 Martha Martinez-Garcia, RUG
Characterization of the storage α-glucan from the thermoacidophilic red microalga Galdieria sulphuraria

14:20 - 14:40 Abeer Hossain, TNO
Itaconic acid production in Aspergillus niger

14:40 - 15:00 Elleke Bosma, WUR
Isolation, characterization and metabolic engineering of a thermophilic Bacillus for green chemical production

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 - 15:50 Annereinou Dijkstra, UvA/NIZO
Matching genome and transcriptome of Lactococcus lactis strains with robustness towards industrial stresses

15:50 - 16:10 Harmen van Rossum, TUD
Cytosolic acetyl-CoA synthesis by pyruvate-formate lyase in yeast

16:10 - 16:40 Closing lecture, Harald Ruijssenaars, CORBION
Industrial Microbiology: Topics, Trends and Industrial Needs

16:40 - 17:30 Drinks