MB 4.0

MB 4.0: Dutch microbial biotechnology in action

Monday November 6th 2017, TU Delft Sports and Culture, Theater Auditorium
​Mekelweg 10, building 38, Delft


9:30  – 10:00    Registration and coffee

10:00 - 10:10    Introduction Herwig Bachmann, NIZO/VU Amsterdam

10:10 - 10:40    Marcel Wubbolts, Corbion
Biotechnology at Corbion; towards the circular economy

10:40 - 11:00    Ruud Weusthuis, Wageningen University
Ethyl acetate production by the elusive alcohol acetyltransferase from yeasts 

11:00 - 11:20    Joyce Mulder, NIZO/University Groningen
Unleashing natural competence in Lactococcus lactis by induction of the competence regulator ComX

11:20 - 11:40    Karel Olavarria, TUD
Efficient Sugar2Plastic conversion: Homo PHB fermentation in E. coli

11:40- 12:10     Poster pitches

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

14:00 - 14:50    Guest lecture: Kevin Verstrepen, Leuven University, Belgium
Studying the yeasts of yesterday to generate the beer yeasts of tomorrow

14:50 - 15:20    Mike Jetten, Sebastian Luecker, Radboud University Nijmegen
Ecophysiology of new nitrogen cycle micro-organisms

15:20 - 15:40    Willi Gottstein, VU Amsterdam
Deriving flux distributions from metabolite time-courses using genome-scale  stoichiometric models

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

16:25 - 16:45    Hein Trip, Leiden University
Co-cultivation as an approach to wake up silent secondary metabolite gene clusters: a case study in Aspergillus niger

16:45 – 17:05    Peter Punt, Dutch DNA
Dutch DNA

17:05- 17:40     Closing lecture, Christophe Danelon, TUD
Bottom-up approach to a minimal cell

17:40                Drinks