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Tuesday, July 17
8:30am Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU): A Model of Collaborative Research Building and Structuring the European Bio-based Industry Sector Philippe Mengal, Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU); Christophe Luguel, IAR-Pole; Sami-Pekka Rantanen, MetGen; Stefano Facco, Novamont SpA show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 8:30AM - 9:45AM Location 201 B Speakers Philippe Mengal Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Christophe Luguel IAR-Pole Sami-Pekka Rantanen MetGen Stefano Facco Novamont SpA DMC Biotechnologies, Inc. Matt Lipscomb, DMC Biotechnologies, Inc. show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 8:30AM - 8:45AM Location 202 A Speakers Matt Lipscomb DMC Biotechnologies, Inc. Emergence & Commercialization of Next Generation Ingredients in F&F and other Markets Kathy Oglesby, Amyris; Edi Eliezer, Conagen Inc.; Emmanuel Petiot, DEINOVE; Giovanni Salerno, Evolva show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 8:30AM - 9:45AM Location 201 A Speakers Kathy Oglesby Amyris Edi Eliezer Conagen Inc. Emmanuel Petiot DEINOVE Giovanni Salerno Evolva Genomatica Priti Pharkya, Genomatica show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 8:30AM - 8:45AM Location 202 B Speakers Priti Pharkya Genomatica Microalgae: Your Sustainable Source for Vital Nutrient Solutions Valerie Harmon, Harmon Consulting Inc.; Ross Zirkle, DSM Nutritional Products; Emily Pankow Fritz, Kemin Human Nutrition & Health ; Ed Legere, Algenol Biotech show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 8:30AM - 9:45AM Location 204 B Speakers Valerie Harmon Harmon Consulting Inc. Ross Zirkle DSM Nutritional Products Emily Pankow Fritz Kemin Human Nutrition & Health Ed Legere Algenol Biotech The Sleeping Giant Awakens: 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid Michael Saltzberg, DuPont Industrial Biosciences; Marc den Hartog, Corbion; Patrick Schiffers, Synvina; Celene DiFrancia, Origin Materials show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 8:30AM - 9:45AM Location 204 A Speakers Michael Saltzberg DuPont Industrial Biosciences Marc den Hartog Corbion Patrick Schiffers Synvina Celene DiFrancia Origin Materials
8:45am FGen Andreas Meyer, FGen show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 8:45AM - 9:00AM Location 202 B Speakers Andreas Meyer FGen
8:50am Global Bioenergies Luc Mathis , Global Bioenergies show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 8:50AM - 9:05AM Location 202 A Speakers Luc Mathis Global Bioenergies
9:00am Washington State University Shulin Chen, Washington State University show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 9:00AM - 9:15AM Location 202 B Speakers Shulin Chen Washington State University
9:10am GreenTech Investor Panel Session Roger Wyse, Spruce Capital Partners; Jenny Rooke, Genoa Ventures; William Lese, Braemar Energy Ventures; Emily Landsburg, Ultra Capital ; Ganesh Kishore, Spruce Capital Partners ; Neil Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures ; Jason Webber, Sustainable Conversion Ventures show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 9:10AM - 10:00AM Location 202 A Speakers Roger Wyse Spruce Capital Partners Jenny Rooke Genoa Ventures William Lese Braemar Energy Ventures Emily Landsburg Ultra Capital Ganesh Kishore Spruce Capital Partners Neil Cameron Emerald Technology Ventures Jason Webber Sustainable Conversion Ventures
9:15am Frayne Consultant Elizabeth Frayne, Frayne Consultants show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 9:15AM - 9:30AM Location 202 B Speakers Elizabeth Frayne Frayne Consultants
9:30am UCLA Tyler Korman, UCLA show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 9:30AM - 9:45AM Location 202 B Speakers Tyler Korman UCLA
10:15am Bio-Industrial Investment in South America Hank Krakowski, Agrisoma; Martin Vidal, Ambassador of Uruguay to Canada; Daniel Vázquez, INIA; Atilio Deana, PEDECIBA/Uruguay XXI; Alejandra Rodriguez, Aravanlabs, Pando’s Technological Hub show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 10:15AM - 11:30AM Location 201 B Speakers Hank Krakowski Agrisoma Martin Vidal Ambassador of Uruguay to Canada Daniel Vázquez INIA Atilio Deana PEDECIBA/Uruguay XXI Alejandra Rodriguez Aravanlabs, Pando’s Technological Hub DOE Joint Genome Institute Nigel Mouncey, DOE Joint Genome Institute show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 10:15AM - 10:30AM Location 202 B Speakers Nigel Mouncey DOE Joint Genome Institute GRAS Conclusions: An Uncompromising Approach to Facilitate Market Access for Safe Food Ingredients from Industrial Biotechnology Vincent Sewalt, DuPont Industrial Biosciences ; Diane Shanahan, BASF Enzymes LLC; James LaMarta, DSM Nutritional Products ; Lauren VieBrock, US Food and Drug Administration show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 10:15AM - 11:30AM Location 201 A Speakers Vincent Sewalt DuPont Industrial Biosciences Diane Shanahan BASF Enzymes LLC James LaMarta DSM Nutritional Products Lauren VieBrock US Food and Drug Administration Renewable Chemicals Making Headway into New Materials and Consumer Biobased Products John Shaw, Itaconix; David Sudolsky, Annellotech; Lisa Kennedy, Genomatica; Richard Pieters, Zymergen show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 10:15AM - 11:30AM Location 204 A Speakers John Shaw Itaconix David Sudolsky Annellotech Lisa Kennedy Genomatica Richard Pieters Zymergen Test in the Lab, Field, or Somewhere in Between? Are There Strategies to Fast Track Algae Biofuels and Products Research? Devinn Lambert, Department of Energy, Bioenergy Technologies Office; Rebecca White, Qualitas Health; Taraka Dale, Los Alamos National Laboratory; John McGowen, Arizona State University show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 10:15AM - 11:30AM Location 204 B Speakers Devinn Lambert Department of Energy, Bioenergy Technologies Office Rebecca White Qualitas Health Taraka Dale Los Alamos National Laboratory John McGowen Arizona State University
10:20am Oxford Biotrans Limited Jason King, Oxford Biotrans Limited show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 10:20AM - 10:35AM Location 202 A Speakers Jason King Oxford Biotrans Limited
10:30am Queensland University of Technology Robert Speight, Queensland University of Technology show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 10:30AM - 10:45AM Location 202 B Speakers Robert Speight Queensland University of Technology
10:40am Kalion, Inc. Darcy Prather, Kalion Inc. show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 10:40AM - 10:55AM Location 202 A Speakers Darcy Prather Kalion Inc.
10:45am Government of Queensland Cameron Dick, Government of Queensland show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 10:45AM - 11:00AM Location 202 B Speakers Cameron Dick Government of Queensland
11:00am National Renewable Energy Lab Pin-Ching Maness, National Renewable Energy Laboratory show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 11:00AM - 11:15AM Location 202 B Speakers Pin-Ching Maness National Renewable Energy Laboratory
11:15am Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scott Baker, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 11:15AM - 11:30AM Location 202 B Speakers Scott Baker Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
11:30am CRISPR and Gene Editing Tools to Advance Industrial Biotechnology Roger Wyse, Spruce Capital Partners; Stephan Herrera, Evolva; Sylvia Rowe, SR Strategy, LLC; Doane Chilcoat, Corteva Agriscience™, agriculture division of DowDuPont™ ; J.J. Jones, Roots & Legacies Consulting Inc. show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 11:30AM - 1:00PM Location Grand Ballroom Speakers Roger Wyse Spruce Capital Partners Stephan Herrera Evolva Sylvia Rowe SR Strategy, LLC Doane Chilcoat Corteva Agriscience™, agriculture division of DowDuPont™ J.J. Jones Roots & Legacies Consulting Inc.
1:15pm Clariant Martin Mitchell, Clariant show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 1:15PM - 1:30PM Location 202 B Speakers Martin Mitchell Clariant How Biology is Transforming the Future of our Food System Scott Nichols, Foods Future; Larry Feinberg, KnipBio; Arturo Elizondo, Clara Foods; Richard Broglie, Pivot Bio show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 1:15PM - 2:30PM Location 201 A Speakers Scott Nichols Foods Future Larry Feinberg KnipBio Arturo Elizondo Clara Foods Richard Broglie Pivot Bio Scaling to Commercial: Unlocking the Value of Digital Biology Joel Stone, ConVergInce Advisers LLC; Tim Staub, Fermentum ; Jeff Passmore, Passmore Group Inc.; Kristan Wadrop, Centre for Process Innovation Limited show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 1:15PM - 2:30PM Location 201 B Speakers Joel Stone ConVergInce Advisers LLC Tim Staub Fermentum Jeff Passmore Passmore Group Inc. Kristan Wadrop Centre for Process Innovation Limited Scaling up Algae Omega 3s: New Applications and More on the Horizon Jill Kauffman Johnson, Corbion; Marcel Wubbolts, Corbion; Rebecca White, Qualitas Health; Shannon Falconer, BecauseAnimals show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 1:15PM - 2:30PM Location 204 B Speakers Jill Kauffman Johnson Corbion Marcel Wubbolts Corbion Rebecca White Qualitas Health Shannon Falconer BecauseAnimals Sustainable and Performance Based Bioplastics and Biopolymers Todd Sutton, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products; Jens Klein, AmSilk; Eelco Blum, Avantium ; Phil Van Trump, Danimer Scientific show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 1:15PM - 2:30PM Location 204 A Speakers Todd Sutton DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Jens Klein AmSilk Eelco Blum Avantium Phil Van Trump Danimer Scientific Triton Algae Innovations Xun Wang, Triton Algae Innovations show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 1:15PM - 1:30PM Location 202 A Speakers Xun Wang Triton Algae Innovations
1:30pm Mercurius Biorefining Inc Karl Seck, Mercurius Biorefining show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 1:30PM - 1:45PM Location 202 B Speakers Karl Seck Mercurius Biorefining
1:35pm Syngulon GUY HELIN, SYNGULON show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 1:35PM - 1:50PM Location 202 A Speakers GUY HELIN SYNGULON
1:45pm Microbiogen Pty Ltd Geoffrey Bell, Microbiogen Pty Ltd show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 1:45PM - 2:00PM Location 202 B Speakers Geoffrey Bell Microbiogen Pty Ltd
1:55pm Steeper Energy Perry Toms, Steeper Energy show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 1:55PM - 2:10PM Location 202 A Speakers Perry Toms Steeper Energy
2:00pm Praj Industries Ltd. Pramod Kumbhar, Praj Industries show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 2:00PM - 2:15PM Location 202 B Speakers Pramod Kumbhar Praj Industries
2:15pm University of Alberta Jie Wang, University of Alberta show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 2:15PM - 2:30PM Location 202 B Speakers Jie Wang University of Alberta
3:00pm Advancements in Industrial Production of Food Enzymes and Ingredients from New Microbial Platforms Andreas Buthe, c-LEcta GmbH; C.L. Rathi, Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd.; Heinrik Busch-Larsen, Uniobio; David Demirjian, ZuChem show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 3:00PM - 4:15PM Location 201 A Speakers Andreas Buthe c-LEcta GmbH C.L. Rathi Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd. Heinrik Busch-Larsen Uniobio David Demirjian ZuChem Algae: A Top Food Trend Today, Potential for Food Security for Tomorrow? Matt Carr, Algae Biomass Organization; Jill Kauffman Johnson, Corbion; Alvyn Severien, Algama show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 3:00PM - 4:15PM Location 204 B Speakers Matt Carr Algae Biomass Organization Jill Kauffman Johnson Corbion Alvyn Severien Algama Bioprocessing Separations Technology to Move Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels to Market Todd Pray, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; Derek Griffin, LanzaTech; Stephane Dechelotte, ProSim; Jennifer Dunn, Argonne National Laboratory show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 3:00PM - 4:15PM Location 204 A Speakers Todd Pray Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Derek Griffin LanzaTech Stephane Dechelotte ProSim Jennifer Dunn Argonne National Laboratory Ethanol to Ethylene Conversion, Hummingbird Technology Paul Langston, Technip E&C Limited show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 3:00PM - 3:15PM Location 202 B Speakers Paul Langston Technip E&C Limited Investing in Transformation – A Breakthrough Business and Partnering Approach in the Port of Rotterdam Peter Nieuwenhuizen, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals; William Lese, Braemar Energy Ventures; Stijn Effting, Port of Rotterdam; David McConnell, Enerkem show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 3:00PM - 4:15PM Location 201 B Speakers Peter Nieuwenhuizen AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals William Lese Braemar Energy Ventures Stijn Effting Port of Rotterdam David McConnell Enerkem
3:05pm Biomere Tech Cora Lo, Biomere Tech show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 3:05PM - 3:20PM Location 202 A Speakers Cora Lo Biomere Tech
3:15pm Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (ABT) Hideyuki Tsukii, Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 3:15PM - 3:30PM Location 202 B Speakers Hideyuki Tsukii Advanced Biochemical (Thailand)
3:25pm Leaf Resources Limited Jason Lowry, Leaf Resources Limited show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 3:25PM - 3:40PM Location 202 A Speakers Jason Lowry Leaf Resources Limited
3:30pm Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant Muriel Dewilde, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant vzw show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 3:30PM - 3:45PM Location 202 B Speakers Muriel Dewilde Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant vzw
3:45pm Genomatica Michael Japs, Genomatica show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 3:45PM - 4:00PM Location 202 B Speakers Michael Japs Genomatica
4:00pm AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals Lucy Nattrass, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals show more Time Tuesday, Jul 17 4:00PM - 4:15PM Location 202 B Speakers Lucy Nattrass AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals
Wednesday, July 18
8:15am Biobased Materials Redesigning Consumer Markets and Fashion Trends Jim Lane, The Digest; Kimberly Falkenhayn, Okabashi Brands ; Jens Klein, AmSilk; Christophe Schilling, Genomatica, Inc. show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 8:15AM - 9:45AM Location Grand Ballroom Speakers Jim Lane The Digest Kimberly Falkenhayn Okabashi Brands Jens Klein AmSilk Christophe Schilling Genomatica, Inc.
10:15am A Thriving Bioeconomy: USDA’s Role, Outreach and Finance Programs Venus Welch-White, USDA; Kevin Scully, USDA; Chris Cassidy, USDA; Toby Ahrens, USDA; Ed Legere, Algenol Biotech show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 10:15AM - 11:30AM Location 201 B Speakers Venus Welch-White USDA Kevin Scully USDA Chris Cassidy USDA Toby Ahrens USDA Ed Legere Algenol Biotech Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels Processes Use of Sartorius ambr®250 platform and Umetrics Software for Process Optimization, Scale-up and Advanced Analytics Anna Persson, Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics; James Iademarco, Strategic Avalanche; Kevin McHugh, Sartorius Stedim Biotech; Sergio Florez, Ginkgo Bioworks show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 10:15AM - 11:30AM Location 204 B Speakers Anna Persson Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics James Iademarco Strategic Avalanche Kevin McHugh Sartorius Stedim Biotech Sergio Florez Ginkgo Bioworks Successful Deals on How to Structure and Close Biobased Economy Financing Mark Riedy, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP ; Jon Cozens, New Energy Risk; John Kirkwood, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; Emily Landsburg, Ultra Capital ; Les Krone, Stern Brothers; Nick Roederer, Raymond James show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 10:15AM - 11:30AM Location 204 A Speakers Mark Riedy Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Jon Cozens New Energy Risk John Kirkwood Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Emily Landsburg Ultra Capital Les Krone Stern Brothers Nick Roederer Raymond James USDA BioPreferred® Program Stakeholder Meeting Linda Mesaros, USDA BioPreferred Program; Karen Zhang, USDA BioPreferred Program; Kate Lewis, USDA BioPreferred Program; Rina Singh, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO); Karen Edwards, United Soybean Board; Elizabeth Lewis, USDA BioPreferred Program show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 10:15AM - 11:30AM Location 201 A Speakers Linda Mesaros USDA BioPreferred Program Karen Zhang USDA BioPreferred Program Kate Lewis USDA BioPreferred Program Rina Singh Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) Karen Edwards United Soybean Board Elizabeth Lewis USDA BioPreferred Program
11:30am Industrial Biotech Thought Leaders: Winners of the George Washington Carver and Rosalind Franklin Awards Brent Erickson, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO); Sang Yup Lee , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology ; Krysta Harden , Corteva Agriscience™; Vonnie Estes , Estes Consulting ; Patrick R. Gruber , Gevo, Inc. show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 11:30AM - 1:00PM Location Grand Ballroom Speakers Brent Erickson Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) Sang Yup Lee Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Krysta Harden Corteva Agriscience™ Vonnie Estes Estes Consulting Patrick R. Gruber Gevo, Inc.
1:30pm Canadian Federal Institutes Research Biomass Development for Sustainability Sandy Marshall, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada; Douglas Singbeil, fpInnovations; Benoit Girard, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Jim Johnston, National Research Council Canada show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 1:30PM - 2:45PM Location 204 B Speakers Sandy Marshall Bioindustrial Innovation Canada Douglas Singbeil fpInnovations Benoit Girard Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Jim Johnston National Research Council Canada Development of Biorefinery Projects to Convert Forestry Residues to Renewable Fuels Philipp Stratmann, Velocys; Taite McDonald, Holland & Knight; John Gallagher, SMBC; Jon Cozens, New Energy Risk show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 1:30PM - 2:45PM Location 201 B Speakers Philipp Stratmann Velocys Taite McDonald Holland & Knight John Gallagher SMBC Jon Cozens New Energy Risk Queensland Renewable Fuels Association Larissa Rose show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 1:30PM - 1:45PM Location 202 B Speakers Larissa Rose The Intersection of Biology, Robotics, and Deep (Machine) Learning Noah Helman, Industrial Microbes; Alexandre Zanghellini, Arzeda, Inc.; Jim Lalonde, Codexis; Patrick Boyle, Ginkgo Bioworks show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 1:30PM - 2:45PM Location 201 A Speakers Noah Helman Industrial Microbes Alexandre Zanghellini Arzeda, Inc. Jim Lalonde Codexis Patrick Boyle Ginkgo Bioworks TNO Monique Wekking, TNO/Biorizon show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 1:30PM - 1:45PM Location 202 A Speakers Monique Wekking TNO/Biorizon
1:45pm Bio Nebraska Life Sciences Association Phil Kozera show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 1:45PM - 2:00PM Location 202 B Speakers Phil Kozera VITO Karolien Vanbroekhoven, VITO show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 1:45PM - 2:00PM Location 202 A Speakers Karolien Vanbroekhoven VITO
2:00pm ECN Joop Groen, Viride show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 2:00PM - 2:15PM Location 202 A Speakers Joop Groen Viride Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Rolf Hogan, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 2:00PM - 2:15PM Location 202 B Speakers Rolf Hogan Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials
2:15pm Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability Andreas Worberg, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 2:15PM - 2:30PM Location 202 B Speakers Andreas Worberg Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd Mervi Toivari, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 2:15PM - 2:30PM Location 202 A Speakers Mervi Toivari VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
2:30pm EnobraQ Christophe Dardel, EnobraQ show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 2:30PM - 2:45PM Location 202 B Speakers Christophe Dardel EnobraQ Industrial Floor Coatings Based On Biorenewable Materials Ben Curatolo, Light Curable Coatings show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 2:30PM - 2:45PM Location 202 A Speakers Ben Curatolo Light Curable Coatings
2:45pm Biobased Maine Michael Belliveau, Biobased Maine show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 2:45PM - 3:00PM Location 202 A Speakers Michael Belliveau Biobased Maine Biofoundries and Industrial Production Michael Koepke, Lanzatech; Emily Leproust, Twist Bioscience; Jay Fitzgerald, US Department of Energy; Michael Fero, TeselaGen show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 2:45PM - 4:00PM Location 201 A Speakers Michael Koepke Lanzatech Emily Leproust Twist Bioscience Jay Fitzgerald US Department of Energy Michael Fero TeselaGen Cargill Jill Zullo, Cargill show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 2:45PM - 3:00PM Location 202 B Speakers Jill Zullo Cargill Nutrigenomics: Bridging the Gap between Agriculture and Health Sagadevan Mundree, Queensland University of Technology; Fayaz Khazi, Precision Biosciences; Vanessa Bailey, Pacific Nortwest National Laboratory show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 2:45PM - 4:00PM Location 204 B Speakers Sagadevan Mundree Queensland University of Technology Fayaz Khazi Precision Biosciences Vanessa Bailey Pacific Nortwest National Laboratory Whisky Galore & More: Maximizing Value from Distilleries Roger Kilburn, Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC); Douglas McKenzie, Xanthella Ltd; Aboubakry Diallo, Horizon Protein Ltd; Ian Archer, IBioIC show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 2:45PM - 4:00PM Location 201 B Speakers Roger Kilburn Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) Douglas McKenzie Xanthella Ltd Aboubakry Diallo Horizon Protein Ltd Ian Archer IBioIC
3:00pm Braskem Mateus Garcez Lopes, BRASKEM S/A show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 3:00PM - 3:15PM Location 202 B Speakers Mateus Garcez Lopes BRASKEM S/A University of Maine Forest Bioproducts Research Institute Hemant Pendse, UMaine FBRI show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 3:00PM - 3:15PM Location 202 A Speakers Hemant Pendse UMaine FBRI
3:15pm Biofine Stephen Fitzpatrick, Biofine Technology show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 3:15PM - 3:30PM Location 202 A Speakers Stephen Fitzpatrick Biofine Technology FoodInnopolis Akeanong Jangbua, , Assistant Secretary General, National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI) show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 3:15PM - 3:30PM Location 202 B Speakers Akeanong Jangbua , Assistant Secretary General, National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI)
3:30pm Dental Sweet Co., Ltd. Sarn Dootsaengthong, Dental Sweet Co., Ltd. show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 3:30PM - 3:45PM Location 202 B Speakers Sarn Dootsaengthong Dental Sweet Co., Ltd. nova-Institut Michael Carus, nova-Institut show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 3:30PM - 3:45PM Location 202 A Speakers Michael Carus nova-Institut
3:45pm BioApplied Innovation Pathways & The Nova Scotia Innovation Hub Rod Badcock, Nova Scotia Innovation Hub/BioApplied Innovation Pathways show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 3:45PM - 4:00PM Location 202 B Speakers Rod Badcock Nova Scotia Innovation Hub/BioApplied Innovation Pathways Wiley Rein LLP Martha Marrapese, Wiley Rein LLP show more Time Wednesday, Jul 18 3:45PM - 4:00PM Location 202 A Speakers Martha Marrapese Wiley Rein LLP
Thursday, July 19
8:30am 3F BIO Ltd Paul Hudman, 3F BIO Ltd show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 8:30AM - 8:45AM Location 202 B Speakers Paul Hudman 3F BIO Ltd Biotechnology: Enabling the Biobased Economy Kevin Jarrell, Modular Genetics; Neil Parry, Unilever; Daniel Maceachran, Braskem; David Golden, Eastman Chemical Company show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 8:30AM - 9:45AM Location 201 A Speakers Kevin Jarrell Modular Genetics Neil Parry Unilever Daniel Maceachran Braskem David Golden Eastman Chemical Company Commercializing Gas Fermentation for the Production of Value Added Products Bryan Yeh, Intrexon Corporation; Cecil Massie, Wood Group; Marina Kalyuzhnaya, San Diego State University; Brian Ratigan, Brian Ratigan Consulting show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 8:30AM - 9:45AM Location 201 B Speakers Bryan Yeh Intrexon Corporation Cecil Massie Wood Group Marina Kalyuzhnaya San Diego State University Brian Ratigan Brian Ratigan Consulting Developing Microbial Solutions to Advance Sustainable Agricultural Productivity Paul Zorner, Locus Agricultural Solutions; Larry Walker, Industrial Biotechnology; Donald Marvin, Concentric Ag Corporation; Janne Kerovuo, New Leaf Symbiotics show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 8:30AM - 9:45AM Location 204 B Speakers Paul Zorner Locus Agricultural Solutions Larry Walker Industrial Biotechnology Donald Marvin Concentric Ag Corporation Janne Kerovuo New Leaf Symbiotics Reverdia Marcel Lubben, Reverdia show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 8:30AM - 8:45AM Location 202 A Speakers Marcel Lubben Reverdia
8:45am Itaconix John Shaw, Itaconix show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 8:45AM - 9:00AM Location 202 A Speakers John Shaw Itaconix Praj Industries Rishi Jain, Praj Industries show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 8:45AM - 9:00AM Location 202 B Speakers Rishi Jain Praj Industries
9:00am Lonza Ltd Alexander Oelke, Lonza Ltd. show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 9:00AM - 9:15AM Location 202 B Speakers Alexander Oelke Lonza Ltd. Photanol Peter van Gelderen, Photanol show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 9:00AM - 9:15AM Location 202 A Speakers Peter van Gelderen Photanol
9:15am ALDERYS Rainer Figge, Alderys show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 9:15AM - 9:30AM Location 202 B Speakers Rainer Figge Alderys Novamont Stefano Facco, Novamont SpA show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 9:15AM - 9:30AM Location 202 A Speakers Stefano Facco Novamont SpA
9:30am Sirrus, Inc. Jeff Uhrig, Sirrus, Inc. show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 9:30AM - 9:45AM Location 202 A Speakers Jeff Uhrig Sirrus, Inc. Triton Algae Innovations Xun Wang, Triton Algae Innovations show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 9:30AM - 9:45AM Location 202 B Speakers Xun Wang Triton Algae Innovations
10:15am DAB Kirsten Steinbusch, DAB show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 10:15AM - 10:30AM Location 202 A Speakers Kirsten Steinbusch DAB Green Innovative Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Karsidete Teeranitayatarn, Green Innovative Biotechnology Co., Ltd. show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 10:15AM - 10:30AM Location 202 B Speakers Karsidete Teeranitayatarn Green Innovative Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Technology Assessment and Biotech Industry Collaborations: How to Avoid IP Risks When Evaluating Inventions or Sharing Your Technology Charles Collins-Chase, Finnegan LLP; Christine Lhulier, DuPont Industrial Biosciences; Marcel Lubben, Reverdia; William Raich, Finnegan LLP show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 10:15AM - 11:30AM Location 201 B Speakers Charles Collins-Chase Finnegan LLP Christine Lhulier DuPont Industrial Biosciences Marcel Lubben Reverdia William Raich Finnegan LLP Technology Breakthroughs in Feedstock Processing: The Path for Chemicals and a New Era in the Bioeconomy Joshua Yuan, Texas A&M University; Imad Ajjawi, Synthetic Genomics Inc; Arthur Ragauskas, Oak Ridge National Lab and University of Tennessee; Pramod Chaudhari, Praj Industries Ltd. show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 10:15AM - 11:30AM Location 204 B Speakers Joshua Yuan Texas A&M University Imad Ajjawi Synthetic Genomics Inc Arthur Ragauskas Oak Ridge National Lab and University of Tennessee Pramod Chaudhari Praj Industries Ltd. The Innovators Dilemma: The Convergence of Renewable Chemicals and Synthetic Biology Joel Stone, ConVergInce Advisers LLC; Eric Steen, Lygos; Bryan Tracy, White Dog Labs; Gihan Hewage, Lux Research Inc show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 10:15AM - 11:30AM Location 201 A Speakers Joel Stone ConVergInce Advisers LLC Eric Steen Lygos Bryan Tracy White Dog Labs Gihan Hewage Lux Research Inc
10:30am Arbiom Inc Lisette Tenlep, Arbiom Inc show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 10:30AM - 10:45AM Location 202 A Speakers Lisette Tenlep Arbiom Inc HelioBioSys, Inc. David Smernoff, HelioBioSys, Inc. show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 10:30AM - 10:45AM Location 202 B Speakers David Smernoff HelioBioSys, Inc.
10:45am Oilseed Innovation Partners Richard Heggs, The Material Solution LLC show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 10:45AM - 11:00AM Location 202 B Speakers Richard Heggs The Material Solution LLC Primordial Genetics, Inc. Justin Stege, Primordial Genetics show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 10:45AM - 11:00AM Location 202 A Speakers Justin Stege Primordial Genetics
11:00am Arbiom Sylpro®: Production of a high-protein product for aqua and animal feed from wood Emily Glenn, Arbiom show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 11:00AM - 11:15AM Location 202 B Speakers Emily Glenn Arbiom HelioBioSys Inc. Rocco Mancinelli, HelioBiosys Inc. show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 11:00AM - 11:15AM Location 202 A Speakers Rocco Mancinelli HelioBiosys Inc.
11:15am Syngulon Philippe GABANT, Syngulon show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 11:15AM - 11:30AM Location 202 A Speakers Philippe GABANT Syngulon Vestaron: Peptide-based biopesticides – the future of sustainable and efficient crop protection starts today Andy Renz, Vestaron show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 11:15AM - 11:30AM Location 202 B Speakers Andy Renz Vestaron
11:30am Industrial Biotechnology Innovation for Ag Feedstock Production Applications Paul Zorner, Locus Agricultural Solutions; Richard Broglie, Pivot Bio; Matt McKnight, Ginkgo Bioworks; Jenny Rooke, Genoa Ventures; Shawn Semones, Concentric show more Time Thursday, Jul 19 11:30AM - 1:00PM Location Grand Ballroom Speakers Paul Zorner Locus Agricultural Solutions Richard Broglie Pivot Bio Matt McKnight Ginkgo Bioworks Jenny Rooke Genoa Ventures Shawn Semones Concentric
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A cell-free platform technology for the production of natural chemicals Salem Faham, UCLA show more Description Cost-effective production of chemicals in microbes has proven hard to achieve for a wide array of desirable chemicals due to toxicity and diversion of biomass into non-productive metabolic pathways. We have developed effective cell-free methods for the conversion of biomass into a wide array commodity chemicals, fragrances, flavors, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and other high value chemicals. Our approach avoids the complexity of cells by building the desired biochemical pathway using only the required enzymes. The key to commercially viable cell-free chemical production is enzyme systems that run continuously for long periods without intervention other than the input biomass. Our proprietary platform technology achieves this goal using simple cofactor regulatory systems that compensate the inevitable losses of cofactors. We believe our approach is superior to the more widely used microbial engineering methods. We are actively seeking investors to develop this unique approach. Speakers Salem Faham UCLA Analysis of the Trends and Prospects of Industrial Biotechnology in China Chenjun Ding, Chengdu Documentation and Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences show more Description As a key pillar of the bio-economy, industrial biotechnology supports the development of bio-manufacturing, bio-energy, bio-agriculture, bio-medicine, bio-environmental protection, and biological services. The progresses and achievements of fundamental research, applied research, technology transfer, and industrial development made in the field of industrial biotechnology in China from 2014 to 2016 were analyzed and evidenced. The results show that during the period from 2014 to 2016, Chinese researchers produced the most papers globally in the field of industrial biotechnology, with the Chinese Academy of Science, Zhejiang University, Jiangnan University among the top three most published institutions in the world. China has become the primary target of patent protection in industrial biotechnology. The current situation and development trend of industrial biotechnology in China, as well the challenges and opportunities for future development, were discussed. Speakers Chenjun Ding Chengdu Documentation and Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences Bio Based Ketone Body, Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Jun TSUBOTA, Osaka Gas co., Ltd. show more Description D-Beta-Hydroxy butyrate, known as a Ketone Body, has recently attracted much attention as a beneficial element in sports and diet supplements. It has made breakthroughs in the market and has been gaining popularity among consumers. Furthermore, D-Beta-Hydroxy butyrate has been indicated to be useful as a health food for the improvement of Alzheimer’s diseases, diabetes, heart diseases and more. Most of the Beta-Hydroxy butyrate in the market is chemically synthesized racemic one and market desires natural D type. We have succeeded to produce D-Beta-Hydroxy butyrate with commercial size (1 ton per batch) with unique and high productivity fermentation. We use only sugar and natural ingredients as substrate and produce by non-genetically modified microorganisms fermentation. This year we will start commercial production of D-Beta-Hydroxy butyrate. We are also looking for the future production and marketing partners to join this growing market in sports, diet and health. Speakers Jun TSUBOTA Osaka Gas co., Ltd. Cardioprotective effects of dietary folate & medicinal folinate against hypertrophy & fibrosis in Al Chih-Yang Huang, China Medical University show more Description Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) share common risk factors. Involvement of CVD-related pathways in AD and AD patients displaying a high risk for ischemic heart disease are evident from various studies. In this investigation, cardiac abnormalities in the triple-transgenic late-stage AD (3xTg-AD) mice were initially analyzed and the relationship between AD & CVD was established. Meanwhile, gastric-feeding with 12 mg/kg/d of folic acid (FA) or folinic acid (FN) reduced the abnormal increase in body weight, whole heart weight & left ventricle weight in 3xTg-AD mice. Western blotting of heart tissue extracts showed significant reduction of hypertrophy markers p-p38 & p-c-jun in FA fed 3xTg-AD mice, similarly FN fed 3xTg-AD mice showed strong reduction in p-GATA4, ANP & BNP and associated hypertrophy along with a reduction in fibrosis markers. Results reveal that FA & FN exert cardioprotection against hypertrophy & fibrosis associated with AD via distinct mechanism. Speakers Chih-Yang Huang China Medical University Combating Fusarium Head Blight: Engineering broader specificity into a UGT from O. Sativa Karl Wetterhorn, University of Wisconsin-Madison show more Description Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) is a plant disease with significant agricultural and health impacts which affects cereal crops such as wheat and barley and is characterized by reduced grain yield and the accumulation of trichothecene mycotoxins such as deoxynivalenol (DON) and T-2 toxin. Studies have identified trichothecene production as a virulence factor in Fusarium graminearum and have linked DON resistance to the ability to form DON-3-O-glucoside in wheat by means of UDP-glycosyltransferases (UGTs). A UGT from Oryza sativa, Os79, can glycosylate DON but is unable to modify important trichothecenes such as T-2 toxin. Here, we report the structure of Os79 and the engineering of the novel enzyme H122A/L123A/Q202L Os79, which shows strong equivalent activity towards both DON and T-2 toxin. The broad specificity of this enzyme makes it an ideal candidate for creating a transgenic crop that is resistant to the wide spectrum of Fusarium species responsible for FHB. Speakers Karl Wetterhorn University of Wisconsin-Madison Cost and environmental impact assessment of using biorefinery lignin in thermoset biocomposites Ghasideh Pourhashem, North Dakota State University show more Description A lignocellulosic ethanol biorefinery utilizes cellulose and hemicellulose of the biomass and leaves most of its lignin as byproduct. Since lignin has a complex structure, many lignocellulosic biorefinery designs consider lignin is burned to supply facility’s energy need. Converting lignin to higher value products, however, can boost the economic viability and environmental performance of the biorefinery. In recent years, the use of lignin for production of copolymers or polymer additives has received considerable attention. A straightforward application of lignin is using it as a filler material in thermosetting polymers. Many industries rely on thermoset composites as low-density high-performance materials that show high mechanical strength e.g. aircraft wing.This work assesses the life cycle cost and environmental impact of using biorefinery lignin in epoxy-based thermoset composites, where it provides comparable mechanical properties to composites made from non-renewable materials. Speakers Ghasideh Pourhashem North Dakota State University Designer Proteins as Sugar Substitute and Other Food Ingredients Ilan Samish show more Description Amai Proteins ('Amai' is 'sweet' in Japanese) is transforming the food and beverage industry by presenting healthy and tasty protein ingredients. The Designer Protein Company first focus is Sweet Designer Proteins as sugar substitutes. Proteins are found in nature in numerous extreme environments that sustain life – from the Dead Sea to hot springs. Amai applies Agile Integrative Computational Protein Design (AI-CPD, [1]) to redesign existing proteins and changes their sequence so they will be more similar to extremophile proteins and thus fit to the harsh food environment. Further, AI-CPD increases production yield. The novel and non-GMO ingredients are healthy (zero calories, zero glycemic index), tasty, cheaper than sugar (in sweetness units), widely food-compatible, scalable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. Thus far, Amai produced several nature-identical and designer protein sweeteners. Tested food applications include beverages (lemon soda, strawberry drink), yogurt, whey proteins, whip cream and more. [1] Computational Protein Design (2017, Samish, Ed.) http://springer.com/book/9781493966356 Speakers Ilan Samish Development of chitosan-based films using ionic liquids as plasticizers to be used as a patch Roberta Bussamara, University show more Description The present work aims to develop a new chitosan films using protic ionic liquids as plasticizers to be applied as patches in the transdermal delivery of drugs. Chitosan solution was prepared by dissolving chitosan powder (0,1 g) in 1M acetic acid solution (4 ml). The protic ionic liquids: 2-hydroxy diethanolamine lactate (2-HDEAL) and acetate (2-HDEAAc), 2-hydroxy ethanolamine lactate (2-HEAL), acetate (2-HEAAc) and citrate (2-HEACi) was added to chitosan solution as a plasticizer. The solution was vigorously stirred for 3 h at room temperature. A film only with chitosan and acetic acid was prepared to compare the plasticizing effect of IL incorporation. It was observed an effective plasticization of chitosan/HDEAL and chitosan/HDEAAc films comparing to pure chitosan films. Subsequently, films will be characterized and tested against antimicrobial activity. The film that presents the most suitable characteristics will be used for the incorporation of drugs. Speakers Roberta Bussamara University Diallyl trisulfide(DATS) reduces Doxorubicin–induced oxidative stress generation and damage in brain Wei-Wen Kuo, China Medical University show more Description Patients with doxorubicin (DOX) appear memory and concentration loss. It is reported that DOX can increase ROS and circulatory tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α). Diallyl trisulfide (DATS), one of the ingredients of garlic oil, shows good antioxidant effect. Therefore, we investigated whether the cumulative dose of DOX in rats could lead oxidative damage in brain and the DATS (40mg / kg) may play a protective role in brain. The results of H & E staining showed the increase in empty space in cerebral cortex by DOX was decreased by DATS. The pyramidal cell number of hippocampal CA1 reduced by DOX was improved by DATS. The inflammatory pathway protein expressions induced by DOX were decreased by oral DATS. Besides, the antioxidant pathway protein expression was increased by DATS treatment in cerebral cortex and hippocampus. DOX increased TNF-α level which was reduced by DATS in plasma. In addition, DATS alleviated antioxidant enzyme and glutathione peroxidase mRNA expressions in cerebral Speakers Wei-Wen Kuo China Medical University Electric and Magnetic Fields and their Influence Upon Microbe DNA Expression and Industrial Fermentation Efficiency Mark Peltier, InVironmental Integrity, Inc. show more Description Electric and magnetic fields are ever present on earth through continuous lightning strikes, the earth’s magnetic core and the influence of vast and complex energy flows from the sun and far beyond.. All life has evolved over 3+ billion years and has been influenced by these complex energy fields. The poster will summarize how some of these forces can be employed to stimulate and manipulate microbial metabolism and DNA expression. Speakers Mark Peltier InVironmental Integrity, Inc. Gas Based Biorefineries: Opportunities and Challenges Jayant Godbole , Praj Americas, Inc. show more Description Sustainable development of bioeconomy can be achieved through continuous expansion of industrial biotechnology based products and processes. Feedstocks play a central role in the development of any biobased product. While cellulosic, starch and sugar rich feedstocks continue to remain the major platform for biofuels and bio-refineries, utilization of gaseous substrates can bring about a paradigm shift in the industrial biotech sector and bioeconomy in general. Among various C1 platform including CO, CO2 and CH4, methane rich feedstocks like natural gas and biogas has the potential to impact production of wide variety of fuels and chemicals. In our presentation we will discuss potential of biogas as sustainable feedstock for India and current applications of biogas. Fermentation of biogas presents several opportunities and challenges in the development gas based biorefineries. Initiatives at Praj industries will be discussed in the area of gas fermentation and valorization of Biogas. Speakers Jayant Godbole Praj Americas, Inc. Genedata Selector® Application Suite: From Single Genome Integration to Time-Resolved Microbiome Characterization Tim Zeppenfeld, Genedata show more Description The rapid evolution of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies has led to an explosion in the volume of data and the types of applications used in various business industries. In order to get the full value of NGS, bioinformatics tools for data management, storage, and analysis must address different workflows and provide the flexibility to integrate proprietary and public information in an open and scalable environment. Furthermore, an investigation into molecular mechanisms of intra- or intercellular communication requires a functional reconstruction and annotation of the genomes. Genedata Selector supports organizations to manage, analyze, and integrate diverse data types and a broad variety of complex workflows within the Industrial Biotech industry. Speakers Tim Zeppenfeld Genedata IMG - BioEconomy Cluster Joachim Schulze, IMG - BioEconomy Cluster show more Description Sustainable economic growth requires the responsible use of resources. This is a reality in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. As a long standing location for the nutrition, chemiclas, wood/ cellulose, additives and agricultural economy, we have excellent knowledge also of renewable resources and biotechnology processes as the basis for industry, energy and nutrition. In the BioEconomy Cluster we understand the circular bioeconomy and scales up for sucess. Speakers Joachim Schulze IMG - BioEconomy Cluster Industrial biotechnology intelligence Simão Soares, SilicoLife show more Description The recent advances in the field of Metabolic Engineering, regarding the optimization of microbes as cell factories, capable of producing compounds of high economic interest, have made this field one of the main providers of solutions for some of the main challenges faced by Industrial Biotechnology. SISBI is a project lead by SilicoLife, in collaboration the Centre of Biological Engineering from University of Minho, seeking the development of an intelligent decision support system for Industrial Biotechnology. This system promotes the development of innovative tools for the extraction and integration of knowledge, to provide an adequate support to reach important decisions in the context of Industrial Biotechnology, as it is the case of the selection of added value compounds, of adequate host microorganisms or of advantageous raw materials to be used in target bioprocesses. Speakers Simão Soares SilicoLife Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt mbH Thomas Einsfelder , Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt mbH show more Description Located in the middle of Europe, Saxony-Anhalt offers the best conditions for investors. At the junction of Europe's central trade routes, the German federal state guarantees short routes to procurement and sales markets. Highly qualified and motivated workers, attractive cost and support structures, an innovative environment of research and development and a high level of economic dynamism complete the mix, which has made the state an attractive business location for companies from all over the world for decades. The presentation identifies the USPs of the Saxony-Anhalt location for living and working, shows the most important cities for business, research and technology, global players from Saxony-Anhalt, the country's scale-up industries, Saxony-Anhalt as a science location and service the investment and marketing company as economic promotion of the country, and also enters the tourist side of the state. Speakers Thomas Einsfelder Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt mbH Lowering the temperature increases the yield of recombinant protein in microalgae, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Navpreet Kaur Walia , University of Technology Sydney show more Description Microalgae are increasingly being used in recombinant protein production for a number of reasons including low cultivation costs, and the presence of post-translational modification mechanisms. Despite these advantages, microalgae genetic toolbox is still in its infancy for recombinant protein production. In this study, the nuclear genome of the model green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii was genetically engineered to produce a human protein, interferon alpha-2A (IFN α2A), with anti-cancer and anti-viral properties. We studied the effect of changing temperature on the yield of the recombinant protein from C. reinhardtii. It has been observed that a biphasic temperature regime increased the recombinant protein production with mammalian cell lines (CHO cells). Therefore, the effect of a biphasic temperature regime was studied on three strains of C. reinhardtii producing IFN α2A. The cells were first grown at optimal temperature (25°C) for 48 hours, where the production of IFN α2A was reported to be maximal, then the temperature was either dropped to 15°C or increased to 35°C. An increase in the temperature to 35°C negatively impacted the production of IFN α2A, while it did not significantly affect the growth and photosynthetic activity of the cells. A decrease of the temperature to 15°C prolonged the accumulation of IFN α2A. These results demonstrated that reducing the temperature could prolong the recombinant protein production from microalgae. This strategy would therefore contribute to increase the yield of recombinant proteins from microalgae. Although further optimization studies are needed, microalgae as an industrially viable platform for recombinant protein production has a bright future. https://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching/our-research/climate-change-cluster/our-people/research-students/navpreet Speakers Navpreet Kaur Walia University of Technology Sydney Making More With Less: Coupling High-quality Protein Production with Ethanol Biorefinery Jim Laird, 3F BIO Ltd show more Description A growing population and trends in urbanisation and economic development are increasing the demand for food protein. The majority of current protein production relies heavily on livestock rearing (extremely inefficient) and plant-based products (low-quality protein). A wide range of estimates attribute more than 14% of global green house gas emissions to animal farming, which makes any significant volume increase using this model unsustainable. 3F BIO aims to make the lowest cost source of food protein by producing mycoprotein, a high-quality food protein product made of Fusarium venenatum’s biomass, at lower cost. By making the most sustainable source of food protein, both economically an environmentally, this creates a genuine solution to sustainable protein and addresses a large and growing market requirement, with relevance to vegetarian markets, and also more widely to large sectors of the growing global population. Speakers Jim Laird 3F BIO Ltd Microbes for biotechnical production Kari Koivuranta, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland show more Description Currently, only a limited number of microbial species are used in industrial processes to produce biofuels and chemicals. Nature biodiversity has enormous potential for creating novel, more robust, industrial hosts. However, genetic engineering of novel species for production of desired products may be challenging. We have generated a pipeline to identify novel industrial fungal production hosts, including strain selection (tolerance to low pH, organic acids, temperature, hydrolysates etc.), construction of metabolic engineering tool boxes, and physiological characterization. We have engineered various microbes for production of e.g. organic acids and biofuels. VTT has also developed synthetic biology tools like CrispR technology for a broad range of eukaryotic microbes. Additionally, VTT has developed universal synthetic expression system (SES) which allows for high level, constitutive expression in diverse growth conditions and growth stages. Speakers Kari Koivuranta VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland PHA production from wastewater Bruno Ferreira, Biotrend SA show more Description Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are biopolymers that can be synthesised and internally accumulated by several microorganisms. They are incorporated into plastic formulations with reduced carbon footprint and improved biodegradability. The INCOVER collaborative project aims to optimise existing algae production infrastructure for PHA production from wastewater using microalgae/bacteria consortia. The use of mixed culture systems to produce PHAs from wastewater provides low cost production systems yielding co-polymers with useful mechanical properties. However, the challenges involved in the purification of the PHA from such a complex mix are significant. Biotrend is currently developing simple, low-cost and environmentally friendly processes, that can be easily plugged in existing wastewater treatment plants, for the purification of PHAs with different specifications. Speakers Bruno Ferreira Biotrend SA Policy suggestions for establishing sustainable bio-economy in South Korea Gursong Yoo, Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP) show more Description In this study, we analyzed the current state of industrial, policy and R&D investment in industrial biotechnology field, and present policy suggestions based on a questionnaire survey for relevant companies in South Korea. It was pointed out in the survey that there is high demand for the government's policy support such as tax remission, long-term R&D support and establishing legal basis in order to revitalize the industry and dissolve technology gap between Korean and global major firms. In particular, small enterprises and venture companies required direct support for R&D and production such as manufacturing infrastructure and manpower training, whereas larger enterprises more needed improvement of related laws and infrastructure for obtaining biological resources. In conclusion, a comprehensive plan to nurture industrial biotechnology and utilize it as one of the main means to reduce carbon emission and plastic waste should be established regarding aforementioned implications. Speakers Gursong Yoo Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP) Rational Polymer-Based Protein Engineering for Industrial Applications Gregory Lewis, BioHybrid Solutions show more Description Enzyme properties can be rationally tuned and improved through polymer-based protein engineering, enabling generation of a polymer shell around enzymes. Enzymes have precise and unique structure-function relationships, essential for complex biochemical processes. While synthetic polymers are less precisely structured, but can be rationally designed to withstand and respond to a variety of stimuli. The synergistic fusion of enzymes and synthetic polymers results in advanced nano-armored enzymes with improved properties, such as solvent, pH, and temperature resistance. These novel bioconjugates are exceedingly effective in industries such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and biofuels. Our work is focused on the development of processes to rationally design bioconjugates, and consequently screen for desired properties relevant to industrial biocatalysis. Bioconjugates can be prepared in a high-throughput manner, speeding up identification of optimally performing enzymes. Speakers Gregory Lewis BioHybrid Solutions REGEMAT 3D Jose Manuel Baena, REGEMAT 3D show more Description We have developed an enhanced printing processes-Injection Volume Filling (IVF)- to increase the viability and survival of the cells when working with high temperature thermoplastics without the limitation of the geometry. We have demonstrated the viability of the printing process using chondrocytes for cartilage regeneration. This development will accelerate the clinical uptake of the technology and overcomes the current limitation when using thermoplastics as scaffolds. Location 202 B Speakers Jose Manuel Baena REGEMAT 3D Techno-Economic Analysis – A Framework to Draw Together the Science, Engineering and Business Drivers of a New Process Charles Sanderson, CS Sanderson LLC show more Description A new process requires a range of different skills to come together – typically a fundamental breakthrough in biology or chemistry must be uncovered, incorporated into an integrated manufacturing process, and developed into a new business. It can be difficult for the different parts of the team to communicate effectively, a problem that is exacerbated as the project develops and the team’s makeup shifts. This poster will explore a flexible modeling framework that can capture the disparate knowledge of the various disciplines and synthesize them into a valuable body of intellectual property that can be exploited to direct research, review process designs, develop business cases and ultimately troubleshoot the manufacturing plant. Speakers Charles Sanderson CS Sanderson LLC UrBioFin, high-value chemical from municipal solid waste Jeroen Hugenholtz, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research show more Description In this presentation, we describe the combined activities of a European consortium focussed on valorization of urban waste. The focus is on extending an already existing bioethanol-from-waste plant based in Valencia, Spain, by development of additional microbial and chemical processes for bioethylene production, production of medium-chain length fatty acids and production of the bioplastic PHA (poly hydroxy alkanoate). Speakers Jeroen Hugenholtz Wageningen Food & Biobased Research Value addition to sorghum DDGS: Plant growth regulator from Sorghum DDGS Mangesh Kulkarni, Praj Industries Ltd, India show more Description DDGS is produced as one of the major by product during grain to ethanol process. DDGS is a source of value added chemicals such as protein, oil, wax and dietary fiber. In India Corn, Sorghum and broken rice are the major feedstocks used for grain based ethanol. Sorghum DDGS is a rich source of sorghum oil and wax. Sorghum wax contains long chain fatty alcohols (policosanols) and fatty aldehydes. Amongst long chain fatty alcohols Triacontanol (C30) and Octacosanol (C28) are commercially important. Triacontanol is used as a plant growth regulator whereas octacosanol is used as nutraceutical ingredient. Praj Matrix has developed novel process to extract policosanols and fatty aldehydes from sorghum DDGS. Extracted fatty aldehydes then converted to the Triacontanol. Foliar spray containing purified sorghum triacontanol was prepared and used on Tomato. Substantial yield increase in tomato production was observed after various concentration of triacontanol. (Indian Patent/2904/MUM/2013) Speakers Mangesh Kulkarni Praj Industries Ltd, India
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