Microbial Physiology MB4.0 Fall Meeting



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


The Microbial Biotechnology section of the KNVM, associated to the Microbial Physiology Platform of the NBV, is excited to announce the MB4.0 Fall meeting, which will take place on Monday November 6th 2017 in Delft. The full program can be found below  

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 The organizing committee:

Pascale Daran-Lapujade, TU Delft

Ruud Weusthuis, Wageningen University

Herwig Bachmann, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/NIZO

Richard Kranenburg, CORBION

Mickel Jansen, DSM


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