ESF-CeBiTec-U Bielefeld Conference


ESF-CeBiTec-U Bielefeld Conference

From 21 November 2010 09:00 to 24 November 2010 17:00

Bielefeld, Park Inn

Conference "Microbes and Industrial Biotechnology"

Microbes and Industrial Biotechnology 2010

21-24 November 2010, Bielefeld, Germany

Chaired by:
- Volker Wendisch, Chair of Genetics of Prokaryotes, Faculty of Biology and Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University, DE
- Alf Pühler, Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University, DE International Advisory Board:
- Fengwu Bai, Dalian University of Technology, CN
- Sjef Heijnen, TU Delft, NL
- Jens Nielsen, Chalmers, SE
- Uwe Sauer, ETH, CH
- Thomas Scheper, University of Hannover, DE
- Helmut Schwab, TU Graz, AT
- Friedrich Srienc, University of Minnesota, US
- Jin-Ho Seo, Seoul National University, KR
- Oskar Zelder, BASF, DE

Biotechnological processes are of increasing significance for industrial production, a trend that will likely take up more momentum in the light of decreasing oil availability. Production processes in Industrial Biotechnology make use of recent advances in microbial research. Microbial strains for the production of e.g. fine chemicals, biofuels, secondary metabolites and proteins can now be developed by a rational design strategy. Such a strategy relies on the characterization and optimization of the microbial production host based on omics technologies, systems biology or synthetic biology approaches. Microbial Biotechnology will play an important role on our way towards sustainable use and production of renewable bio-ressources. The 2010 ESF Bielefeld conference, the first of a series of annual conferences on Advances in Industrial Biotechnology, will promote scientific excellence in microbial biotechnology by providing leading scientists and young researchers with a platform to present their work, to discuss current scientific understanding along with recent developments in key areas of industrial biotechnology, and to identify the priorities for further research.

Conference format:

  • lectures by invited high level speakers
  • short talks by young & early stage researchers
  • poster sessions, round table and open discussion periods
  • forward looking panel discussion about future developments

Invited speakers will include: • Jozef Anné, Catholic University Leuven, BE • Eckhard Boles, Butalco, DE • Roel Bovenberg, DSM, NL • Mirjam Czjzek, CNRS - Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, FR • Sjef Heijnen, TU Delft, NL • Akihiko Kondo, Kobe University, JP • Jens Nielsen, Chalmers, SE • Jose A. Salas, Universidad de Oviedo, ES • Uwe Sauer, ETH, CH • Jin-Ho Seo, Seoul National University, KR • Friedrich Srienc, University of Minnesota, US • Xinqing Zhao, Dalian University of Technology, CN

This conference is followed by an International Late Autumn School on Advanced Techniques in Bacterial Genome Research at the Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec), Bielefeld University, 24 - 27 November 2010.

A good number of grants are available for young researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph "Grant application" of the application form. Full conference programme and application form are accessible online from ESF Contact for further information: Jean Kelly – jkelly@esf.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Applications deadline: 10th of September 2010