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Focal topic Biotech for Chemistry #BioForChem

[Translate to en:] Biotech for Chemistry

Biotechnology or chemistry? For the longest time this was a question of principle when it came to producing active pharmaceutical ingredients, polymers or fuel. Mineral oil is cheaper, but microbial pathways are more specific. Renewable ingredients make for a better carbon footprint but the quality isn’t as consistent as that of fossils.
The times of either/or they are a-changing as in the bioeconomy more and more processes now use the best of both worlds. Anything goes if it is technically feasible.
“Biotech for Chemistry” covers the path from gene to process to product and focuses on the growing integration of chemical and biotechnological processes. 

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Focal topic presentations

Tuesday, 12 June

Biotech for chemistry - Organisms

CMF - Harmonie 3

Chair: Dr. Joachim Venus, ATB Potsdam

TimeTitleSpeakerAffiliation
10:30A High-Throughput Single Cell Screening for Expression and Secretion of Recombinant Proteins in E. coliJoel EichmannUniversity of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen, Germany
11:00Production of the microbial glycolipid mannosylerythritol lipid from renewable resourcesAlexander BeckUniversity of Stuttgart c/o Fraunhofer IGB, Germany
11:30Use of a Aspergillus terreus fructosyltransferase expressed within Kluyveromyces lactis for the production of short-chain fructooligosaccharidesJan Philipp BurghardtUniversity of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen, Germany
12:00Evaluation of Streptomyces sanyensis and Micromonospora chalcea as biological control agents against Collaria scenicaJuan Sebastian Parra MeloUniversidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
12:30Enhanced production of rhamnolipid biosurfactant by Pseudomonas aeruginosa microorganism in fed batch cultivationProf. Dr. Babak MokhtaraniChemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Center of Iran

Tuesday, 12 June

Biotech for chemistry - Developing processes I

CMF - Harmonie 3

Chair: Dr. Sebastian Hiessl, DECHEMA e.V.

TimeTitleSpeakerAffiliation
15:00 Photobiocatalytic whole-cell biotransformationsProf. Dr. Robert KouristTU Graz, Austria
16:00Lipase catalyzed solvent free esterificationDr. Yamini SatyawaliVito NV, Belgium
16:30Process optimization for the production of cellobiose lipids from lignocellulose hydrolysatesAmira OrabyUniversity of Stuttgart, Germany
17:00Design of experiment (DoE) supported upstream optimization and column-free downstream strategy enables automation of recombinant production process for an antimicrobial peptide in Escherichia coliMathias JoachimTechnische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Germany

Wednesday, 13 June

Biotech for chemistry - Developing processes II

CMF - Harmonie 3

Chair: Dr. Karsten Schürrle, DECHEMA e.V.

TimeTitleSpeakerAffiliation
10:30Extraction of Bioactive Solutes with Non-Ionic Deep Eutectic SolventsProf. Yizhak MarcusHebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
11:00Lipase catalyzed solvent free esterification(-)-Menthol-based DES as substrate and solvent for the lipase-catalysed esterification of (-)-mentholMagdalena HümmerDECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut, Germany
11:30Xylonic acid from hemicellulose hydrolysatesDr. Thomas HahnFraunhofer IGB, Germany
12:00Recombinant production of multifunctional mega-synthases for non-ribosomal peptide synthesis in E. coliArne OestreichTechnische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Germany
12:30Influence of different process parameters on microbial synthesis of Cellobiose- and Mannosylerythritollipids with Ustilago maydisFabian HaitzFraunhofer IGB, Germany

Wednesday, 13 June

Biotech for chemistry - Methane, metals and metabolites

CMF - Harmonie 3

Chair: Dr. Markus Buchhaupt, DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut

TimeTitleSpeakerAffiliation
15:00Biological Metal Recovery from Ores and WastesWolfgang KellerEKATO GmbH, Germany
15:30Development and simulation of bioreactors for the conversion of methane into value added productsMatthias StierUniversität Stuttgart / Fraunhofer IGB, Germany
16:00Process development for cultivation of planctomycetes as new bioresourceOscar KruppaTechnische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Germany
16:30Nursery supplementation with Narigenin-Chalcone affects long term wood formation, gene expression and metabolite composition of full grown Eucalyptus treesDr. Jorge Lepikson-NetoInstituto Senai de Inovacao em Biomassa, Brazil
17:00Bioprocess Platform Design for Kefiran Production: From Tibet to TabletProf. Dr. Hesham ElenshasyUniversiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

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