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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

08:00 Further registration for conference participants
08:00 Exhibition opening
09:00 4th Session: Bioprocess Engineering / Upscaling
Chair: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Kremling
Keynote Academia: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Irina Smirnova, Institute of Thermal Separation Processes, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
“Integration of enzymes in reactive separation processes: extraction and distillation”
Keynote Industry: Dr. Gernot Jäger, Bioprocesses, Covestro Deutschland AG, Germany and Dr. Wolf Klöckner, Engineering & Technology, Bayer AG, Germany
“Biobased Aniline: A sustainable new route to a strategic raw material”
– Dr. Maria Alexandri, Department of Bioengineering, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), Germany
“Robust lactic acid production from defatted rice bran using a thermophilic Bacillus coagulans strain”
– Dr.-Ing. Thomas Hahn, Molecular Biotechnology, Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology, Germany
“Xylonic acid from hemicellulose hydrolysates”
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Special Session: Bioinformatic Trends in Biotechnology
Chair/Moderation: Prof. Dr. Thomas Brück
Keynote Academia: Prof. Dr. Walter Thiel, Theoretical Chemistry, Director at Max Planck Institute of Coal Research at Mülheim, Germany
“Theoretical Studies of Enzymatic Reactions”
Keynote Industry: Prof. Dr. Victor Guallar, Founder and Head of the Advisory Board at Nostrum Biodiscovery, ICREA Professor at Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
“Got Enzymes? A la Carte Design through Molecular Modelling”
– Dr. Hubert Bernauer, ATG:biosynthetics GmbH, Germany
“Expression relevant molecular parameters for genetically re-coding synthetic genes aiming on functionally refactoring biochemical gene clusters”
Manuela Gottardi, Institute for Molecular Bioscience AK Boles, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
“Metabolic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the production of aromatic compounds of industrial relevance”
12:30 Poster awards
12:45 Luncheon and Exhibition
14:15 6th Session: Bioseparation Engineering
Chairs: Prof. Dr. Sonja Berensmeier, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mirjana Minceva
Keynote Academia: Dr. Simone Dimartino, Institute for Bioengineering, School of Engineering, University of Edingburgh, UK
“3D printed chromatography columns: changing the face of downstream processing”
Keynote Industry: Dr. Fabrice Gentile, Biotech & Biopharma Business Manager at Ypso-Facto, France
“Using modeling for a rational design of continuous chromatographic Bioprocesses”
– Dr. Cristina Peixoto, Animal Cell Technology Unit, Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (iBET), Portugal
“Improving Downstream Processing of Influenza VLPs using a Click Chemistry strategy”
– Prof. Dr. Ludo Diels, Flemish Institute for Technological Research – VITO, Separation & Conversion Technology, Belgium
“Membrane separation technology as a valuable and efficient tool in the value chain of wood towards chemicals and materials”
15:45 Closing remarks
16:30 Optional visit to the TUM Pilot Plant for Industrial Biotechnology
End of Conference (depending on tour participation)