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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

07:00 Registration for exhibitors
09:00 Registration for conference participants
09:00 Exhibition opening
11:00 Conference opening and welcome address
– Prof. Dr. Haralabos Zorbas, Managing Director Industrielle Biotechnologie Bayern Netzwerk GmbH
– Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Liebl, Chair of Microbiology, Technical University of Munich
– Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber, Rector TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability; Chair of Chemistry of Biogenic Resources, Technical University of Munich
11:30 1st Session: Enzyme Catalysis
Chair: Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber
Keynote Academia: Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Bernd Nidetzky, Institute of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, Technische Universität Graz; CSO of The Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) Austria
“Enzymes and sugars: biotransformations of recalcitrant substrates, small and large”
Keynote Industry: Dr. Kai-Uwe Baldenius, Head of Biocatalysis Research, BASF SE, Germany
“Biocatalysis: We create chemistry – with a little help from enzymes!”
– Dr. Katrin Schullehner, Phytowelt GreenTechnologies GmbH, Germany
“Improving Lignan Biosynthesis in E. coli by Engineering of Plant P450 Oxidoreductases”
Agathe Bronikowski, Institute of Biochemistry II, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
“A new manganese peroxidase: High yield production and mutagenesis towards versatile peroxidase”
13:00 Luncheon
14:00 2nd Session: Metabolic Engineering
Chair: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Liebl
Keynote Academia: Prof. Dr. Philippe Soucaille Universite de Toulouse, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA), Toulouse; CSO of METabolic EXplorer, Bipole Clermont-Limagne, Saint Beauzire, France, “The Weizmann Process Revisited for the Continuous Production of n-Butanol”
Keynote Industry: Dr. Jürgen Eck, CEO B.R.A.I.N. AG, Germany
“Engineering Biology: From strain improvement to Designer Bugs”
– Dr. Hannes Link, Dynamic Control of Metabolic Networks, Max Planck Institute for terrestrial Microbiology, Germany
“Engineering metabolic regulation: Why so many feedbacks?”
– Dr. Armin Ehrenreich, Department of Microbiology, Technical University of Munich, Germany
“Construction of Tailored Acetic Acid Bacteria Strains for Oxidative Fermentations”
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Special Session: Synthetic Biotechnology
Chair: Dr. Axel Trefzer
Keynote Academia: Prof. Dr. Sven Panke, Bioprocess Laboratory, Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
“Design and evolution of novel chemical functions”
Keynote Industry: Dr. Jonathan Chesnut, Senior Director R&D Synthetic Biology, Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA
“Something old, something new: Improving genome editing efficiency over CRISPR with a new generation of TALE nucleases”
– Dr.-Ing. Jochen Schmid, Chair of Chemistry of Biogenic Resources, Technical University of Munich Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability, Germany
“Paenibacillus polymyxa as novel chassis organism for heterologous”
Sabine G. Wagner, Systems Biotechnology, Technical University of Munich, Germany
“Intracellular dynamics during heterologous protein expression”
17:30 Poster session
17:30 Exhibition with “elevator pitches”
19:00 Bus departure to the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology
20:00 The Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology invites to the Ludwig-Erhard hall, Munich
Speech of State Secretary Mr. Franz Josef Pschierer
20:15 Conference Dinner
22:30 Bus departure back to Garching