Experts meeting on Fungal Production Strains & Industrial Applications – Wednesday April 13, 2022
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On Wednesday April 13th BaseClear is organizing an in-person Experts Meeting dedicated to fungal production strains and its applications in industries. Topics discussed at this meeting include de novo fungal strain discovery, fungal characterization & EFSA approval, fungal fermentations & process control, fungal strain engineering for the production of novel enzymes, fungal spoilage, and growing a circular economy with fungal biotechnology. Leading experts from both industry and academia will share their research and latest insights on, amongst others;
Fungal strain discovery & applications for new enzymes: The rationale behind the selection of fungal species, whole phenotypic and genetic testing, which fungal enzymes are on demand for industrial processes.
Fungal fermentations: How fungi help the fermentation process from the selection of different matrices to best conditions for fermentation (e.g. new flavours or beverages).
Spoilage: Fungi can cause spoilage in different parts of the production chain of food products, how to identify such fungi and methods of control.
Circular economy: How to identify and use fungi to produce new materials, using as base subproducts from other industries / processes.
Date: Wednesday April 13, 2022 Location: Fletcher Wellness-Hotel Leiden (Bargelaan 180, Leiden, The Netherlands). 2 minute walking distance from Leiden Central Station. Registration fee: €350,- excl. VAT Hosts: Dr. Radhika Bongoni & Dr. Derek Butler
9.30 Registration & coffee
10.30 Opening experts meeting by Dr. Derek Butler, CEO BaseClear
10.45 KEYNOTE: Dr. Sharief Barends, Head of Research & Development – IFF Fungal biotechnology, role in sustainability & bioeconomy
11.30 Dr. Ivan Valdes Barrera, Product Manager – BaseClear Working with fungi: opportunities on the fungal kingdom
12.00 Dr. Hans van den Brink, New Product Development and Strategy for Dairy Enzymes – Chr. Hansen Using microbes to produce food ingredients
12.30 Lunch break & networking
13.30 Prof. Dr. Han Wösten, Professor of Microbiology – Utrecht University Materialize Fungi
14.00 Dr. Noel van Peij, Principal Scientist Strain Development and Screening – DSM Fungal enzyme solutions: Something old and something new
14.30 Prof. Dr. Jean-Marc Daran, Professor Biotechnology – Delft University of Technology Engineering vitamin independent growth in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: the example of biotin (vitamin B8)
15.00 Afternoon break
16.00 Prof. Dr. Peter Punt, Distinguished Organism Engineer, Ginkgo Bioworks Making fungal biology easier to engineer
16.30 Dr. Sonja Billerbeck, Assistant Professor for Molecular Microbiology, University of Groningen Engineered and natural yeast killer toxins as novel antifungals and biocontrol agents
18.00 Dinner (complimentary offered to all participants)
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Keynote lecture: Dr. Sharief Barends (Head of R&D): Industrial Fungal Biotechnology at IFF
Trichoderma is one of the best-known cellulase-producing organisms. Trichoderma is now widely used for production of not only its own cellulolytic enzymes, but also foreign enzymes. Key to the commercial success of Trichoderma is fast innovation to reduce cycle time, expand the enzyme portfolio and to increase fermentation efficiency and thus reduce protein production cost. Our long history in fungal, and specifically Trichoderma biotechnology allows us to adapt swiftly in a rapidly changing environment.
Ivan Valdes Barrera is the fungal genomics expert within the Product Manager team, and clearly likes a challenge. With expertise in both the laboratory and bioinformatics, he’s enjoying the fast pace and dynamic environment he finds at BaseClear. “I never stop learning in my job. It’s great to have such a wide variety of different projects. I’m really happy with the opportunities to apply my skills and knowledge to support clients in getting the most value out of their research.“