Experts Meeting – Fermentation Process Improvement & Development of Novel Microbial Ingredients – Thursday May 6, 2021

Join Heineken, DSM, Glanbia, Leiden Universiy, Wageningen University and BaseClear for an experts meeting dedicated to improving fermentation processes and developing novel microbial ingredients. The meeting will be aired live on Thursday May 6, 2021 from 13.00 – 17.00 (Central European Time). Register now to secure your virtual seat! 

Event information

Date & Time: Thursday May 6, 2021 from 13.00 to 17.00 (Central European Time)


  • Dr. Derek Butler (Commercial Director) & Dr. Radhika Bongoni (Head of Business Development)


Session 1: Development of novel microbial ingredients

  • KEYNOTE: Omics-based approaches for antibiotic discovery in Streptomyces cell factories
    Prof. Dr. Gilles van Wezel | Scientific director / Professor of Molecular biotechnology, Leiden University
  • Strain adaptation for Whey permeate Fermentation
    Dr. Parikshit Sawdekar | Fermentation Scientist, Glanbia
  • Clean label optimisation of plant-based products by application of fermentation technology
    Dr. Martijn Bekker | Project Leader, Wageningen University

Session 2: New technologies for process measurements

  • Crowd control of a zillion cells
    Dr. Ineke van Boeijen | Managing Senior Scientist Bioprocess Optimization, DSM
  • Genomics technologies for fermentation applications
    Dr. Adalberto Costessi | Product Manager Genomics & Regulatory Affairs, BaseClear
  • Genomics in beverages: The good, the bad and the brew
    Dr. Tadhg O’Sullivan | Lead Scientist Microbiology, Heineken

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Meet Derek Butler!

Dr. Derek Butler is BaseClear's CEO. He has served BaseClear for the last 15 years in a number of leadership positions. He is a microbiologist and a graduate of University College Cork and TIAS Business School. Dr. Butler has more than 20 years of biotech experience and has held a number of commercial and scientific roles within BaseClear. He is also the co-founder of Leiden-based MyMicroZoo, a company that offers direct-to-consumer microbiome testing. 

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