Industrial Biotechnology at the Cell Membrane: “Uptake”
Industrial Biotechnology at the Cell Membrane is CBMNet’s end of network event. Held in Sheffield from 30 April – 2 May 2019, it focuses on four main themes associated with crossing biological membranes: Uptake, Efflux, Membrane Engineering/Chemical Toxicity and Protein Secretion.
The meeting is free for CBMNet members and there will be £50 Amazon vouchers to be won for best short talk and best poster! If you would like to be considered for the available short talk slots, then please submit an abstract when you register.
CBMNet director Prof Jeff Green, University of Sheffield, will kick off the meeting with a look back at the last five years of the CBMNet network.
Session 1 will focus on “Uptake” and features:
- Dr Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro – Imperial College London. Dr Ledesma-Amaro’s group is interested in using and developing new synthetic biology tools to manipulate microbial metabolic pathways to optimise bioprocesses.
- Dr Preben Krabben – Microbesphere Ltd. Dr Krabben’s industrial biotechnology experience includes roles at Green Biologics and at the Centre for Process Innovation. He is now an Independent Biotechnology and Bioenergy Expert with his own consultancy company Microbesphere Ltd.
- Prof Gavin Thomas – University of York & co-director of CBMNet. Many of you will already be familiar with Prof Thomas as the co-director of CBMNet. His laboratory focuses on the discovery and characterisation of transporters in bacteria.
In the first session, we will also hear from Dr Jen Vanderhoven, whom many of you will know as the original network manager of CBMNet. Dr Vanderhoven is now Vice President Global Business Change for Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies where she is responsible for developing the FDB growth strategy.