MARCH 2016: Membrane Transporters in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy
”The membrane transporter session was very well presented and gave a high quality overview of what is going on in the field” – Dr Luca Rossoni, University of Nottingham
”This was an excellent opportunity to learn what research is happening on transport systems, who is doing what, and which analytical approaches might be available” – Dr Doug Cossar, Croda
”Thanks CBMNet – another fascinating journey into membrane transporters, what we know, what we don’t & their importance to Industrial Biotechnology” – Adrian Higson, NNFCC
48 CBMNet members attended the CBMNet ‘Membrane Transporters in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy’ in March 2016 at the ACC, Liverpool. The event included a 1.5 day session at the Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference and a collaboration workshop.
Of the attendees, 20% were from industry and 80% academics. On average atendees made 5 or more new contacts.
The aim of this meeting was to bring together academic experts in membrane transporters alongside industry scientists who are working in industrial biotechnology (IB) in order to explore whether transporters could be exploited within novel IB applications.
After the membrane transporters session at the Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference, the CBMNet collaboration workshop kicked off with presentations from the KTN and NNFCC about EU and IB Catalyst funding. This was followed by a networking session to develop ideas for potential applications for EU funding, Proof-of-Concept funding and Business Interaction Voucher applications.
- CBMNet Presentation – Dr Gavin Thomas, CBMNet
- H2020 Funding – Claire Claessen, KTN
- IB Catalyst – Adrian Higson, NNFCC
- Membranes and Membrane Transport for IBBE – Dr Preben Krabben, Green Biologics
- Identifying sugar Transporters in fungi for engineering biofuel producing yeast – Professor Louise Glass, Berkley
- Structural and functional analyses of the outer membrane transport of aromatic hydrocarbons by the biodegrader Pseudomonas putida F1 – Anne Doble, Newcastle University
Project ideas from discussions: