2016 – MARCH: Membrane Transporters in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy

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21-22 March 2016 | Liverpool, UK


“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’ event 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, attendees 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 Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and NNFCC, regarding 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.

Project ideas from discussions:


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