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2017 IIBN Forum - Biotechnology: from Innovation to Industrial Production

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (09:30h - 17:00h)

In many parts of the world a knowledge-based bio-economy is emerging using eco-efficient bio-processes and renewable biological resources to create new value chains. These innovations are enabled by unprecedented advances in biotechnology offering new technological solutions for sustainable agricultural development and the production of food, feed, fiber, energy and improved health care from renewable biomass or underutilized biological resources.

The 2017 IIBN Forum will bring together experts in the area of biotechnology who will address the industrial chain from innovation to the market side. The focus is to promote value creation beyond food production to support sustainable development in Africa and other developing countries.

Perspective UN Industrial Development Organization
Yvonne Lokko – United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Austria

Can Genetically Modified Crops Contribute to Food Security & Sustainable Agricultural Development? Evidence from 20 years of impact research.
Matin Qaim – University of Göttingen, Germany

Glycosylation as a Major Deciding Factor in Biopharmaceutical Expression System Choice
Nico Callewaert – VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, Belgium

Plant-Made Pharmaceuticals and Biomaterials: Novel Industrial Processes & Products Relevant to Developing Countries
Yuri Gleba – Icon Genetics, Germany

Oxitec – From a Laboratory to a Factory
Amandine Collado – Oxytec, United Kingdom

The Innovative Biobased Economy in Europe: Value, Partnerships & Investments
Dirk Carrez – Bio-based Industry Consortium, Belgium

GFBiochemicals, the Engine to Valorize Levulinic Acid & Derivatives for or Society Today & Tomorrow
Rudy Parton – GF Biochemicals, Italy

Synthesis of Specialty Carbohydrates using Industrial Biotechnology
Wim Soetaert – Inbiose, Belgium

The Role of GlobalYeast in the World-Wide Transition to a Sustainable Biobased Economy
Johan Thevelein – GlobalYeast, Belgium

Concluding Remarks
Marc Van Montagu – International Plant Biotechnology Outreach, VIB, Belgium

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Event details

  • Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (09:30h - 17:00h)
  • Location: VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, Technologiepark 927, 9052 Ghent
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  • Price: 25 euro/person. Includes coffee breaks, lunch and closing reception.
  • Organiser(s): VIB

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