3rd IIBN forum: BIOTECHNOLOGY: FROM INNOVATION TO INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION
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2017 IIBN FORUM
BIOTECHNOLOGY: FROM INNOVATION TO INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

 

CONCEPT

 

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 of may 10th brought 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.

 

PROGRAM

 

(presentations can be consulted by clicking on the title)

 

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

 

download final program HERE

 

VENUE

Auditorium Fiers-Shell-Van Montagu
VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology
Technologiepark 927
9052 Gent-Zwijnaarde
Belgium

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • Dr. Silvia Travella, International Plant Biotechnology Outreach, VIB
  • Dr. Sylvie De Buck, International Plant Biotechnology Outreach, VIB
  • Dr. Marc Heijde, International Plant Biotechnology Outreach, VIB
  • Em. Prof. Dr. Marc Van Montagu, International Plant Biotechnology Outreach, VIB
  • Mrs Vanessa De Bauw, International Plant Biotechnology Outreach, VIB