Application of biosynthetic enzymes and cascades for Industrial Biotechnology, a joint event of NPRONET/BIOCATNET NIBB

Monday 30th November – Tuesday 1st December, Conference Aston, Birmingham

Co-hosted by NPRONET and BIOCATNET BBSRC NIBB, this free two-day, cross-sector event will bring together academic and industrial partners to identify and address key challenges in the areas of applications of biosynthetic enzymes for new reaction chemistries and engineering synthetic cascades for production of natural products and fine chemicals.

The programme includes flash presentations* from key academics and industry representatives, workshops to identify key challenges and opportunities, and networking sessions. This event aims to stimulate the development of high-quality funding proposals and research and development efforts through collaboration building. The 3rd Call for BIOCATNET Proof-of-Concept Funding will be open from the 1st November 2015, and the deadline has been extended to 8th January 2016, in order to allow submission of proposals developed at this Event.

All attendees must be members of BIOCATNET – JOIN HERE or NPRONET – JOIN HERE. We would encourage attendees to apply for membership of both Networks in order to benefit from the distinct remits of the two NIBB.

Register HERE to reserve your place. FREE REGISTRATION, INCLUDING ACCOMMODATION**


Preliminary programme:

Monday 30th November
10:30 Arrival & Refreshments
11:00 Welcome & Introduction to Networks
11:15 Current and future BBSRC funding opportunities – Ben Sykes (BBSRC, Senior Business Interaction Manager)
11:30 Presentations: applications of biosynthetic enzymes for new reaction chemistries
Exploiting the diverse and novel chemistries available using biosynthetic enzymes for industrial biotechnology applications
12:45 Lunch
13:45 Flash presentations*
15:00 Theme breakouts: identifying key challenges and opportunities (refreshments)
16:00 Reconvene; discussion
17:00 Close

18:00 Evening Networking Reception, followed by Dinner

Tuesday 1st December
9:00 Arrival & Introduction
9:05 Presentations: engineering enhanced synthetic cascades for production of natural products and fine chemicals
Creation of novel synthetic cascades for production of fine chemicals and natural products, including strategies for coupling multi-enzyme reactions and technologies to support synthetic biology approaches
10:20 Flash Presentations*
11:35 Theme breakouts: identifying key challenges and opportunities (refreshments)
12:35 Reconvene; discussion
13:35 Lunch & Close


*If you would like to give a flash presentation, please contact biocatnet@manchester.ac.uk
**Accommodation is available free-of-charge for delegates on the night of the 30th November.(Charges may be incurred in the event of non-attendance.)