Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 3 - 4 Jun 2019
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed

This conference will take place in the Operon at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany.

The final programme, poster listing, bus schedule and onsite handout (with logistical information) are now available for download.

Conference Overview

Successful reduction of atmospheric CO2 levels to pre-industrial levels is among the most pressing current challenges for scientific innovation. Given the scale of its impact on the global ecosystems and socio-economic implications, innovative solutions are urgently needed at the chemistry as well as biological front. The EMBL conference “Biological Solutions for the Global CO2 Challenge” will bring together scientific leaders, industrial players, as well as policy makers to discuss how synthetic biology and metabolic engineering can contribute to sustainable CO2 capture and conversion.

The conference topics will cover the entire chain of innovation, from the laboratory to the field implementation. Approaches that make optimal use of the evolutionarily optimised biological systems, like algae and plants, as well as novel synthetic biology solutions for CO2 fixation and conversion to value added chemicals will be discussed. The role of fundamental molecular biology in catalysing innovation will be one of the main focus areas for discussion.

Session topics

  • Processes currently scaling up
  • Microalgae solutions
  • Cell free systems and new pathways
  • Building complexity


EMBL Courses and Conferences are kindly supported by our Corporate Partnership Programme

Founder partners

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Corporate partners

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  • Becton Dickinson logo
  • Bio-Rad
  • Boehringer Ingelheim logo
  • Eppendorf logo
  • GSK logo
  • Milteniy Biotec_logo120
  • Sartorius
  • ThermoFisher logo

Associate partners

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  • Nikon logo
  • Promega logo
  • Roche logo
  • Sanofi logo