Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 3 - 4 Jun 2019
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Programme

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Day 1 - 3 June 2019
TimeSpeaker
09:15 - 10:45
Arrival and registration with light refreshments 
10:45 - 11:00 Opening remarks: Matthias Hentze, EMBL Heidelberg and Lorenz Näger, HeidelbergCement
11:00 - 13:00 Session 1 - Processess currently scaling up
Chair: Kiran Patil, EMBL Heidelberg
11:00 - 11:35

Commercial Scale Production of Low Carbon Fuels and Chemicals from CO2/CO Waste Gases by the Acetogen Clostridium autoethanogenum
Michael Koepke - LanzaTech, USA

11:35 - 12:10

Renewable methane from green energy and CO2: A commercial-scale solution to decarbonize our planet with biological methanation
Doris Hafenbradl - Electrochaea, Germany

12:10 - 12:35

Artificial Photosynthesis
Thomas Haas - Evonik GmbH, Germany

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 15:30

Poster session and coffee

15:35 - 16:00

Single cell protein production from carbon dioxide and electricity
Juha-Pekka Pitkänen  -
Solar Foods Oy, Finland

16:00 - 16:30

Science and Policy talk: The need of a stronger involvement of science for ambitious climate action
Martin Frick -
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 

16:30 - 18:30

Session 2 - Microalgae solutions
Chair: Tobias Erb, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology

16:30 - 17:00

Engineering cyanobacteria for increased growth/CO2-fixation with subsequent higher solar chemicals and fuels production
Peter Lindblad - Uppsala University, Sweden 

17:00 - 17:30

Progress and strategies for solar lipid production optimization in microalgae
Sarah D'Adamo - Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

17:30 - 17:45

Stable malate production in cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC6803
Beatrice Battaglino - Italian Institute of Technology and Politecnico di Torino, Italy

17:45 - 18:15

Production of high value compounds from photosynthetic microorganisms
Olaf Kruse - Bielefeld University, Germany 

18:15 - 18:30 Circular economy as a guiding principle for the identification of carbon dioxide utilisation from cement industry for microalgae cultivation
Karin Thole - German Institute of Food Technologies, Germany
18:30 - 20:30

Conference Dinner

20:30 - 23:00 Conference Party
Day 2 - 4 June 2019
TimeSpeaker
09:00 - 09:35
Science and Policy talk: The role of biomass as a renewable energy carrier
Bärbel  Friedrich - Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
09:35 - 12:35

Session 3 - Molecular systems and new pathways
Chair:
Kiran Patil, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

09:35 - 10:15

The formate economy: Reprogramming Escherichia coli metabolism to use formate
Arren  Bar-Even - Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPIMP), Germany

10:15 - 10:30

Engineering a Non natural Carboxylation Module
Marieke Scheffen - Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:40

Design and Evolution of Chemistry using Cells for 1-Carbon Management
James Liao - Academia Sinica, Taiwan

11:40 - 12:20

An enzyme complex to convert CO2 into formate 
Volker Müller - Goethe University, Germany

12:20 - 12:35

High temperature gas fermentation by Moorella thermoacetica
Torbjørn Ølshøj Jensen - Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

12:35 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:25

Session 4 - Building Complexity
Chair: Tobias Erb, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology

14:00 - 14:40

Engineering Carboxysomes and Other Bacterial Microcompartments for Enhancing CO2 Fixation
Cheryl Kerfeld - University of California, Berkeley, USA

14:40 - 14:55

Systems biology of acetogen gas fermentation
Kaspar Valgepea - University of Tartu, Estonia

14:55 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 15:45

Evolving E. coli to perform carbon dioxide fixation
Shmuel Gleizer - Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

15:45 - 16:00

Two global initiatives to tackle climate change: Homeward Bound and Climathon
Katja Ovchinnikova - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

16:00 - 16:25

The modular composition of the cyanobacterial NDH-1 complexes allows for functional diversity 
Jan Schuller - Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany

16:25 - 16:40

Closing and poster prize

17:00

Departure