16th Annual Symposium on Industrial and Fermentation Microbiology

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PROGRAM

Morning Session

 

8:00 a.m.            Registration
                        Radisson Center

8:45 a.m.            Welcome
                        Dr. Bruce R. Riley
                        Dean, College of Science and Health
                        University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

9:00 a.m.           Probing the Cellulolytic Strategy of the Ethanol-fermenting Bacterium, Ruminococcus                              albus 7
                       Dr. Melissa R. Christopherson
                       Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
                       Department of Bacteriology
                       University of Wisconsin-Madison
                       Madison, Wisconsin

9:45 a.m.           The Role of High-throughput Phenotyping and Comparative Phenomics in Microbial                              Biocatalyst Research
                       Dr. Joseph Sturino
                       Center for Phage Technology
                       Department of Nutrition and Food Science
                       Texas A & M University
                       College Station, Texas

10:30 a.m.         Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.         Discovery of Novel Antibiotics by Genome Mining
                       Dr. Richard Baltz
                       CognoGen Biotechnology Consulting
                       Indianapolis, Indiana

11:45 a.m.        The Impact of Microbial Contamination in a Sterile Pharmaceutical Drug                              Manufacturing Facility
                       Ms. Kim Van Antwerpen
                       OSO Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing , LLC.
                       Albuquerque, New Mexico

12:30 p.m.            Lunch

 

Afternoon Session

 

1:45 p.m.           Engineering E. coli for the Production of Value-added Biochemicals from Glycerol     
                       Dr. Matthew Blankschien
                       Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic & Systems Biology Laboratory
                       Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
                       Rice University
                       Houston, Texas

2:30 p.m.           Fermentor Design Considerations                             
                      Mr. Karl H. Jacobsen
                      DCI-Biolafitte
                      St. Cloud, Minnesota

3:15 p.m.          Adjourn

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