17th Annual Symposium on Industrial and Fermentation Microbiology

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Friday, April 26, 2013
Radisson Center
La Crosse, Wisconsin


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.           Addicting Bacteria to Caffeine for Biotechnological Applications
                        Dr. Mani Subramanian
                        Director, Center for Biocatalysis & Bioprocessing
                        Professor, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
                        University of Iowa
                        Iowa City, Iowa

9:45 a.m.           Reconstructing Ancestral Enzymes to Create New Catalytic Activities
                       Dr. Romas Kazlauskas
                       Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics
                       Biotechnology Institute
                       University of Minnesota
                       St. Paul, Minnesota

10:30 a.m.         Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.         Metabolomic Profiling: An Integrated Technology for Advancing BioInnovation, Metabolic
                       Engineering & Fermentation
                       Dr. Adam Kennedy
                       Senior Study Director
                       Metabolon, Inc.
                       Durham, North Carolina

11:45 a.m.        The Impact of Microbial Contamination in a Sterile Pharmaceutical Drug                             Manufacturing Facility
                       Dr. Alex Xue
                       Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
                       Bioenergy Life Science, Inc.
                       Minneapolis, Minnesota

12:30 p.m.            Lunch


Afternoon Session


1:45 p.m.           Modern Probiology: Probiotics for Animals – Direct Fed Microbials and the Avian Gut     
                       Dr. Gregory R. Siragusa
                       Senior Principal Scientist
                       DuPont Nutrition and Health
                       Waukesha, Wisconsin

2:30 p.m.           Preservation of Forages for Livestock Feed Through Microbial fermentation                           
                       Dr. Chris  Steichen
                       Research Scientist
                       DuPont Pioneer
                       Johnston, Iowa

3:15 p.m.          Adjourn

3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Reception for Alumni and Friends hosted by the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Alumni Association with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

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