University of Minnesota

Advancing Biomanufacturing

For the Environment, Health & Industry

Friday, June 1, 2018
9:30AM – 4:00PM
Cargill Auditorium

Advancing Biomanufacturing for the Environment Health & Industry is a one-day symposium which will be held on Friday, June 1. It will highlight the research outcomes of the Biocatalysis Initiative and the external speakers Michelle Chang from UC Berkeley and Daniela Grabs from Arzeda. Poster prizes will be available.


10:00AM - 10:10AM

Opening Remarks

10:10AM – 10:40AM

Matt Jensen
New fungal RiPP family changes the rules for modified peptide biosynthesis

10:40AM - 10:50AM

Lightning Talks (1-3)

10:50AM - 11:20AM

Satoshi Ishii
Toward enhanced aerotolerance of N2O reductas

11:20AM - 11:30AM

Lightning Talks (4-6)

11:30AM - 12:00AM

Chris Stach

12:00PM - 1:30PM

Lunch & Posters

1:30PM - 2:15PM

Michelle Chang
Development of a microbial platform for production of C4 compounds

2:15PM - 2:25PM

Lightning Talks (7-9)

2:25PM - 2:40PM

Coffee Break

2:40PM - 3:10PM

Bo Hu
Nutritional improvement of corn ethanol coproducts for animal feeds

3:10PM - 3:55PM

Daniela Grabs
Designer Enzymes for Industrial Applications

3:55PM - 4:00PM

Poster Awards & Closing Remarks