Microbial Cell Factories Webinar Series – Biological Principles to Commercial Products

11th March, 25th March & 8th April, 17:00-19:00 CET

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The Horizon 2020 Industrial Biotechnology Projects TOPCAPI and CHASSY are co-organising a webinar series on 11th March, 25th March & 8th April, 17:00-19:00 CET.

These webinars will be relevant to academic and industrial participants with an interest in designing and building microbial cell factories that will function at scale. The series will focus on microbial cell factory development from concept to commercial development and all stages in-between.

The aim is to provide a holistic overview of the challenges, approaches and opportunities at the different technology levels. Experts from academia and industry will share their knowledge on in silico design and reprogramming of microbial strains (11th March), on strain engineering approaches to build cell factories (25th March), and on compound analysis and transferring technology to commercial scale (8th April).

Webinars will be introduced by project co-ordinators Prof. Eriko Takano (University of Manchester, UK) and Prof. John Morrissey (University College Cork, Ireland) and feature a keynote lecture and project case-studies. The keynote speakers are Prof. Jean-Loup Faulon, INRA, France (11th March), Dr. Huimin Zhao, University of Illinois, US (25th March) and Dr. Sophie Roelants, Ghent University, Belgium (8th April). Registration is free and individual for each webinar. For more information and to register visit www.mcf2021.eu.

The TOPCAPI and CHASSY projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement numbers 720793 and 720824 respectively.


nova-Institute, press release, 2021-02-04.


French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
Ghent University
Horizon 2020
University College Cork (UCC)
University of Illinois
University of Manchester


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