Metabolic Engineering X

June 15-19, 2014

The Metabolic Engineering Conference is a leading conference for sharing the state-of-the-art developments and achievements made in the field of metabolic engineering over the last two years. The theme of this year's conference is biological design and synthesis. 

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Conference Program

Conference Chairs

  • Ryan Gill, University of Colorado
  • Todd Peterson, Synthetic Genomics Vaccines
  • Chris Voigt, MIT
  • Stefan Wildt, Novartis

Steering Committee

  • Jens Nielsen, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Vasilly Hatzimanikatis, EPFL
  • Sang Yup Lee, KAIST
  • Jim Liao, UCLA
  • Gregory Stephanopoulos, MIT


Learn more about the International Metabolic Engineering Society (IMES) 


Parts to Protein Scale Engineering

This session will focus on the engineering of the smallest of biological systems, ranging from proteins down to even shorter DNA constructs such as promoters, terminators, active sites, etc. Presentations will include studies both on new technology developments as well as newly enabled applications...

Pathway Scale Engineering

This session will focus on the engineering of multiple parts/protein components that act together in a biological complex; focusing primarily on the engineering of metabolic pathways. Presentations will include both new technologies and new applications. Greg Stephanopoulos, MIT Pathway Engineering...

Featured Speakers

Christophe Schilling

Christophe holds a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego.  He received a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Duke University and was honored as a Distinguished Young Alumnus in 2010.  He serves on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Biotechnology. Christophe founded Genomatica in 1998.  Since being named CEO in May 2009, he has led Genomatica to widespread recognition as a leader in industrial biotech, with a commercialized first process, top-tier licensees, strong investors - and an unrivaled string of awards for engineering (Kirkpatrick),...