2018 International Metabolic Engineering Award

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:00pm-6:30pm CEST

Jack Pronk, professor of Industrial Microbiology at the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), has been named the recipient of the 2018 International Metabolic Engineering Award. The award, presented every two years by the International Metabolic Engineering Society (IMES), a community within the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE’s) Society for Biological Engineering, recognizes an outstanding career contributor to the field of metabolic engineering. Pronk is being honored for his contributions to metabolic and evolutionary engineering of yeasts for the production of biofuels and chemicals. 

View the full announcement: 2018internationalmeaward-announcement_jtp_.pdf

Jack Pronk

Jack Pronk is professor in Industrial Microbiology and head of the Biotechnology Department at TU Delft. His research is aimed at understanding and improving microbial performance in industrial processes and integrates quantitative physiology, genomics, synthetic biology and evolutionary engineering.  Jack (co-)authored 270 scientific publications and is an inventor on 25 patent applications. Results from his team’s research on engineering of yeast for alcoholic fermentation of pentose sugars and for improvement of ethanol yields from first and second generation...Read more