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

Dr. Jack Pronk is a Professor of Biotechnology and Microbiology at Delft Technical Universityin the Netherlands. He is a principal investigator in the TU Delft's Industrial Microbiology section (IMB), where he works in the research areas of microbial physiology, microbial performance in industrial contexts and metabolic engineering with, currently, a research focus on yeasts. His specialization is microbial physiology, in which he tries to quantify, understand and improve microbial performance by cultivation and analysis of wild-type and engineered micro-organisms...Read more