Technical Program | AIChE

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    Monday, May 9th
8:15 AM 8:25 AM Welcome Remarks: Bo Chen (Genomatica) and Kirsten Benjamin (Amyris)
8:25 AM 9:10 AM

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jennifer Holmgren, Lanzatech

Transforming Carbon. Making Products.

9:10 AM 12:00 PM

SESSION 1: Scale-down to Scale-Up & Advancements in Enabling Technologies

Chair: Kirsten Benjamin, Amyris

9:10 AM 10:30 AM

Panel Discussion: Bench-scale fermentations to develop and predict manufacturing performance


Tim Leaf, Amyris

Kevin McHugh, Sartorius

Rob Dahl, Ginkgo BioWorks

Kristina Tyner, Culture Biosciences

10:30 AM 11:00 AM

Invited Speaker: Nandini Krishnamurthy, Inscripta

Massively parallel genome engineering for rapid strain optimization

11:00 AM 11:30 AM

Invited Speaker: Tom Treynor, R2DIO

See Further, Learn Faster: How Statistical Process Control Can Improve Scale-Down Models and Avert Reproducibility Crises throughout R&D

11:30 11:45

Selected Abstract: Kirsten Steinbush, DAB

Fermentation Acceleration By Separation Technology

11:45 AM 12:00 PM

Sponsored Talk: Kentaro Hayashi, Synplogen

Long-chain DNA synthesis technology toward creating Smart-cell industry 

12:00 PM 12:55 PM


Round Table with Itochu: Solving Separation and Purfication Issues for Fermentation-Based Products

12:55 PM 3:00 PM

SESSION 2: Diversification in Products (food, ag, etc.)

Chair: Jason Ryder, Joywell Foods

12:55 PM 1:20 PM

Invited Speaker: Christine Santos, Manus Bio

Reinventing Chemical Manufacturing Using Biotechnology: Manus Bio Approach

1:20 PM 1:45 PM

Invited Speaker: Robert Celik, Genecis

Waste: the Secret to Scaling Industrial Biotechnology

1:45 PM 2:10 PM

Invited Speaker: Josh Rogers, The Better Meat Company

Not Animals, Not Plants: Fermenting Fungi for a Better Meat Future

2:10 PM 2:35 PM

Invited Speaker: Bob Kiss, UPSIDE Foods

We're Cookin' Now - Considerations Along a Path to Commercializing Cultivated Meat Products

2:35 PM 3:00 PM

Selected Speaker: Warren Lau, Bota Biosciences

Synthetic Biology on Steroids: Advancing Industrial Steroid Production

3:00 PM 3:30 PM BREAK
3:30 PM 6:00 PM

SESSION 3: Consumer, Government, and Regulatory Perspectives for Rapid Innovation

Chair: Emily Greenhagen, Gingko Bioworks

3:30 PM 4:00 PM

Invited Speaker: Jay Fitzgerald, Department of Energy BioEnergy Technology Office

Biotechnology and Public Infrastructure to Accelerate Economy-Wide Decarbonization

4:00 PM 4:30 PM

Invited Speaker: Janet Collins, Motif

Regulatory Approaches to Use of Novel Technologies for Food Ingredients in the US

4:30 PM 5:00 PM

Invited Speaker: Peter Meinhold, Provivi

Commercialization of Pheromone-Based Pest Control Products: Challenges and Approaches for Regulatory and Business Development Success

5:00 PM 5:15 PM

Selected Speaker: David Glass, David Glass Associates

Working with Partners and Customers to Develop Effective Regulatory Strategies

5:15 PM 6:00 PM

"Magic" Ingredients to Build an Effective Trade Secret Program for your Bio-Based Products

Malaika Tyson, McAndrews,  Held & Malloy

    Tuesday, May 10th
7:30 AM 12:00 PM Registration
8:15 AM 9:00 AM

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jim Flatt, Brightseed

AI-Discovered Natural Bioactive Compounds – A Bright Future Opportunity for Synthetic Biology

9:00 AM 10:40 AM

SESSION 4: Nimble Development: how to fail fast, reduce time & cost, and increase probability of success

Chair: Olivier Rolland, Toulouse White Biotechnology 

9:00 AM 9:25 AM

Invited Speaker: Matt Lipscomb, DMC

Lessons learned in developing biobased products

9:25 AM 9:50 AM

Invited Speaker: Vince Murphy, EnginZyme

The development of cell-free production processes.

9:50 AM 10:15 AM

Invited Speaker: Guillaume Lamy, ARD

Scale-up / Scale Down: Tips to build success through the "Valley of Death"

10:15 AM 10:40 AM

Invited Speaker: Seth Levine, Genomatica

Building on Your Experiences: Lessons from Genomatica’s Process Development and Scale-Up Beyond BDO

10:40 AM 11:00 AM BREAK
11:00 AM 2:10 PM

SESSION 5: Circular Economy: valuing sustainability and a green premium

Chair: Brian Davison, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

11:00 AM 11:30 AM

Selected Sponsored Speaker: Neal Jakel, FluidQuip

Sustainibility of Low Carbon Carbohydrate for the Biochemical Industry

11:30 AM 12:10 PM LUNCH
12:10 PM 12:40 PM

Invited Speaker: Austin Vaillancourt, Gevo, Inc.

The Circularity of Atmospheric Carbon

12:40 PM 1:10 PM

Invited Speaker: Sasha Calder, Genomatica

The Sustainable Materials Transition

1:10 PM 1:40 PM

Invited Speaker: Dave Humbird, DWH Process Consulting

Techno-economic roadmapping for synthetic biology scale-up

1:40 PM 2:10 PM

Invited Speaker: Alain Marty, Carbios

PET BIORECYCLING : From Enzyme Engineering to a First Industrial Unit

2:10 PM 2:25 PM BREAK
2:25 PM 5:00 PM

SESSION 6: Eye on the Prize: building an integrated process and supply chain

Chair: Bo Chen, Genomatica

2:25 PM 2:55 PM

Invited Speaker: Paul Hill, Amyris

Delivering on the Promise of Synthetic Biology: Rapid Technology Development & Deployment Guided By Disciplined Cost and Product Quality Evaluation

2:55 PM 3:25 PM

Invited Speaker: Bailey Schmidt, DNA Script

Enzymatic DNA Synthesis - Eliminating Bottlenecks in Synthetic Biology and Genomics

3:25 PM 3:55 PM Invited Speaker: Zach Serber, Zymergen
3:55 PM 4:15 PM

Selected Speaker: Adrienne Davenport, BASF

Industrial Biotechnology at BASF: A Key to Developing Sustainable Solutions

4:15 PM 4:45 PM

Invited Speaker: Sean Hunt, Solugen

Bioforge1: Parallel Scaling of Supply Chain with a New Integrated Chemienzymatic Manufacturing Process

4:45 PM 5:00 PM Closing Remarks: Bo Chen and Kirsten Benjamin