Metabolic Engineering 11

June 26-30, 2016

The Metabolic Engineering Conference is the leading conference for sharing the state-of-the-art developments and achievements made in the field of metabolic engineering. The theme of this year's conference is Design, Synthesis and System Integration for Metabolic Engineering.

Conference Proceedings are now available

ME11 was a great success. We thank all participants for making ME11 such a wonderful conference.

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2016 International Metabolic Engineering Award:

Bernhard Palsson, University of California, San Diego

2016 Jay Bailey Young Investigator Award in Metabolic Engineering:

Irina Borodina, Technical University of Denm​ark

The recipients of the two awards have been announced. The Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

Poster awards will also be given to the best poster submissions at the conference. See the Awards Page for more information.

Metabolic Engineering 11 will be held from June 26-30, 2016 at the Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center and The Westin Awaji Island in Kobe, Japan. The conference is chaired by Akihiko Kondo, Kobe University and Hiroshi Shimizu, Osaka University. Sessions integrate the recent achievements made in the fields of systems biology, synthetic biology, biochemical engineering, synthetic enzyme, evolutionary engineering, integrated omics, tools and methods, and emerging techniques, healthcare, biofuels, chemicals and materials, biologics, microbial and mammalian systems, and other disciplines and applications.

Conference Topics

  • Metabolic Engineering for Fuels and Chemicals
  • Molecular Parts and Metabolic Engineering
  • Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering
  • Computational Tools and Methods for Metabolic Engineering
  • Metabolic Engineering for Chemicals and Materials
  • Metabolic Engineering of Industrial Microorganisms
  • Omics Science and Metabolic Engineering
  • Metabolic Engineering for Cell Culture and Medical Applications
  • Industrial Applications of Metabolic Engineering
  • Metabolic Engineering: Methods and Application


 ME11 is supported by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation.

Featured Speakers

Irina Borodina

Dr. Irina Borodina is Senior Scientist and Group Leader at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Her group focuses on advancing the methodologies for metabolic engineering of cell factories for sustainable production of bulk and high-value chemicals. Dr. Borodina received her Chemical Engineering degree from Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania in 2001 and her Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology from DTU with Prof. Jens Nielsen as advisor. After her Ph.D. study, she was awarded a prestigious Post Doctoral grant from the Danish...Read more

Hiroyuki Kojima

March 1980  B.S. - Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo

March 1985  Ph.D. - Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo

April 1985 - Central research laboratories, Ajinomoto Co.,Inc. - Engaged in the breeding of the producers of various kinds of materials including amino acids, proteins and so on.

Feb 1997 - Eurolysine S.A. (Amiens France) - Process developments for the...Read more

Jens Nielsen

Jens Nielsen has an MSc degree in Chemical Engineering and a PhD degree (1989) in Biochemical Engineering from the Danish Technical University (DTU), and after that established his independent research group and was appointed full Professor there in 1998. He was Fulbright visiting professor at MIT in 1995-1996. At DTU he founded and directed Center for Microbial Biotechnology. In 2008 he was recruited as Professor and Director to Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, where he is currently directing a research group of more than 50 people. At Chalmers he established the Area of Advance...Read more

Bernhard Palsson

Bernhard Palsson is the Galletti Professor of Bioengineering, the Principal Investigator of the Systems Biology Research Group in the Department of Bioengineering, and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego.  He is also the CEO of the Novo Nordisk Center for Biosustainability in Denmark, working in this capacity since 2011. Dr. Palsson has co-authored more than 420 peer-reviewed research articles and has authored four textbooks. His research includes the development of methods to analyze metabolic dynamics (flux-balance analysis, and modal analysis), and the...Read more


Proceedings of the Metabolic Engineering 11 are now available:
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