2017 Metabolic Engineering Summit

October 22-24, 2017

The 2017 Metabolic Engineering Conference will be held in Beijing, China. In recent years metabolic engineering has grown rapidly in China and to further stimulate this growth the International Metabolic Engineering Society (IMES) decided to arrange a Metabolic Engineering Summit (ME Summit) in China on Oct. 22-24, 2017 in Beijing Conference Center, Beijing. We are honored to host this event and look forward to welcoming our friends and colleagues from all over the world.

The international ME-conference is the premier conference for the field bringing together leading experts, scientists, and students from industry, the government and academia to present and discuss cutting edge research. Presentations are typically provided by principal investigators, roughly 25% of which will be provided by invited scientific leaders from within and outside the core metabolic engineering community. To encourage interaction and further discussions as usual, the entire meeting is held in a single-track format, with almost all meals taken together and with multiple social hours and poster sessions (typically presented by students, postdocs, or junior faculty/scientists). The ME summit will follow this tradition.

Following this condition, the theme of ME-Summit is termed “ME in the era of Synthetic Biology”. Advances in DNA synthesis and sequencing technologies have shifted focus in engineering biology applications increasingly towards the assembling of complex biological systems, which historically has been an area where metabolic engineering has provided international leadership. As such, the ME Summit will provide a venue for discussing the most recent advances in synthesis and assembly, and how such advances are enabling entirely new approaches to metabolic engineering. The ME Summit brings together experts from US, Europe and China as well as other leading industrial countries to discuss common interests and hereby promote collaborations.

Conference Co-Chairs:

  • Tianwei Tan, Beijing Univ Chemical Technol
  • George Guo-Qiang Chen, Tsinghua Univ
  • Jens Nielsen, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Yin Li , Inst Microbiol, CAS
  • Yinjing Yuan, Tianjin Univ

Sessions Topics:

  • Production of natural products through ME
  • From waste to value through ME
  • Advancing a bio-economy through ME
  • Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology
  • Metabolic Enginering as an enabling technology for driving innovation
  • Challenges of biorefineries

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Proceedings of the 2017 Metabolic Engineering Summit are now available: