Scientific seminars

In this 2021 edition of the ISBP events, a series of 10 scientific seminars will be presented starting from May 6. If you wish to actively participate in this series of seminars, please contact the organizer at ISBP2021@hevs.ch.

All presentations are subject to the approval of the organising committee which will contact you to validate your presentation and send you the relevant information.

In order to watch the presentations live or receive our newsletters, please fill in the following REGISTRATION FORM.

Once registred, please copy the link that appears on the confirmation web page and use it on Thursday at 13.00 CET - Central European Time - to join the meeting. 

Within three days of the live presentation, a video of the livestreamed presentation will be posted on this page.

Seminar Calender         ♦ always starting at 13h00 CET Central Europe Time, if not mentioned otherwise ♦


May 6, 13h00 CET     >>>>>     link to the recorded presentation

Polyhydroxyalkanoates and stress robustness of bacteria
Dr. Stanislav Obruča, BRNO University of Technology, Czech Republic

May 13, 13h00 CET    >>>>>    link to the recorded presentation

A hybrid model for the production of PHA in continuous cultures
Speaker 1: Dr. Andrea Ochsner, University of applied sciences and arts of Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Speaker 2: Dr. Martin Francisco Luna, Ingar, CONICET-UTN, Santa Fe, Argentina

May 20 , 13h00 CET    >>>>>   link to the recorded presentation

Presentation 1: From fossil fuel-based plastics to bioplastics through model-driven and synthetic biology-assisted engineering of Pseudomonas putida KT2440
Speaker 1: Dr. Maria-Tsampika Manoli, CIB-CSIC & SusPlast-CSIC, Madrid, Spain

Presentation 2: Crystal structure of PHA synthase and the unexpected open-closed heterodimer
Speaker 2: Dr. Min Fey (Adrian) Chek, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

May 27, 13h00 CET    >>>>>   link to the recorded presentation

Presentation 1: Monitoring and control of polyhydroxyalkanoate production from oleaginous feedstocks by photo density wave sprectroscopy
Speaker 1: Bjoern Gutschmann, Technische Universität Berlin, Chair of Bioprocess Engineering, Berlin, Germany

Presentation 2: Engineering Burkholderia sacchari to enhance polyhydroxyalkanoates production from xylose: Production, analysis and application
Speaker 2: Dr. Edmar Ramos Oliveira-Filho, University of São Paulo, Laboratory of Bioproducts, Dpt of Microbiology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, São Paulo, Brazil

June 3, 13:00 CET   >>>>>   link to the recorded presentation

Presentation 1: The industrial trends and research developments of polyhydroxyalkanoates
Speaker 1: Dr. Jian Wen Ye, South China Univesity of Technology, China 

Presentation 2: Policy initiatives curbing plastics use and their effects on PHA use & proliferation
Speaker 2: Anindya Mukherjee, Global Organisation for PHA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

June 10, 13:00 CET  >>>>>  link to the recorded presentation

Presentation 1: PolyP and PHB metabolism : Absence of polyP in Ralstonia europha reduces PHB accumulation at high C to P conditions
Speaker 1: Hanna Rosigkeit, Institute of Microbiology, University Stuttgart, Germany

Presentation 2: Unexpected properties of polyP kinases in Ralstonia eutropha
Speaker 2: Jennie Hildenbrand, Institute of Microbiology, University of Stuttgart, Germany

June 17, 13:00 CET   >>>>>  link to the recorded presentation 

Presentation 1 :  PET as a non-conventional feedstock for the synthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) 
Speaker 1: Tanja Narancic, School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland.

Presentation 2: Microfibrillated cellulose : applications and potential alternative feedstock 
Speaker 2: Eya Damergi, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.      

June 24 - 13:00 CET

Presentation 1 : Processing and highly ordered structure analyses of strong and elastic poly[(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate] fiber
Speaker 1: Mr. Taku Omura, University of Tokyo, Japan

Presentation 2: Environmental degradability of poly(ethylene succinate) that could be hydrolyzed by poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)-degrading enzymes
Speaker 2: Assist. Prof. Miwa Suzuki, University of Tokyo, Japan

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