This 5-day event is being organized by the YEASTDOC project. Participants will benefit from the expertise of the YEASTDOC consortium and invited speakers from outside the network. The programme includes a range of topics – synthetic biology, metabolic modelling, cell factory design, scale-up processes – and formats – lectures, tutorials and group exercises. Industry sessions will focus on industrial yeasts, translating research to industry and new innovations in industrial biotechnology.

The school is ideally suited to PhD students in the field of microbial biotechnology, yeast research, bio-processes or similar. Each attendee will have an opportunity to present their work during the scheduled poster session.

Peter Neubauer, Bioprocess Engineering, TU Berlin
Ralf Takors, Institute of Biochemical Engineering, University of Stuttgart
Jean-Marc Daran, Industrial Microbiology, TU Delft
Paola Branduardi, Chemistry of Fermentation & Industrial Microbiology, University of Milano-Bicocca
Vera Meyer, Applied and Molecular Microbiology, TU Berlin
Markus Ralser, Institute of Biochemistry, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Michael Sauer, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences
Rodrigo Ledesma,
Group leader at Imperial College London
Maria Foulquié Moreno, Molecular Biotechnology of Plants & Micro-organisms, VIB-KU Leuven
Christine Lang, Head of MBCC Group – Consulting & Coaching in Microbiotics & Bioeconomy
Georg Schirrmacher, European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food CLC Central
Matthias Steiger, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences
Iván Domenzain, Systems Biology Group, Chalmers University of Technology
Nathalie Gorret, Biological Systems & Process Engineering, INSA Toulouse

Problem Solving Exercise: 
A masterclass will provide participants with the principles and tools necessary to calculate the the key performance indicators of a bioprocess. Small groups will work together on an assignment, which they will present at the end of the week.
Tutorials & Workshops:
Introduction to metabolic modelling and its applications
Other topics TBC

Key Information:

Dates: 23rd -27th September 2019, 5 days
Location: VLB Berlin, Germany
Attendees: Suitable for PhD students
Tuition cost*: €75
To apply: Please send this application form to yeastresearch@ucc.ie with ‘Doctoral School Application’ in the title. First offers close on 31st May 2019.

*The tuition cost covers attendance at the summer school, coffee and lunch breaks each day and a group dinner on Thursday evening. Travel and accommodation costs are not included and are the responsibility of the attendee. For your information the YEASTDOC participants will be staying at the Hotel Tiergarten Berlin Mitte. The cost of a single room is €79 per night and the cost of a twin room (2 people) is €99 per night. Please contact the hotel directly for availability.

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