Cell Factories & biosustainability (2013)


  • Technical driver for change in designing cell factories
  • Genome-scale science
  • Experience with cell factories: bacteria, yeast and CHO cells
  • Practical implementation of cell factories
  • Mini ‘debates’ on current and critical issues

Group photo

About the conference:

Cellular factories are expected to play a significant role in chemical manufacturing over the coming decades as we develop sustainable societies and lifestyles.  The spectrum of compounds that can be made with cellular factories ranges from commodity chemicals, on the low end of the price scale, to therapeutic molecules, on the high end.  A number of important technological drivers, both experimental and computational, have made cellular factories a realistic prospect to achieve this goal.

    The Speakers

  • Abhay Joshi
  • Alan Berry
  • Byung-Kwan Cho
  • Costas Maranas
  • Danilo Porro
  • Gregory Stephanopoulos
  • Guyn-Min Lee
  • Hal S. Alper
  • Hatzimanikatis Vassily
  • Jack T. Pronk
  • James Liao
  • Jay Kiesling
  • Jeff Lievense
  • Jens Nielsen
  • John Pierce
  • Kristala L. Jones Prather
  • Martin Fussenegger
  • Michael J. Betenbaugh
  • Nicole Borth
  • Ryan Gill
  • Sang Yup Lee

Related articles from the conference

Sustainable future

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily
Not to dare is to lose oneself

Søren Kierkegaaard, Danish philosopher and writer


Bernhard Palsson

Jens Nielsen

Mathias Uhlén

  • Tuborg Havnevej 19,
  • 2900 Hellerup, Denmark

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