Student Symposium

The annual CLIB-GC student symposium was successfully established in 2010 as a perfect platform for a get-together of interested students and audience from different backgrounds with renowned scientists from academia and industry. Ever since this symposium was organized by associated students of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. Within the framework of this symposium representatives from all three groups (students, renowned scientists, industry) give insights into their work and provide a base for inspiring discussions. Since 2013 the symposium became a joint venture of CLIB graduate cluster and the undefinediGRASPseed graduate school of Heinrich Heine University. 

Here you find an overview of all previous symposia of the years undefined2010, undefined2011, undefined2012, undefined2013, undefined2014, undefined2015 and undefined2016.

7th Annual Symposium "From Gene to Protein and Beyond"

organized by Jennifer Antfang (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Bio- und Geosciences, IBG-1), Marianne Schulte (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Complex Sciences, Structural Biochemistry, ICS-6) and Pia Skoczinski (HHU, Institute of Molecular Enzymtechnology).

Academic talks:

Speaker

Institution

Title of Talk

Prof. Dr. Jörg Stülke

Georg-August-University Göttingen, Department of Microbiology and Genetics

Minibacillus: Definition of components essentially required for a living cell

Prof. Dr. Lars Blank

RWTH Aachen, Institute of Applied Microbiology

Exploiting nature's biosynthetic capabilities by metabolic engineering

Prof. Dr. Gerold Barth

TU Dresden, Institute of Microbiology

Biotechnological production of organic acids by non-conventional yeast for industry

Prof. Dr. Jörn Piel

ETH Zürich, Institute of Microbiology

Hypermodifying enzymes from an uncultivated bacterium

Student talks:

Speaker

Institution

Title of Talk

Andreas Domröse

Heinrich-Heine-University, Institute of Molecular Enzyme technology

Functional expression of clustered genes encoding biosynthetic pathways

Andreas Klein

Heinrich-Heine-University, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry

Creating diversity in prodiginines – a bridge between chemistry and biology

Industry talks:

Speaker

Institution

Title of Talk

Dr. Natalie Rahmen

Covestro Deutschland AG

High-performance polymers made of biomass & CO2


The program is available here: undefinedPDF


6th CLIB-GC & iGRASPseed Symposium "From Gene to Protein and Beyond" 2015

organized by Lars Freier (CLIB-GC fellow, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Bio- und Geosciences, IBG-1), Peter Dollinger (iGRASPseed fellow, HHU, Institute of Molecular Enzymtechnology), Johannes Nolte (CLIB-GC fellow, HHU, Institute of Biochemistry II) and Alexander Minges (iGRASPseed fellow, HHU, Institute of Plant Biochemistry).

Academic talks:

Speaker

Institution

Title of Talk

Prof. Dr. Johnjoe McFadden

University of Surrey, Department of Microbial and Cellular Science [UK]

From gene to metabolism in the TB bacillus

Prof. Dr. Andreas Kirschning

Leibniz University Hannover, Institute of Organic Chemistry

Learning from Nature – Chemical Synthesis at the Interface to Biology

Prof. Dr. Marco Fraaije

University of Groningen, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences [NL]

Redesign of enzymes for industrial applications

Prof. Dr. Jan Van Impe

University of Leuven, Department of Chemical Engineering [B]

Recent trends in optimal experimental design for (bio)chemical processes

Student talks (CLIB-GC & iGRASPseed)

Speaker

Institution

Title of talk

Markus Dick

Heinrich Heine University, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, iGRASPseed member

Tailoring stability of acetaldehyde dependent aldolases

Daniel Mulnaes

Heinrich Heine University, Institute of Computational Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Molecular Bioinformatics, CLIB-GC member

TopModel, a multi-template meta-approach to homology modeling

Industry talks

Speaker

Institution

Title of talk

Dr. Michael Breuer

BASF, Ludwigshafen, White Biotechnology Research

Industrial biocatalysis at BASF – Where chemistry and biotech meet


5th CLIB-GC & iGRASPseed Symposium "From Gene to Protein and Beyond" 2014

organized by Markus Dick (iGRASPseed fellow, HHU, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry), Andreas Klein (CLIB-GC fellow, HHU, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry), Marius Terfrüchte (CLIB-GC fellow, HHU, Institute of Microbiology) and Maren Thomaier (iGRASPseed fellow, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Complex Systems ICS-6 Structural Biology).

Academic talks:

Speaker

Institution

Title of Talk

Prof. Dr. Robert Hancock

University of British Columbia, Department of Microbiology and Immunology [Canada]

Complex adaptations in bacteria - lifestyle changes associated with biofilms, swarming and stress

Prof. Dr. Bauke Dijkstra

University of Groningen, Laboratory of Biophysical Chemistry [NL]

Lipids and beyond: Structural enzymology of steroid dehydrogenation

Prof. Dr. Manfred Reetz

Philipps-University Marburg
Chemistry Department

Directed evolution of stereoselective enzymes: A prolific source of catalysts for asymmetric reactions

Prof. Dr. Alfred Pühler

University of Bielefeld
Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec)

Omics-dependent analysis of the biosynthesis of the drug acarbose produced by Actinoplanes sp. SE50/110

Student talks (CLIB-GC & iGRASPseed)

Speaker

Institution

Title of talk

Alexander Minges

Heinrich Heine University, Institute of Biochemical Plant Physiology, iGRASPseed member

Crystal Structure of pyruvate phosphate dikinase (PPDK) from Flaveria trinervia, a key enzyme in C4 photosynthesis

Pia Skorczinski

Heinrich Heine University, Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology, CLIB-GC member

Systematic mutational analysis of lipase secretion in Bacillus subtilis

Industry talks

Speaker

Institution

Title of talk

Dr. Thorsten Eggert

evocatal GmbH

Biocatalysis - from lab scale to industrial processes

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Maurer

AB Enzymes GmbH

From enzyme development to genome based strain development: What comes next?


4th CLIB-GC & iGRASPseed Symposium "From Gene to Protein and Beyond" 2013

organized by Dragutin Antovic (iGRASPseed fellow, HHU, Institute of Organic Chemistry), Parveen Sarkari (CLIB-GC fellow, HHU, Institute of Microbiology), Sanel Suljic (CLIB-GC fellow, HHU, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry) and Dhana Thomy (iGRASPseed fellow, HHU, Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology).

Academic talks:

Speaker

Institution

Title of Talk

Prof. Dr. Diethard Mattanovich

BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Institute for Applied Microbiology [A]

Engineering by design: Systems Biology based development of the Pichia pastoris protein production platform

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julia Bandow

Ruhr University Bochum, Microbial Antibiotic Research

A system-based approach to antibacterial targets and modes of action

Dr. Gavin Wright

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Cambridge, Cell Surface Signalling Laboratory [UK]

Systematic extracellular protein interaction screens reveals key targets in the pathogenesis of malaria

Prof. Dr. Kurt Faber

University of Graz, Department of Chemistry, Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry [A]

Asymmetric Bioreduction of Alkenes: Single- & Two-Enzyme Systems

Student talks (CLIB-GC & iGRASPseed)

Speaker

Institution

Title of talk

Dennis Della Corte

Forschungszentrum Jülich,Institute of Complex Systems ICS-6 Structural Biology, iGRASPseed member

Finding the perfect structure, a multidimensional optimization process

Sebastian Schulz

Heinrich Heine University, Institute of Biochemistry, CLIB-GC member

Grapefruit Flavour by Biocatalysis: P450 ADH Enzyme Cascades Towards (+)-Nootkatone

Industry talks

Speaker

Institution

Title of talk

Dr. Ramon Wahl

Novartis Pharma AG

Novartis Biologics


3rd CLIB-GC & iGRASPseed Symposium "From Gene to Protein and Beyond" 2012

organized by Jennifer Pahlke (CLIB-GC fellow, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences) and Sebastian Schulz (CLIB-GC fellow, HHU, Institute of Biochemistry).

Academic talks:

Speaker

Institution

Title of Talk

Prof. Dr. Eckhard Boles

University Frankfurt, Institute of Molecular Biosciences

Genetic engineering of Industrial Yeast Strains for the production of Bioethanol and Biobutanol from C5 and C6 sugar

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Pleiss

University of Stuttgart, Institute of Technical Biochemistry

Modelling and design of enzymes: structure, dynamics, and solvent effects

Prof. Dr. Gregory Challis

University of Warwick, Conventry, Department of Chemistry [UK]

Elucidating and exploiting novel natural product biosynthetic enzymes

Prof. Dr.Uwe Bornscheuer

University of Greifswald, Department of Biotechnology & Enzyme Catalysis

Protein Engineering on the Move: from Directed Evolution to in Silico Approaches

Student talks (CLIB-GC)

Speaker

Institution

Title of talk

Kyle J. Lauersen

Bielefeld University, Algae Biotechnology and Bioenergy Group, CeBiTec

Microalgae as bioreactors for high value recombinant protein production

Parveen Sarkari

Heinrich Heine University, Institute of Microbiology

Establishing and applying a novel protein expression system in Ustilago maydis

Fatma Alexia van Winssen

Universtity of Technology Dortmund, Laboratory for Plant and Process Design

A novel Aqueous Two-Phase Extraction Technology

Industry talks

Speaker

Institution

Title of talk

Dr. Marco van den Berg

DSM Biotechnology Center, Delft [NL]

Impact of fungal genomics: examples from industrial applications


2nd CLIB-GC Symposium "Expression and Biocatalysis" 2011

organized by Jennifer Pahlke (CLIB-GC fellow, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences) and Irene Kullartz (CLIB-GC fellow, HHU, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry).

Academic talks:

Speaker

Institution

Title of Talk

Dr. Ulf Hanefeld

Delft University of Technology, Institute for Biocatalysis and Organic Chemistry [NL]

Enzymes in organic solvents: Pure
organic chemistry

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Stahmann

Lausitz University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Technical Microbiology

Microbial vitamin B2 production - An
example for a sustainable process
replacing established chemistry

Prof. Dr. Anton Glieder

Austrian Centre of Industrial
Biotechnology, Vienna [A]

Discovery, engineering and production of enzymes from eukaryotes for industrial biocatalysis

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwaneberg

RWTH Aachen, Institute of Biotechnology

Protein Engineering on the Move: from Directed Evolution to in Silico Approaches

Prof. Dr. Barry Holland

University Paris-Sud, Institut de Génétique et Microbiologie, Paris [F]

Protein translocation in bacteria: exploitation for medical and industrial applications

Student talks (CLIB-GC)

Speaker

Institution

Title of talk

Karsten Lang

Universtity of Technology Dortmund

Development of an isobutanol producing biofilm catalyst

Katharina Neufeld

Heinrich Heine University, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry

Extending the toolbox of biocatalysts – Design of monooxygenase P450 BM3 libraries

Industry talks

Speaker

Institution

Title of talk

Dr. Martin Schürmann

DSM Innovative Synthesis

Industrial biocatalysis: Recent developments in the application of enzymes in organic synthesis


1st CLIB-GC Symposium "Expression and Biocatalysis" 2010

organized by Katharina Neufeld (Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, HHU) and Torsten Sehl (Institute of Biotechnology, FZ Jülich).

Academic talks:

Speaker

Institution

Title of Talk

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Streit

University Hamburg, Institute of Microbiology

Finding and expressing novel biocatalysts from metagenomes: a challenging task

Prof. Dr. Michael Müller

University Freiburg, Institute of Pharmaceutical and Medical Chemistry

Integration of Biosynthesis into Bio- and Chemocatalysis

Prof. Dr. Anett Kirschner

RWTH Aachen, Institute of Biocatalysis

Selective substrate oxidation with molecular oxygen: Biocatalytic potential of bacterial monooxygenases

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hauer

University Stuttgart, Institute of Technical Biochemistry

The challenge of designing biocatalysts: enzymes for industrial applications

Student talks (CLIB-GC)

Speaker

Institution

Title of talk

Jessica Schneider

University Bielefeld, CLIB-GC member

The rapid annotation platform for yeast data (RAPYD) applied to Pichia anomala

Torsten Sehl

University Düsseldorf, CLIB-GC member

Two step biocatalytic approach for the synthesis of chiral amino alcohols

Industry Talks

Speaker

Institution

Title of talk

Dr. Thomas Rygus

Applied Biosystems Deutschland GmbH

Next Generation Sequencing: Methods and Applications

Dr. Frank Kensy

m2p-Labs

Potential of Microbioreactors in Protein Expression and Biocatalysis

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