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RPP 2017 – 9th International Conference on Recombinant Protein Production

23.04.2017 - 25.04.2017

The 9th International Conference on Recombinant Protein Production, organised by the University of Groningen and the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology with the support of the Microbial Physiology Section of the European Federation of Biotechnology, will take place from

23-25th of April, 2017 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

The RPP conference series aims at offering a comprehensive overview of current challenges and innovative solutions in recombinant protein production across different cell factories. Special attention is attributed to the comparative physiology of microbial and higher eukaryotic platforms for protein production. The 9th RPP conference will build on the successes of previous meetings, which have attracted steadily increasing numbers of researchers from both academia and the bioprocessing industry. The RPP9 meeting will address four major areas and emerging trends in recombinant protein production of industrial relevance:

  • Host physiology under RPP bioprocess conditions, including gene expression and regulation, translation, protein folding and stability, secretion, stress responses and cellular quality control.
  • Cell engineering for RPP, including systems metabolic engineering, synthetic biology tools, and integration of random and rational approaches.
  • RPP processes at industrial scale, including challenges in up- and down-scaling, host physiology under bioprocess conditions, downstream processing, bioprocess analysis, product quality control, and the safety status of cell factories.
  • Biofabrication of complex protein structures, including multicomplex and multispecific proteins, membrane proteins, and surface display of proteins as well as cell-free technologies.

Please find more information about the conference on the website http://www.rpp2017.eu


CBM12 – 12th Carbohydrate Bioengineering Meeting, April 23-26, 2017

23.04.2017 - 26.04.2017

About the CBM12

12th Carbohydrate Bioengineering Meeting

The CBM12 – 12th Carbohydrate Bioengineering Meeting –  continues in the spirit of the predecessor conferences aiming at providing a forum for the broad research community in carbohydrate bioengineering, to meet and discuss latest developments in this exciting and rapidly developing field. The 12th meeting will take place from April 23 -26, 2017 at Audi Max, Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna/Austria. 

Besides focusing on carbohydrate-active enzymes, a topic central to all previous CBM conferences, the CBM12 encourages contributions from all areas of carbohydrate bioengineering, including the technological application and industrial realization. The scientific agenda will be complemented with a networking social programme. Young scientists are particularly encouraged to participate and present their latest works.

For more information see our website: https://cbm12.org

Programme: https://cbm12.org/programme-cbm12/

CBM12 – Pre-Symposium Doctoral Programmes „BIOTOP“ & „MOLECULAR ENZYMOLOGY“

23.04.2017 , 15:00 - 17:20

The Pre-Symposium is publicly accessible and organized by the Doctoral Programmes “BioTop” & Molecular Enzymology”.

The programme can be found here.


Participation is free of charge. However, due to organizational reasons we ask all participants to register via the following link until April 14, 2017:

The coffee break after the pre-symposium is included and sponsored by the two Doctoral Programmes.


About BioToP

The PhD program BioToP is a research-based doctoral education at the interface of basic and applied science in the field of protein biotechnology at the Vienna Institute of Biotechnology (VIBT) at BOKU, Vienna.

BioToP provides comprehensive training in the fields of

  • structure-function analysis, engineering and design of proteins,
  • protein synthesis, targeting and post-translational modifications,
  • expression systems and cell factories as well as
  • bioinformatics and molecular modelling.

For further information please visit the BioToP homepage (http://biotop.boku.ac.at)

Funded by: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and BOKU.


About Molecular Enzymology

The DK Molecular Enzymology is an international doctoral studies program offered jointly by the University of Graz and the Graz University of Technology since 2005. Our research program aims to understand the molecular structures, mechanisms and the cellular functions of enzymes important to very broad aspects of biology.

The program is interdisciplinary in nature with prominent contributions from

  • biochemistry
  • biotechnology
  • molecular and cellular biology
  • microbiology
  • organic chemistry
  • structural biology

For further information please visit the Molecular Enzymology homepage (http://dk.uni-graz.at/)

Funded by: Austrian Science Fund (FWF), University of Graz, Graz University of Technology, NAWI Graz


SuSy Workshop Enzymatic glycosylation reactions

24.04.2017 , 17:00 - 19:00

The SuSy Workshop on ‘Enzymatic glycosylation reactions’ will take place on April 24, 17:00 – 19:00 and is publicly accessible and organized by the EU project “SuSy – Sucrose Synthase as Cost-Effective Mediator of Glycosylation Reactions“.

SuSy, the abbreviation of Sucrose Synthase, is a collaborative research project where eight different partners (three academic institutes and five industrial partners) from five European countries are involved in. This project falls under the “Seventh Framework Programme” (FP7) of the European Commission.

Glycosyl transferases (GT) are very attractive biocatalysts for the synthesis of special carbohydrates and derivatives. However, their large-scale application has been hampered by their low operational stability and by the high cost of their nucleotide-activated donor substrate. This collaborative project aims to solve both problems through a combination of enzyme and process engineering. With the help of sucrose synthase (SuSy), UDP-glucose can be produced from sucrose as cheap and abundant substrate. Coupling this conversion to another GT enzyme even enables the recycling of UDP to establish a constant supply of glycosyl donor. Through careful optimization and integration of the different components, an efficient process for the glycosylation of polyhenolic acceptors has been established. At this special session of the CBM conference, the academic and industrial partners will illustrate their work with presentations and posters. Afterwards, a free reception is offered by the SuSy-consortium to enable a direct and informal interaction with all interested parties.

Funded by: EU FP7

Registration: https://interconvention.eventsair.com/cbm12/registration-sessions/Site/Register

Programme: Programme SuSy


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