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BIOKET DIGITAL EVENT | IBISBA Virtual B2B Meeting and Workshop on 2 July 2020

IBISBA within the global context of biofoundries and accelerated end-to-end bioprocess development

BIOKET DIGITAL EVENT | IBISBA Virtual B2B Meeting and Workshop on 2 July 2020
Join from any place, anywhere.

The IBISBA BIOKET event becomes digital, different formula, but with the same content and quality. On 2 July 2020 IBISBA welcomes you with a double appointment.

Digital Programme

Virtual B2B | 8.00 - 13.00 CEST

During this networking session you will be able to build new connections and to find new clients and potential partners relevant for your business.

Workshop | 14.00 - 17.30 CEST

During this session, experts will first set the scene and help us to appraise the current state of play in the biofoundry area and examine how biofoundries are likely to evolve in the future. Afterwards, the IBISBA concept will be spotlighted, looking at its biofoundry activities and how these fit into the wider framework of end-to-end bioprocess development which is being promoted by IBISBA. Moreover, we will examine some of the challenges related to injecting industry constraints into early phase bioprocess development. This session will bring together leading researchers from the IBISBA network of research facilities, a member of the Global Foundry Alliance and an industry player involved in the development of commercial biofoundries.

The workshop will be a lively combination of talks and debates in which the audience will be invited to play a full, active role providing feedback on their expectations regarding R&D infrastructure services, such as those proposed by IBISBA.

Guests Speakers

Prof. Paul FREEMONT | Imperatial College London, UK
Dr. Sunil Chandran | Amyris, USA

Chairperson: Dr Nic LINDKEY - CNRS France

  • Welcome & Introduction - Nic LINDLEY (Chair – CNRS, France)
  • Primer on biofoundries - Paul FREEMONT (Imperial College London, UK)
  • An industrial biofoundry - Sunil CHANDRAN (Amyris, USA)
  • IBISBA a Pan-European Infrastructure to support industrial biotechnology - Michael O'DONOHUE (Inrae, France)
  • Driving IBISBA's biofoundry operations using knowledge management and integration - Merja PENTTILA (VTT, Finland)
  • Scaling up or making industrial sense of biofoundry operations in IBISBA Katja Patzsch (IGB Fraunhofer, Germany)
  • ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION with Olivier Rolland (TWB, France), Paul Freemont, Sunil Chandran, Katja Patzsch, Vitor Martins dos Santos (WUR, The Netherlands)

How to Register

Two passes are available for the Digital Event:

Digital Pass Workshop ONLY: FREE but registration is mandatory. Visit the BIOKET webpage and follow the instructions.

Digital Edition Pass (Workshop + online B2B): PAID.  Visit the Registration Page on the site for more information. The Digital Edition Pass  is automatically included with March 17-18 and full conference passes.



The foundries that powered the industrial revolution took molten metal and cast it into items of different shapes that in turn became the parts of complex machines and industrial processes. Similarly, biofoundries aim to be places where DNA is combined to form bioparts that, once integrated into living microbial cells, will drive biological manufacturing processes. Unlike the foundries of old, biofoundries rely heavily on automation, using informatics and robotic systems to reproducibly design, build and validate complex molecular machineries. The recent appearance of biofoundries is linked to the growing importance of synthetic biology, a term that covers the use of advanced approaches for the design and construction of complex biological systems using the 'design- build-test' framework, borrowed from the information systems engineering area. Synthetic biology has greatly benefitted from systems biology, which provides ‘omic-scale’ data (DNA sequences, genome-wide metabolic maps, fluxomic data etc) that drives the design process, and from advanced DNA synthesis and microfluidics, which together provide the technology basis for this activity.

Using synthetic biology, researchers aim to accelerate the development of industrial biotechnology. However, it is widely recognised that while synthetic biology is making lab-scale production of molecules more tractable, it is still debatable about the extent to which synthetic biology is producing impact at the industrial scale. This is because, to achieve impact at the industrial scale it is necessary to go beyond design of the biocatalyst (the enzyme or the microbial cell), conceiving the whole bioprocess, including the way in which the target molecule will be extracted and purified.

IBISBA is an emerging, European-based distributed R&D infrastructure that integrates biofoundry operations into the wider framework of end-to-end bioprocess development, the aim being to deliver industry-ready processes.