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Cell Factories and Biosustainability

Mankind has to move towards a sustainable life style to slow down the depletion of resources on the planet. The design, construction and optimization of cell factories is a fundamental issue in the field.

 

Bernhard Palsson, Professor, CEO, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability

A sustainable lifestyle

The third conference in the Copenhagen Bioscience Conferences focused on Cell Factories and Biosustainability. The conference was co-organized by the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the Foundation. Twenty-four of the world’s top scientists headlined a programme that included lectures on genome-scale science and research experience with cell factories within bacteria, yeast and CHO (Chinese hamster ovary) cells.

173 scientists from all over the world participated in the conference, which was held 5-8 May 2013 at the Favrholm Campus in Hillerød, north of Copenhagen. Researchers at all levels participated in the conference, and all attendees (from PhD fellows to senior professors) presented a poster during the conference, with prizes being awarded for the best poster by a postdoctoral fellow and the best poster by a PhD fellow.

The conference's social programme included a castle tour, a canal boat trip around Copenhagen harbour and a dinner in Copenhagen in addition to a visit to the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at Scion DTU in Hørsholm, near Copenhagen.

The overall goal of the Copenhagen Bioscience Conferences is to promote international awareness about Copenhagen as a beacon of research within biomedicine and biotechnology and to give participants new inspiration and knowledge they can use to improve their research in the future.

 

 

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