Microbial Engineering

A New ECI Conference

March 4-8, 2018
LaFonda on the Plaza
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA


About this Conference

Advances in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering have created many new opportunities for using microbes as hosts. It has become possible to make entirely new products or to radically improve processes for making existing products not only in terms of increased production but also the enhanced quality of the outcome.

This conference will highlight the cell and process engineering required to create these new microbes and will illustrate the benefits and challenges using Case Studies. We will learn about progress from various fields, including:

  • Vaccines
  • Primary Metabolites
  • Secondary Metabolites
  • Therapeutic Proteins
  • Biofuels
  • Biopolymers

The Case Studies will further provide the opportunity to illustrate the integration of various activities such as analytics, downstream purification, scale-up, and high throughput screening in order to achieve successful commercialization.

Keynote Speakers

John Aunins (CTO, Seres Therapeutics)
“Development of Live Bacterial Therapeutics”

Jay Keasling (University of California-Berkeley)
“Engineered Polyketide Synthases for Production of Commodity and Specialty Chemical”

Chris Love (Koch Institute at MIT)
“Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals in the Age of Acceleration”

Hari Pujar (Moderna)
“mRNA Vaccines and Therapeutics: On the Progress from Promise to Reality”

Christina Smolke (Antheia)
New Bio-Based Supply Chains for Plant Based Medicines

Jim Swartz (Stanford University)
“Opening Microbial Cells Expands Their Capabilities”

Conference Organization


Prof. Eli Keshavarz-Moore , University College London, England
Dr. Barry Buckland, BiologicB, USA

Conference Program and Posters

Click on THIS LINK to view the conference program and posters.

Poster Award Winners

General Information about ECI

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording/photographing of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

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