Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology - Call for Conference
Participation - Please Post.
The second, biannual special conference on "Recent Advances in
Fermentation Technology" (RAFT II) will be held in San Diego, USA,
November 14 - 18, 1997. RAFT II is again co-sponsored by the Society
for Industrial Microbiology (SIM) and the BIOT section of the American
Chemical Society (ACS). Participation is limited to 300 attendees and
the agenda will be focused in three areas:
The conference advisory committee members are Dr. Arnold Demain
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Dr. Karl Sanford (Genencor
International), Dr. Michael Flickinger (University of Minnesota), Dr.
Anthony Sinskey (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Dr. Barry
The Plenary lecture will be given by Dr. Frederick C. Neidhardt
(University of Michigan).
The Banquet presentation will be given by Steve C. Mendell (President &
CEO, Prizm Pharmaceuticals).
1) Fermentation & Cell Culture Engineering: including medium development
& optimization, process control and optimization, equipment and
2) Strain Design & Improvement: including metabolic engineering, yield
improvement and by-product reduction.
3) Fermentation Aspects of New Product Development: including natural
products, fungal fermentations, micro gravity fermentations, secondary
metabolites, flavors, fragrances, fuels and chemicals.
We are also planning a roundtable discussion on "Fermentation Process
Consistency Requirements and Performance for Biologics" which will
include participants from Industry, Government and Academia.
If you are interested in contributing a talk or poster, participating in
the roundtable discussion, getting on the mailing list, reserving space
for a table-top exhibit and/or contributing as a sponsor, please contact
one of the program co-chairs listed below, as soon as possible (e-mail
James C. Liao, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Chemical
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3122
Tel: (409) 845-9807. Fax: (409) 845-6446
e-mail: j-liao at tamu.edu
Justin O. Neway, Ph.D., Director, Fermentation R&D
Somatogen, Inc., 2545 Central Ave., Boulder, CO 80301
Tel: (303) 541-3431. Fax: (303) 440-4230
e-mail: justin.o at worldnet.att.net
Additional information and future updates will be found at the SIM web
site <http://www.simhq.org> (press the button for meetings) and at the
BIOT web site <http://calvin.biotech.wisc.edu/ACS_BIOT/index.html>