Session 23: Prof. Arnold Demain: Leaving a legacy in the field of industrial microbiology
Wednesday, July 27, 2016: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Bayside B/C, 4th Fl (Sheraton New Orleans)
Neal Connors - Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, Drew University, Madison, NJ and Kalion, Inc.
Erick Vandamme - Ghent University Katwilgenstraat
Over a career spanning several decades, Prof Arnold Demain has become synonymous with industrial microbiology having published countless papers, book chapters and gaining membership to National Academy of Sciences in the United States, Mexico, and Hungary.  Beyond the publications and accolades, Arny’s true legacy is the “army” of leaders in the field he has mentored over the years.  In this session, SIMB and members of Arny’s  “Industrial Microbiology Army” will celebrate the career of a true giant in the field.
8:00 AM
Industrial useful microbes: our slaves or our friends?
Erick J. Vandamme, Biochemical and Microbial Technology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
Endophytic actinomycetes from Amphipterygium adstringens as potential producers of new pharmacological compounds.
Sergio Sanchez, Mrs. Karol Rodríguez-Peña, Ms. Miriam Trenado and Mr. Omar Jiménez, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Cd. de Mexico, Mexico
9:30 AM
Break, Grand Ballroom Foyer 5th Fl
10:00 AM
Botulinum neurotoxin: New formulations for pharmaceutical use
Eric Johnson, Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
10:30 AM
E. coli strain engineering approaches for improving glucaric acid production
Neal Connors1, Darcy Prather2, Alan Watson2 and Kristala L. J. Prather3, (1)Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, Drew University, Madison, NJ and Kalion, Inc., Fanwood, NJ, (2)Kalion, Inc., Milton, MA, (3)Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
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