Flitsch, Montoliu, Soengas and de Lorenzo, speakers at Biotec2023

Flitsch, Montoliu, Soengas and de Lorenzo, speakers at Biotec2023

Sabine L Flitsch, Lluís Montoliu, Marisol Soengas and Víctor de Lorenzo will be the speakers at the four plenary conferences of the program of the XVIII SEBiot congress, Biotec 2023, to be held from July 17 to 20 at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).

On the evening of 17 July (19:00 h), after the official opening of the conference, Sabine L. Flitsch, professor and researcher in the field of Chemical Biology at the University of Manchester, will give the first plenary lecture entitled Design and implementation of de novo biocatalytic cascades, in which she will talk about the most recent developments of her research group in the field of biocatalysis.

On Tuesday 18 July (12:30 pm) it will be the turn of Professor Víctor de Lorenzo, director of the Environmental Synthetic Biology Laboratory at the National Biotechnology Centre (CNB-CSIC), who will give the lecture Design meets evolution: Theory and practice. In his talk he will present his work in the field of synthetic biology to respond to environmental sustainability challenges, especially in the field of industrial activity. The session is sponsored by Darwin Bioprospecting Excellence.

Marisol Soengas, leader of the CNIO Melanoma Research Group and vice-president of the Spanish Association for Cancer Research (ASEICA), will talk about her research in the field of identifying biomarkers for cancer prognosis, diagnosis and treatment in her lecture Imaging and targeting premetastatic niches in melanoma on Wednesday 19 July (12:30 h).

The fourth plenary conference will take place on Thursday 20 July (12:00 h) and will be given by Professor Lluís Montoliu, researcher at the Centro de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Red en Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER-Carlos III Health Institute) and the Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia (CNB-CSIC), who will talk about Biotechnological Applications of CRISPR Tools and review the latest advances in the applications of this gene-editing technique.

The conference programme also includes three round tables on job opportunities for young biotechnologists (18 July, 17:00 h), the situation of university biotechnology studies in Spain (19 July, 15:30 h), and entrepreneurship and biotech companies in Spain and Europe (20 July, 11:00 h), as well as several tracks on food, environmental, industrial, plant and microbial biotechnology, biotechnology and health and biocatalysis, where the selected oral communications will be available. There will also be poster sessions on 18 and 19 July (14:30 h – 15:30 h).

For those interested in presenting abstracts at the congress, the deadline for oral communications is 30 May and for posters it is 15 June. Instructions and thematic areas for the presentation of abstracts are detailed on the conference website.

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