Biotech France 2017 International Conference and Exhibition

Biotech France 2017
28 Jun - 30 Jun 2017 | Paris - France
Conference Speakers
Keynote Speakers
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Head, School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering, POSTECH, Rep. of Korea

Gyoo Yeol Jung is an Associate Professor of Department of Chemical Engineering as well as Head of Interdisciplinary School of Bioscience and Bioengineering, POSTECH of Korea. He received his Ph.D. degree from Seoul National University of Korea and did his postdoc research at MIT with professor Greg Stephanopoulos.

His research is focused on Synthetic Biology and Genetic...

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Gyoo Yeol Jung is an Associate Professor of Department of Chemical Engineering as well as Head of Interdisciplinary School of Bioscience and Bioengineering, POSTECH of Korea. He received his Ph.D. degree from Seoul National University of Korea and did his postdoc research at MIT with professor Greg Stephanopoulos.

His research is focused on Synthetic Biology and Genetic Analysis System. He published a number of papers in the premier journals including Science and Nature Communications. Dr. Jung is an Associate Editor of Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering and editor of "Electrophoresis" and "Journal of Biological Engineering".

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Department Head, Process Engineering and Analytics, Program Head, Advanced Biofuels (and Bioproducts) Process Demonstration Unit, US DOE Berkeley National Lab, USA

Throughout his career Todd has been committed to developing bioscience technologies that improve human health and environmental sustainability across a broad spectrum of pharmaceutical, food science and renewable fuel and chemical product R&D programs. As Program Head at ABPDU, his role is to lead the development and execution of R&D projects with clients and collaborators. Prior to the ABPDU, Todd spent a year at Impossible Food,...

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Throughout his career Todd has been committed to developing bioscience technologies that improve human health and environmental sustainability across a broad spectrum of pharmaceutical, food science and renewable fuel and chemical product R&D programs. As Program Head at ABPDU, his role is to lead the development and execution of R&D projects with clients and collaborators. Prior to the ABPDU, Todd spent a year at Impossible Food, Inc., a cutting-edge Bay Area start up in the emerging food biotech space, as Sr. Director of Product Development. Before his time there, Todd progressed through several roles at Amyris, Inc., most recently as Senior Director of Product Management. Todd helped direct strategic collaborations for bio-based fuel and chemical product development and scale-up with the US Department of Energy and as a Steering Committee member for Amyris’ commercial partnerships with Total New Energies and Beta Renewables.

Before entering the renewable fuel and chemical industry Todd was a scientist and project leader at a number of Bay Area pharmaceutical and biotech companies such as Rigel, Exelixis and Acumen Pharmaceuticals. In this role he developed pre-clinical and clinical products in therapeutic indications as diverse as oncology, Hepatitis C virus, and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Director, Commercial Technology Development- Genomatica, Inc, USA

Michael Japs Director, Commercial Technology Development Genomatica, Inc. Michael is a veteran of the industrial biotechnology sector leading development, scale-up, and commercialization of novel processes for the production of chemicals via fermentation. In his current role he directs Genomatica’s Bioengineering Solutions group which leverages Genomatica’s technology platform and expertise to help industrial, food & beverage,...

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Michael Japs Director, Commercial Technology Development Genomatica, Inc. Michael is a veteran of the industrial biotechnology sector leading development, scale-up, and commercialization of novel processes for the production of chemicals via fermentation. In his current role he directs Genomatica’s Bioengineering Solutions group which leverages Genomatica’s technology platform and expertise to help industrial, food & beverage, agriculture, bio-pharmaceutical and nutraceutical clients develop and improve their products. Target applications include specialty chemicals, nutraceuticals, probiotics, enzymes, flavors and fragrances, cosmetic ingredients, amino acids and more. Michael also leads conceptual process design, economic analysis, and technical business development activities for internal product opportunities. He previously formed and led Genomatica’s process engineering department where he was integral in establishing the company’s core bioprocess engineering capabilities. He is an inventor of Genomatica’s renewable 1,4-butandediol (BDO) process which in 2013 received the prestigious Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award recognizing ‘the most noteworthy chemical engineering technology commercialized in the world during the past two years…’. Prior to Genomatica Michael held several R&D and operations positions at NatureWorks LLC commercializing polylactic acid (PLA). Michael holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota.

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Maastricht University, The Netherlands

As of 2015, Yvonne is heading the department of biobased materials. Furthermore, she is developing a research line in sustainability of biobased materials. She also teaches this subject in the Maastricht Science Program (bachelor) and Master Biobased Materials.

Yvonne started working at Maastricht University as a research policy advisor for the Executive Board in 2008. From 2011-2013 she had a secondment (40-80%) to the Sciences for...

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As of 2015, Yvonne is heading the department of biobased materials. Furthermore, she is developing a research line in sustainability of biobased materials. She also teaches this subject in the Maastricht Science Program (bachelor) and Master Biobased Materials.

Yvonne started working at Maastricht University as a research policy advisor for the Executive Board in 2008. From 2011-2013 she had a secondment (40-80%) to the Sciences for strategic advice in biobased materials and to develop an academic group in Biobased Materials.

From 2013-2015 she was involved in implementing the biobased materials research and education activities at Brightlands Chemelot Campus. From 2008-2013 she was also seconded to the Law Faculty (50%) to set up and implement a successful Faculty subsidy strategy.

Yvonne is an experienced program developer with a passion for setting up activities that contribute to a sustainable future. She has talent for connecting content with strategic goals and finding partners to jointly develop new programs. Main activities concerned strategy development and project implementation, in particular innovation projects with high impact on sustainability. She is result oriented while connecting to people to reach the goals and likes to work in complex environments.

From 2001-2007 she was a (senior) program manager at the Netherlands Orgnisation for Scientific Research (NWO). At the chemistry section she was part of the management team and reponsible for international cooperation (especially Asia) and public private partnerships. From 2007-2008 she was a consultant in (innovative) building materials & sustainability at INTRON, now SGS INTRON.

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Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain

After graduating with honours from the Physics Department at Moscow State University in 2000, Vladimir Baulin spent 3 years in the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, Grenoble, France, doing his PhD in theory of polymer physics and received a PhD in Physics in 2003. In 2004-2006 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, France. Dr. Vladimir A. Baulin leads currently a group of Soft Mater Theory at the University Rovira i Virgili,...

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After graduating with honours from the Physics Department at Moscow State University in 2000, Vladimir Baulin spent 3 years in the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, Grenoble, France, doing his PhD in theory of polymer physics and received a PhD in Physics in 2003. In 2004-2006 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, France. Dr. Vladimir A. Baulin leads currently a group of Soft Mater Theory at the University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain which has strong expertise in theory of polymer physics, soft matter theory and biophysics. He is a Coordinator of EU funded Initial Training Network SNAL.

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Biotechnological Processes for Energy Production IMDEA Energy, Madrid, Spain

She got the PhD degree in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology at the University of Valladolid (2008). She carried out her doctoral thesis in the field of livestock wastes treatment for the removal of organic matter by means of mechanical and photosynthetical oxygenation on the liquid matrix and biogas production on the solid matrix. Previously to that, she worked at the Environmental Engineering Department in the University of...

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She got the PhD degree in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology at the University of Valladolid (2008). She carried out her doctoral thesis in the field of livestock wastes treatment for the removal of organic matter by means of mechanical and photosynthetical oxygenation on the liquid matrix and biogas production on the solid matrix. Previously to that, she worked at the Environmental Engineering Department in the University of Cincinnati (USA) where she also obtained a Master on Environmental Science (2005). During her PhD, she made a stay at Wageningen University (The Netherlands) to work on biogas production using lignocellulosic substrates.

After her PhD, she joined the technological Center ITACyL (Technological Institute of Agriculture of Castilla-León) where she continued working on lab and real-scale plants dealing with livestock effluent treatments. After that, she got a postdoc position at the Biotechnology Lab in the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (LBE-INRA, France) to work on the optimization of biogas production using microalgae. Nowadays, in the Unit of Biotechnological Processes of IMDEA Energy, her research is focused on advanced processes for biofuel production using microalgae as a substrate.

She is co-author of around 20 scientific publications and reviewer of international journals. Additionally, she has been involved in European and national funded research projects, as well as projects with private companies.

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