Five members of the BECT group (Charlotte Green, Luca Rossoni, Andrew Yiakoumetti, Valentine Anyanwu and Russel Menchavez) attended the 18th European Congress on Biotechnology, in Geneva, at the beginning of July 2018.
In the Industrial Biotechnology stream post-docs Luca Rossoni and Charlotte Green gave talks on product toxicity and continuous fermentation.
In the lively poster sessions, post-doc Andrew Yiakoumetti and PhD student Valentine Anyanwu presented posters on the bioproduction of methacrylic acid and Δ1-piperideine respectively, and PhD student Russel Menchavez presented his poster on enhancing n-butanol tolerance in E. coli through adaptive evolution.
With their presentations, networking and tweets, The University of Nottingham gang were very visible, showcasing the variety of research interests we have in BECT.
Particular highlights included, chatting with Kristala Prather of MIT after she cited Charlotte’s talk in her plenary lecture, the Microbiology Society stand coincidently giving out free copies of Luca’s ‘editor’s choice’ paper, and watching England beat Columbia during the conference dinner.
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