Emerging applications of microbes

We are pleased to announce the first edition of the VIB Conference ‘Emerging applications of microbes’. This international conference will take place June 3rd-4th 2019 in the beautiful historic city of Leuven. 

We will welcome a range of world leaders from academia and industry who will discuss the latest applications and technological developments in the field of microbiology. With session topics such as metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, industrial biotechnology as well as microbial communities, we aim to provide you with a platform to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow researchers.

In addition to the scientific program with plenary talks and poster sessions, there will be ample opportunities to network and discuss collaborations during the breaks, reception and conference dinner.

Organizing committee

Kevin Verstrepen, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology
Patrick Van Dijck, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology
Jan Michiels, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology
Jeroen Raes, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology
Johan Thevelein, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology
Karin Voordeckers, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology
Alain Goossens, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology
Han Remaut, VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology
Nico Callewaert, VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology
Evy Vierstraete, Science Events Manager, VIB, BE


  • Jens Nielsen - Chalmers University, SE
  • Jef Boeke - NYU, US
  • Christina Smolke - Stanford, US
  • Morten Sommer - DTU and Novo Nordisk, DK
  • Emily Balskus - Harvard, US
  • Jack Pronk - TU Delft, NL
  • Angela E. Douglas - Cornell University, US
  • Dan Jarosz -Stanford, US
  • Marjan Mey - Ghent University, BE
  • Francesca Ceroni - imperial College London, UK
  • Karen Polizzi - Imperial College, UK
  • Eric Alm - MIT, US
  • Arturo Casadevall - Johns Hopkins, US
  • Narendra Maheshri - Organism Engineer, Ginkgo Bioworks, US
  • Sam Possemiers - CEO Prodigest, BE
  • Maria Teresa Teixeira - CNRS · Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire des Eucaryotes, FR
  • David Berry - University of Vienna, AT

Air Jordan Shoes Men

3 June 2019 to 4 June 2019
KU Leuven, Promotion & Jubileumzaal
Naamsestraat 22
3000 Leuven