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The joint BioTech 2008 and the 4th Swiss-Czech Symposium entitled “Biopharmaceuticals: why use yeasts?” will be organised as an interdisciplinary event for experts from different fields in both academia and industry.

The further potential of recombinant yeasts, in particular Pichia pastoris, Hansenula polymorpha, Yarrowia lipolytica, Arxula adeninivorans and Schizosaccharomyces pombe in the production of biopharmaceuticals will be evaluated in comparison to other expression systems (Aspergillus, Chrysosporium, Penicillium, Saccharomyces, Talaromyces, etc.).

Finally, from the applications in focus (i.e. therapeutic proteins, enzymes for the synthesis/modification of pharmaceuticals, drug target proteins, and proteins for diagnostics), particular products appropriate for manufacture using yeasts will be identified.

The sessions and panel discussions will address the following topics:
  • Molecular biology tools for pathway engineering and custom-designed glycosylation
  • Combined in vivo and in vitro approaches (i.e. interactions of strain design, process control and chemical post-treatment)
  • Further opportunities for advanced yeast expression systems

Moreover, the opinions of the audience will be continually sought and summarised, and recommendations relating to the future of microbial (industrial) biotechnology in research and manufacturing published in a post-conference position paper.

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