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Scope A microbial community consists of a multitude of functional biological entities, each with unique metabolic capacities. When properly organized, the assemblage of these biological entities represents a powerful resource. Especially for engineered systems, microbial resource management (MRM) is the ultimate objective, yet remains very challenging. Welldocumented MRM concepts and tools should allow to steer complex microbial communities, leading to stable and reliable biotechnological processes. In this first international MRM symposium, the latest breakthroughs will be presented on more fundamental MRM concepts and on their applications in environmental technologies and nutritional/biomedical sciences.

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First international symposium on Microbial resource management in biotechnology: Concepts & applications Scientific program Thursday June 30th

Friday July 1st

Registration (11.30 - 13.30h)

Theme 3: Microbial Resource Analysis Oral presentations (10.00 - 12.00h)

Theme 1: Managing bacteria-host interactions Oral presentations (13.30 - 15.30h) • Ruth Ley (Keynote): ‘Host-microbial interactions in inflammation and metabolic syndrome’ • Rosemarie De Weirdt: ‘Microbial reuterin production and its effects on a 3-D model of colonic epithelium’

• Olav Vadstein: ‘Microbial resource management for improved viability of marine fish larvae by community level selection of microbiota’ • Tiphaine Le Roy: ‘Metabolic disorders induced by a high fat diet can be transferred by a transplantation of gut microbiota’

• Daniele Daffonchio: ‘Microbial symbionts: a resource for the management of insect-related problems’

• Nathalie Delzenne (Keynote): ‘Modulation of the gut microbiota by prebiotics and probiotics in the context of obesity and related metabolic disorders’ Coffee break and poster presentations Themes 1 and 2 (15.30 - 16.30h) Theme 2: Exploiting the water-energy nexus Oral presentations (16.30 - 18.30h) • Cees Buisman (Keynote): ‘Innovative bio-energy, science and valorization’

• Jurg Keller: ‘Chemicals recovery and production from wastewater – Going beyond the energy recovery’ • Jules van Lier: ‘Anaerobics: powerful energy recovery ready for Xtremes’

• Peter Vanrolleghem: ‘Mitigating wastewater utility greenhouse gas footprints – Development of a benchmark simulation model’ • Joop Colsen: ‘Thermophilic sludge digestion: a perfect fit in cradle-to-cradle and energy-neutral sewage treatment’

• Lars Angenent (Keynote): ‘Predicting bioreactor function with bacterial community structures: time series of full-scale granular upflow digesters treating brewery wastewater’ Informal walking dinner in the medieval ‘Castle of Counts’ (20.00h) Scientific & organizing committee Nico Boon (UGent) Willem De Muynck (UGent) Jo De Vrieze (UGent) Nathalie Delzenne (UCL) Christine Graveel (UGent) Regine Haspeslagh (UGent) Tom Hennebel (UGent) Tim Lacoere (UGent) Massimo Marzorati (UGent) Jeroen Raes (VIB-VUB) Dirk Springael (KULeuven) Tom Van de Wiele (UGent) Siegfried E. Vlaeminck (UGent)

• Tom Curtis (Keynote): ‘From Visions to Decisions: making microbial resource management a routine reality’ • Eva Top: ‘Bacterial plasmids from environment to clinic: Predicting their host reservoirs and promiscuity based on genomic signatures’ •

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