Venue: Jeju Island

Location: Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of

Event Date/Time: Jun 13, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 17, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 20, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Dec 20, 2009
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Metabolic Engineering is the longest running conference of its kind, which has been held every two years. In 1996, Professor Stephanopoulos established the Metabolic Engineering Conference by organizing the former Recombinant DNA Biotechnology conference with a theme “focus on metabolic engineering” at Danvers, Massachusetts. Two years later, Professor Reuss organized Metabolic Engineering II in Elmau, Germany. In 2000, Professor Sinskey organized the third conference at Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 4th and 5th Metabolic Engineering Conferences were organized by Professor Nielsen and Professor Liao at Il Ciocco, Italy and Olympic Valley, California in 2002 and 2004, respectively. In 2006, Professor Heijnen and Dr. Bovenberg organized Metabolic Engineering VI with a theme of “from recDNA towards engineering biological systems” at Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands. The most recent Metabolic Engineering VII was organized by Professor Hatzimanikatis and Dr. Laffend at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with a theme of “health and sustainability”. Following the great success of the previous conferences, the 8th Metabolic Engineering conference will continue to be a leading conference for sharing the state-of-the-art developments and achievements made in the field of metabolic engineering over the last two years.

The main theme of Metabolic Engineering VIII is “Metabolic Engineering for Green Growth”. The conference will have sessions that integrate the recent achievements made in the fields of systems biology, synthetic biology, biochemical engineering, tools and methods, and emerging techniques, healthcare, biofuel, biorefinery, environmental biotechnology, microbial system, mammalian system, plant system, and other disciplines and applications.