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First International In Vitro Meat Symposium

Programme

9 - 11 April, 2008

Venue: Norwegian Food Research Institute (Matforsk), Osloveien 1, 1430 Aas, Norway.

Hosted by Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) and Norwegian Food Research Institute (Matforsk)

WEDNESDAY 9 APRIL

1630-1700

Registration

1700-1715

Welcome and opening remarks (Stig W. Omholt, Norwegian Univ of Life Sciences and Achim Kohler, Matforsk)

1715-1730

A dream coming true (Willem van Eelen, Vitro Meat)

1730-1800

Introduction: The whys, wherefores and what we hope to achieve (Jason Matheny, New Harvest & Johns Hopkins Univ)

1800-1830

Designing for a Key Market:  What product features will influence an animal advocate's decision to move from vegetarianism to In Vitro Meat? (Elizabeth L. DeCoux, Florida Coastal School of Law)

1830-2030

Get-together with buffet supper at Matforsk

2030

Bus to Thon Hotel

 

 

THURSDAY 10 APRIL

0830

Bus from Thon Hotel to Matforsk

 

 

Session 1

Large scale production of cell culture medium - biological and technological challenges (Chair: Gunnar Kleppe, Norwegian Bioindustry Association)

0915-0945

Medium design for large-scale, serum-free growth of myoblasts (Klaas Hellingwerf, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences)

0945-1010

Large scale fractionation of cell extracts (Arild Johannessen, International Research Institute of Stavanger)

1010-1040

Chemical composition of synthetic serum-free media for cell cultures (Kjell Bertheussen, University of Tromsø)

1040-1100

Coffee break

 

 

Session 2

Stem cell separation, creation, large scale proliferation and maintenance (Chair: Bernard Roelen, Univ of Utrecht)

1100-1135

Stem cell creation and maintenance (Bernard Roelen, Univ of Utrecht)

1135-1210

Alternative sources for myogenic cells (Tor Erling Lea, Norwegian Univ of Life Sciences)

1210-1235

Stem cells from bone marrow and adipose tissue in bone tissue engineering applications: from isolation procedures to bioreactor cultures (Manuela Gomes, University of Minho)

1235-1350

 

Lunch

Session 3

Large scale muscle tissue engineering (Chair: Henk Haagsman, Univ of Utrecht)

1350-1425

Large scale muscle tissue engineering scenarios (Robert Dennis, Univ of North Carolina)

1425-1455

The functional genomics of developing and mature muscle tissue (Marinus te Pas, Wageningen University and Research Centre)

1455-1525

Experimental and theoretical biophysics of muscle tissue and its mathematical modelling (Poul Nielsen, Univ of Auckland)

1525-1540

Coffee break

1540-1605

Smooth operation of large and complex bio-engineering plants – what does it take? (Gunnar Kleppe, Norwegian Bioindustry Association)

 

 

Session 4

Identification of mission-critical biological and technological challenges (Chair: Stig W. Omholt, Norwegian Univ of Life Sciences)

1605-1800

Open Discussion

1800-2030

Symposium dinner at Matforsk

2030

Bus to Thon Hotel

 

 

FRIDAY 11 APRIL

0830

Bus from Thon Hotel to Matforsk

0900-0915

Summing up yesterday’s programme (Stig W. Omholt, Norwegian Univ of Life Sciences)

 

 

Session 5

Ongoing in vitro meat R&D (Chair: José Teixeira, Univ of Minho)

0915-0935

European activities and plans (Bernhard Roelen, Univ of Utrecht)

0935-1005

US activities and plans (Jason Matheny, New Harvest & Johns Hopkins Univ)

 

 

Session 6

Feasibility study (Chair: Jason Matheny, New Harvest & Johns Hopkins Univ)

1005-1020

Presentation of: The engineering economics of large scale cell culture medium and muscle tissue production (Handout: The In Vitro Meat Consortium Preliminary Economics Study) (Stig W. Omholt, Norwegian Univ of Life Sciences)

1020-1040

Discussion and identification of points for revision

1040-1055

Coffee break

 

 

Session 7

Organization of the in vitro meat consortium (Chair: Henk Haagsman, Univ of Utrecht)

1055-1110

Presentation of suggested organizational roadmap describing vision statement, organizational structure, consortium rules and funding strategies (Handout: Distributed at the meeting) (Stig W. Omholt, Norwegian Univ of Life Sciences)

1110-1140

The interface with the Future Food initiative and New Harvest (Kurt Schmidinger, Future Food and Jason Matheny, New Harvest)

1140-1210

Discussion and identification of points for revision

1210-1235

Election to the various leadership positions defined by the organizational roadmap

1235-1250

Concluding remarks and action points (Stig W. Omholt, Norwegian Univ of Life Sciences)

1250-1400

Lunch

 The programme is subject to alteration.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 April 2008 )