Fermentation Conference (RAFT II) Update - Please Post.

Justin Neway Justin.O at worldnet.att.net
Tue Feb 11 07:51:27 EST 1997

Fermentation Conference (RAFT II) Update - Please Post.

This announcement provides an information update Session Titles, Session
Chairs & Conference Deadlines for the conference entitled "Recent
Advances in Fermentation Technology" (RAFT II) will be held in San
Diego, USA, November 15 - 18, 1997.RAFT II.  If you wish to present a
paper please contact one of the appropriate session convenors. Session
chairs will make the decision as to which presentations will be oral and
which will be posters (unless you specifically request a poster slot).
There is no limit at the present time on the availability of poster

The Sessions and Convenors are as follows:

Innovative Methods for Monitoring or Controlling Bioprocesses.  Please
contact the convenors: Bing Miller, President, Fermtech, P. O. Box 317,
Mount Airy, MD 21771
Tel: (410) 875-2968.  Fax: (410) 875-2968, e-mail: bing at x-press.net, or
Robert D. Schwartz, Ph.D., Senior Development Scientist, Abbott
Laboratories, D-451/R183, 1401 Sheridan Rd., North Chicago, IL
60064-4000, Tel:  (847) 937-8875.  Fax: (847) 938-7509

Micro-gravity Fermentations. Please contact the convenor: David Klaus,
Ph.D., Payload Mission Operations Manager, Aerospace Eng. Sciences,
Campus Box 429, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, Tel: (303)
492-3525.  Fax: (303) 492-8883, e-mail: klaus at spot.colorado.edu

Strain Development for Improved Fermentation Properties: Please contact
the convenors:  Carol A. Baker Ph.D., Scientist Senior, Pharmacia &
Upjohn, Inc., 7000 Portage Rd. MS 1401-899-1, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, Tel:
(616) 833-9220.  Fax: (616) 323-4241, e-mail: cabaker2 at pwinet.upj.com,
or Alan Berry, Ph.D., Director, Research and Development, Bio-Technical
Resources, L.P., 1035 South 7th Street, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Tel: (414)
684-5518. Fax (414) 684-5519, e-mail:  aberry at biotechresources.com

Fermentation Optimization, Control and Process Improvement: Please
contact the convenors:  Amit Vasavada, Ph.D., Principal Scientist,
Fermentation, Kelco, 8355 Areo Drive, San Diego, CA 92123-1718, Tel:
(619) 467-6679.  Fax: (619) 467-6571
e-mail: avasavada at kelco.com, or Konstantin B. Konstantinov, Manager of
Fermentation Development, Process, Sciences, Bayer Corp., Berkeley, CA
Tel: (510) 705-7327.  Fax: (510) 705-4911, e-mail:
konstant at ix.netcom.com

Metabolic Engineering. Please contact the convenors:  Scott D. Power,
PhD, Research Fellow, Genencor International, 925 Page Mill Rd. Palo
Alto, CA 94304
Tel: (415) 846-7560.  Fax: (415) 845-6501, e-mail: spower at genencor.com,
or Prof. Lonnie O. Ingram, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science,
University of Florida, P.O. Box 110700 Bldg. 981, Gainesville, FL 32611,
Tel: (352) 392-8176.  Fax: 352-392-5922, e-mail:
lingram at micro.ifas.ufl.edu

Cell Culture. Please contact the convenors:  Sadettin S. Ozturk, Ph.D.,
Principal Staff Scientist, Bayer Corporation, 800 Dwight Way, Berkeley,
CA 94701, Tel: (510) 705-5492.  Fax (510) 705-5227, e-mail:
sozturk at holonet.net, or Gustavo E. Grampp, PhD, Cell Banking, Culture &
Fermentation Process Development, Amgen-Colorado, Inc.,  3200 Walnut
St., Boulder, CO 80301, Tel: (303) 541-1637.  Fax (303) 938-6243,
e-mail: ginog at amgen.com.

The conference advisory committee members are Dr. Arnold Demain
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Dr. Karl Sanford (Genencor
International), Dr. Michael Flickinger (University of Minnesota), Dr.
Anthony Sinskey (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Dr. Barry
Buckland (Merck).

The Plenary lecture will be given by Dr. Frederick C. Neidhardt
(University of Michigan) and the Banquet presentation will be given by
Steve C. Mendell (President & CEO, Prizm Pharmaceuticals).

The Conference Chairs are: Justin O. Neway, Ph.D., Director,
Fermentation R&D
Somatogen, Inc., 2545 Central Ave., Boulder, CO 80301, Tel: (303)
541-3431.  Fax: (303) 440-4230, e-mail: justin.o at worldnet.att.net, and
James C. Liao, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Chemical
Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3122, Tel:
(409) 845-9807.  Fax: (409) 845-6446, e-mail: j-liao at tamu.edu.

The Conference Deadlines are :

Session titles and convener names: Feb. 1 - Complete
Convener address, tel, fax, e, etc.: March 1 - Complete
Speaker addresses, etc.: May 1
Speaker packets will go out: ~May 15
Final speaker titles and abstracts due in order of presentation: July 15
Poster abstracts due: Sept. 1
Final program information and poster order: Oct. 1
Programs will be mailed out: Oct. 27

Additional information and future updates can be found at the SIM web
site <http://www.simhq.org> (press the button for meetings) and at the
BIOT web site <http://calvin.biotech.wisc.edu/ACS_BIOT/index.html>

Justin Neway, Ph.D., Director, Fermentation R&D, Somatogen, Inc.
2545 Central Ave., Boulder, CO 80301, USA, Tel: (303) 541-3431
Fax: (303) 440-4230.  Attachments OK: MIME, BINHEX, UU

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