Amgen Keynote Speaker

Sunday, July 24
Dr. Sang Yup Lee is a Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (known as KAIST). He is currently the Dean of College of Life Science and Bioengineering, Director of Center for Systems and Synthetic Biotechnology, Director of BioProcess Engineering Research Center, and Director of Bioinformatics Research Center. He has published 330 journal papers, 50 books/book chapters, and more than 450 patents either registered or applied. He received numerous awards including National Order of Merit, Merck Metabolic Engineering Award from Merck, and Elmer Gaden Award from Biotechnology and Bioengineering. He is currently Foreign Associate of National Academy of Engineering USA, Fellow of AAAS, Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology, Fellow of Korean Academy of Science and Technology, Editor-in-Chief of Biotechnology Journal, and Associate Editor and board member of numerous journals. His research interests are metabolic engineering, systems biology and biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, and nanobiotechnology.


Alma Dietz Actinomycete Dinner and Lecture

Monday, July 25
Dr. Donald Hahn is a Senior Research Specialist at Dow AgroSciences in Indianapolis, IN. Don received his PhD in Microbiology from the University of Illinois working on Salmonella genetics with Stanley Maloy. During a posdoc with Dick Baltz at Eli Lilly he learned his love for actinomycetes which continues to this day. Don has worked for over 20 years in industrial microbiology research projects ranging from vaccine development and molecular genetics to fermentation. In his current research, Don coordinates collaborative research with industrial & academic labs throughout the world with the goal of discovering novel natural products with agrochemical activity.

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Banquet Speaker

Tuesday, July 26
Dr. Doug Eveleigh holds the Fenton Chair of Applied Microbiology, Rutgers University. Graduating in mycology, University of Exeter, UK, he worked at National Research Council of Canada, University of Wisconsin, and US Army Natick Laboratories. His interests cover industrial fermentation (cellulase-gasohol: Trichoderma, Streptomycetes, Thermotoga, Zymomonas, & chitosanase) and ecological explorations (endo-mycorrhizae, and nitrogen fixation (Frankia). His sabbatical studies include the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna; L'Institute Pasteur, Paris; Horticulture International, Littlehampton, UK; the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, London, and also the Beijerinck Museum, Delft University of Technology, Delft. He received the first SIM "The Waksman Teaching Award" (1989).