• Pichia 2016

    April 3-6, Antalya

  • Pichia 2016

    April 3-6, Antalya

  • Pichia 2016

    April 3-6, Antalya

  • Pichia 2016

    April 3-6, Antalya

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ORGANIZATION 2016

Akdeniz University Food Safety and Agricultural Research Center is organizing the Pichia 2016 Conference.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • Prof. Mehmet INAN Chair
  • Barçın KARAKAŞ Coordinator
  • Ihsan Burak CAM Secretary
  • Aysun ÖZÇELİK Member
  • Mert KARAOGLAN Member
  • Fidan ERDEN KARAOGLAN Member
  • Semiramis YILMAZ Member
  • Gürkan YILMAZ Member
  • Özge ADIGÜZEL Member
  • Fırat AYAS Member
  • Fatma ERSÖZ Member
  • Lena MAHMOUDI AZAR Member

CHAIR'S MESSAGE

It is with great pleasure to welcome you to Pichia 2016 Conference that will be held in

Antalya, Turkey

I am absolutely delighted to host this international conference that will bring academics, private sector and government delegates together.

Mehmet Inan, PhD

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

  • James Cregg BioGrammatics, USA
  • Pınar Çalık METU, Turkey
  • Pau Ferrer Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Brigitte Gasser BOKU, Austria
  • Kurt Gehlsen RCT, USA
  • Anton Glieder Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Mehmet Inan Akdeniz University, Turkey
  • Barçın Karakas Akdeniz University, Turkey
  • Knut Madden BioGrammatics, USA
  • Diethard Mattanovich BOKU, Austria
  • Tuncer Ozdamar Ankara University, Turkey
  • Roland Weis VTU, Austria

About Us

Pichia 2016 is an useful , instructive , explanatory, improving conference to discuss latest Pichia developments.

Cell Biology
Protein Secretion & Post Translational Modification
Genomic Studies and Genome Annotations
Bioprocess Optimization & Scale-up
Molecular Engineering
Biopharma Products
Metabolic Engineering for Production of Small Compounds
500+

PARTICIPANTS since '06

138

TALKS since '06

128

POSTERS since '06

50+

INVITED SPEAKERS since '06

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 Pichia 2012

Pichia 2012 Conference held February 29 to March 3, 2012 in Alpbach, Austria. The conference was organized by Dr. Toni Gleider of ACIB, GmbH. This meeting was well attended with scientists from both academia and industry presenting and discussing the latest developments in Pichia. Presentations and abstracts from the meeting are available as a PDF download

 Pichia 2009

Pichia 2009 conference held in Tucson, Arizona from October 18th to October 21st, 2009. Highlights from Pichia 2009 which include presenters and abstracts are available as a PDF download

 Pichia 2006

Pichia 2006 Conference held in San Diego, CA on October 8-11, 2006. Highlights, which include abstracts and presenters are available as a PDF download

EVENT SPEAKERS

Venue

  • Porto Bello Resort & Spa
  • Porto Bello Resort & Spa
  • Porto Bello Resort & Spa

Porto Bello Resort

Porto Bello Hotel Resort & Spa has capacity of total 346 rooms all designed to provide its guests with a comfort stay.

The view of rooms combines with the endless blue of Mediterranean and the glorious appearance of the mountains offering the unique atmosphere.

Shuttle Bus

From Antalya Airport: You can take the Conference Shuttle Bus from baggage claim directly to Conference Hotel for € 15.

Taxi

Airport Cab: After baggage claim request a cab in front of the terminal building.

Bus

City Bus: In front of the terminal building take red city bus #600 to Konyaaltı Beach, closest bus station is 500m away from the Conference Hotel.

EVENT SPONSORS

 

Turkish Airlines is the offical airline of "Pichia 2016" and special discounts up to %20 are offered on certain booking classes. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website (www4.thy.com/TKC) and use event code "006TKM16" under delegate section.

 

Pichia 2016 App

EVENT SCHEDULE

APRIL 4th, 2016 MONDAY


 

09:00 – 10:45

Registration

11:00 – 11:30

Opening Ceremony – Mehmet İnan

11:30 – 12:15

Keynote Lecture of Conference –Diethard  Mattanovich

“A decade of systems biology research on Pichia pastoris”

12:15 – 13:30

LUNCH


SESSION 1 – Cell Biology I

Opening Chair: Mehmet İnan, Akdeniz University, Turkey

13:45 – 14:15

Invited S. II –Taras Y. Nazarko

University of California, San Diego, USA

Autophagy of the Pichia pastoris peroxisomes: Initial stages or assembly of the pexophagic receptor protein complex

14:15 – 14:35

Brigitte Gasser

BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria

Methanol metabolism revisited: The xylulose-monophosphate cycle of methanol assimilation utilizes a duplicated methanol inducible enzyme set and is entirely localized to peroxisomes

14:35 – 14:55

Mehmet İnan

Akdeniz University, Turkey

Characterization of ethanol metabolism genes in Pichia pastoris

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee and Poster Break


SESSION 2 – Cell Biology II

Chair: Knut Madden, BioGrammatics Inc., USA

15:30 – 16:00

Bram Laukens

VIB-Ghent University, Belgium

A GlycoDelete module in Pichia pastoris removes N-glycosylation heterogeneity

16:00 – 16:20

Rochelle Aw

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

How does Golgi organisation impact glycosylation patterns in Pichia pastoris?

16:20 – 16:40

AycaCankorur-Cetinkaya

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

A Consensus Genome-scale Metabolic Network Reconstruction for Komagataella phaffii (Pichia pastoris)

16:40 – 17:00

Knut Madden

BioGrammatics Inc., USA

Next Generation Sequencing Support

18:30 – 19:30

DINNER (Main Restaurant)

19:30 – 21:30

Welcome Cocktail at Sailors Lounge in Porto Bello Hotel

APRIL 5th, 2016 TUESDAY


 

SESSION 3 – Protein Secretion & Post Translational Modification

Chair: Brigitte Gasser, BOKU, Austria

09:00 – 09:30

Invited S. III – Nico Callewaert

VIB and Ghent University, Belgium

Modular secretory system engineering of Pichia for enhanced membrane protein expression

09:30 – 09:50

Richard Johannes Zahrl

BOKU / ACIB, Austria

The impact of intracellular degradation on recombinant protein secretion in yeast

09:50 – 10:10

Christoph Behrens

Univeristy of Hannover, Germany

Expression of basidomycetous proteins in Pichia pastoris is influenced by spacer regions between the signal peptide and the protein sequence

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee and Poster Break


SESSION 4 – Genomic Studies and Genome Annotations

Chair: Pınar Çalık, METU, Turkey

10:45 – 11:30

Moderator Diethard  Mattanovich

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Recent Advances in Pichia Genomics

Questions & Answers

Minoska Valli

Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology, Vienna, Austria

Curation of the Pichia pastoris genome annotation by integration of RNA-Seq and proteomic data

Alexandra Bettina Graf

University of Applied Sciences FH Campus Vienna, Austria

Pichiagenome.org: a web portal for Pichia pastoris genome data

11:30 – 12:00

Free Speech of Attendees about Session Topic

12:00 – 13:30

LUNCH


SESSION 5 – Bioprocess Optimization & Scale-up I

Chair: Pau Ferrer, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

13:45 – 14:15

Invited S. IV - Ursula Rinas

Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Germany

Pichia cell physiology in industrially relevant bioprocesses.

14:15 – 14:35

Oliver Spadiut

Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Development of a fed-batch process for a recombinant Pichia pastoris Δoch1 strain expressing a plant peroxidase

14:35 – 14:55

Sebastian Blum

m2p-labs GmbH, Germany

Automated cultivation platform for online-monitored high throughput fermentation

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee and Poster Break


SESSION 6 – Bioprocess Optimization & Scale-up II

Chair: Anton Glieder, Graz University, Austria

15:30 – 16:00

Anton Glieder

Graz University of Technology, Austria

Vectors and processes for consecutive induction of protein expression

16:00 – 16:20

Vignesh Rajamanickam

Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Impurity monitoring of a recombinant SuperMan5 strain during dynamic upstream process

16:20 – 16:40

Xavier Garcia-Ortega

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Study and implementation of environmental stress conditions to enhance the recombinant protein production regulated by the GAP promoter

16:40 – 17:00

HandeGüneş

Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Effect of oxygen transfer conditions on recombinant protein production by Pichia pastoris under glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase promoter

17:00 – 17:20

XavierPonte Font

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Rhizopus oryzae lipase production by Pichia pastoris under the control of AOX1 promoter is oxygen dependent

19:30 – 23:30

GALA DINNER - Porto Bello Hotel Colombus Restaurant

APRIL 6th, 2016 WEDNESDAY


 

SESSION 7 – Molecular Engineering

Chair: Tunçer Özdamar, Ankara University, Turkey

09:00 – 09:30

Invited S. VI – PınarÇalık

Chemical Engineering Department, METU, Turkey

Challenges in Pichia pastoris promoters for recombinant protein production: AOX1 promoter versus GAP promoter

09:30 – 09:50

Martina Geier

ACIB GmbH, Austria

From pathways to products: Strategies for the efficient expression of multi-enzyme pathways in P. pastoris

09:50 – 10:10

Astrid Weninger

TU Graz, Austria

CRISPR/Cas9 mediated genome engineering in Pichia pastoris

10:10 – 10:30

Jan-Philipp Schwarzhans

Bielefeld University, Germany

Charting the clonal variability landscape of Pichia pastoris: Novel insights into integration events and their effects discovered by genome sequencing

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee and Poster Break


SESSION 8 – Bioprocess Optimization & Scale-up III

Chair: Roland Weis, VTU Technology, Austria

10:45 – 11:15

Iskandar Dib

VTU Technology, Austria

Discussion on biopharma products

11:15 – 11:35

Christoph Kiziak

Lonza Ltd, Switzerland

Developing a promoter into a process

11:35 – 11:55

Paulina Torres

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Dynamic Genome-Scale Metabolic Modeling: a Tool to Analyze and Design Aerobic Cultures of Pichia pastoris

11:55 – 12:15

İsaGökçe

Gaziosmanpaşa University, Turkey

Expression and purification of GFP, DsRed and their variants for dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC) in Pichia pastoris

12:15 – 12:35

Yakup Ulusu

Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University, Turkey

Expression, purification, and characterization of bovine chymosin enzyme under inducible AOX1 promoter in Pichia pastoris

12:35 – 13:00

Evaluation Speech by Conference Chair

Award Ceremony

13:00 – 14:00

LUNCH

14:20 – 18:00

Social Program (Historical Places of Antalya Trip)

EVENT PRICE

Student

550
check 600€ after April 1, 2016
check Access to all conference sessions
check 3 nights All-Inclusive "Per Person in Double Room" Accommodation at Congress Hotel
check Welcome Coctail & Gala Dinner
check Social Program

Academic

850
check 900€ after April 1, 2016
check Access to all conference sessions
check 3 nights All-Inclusive Single Accommodation at Congress Hotel
check Welcome Coctail & Gala Dinner
check Social Program

Business

1000
check 1000€ after April 1, 2016
check Access to all conference sessions
check 3 nights All-Inclusive Single Accommodation at Congress Hotel
check Welcome Coctail & Gala Dinner
check Social Program

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

POSTER PRESENTATION submission deadline is March 1st, 2016 

 All abstract submissions will be reviewed for acceptance by the scientific committee.

The Pichia 2016 Conference will offer the Best Poster Award to the one best poster. The Reward is € 1.000,00 

EVENT FAQS

Participation fee includes following features:

check Access to all scientific sessions, congress materials including congress bag, congress abstract book, certificate, and etc.

check 3 nights stay in All Inclusive - 5 Stars - Porto Bello Hotel Resort & Spa from 4th to 6th April 2016 Single Room included for Academic and Business participants; Double Room included for Students.

check Social Program (on April 6, 2016)

check All Inclusive (Full Board) Accommodation includes open buffet breakfast, lunches, dinners, midnight snacks, all drinks (08:00-24:00), Pool, Sauna, Turkish Bath, Fitness, Table Tennis.

check Welcome Coctail and Gala Dinner

check Refreshments, 6 coffee breaks during conference

Accommodation details at conference hotel are followings

check Single room differences are 60 € for Students (total amount for 3 nights).

check None of the attendees need to contact to hotel for reservations.

check Accompany person will stay in double room with academic / student participant. Fee is € 300 for 3 nights that includes Gala Dinner and Social Program, excludes scientific sessions.

check Registration fees for participants who prefer not to stay at congress hotel are € 650 for academics, € 350 for students before 1st January 2016.

check A double room has 2 separate single beds. If you are staying in a twin room, please note the name of the person you would like to share the room with. Otherwise, the system will randomly place you with one of the participants.

Antalya, Turkey's 5th largest city that stands for professionalism, experience, diversity and quality. It's a city which hosts more than 13 million foreign guests, as the third most visited city in the world, right behind Paris and London from all over the world on a yearly basis. Antalya is a new born star for the international congresses, conventions and incentives; with its new and well equipped hotels and their convention facilities. Antalya has more than 600.000 beds & 175 000 seating capacity to offer, with the best service from thousands of professional, educated, well-experienced, multilingual, friendly and courteous staff.

check Green airport, Hotels with Blue Flag Beaches, Environmental friendly hotels, with water and ground pollution protection, waste separation, collection, & recycling, green keeping coordinated with the Forestry Ministry Units, using green energy sources,

check Public transportation with environmental friendly busses

check Known as Pamphylia in antiquity, literally meaning "of mingled tribes and races." Antalya was first established by King Attalos II of Pergamum, who believed to have found paradise on earth. Today Antalya is one of the world’s foremost tourism destinations.

check Antalya provides 300 days of sun, easy access, safe city and much more. For detailed information please visit ACB guide.

The conference organization committee must be notified in written via e-mail of a cancellation for all registers.

check Cancellations before January 1st, 2016, a full refund will be given except resend costs.

check Any cancellation between January 2nd 2016 and February 26th, 2016 will be refunded with 30% cut-off.

check Any cancellation between February 27th 2016 and March 30th, 2016 will be refunded with 50% cut-off.

check Refunds will be processed within 15 work days after conference ends.

check The organization committee is not responsible for travel expenses or penalties under any circumstances.

check In case you cannot attend the conference you may send a representative.

Turkish Airlines is the offical airline of "Pichia 2016" and special discounts up to %20 are offered on certain booking classes. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website (www4.thy.com/TKC) and use event code "006TKM16" under delegate section.

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