C1Net - Partnering Meeting, UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM, 23-24 JUNE 2015


Hosted by C1net, supported by Metals in Biology (BBSRC-NIBBs) and facilitated by the KTN, this FREE two-day, partnering meeting will bring together academic and industrial partners to identify and address key challenges in the metabolism and enzymology of C1 organisms and commercially exploit them as platforms for chemical manufacture.  Its major aim is to initiate new collaborations between industry and academia, leading to development and potential funding of outline feasibility projects from participants.  The programme includes expert talks from world leaders, project generation and networking.  This event precedes a call for Proof-of-Concept funds of £150K (3 x £50K) for “Projects to promote a better understanding of the Metabolism and Enzymology of C1 organisms”.

Confirmed expert speakers so far:
Arild Johannessen (Calysta, Norway),  Rolf Thauer (Max Planck Institute), Volker Mueller (Goethe-Universität), Stephen Ragsdale (University of Michigan), Thomas Smith (Sheffield Hallam), Michelle Gradley (Biosyntha), Frank Sargent (University of Dundee) and Reuben Carr (Ingenza).


When: Tuesday 23 - Wednesday 24 June 2015
Where: Meeting Room 3, School of Humanities, University Park Campus, The University of Nottingham, NG7 2QL (map)
Accommodation: Cavendish Hall of Residence, Lenton Grove, University Park Campus, The University of Nottingham.


Participation and full board are provided free of charge (thanks to BBSRC funding), but, with limitations on funding, attendance will be on successful application only. Travel bursaries for young researchers available on application.
Application deadline 27 May 2015

Draft Programme

TUESDAY 23 June 2015
10:00 - Coffee and Registration at Humanities building, University Park
10:3017.00 Partnering Event
17:00 – Bar opens at Cavendish Hall of Residence, University Park
19:30 – Dinner is served at Cavendish Hall of Residence, University Park
B&B Accommodation at Cavendish Hall of Residence (en suite), University Park
Check-in from 15:00, Check-out 11:00

WEDNESDAY 24 June 2015
07:30 - 08:30 - Breakfast at Cavendish Hall of Residence, University Park
09:00 – 16:00 – partnering meeting with refreshments at Humanities Building, University Park
16:00 - All depart

Travel Advice


The venue, The School of Humanities is Building 55 on map.