|13:30||Departure from Passenger Terminal Amsterdam by bus|
|13:50||Arrival at Amsterdam Science Park|
|14:00||Welcome by Prof. Dr. Peter van Tienderen – Dean Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam|
|14:10||Visit Start-up village – Dr. Niek Persoon|
|14:40||Visit Biocatalysis laboratory – Dr. Francesco Mutti|
|15:10||Visit Circular chemistry laboratory – Dr. Chris Slootweg|
|15:40||Return to WBM venue by bus|
|16:00||Arrival at WBM venue|
The Dean of the faculty of Science and scientists of the Van’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences will welcome you from the World Bio Markets conference. You will get a glimpse on Chemistry research that matters in our modern laboratories. Dr. Chris Slootweg will highlight Circular Chemistry as a new concept that aims to replace today’s linear ‘take-make-dispose’ approach with circular processes, which will optimize resource efficiency across chemical value chains and enable a closed-loop, waste-free environment. Chris will outline the paradigm shift that is needed in the field of chemistry in order to establish a circular economy with examples from his own research.
Dr. Francesco Mutti (Biocatalysis research group) will illustrate how the use of enzymes in (bio)chemical manufacturing can enable the maximization of mass-based metrics such as atom economy, environmental factors and process mass intensity without affecting (and rather often even improving) economic profitability. Two recent developments by Mutti’s lab will be briefly exemplified, namely enzymatic amination process in continuous micro-flow reactor and chemoselective oxidation of aldehydes into carboxylic groups with whole cell biocatalyst.
Circular Chemistry Laboratory
Dr. Niek Persoon of Amsterdam Green Campus will guide you through the ‘Startup Village’, a new co-working space where innovative high-tech and science based startups from the University are located. Startup Village is inspired by Pop Brixton and the Container House Project, a pioneering community space in Brixton, London. You will experience an unexpected locus at the Amsterdam Science Park and see how this space can also be transferred into a pilot facility for Urban Green experiments for students, researchers and entrepreneurs.
Make sure to register for World Bio Markets quickly, as spaces on the site visit are limited and reserved on a first come, first served basis. If you have already registered and wish to attend the site visit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.