Panel “Conversations on metabolic engineering”

Watch recording of 20 May 2021

Engineering biological systems and natural processes

The conversation is set as part of SynBio4Flav, a H2020-funded project aiming to provide a cost-effective alternative to current flavonoid production. Involving scientists that coordinate research projects in the field of synthetic biology as well as academics and other stakeholders that represent Philosophy of Science, Art and Science, and Science communication.


Victor de Lorenzo
Research Professor, Spanish National Research Council CSIC, head of Molecular Environmental Microbiology Laboratory


Gabriele Gramelsberger, Philosopher, RWTH Aachen University, faculty of philosophy, chair of Theory of Science and Technology

Angelo Vermeulen, Biologist, ecologist, artist, TED-Fellow, co-founder of SEADS, an international transdisciplinary collective of artists, scientists and engineers.

Michele Catanzaro, Physicist & award- winning science journalist for Nature, El Periódico and The Guardian. Lecturer in Science Communication

Pablo I. Nikel, Coordinator of the H2020 project SinFonia, Technical University of Denmark, The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability

Lars M. Blank, Coordinator of Mix-Up, RWTH Aachen University, head of Institute of Applied Microbiology

Manuel Porcar, Coordinator of BioRoboost, University of Valencia, Instituto Cavanilles de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva

Juan Nogales, Coordinator of SynBio4Flav, Spanish National Research Council CSIC, head of Systems Biotechnology Group

Ralf Takors, Member of SynBio4Flav’s Scientific Advisory Committee, University of Stuttgart, head of the Institute of Biochemical Engineering


The Conversations on metabolic engineering on 20 May 2021 will start at 6:00 pm CET and end at 7:30 pm.

6:00 pm – 6:05 pm         General introduction by Víctor de Lorenzo

6:05 pm – 6:30 pm         Introduction and entry statements of all panelists

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm         Discussion and response to audience comments and questions