Satellite Workshop

Date and time: 11.7.2016 - 8:30 – 13:00
Location: Vienna University of Technology, Getreidemarkt 9, 1060 Vienna
Room: to be identified
Costs: € 50,--


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Bacterial Hosts for Production of Bioactive Phenolics from Berry Fruits

Berries are soft and colourful fruits with great diversity, high content and unique profiles in phenolic compounds with beneficial effects, making them a major source of high-value metabolites for application in treatment of chronic diseases, and as ingredients in cosmetics, flavours and food colourants. A full exploitation of berry resources requires an integrated and comprehensive effort ranging from bioprospecting, bioactivity identification, and biosynthetic pathway elucidation to production and purification. In the era of increased environmental and health awareness new ways are being explored how to fully exploit to this day unrivalled natural resources with renewable bio-production. These new production methods can generate a sustainable pipeline of environmentally-friendly methods to enable production of pharma and agrochemical products with bioactive properties from berry fruits.

The workshop will address:

  • Phytochemical Mining of Berries
  • Bioprospecting and Biodiscovery of Berry Phenolics
  • Biosynthetic Pathway Identification of Selected Berry Phenolics
  • Microbial Production of Berry Phenolics
  • Process Development for Production of Berry Phenolics


Claudia Santos - Disease and Stress Biology Laboratory at iBET/ ITQB-UNL, Portugal
Alexey Dudnik - Applied Metabolic Engineering Group, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at DTU, Denmark
The BacHBerry consortium (


8:30 - 9:00Registration
9:00Introduction to “From Bacterial Hosts for Production of Bioactive Phenolics from Berry Fruits to Products”
Alexey Dudnik, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark
9:10Phytochemical mining of berries germplasm
Derek Stewart, James Hutton Institute, Scotland
9:40Bioprospecting and biodiscovery of novel berry high value phenolics
Cláudia Santos, Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica, Portugal
10:10Identification of metabolic pathways – RNAseq database mining
Jean-Étienne André Bassard, Københavns Universitet, Denmark (Decision Pending)

Gram-positive bacteria as cell factories for the efficient production of berry high value phenolics


Jan Marienhagen, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Ana Solopova, Riksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
Paula Gaspar, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark

12:00Optimization of microbial phenolics production by fermentation and bioprocess development
Nuno Faria, Biotempo, Portugal
Marcel Ottens, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands
12:45Panel Discussion: Bioprospecting and Production of Novel Bioactive Polyphenols - Challenges and Opportunities
Cláudia Santos and Alexey Dudnik