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Break Out: Bacterial Biofilms: (Industrial) Applications & (their/our) Metabolisms – Masters of Beautiful Achievements ft. Mark van Loosdrecht (Delft University of Technology)

November 19, 18:30 - 19:30

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During this series of explorative dialogues we look at our natural world from different perspectives and will discover how it impacts how we look at life sciences, biotechnology and environmental sciences.

In this episode we will investigate the recent insights about bacterial biofilms. What is the role of Sialic Acid and what are the possible (industrial) applications? And what can we learn from microbes about their and even our own metabolism. Our special Guest will be Mark van Loosdrecht (Delft University of Technology).

About the sequence
What if we would be able to zoom out? Leaving the microscope and our traditional human perspective on microbes behind for a minute. What would happen if we look at microbes as important players in a much broader system? And as such changing our perspective to that of Spaceship Earth and the role of a microbes and viruses in the web of life? What lessons can we draw from nature’s logic on how Spaceship Earth operates? How can we learn from microbes to make our world more sustainable?

Alexander Prinsen (Managing Partner/Owner Scope Matters) and Marc van Bemmel (CEO/Owner Orvion BV) are curious to know what questions and insights on a different level of abstraction could lead to. Together with specialists in the field of virology, microbiology and biochemistry the hosts will take us on a journey into an unknown world of interesting insights. Combining insights and working towards cross disciplinary solutions and the essential questions we might have been overlooking. And who knows we might discover one or two innovative applications along the way.

About Masters of Beautiful Achievements
The Masters of Beautiful Achievements is blog from Alexander Prinsen. The MBA blog is where Alexander explores the opportunities of doing better based systemic sustainable design thinking. It explores how (eco)logical Thinking (Physics, Biology and Green Chemistry) and (eco)Nomic Doing (the natural bookkeeping system) can be merged to create better and more interesting business cases.


November 19
18:30 - 19:30