Alumni for alumni, keynote note, 19 January 2021
On January 19, we organise a keynote by TU Delft alumna Dr. Ir. Nadine Bongaerts. She is a synthetic biologist who bridges the world of science with business & society. During her online talk Nadine shares how synthetic biology is the next ‘industrial revolution’ and provides details about her job for a start-up developing foie gras based on stem cells!
You will get a holistic overview of the opportunities and challenges related to meat and especially foie gras / poultry meat. Importantly, you will understand how cultured meat can positively impact our environment and how cultured meat is perceived by consumers.
The keynote will be followed by Q&A and room for an interactive discussion.
Keynote speaker Nadine BongaertsTU Delft alumna Dr. Ir. Nadine Bongaerts is a synthetic biologist who bridges the world of science with business & society. She studied Life Sciences and Technology (LST), the TU Delft and Leiden University joint programme. She competed with a student team in the IGEM competition, an international synthetic biology contest. She moved to Paris and completed her Ph.D. in synthetic biology & microbiology at INSERM and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research. She was interviewed for the alumni magazine Delft Outlook.
Meat based on stem cells
Industrial meat production is increasingly called into question for environmental, health or ethical reasons. Using this intensive production model, we won't be able to meet the future demand for animal proteins of the nearly 10 billion human beings that will live on this planet by 2050. Rather than changing our eating habits, can we instead change the way we produce our meat?
This is the goal of cultured meat: to develop delicious and sustainable meat from a single animal cell and massively reduce the environmental impact. Gourmey is the first cultured meat company from France and aims to reinvent the most controversial French delicacy – foie gras.
About this event
Please note that we have a maximum capacity of 100 participants for this activity, if necessary a waiting list will be created.