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International Symposium on Cultured Meat

Event date: October 18, 201516:00u
End date: October 20, 2015

We are excited to host the First International Symposium on Cultured Meat, presented by Maastricht University, Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus and New Harvest on Oct 18-20th 2015 in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

The production of meat through tissue culture could have immense effects in reducing the environmental impact of our agriculture system, minimizing threats to public health, addressing issues of animal welfare and providing food security. This symposium represents the founding of a scientific community dedicated to a pursuit that can address some of our most pressing global problems. The science behind this goal is highly multidisciplinary. We are bringing together biotechnologists, engineers, food technologists and consumer acceptance experts to discuss scientific advancements and address the gaps in our knowledge and experience. Join us as we cultivate this highly impactful scientific community

Topics include

  • Large scale cell production
  • Biomaterials
  • Skeletal muscle cell biology
  • Food technology
  • 3D tissue manufacturing
  • Food behavioral science

Four top-notch keynote speakers will share their valuable insights:

  • Prof Michael Rudnicki, Director Regenerative Medicine Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  • Prof Shoji Takeuchi, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
  • Prof Wim Verbeke, Professor of Agro-Food Marketing and Consumer Behavior at Gent University
  • Dr Andrew Wan, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore
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