International Scientific Conference on Cultured Meat - 2020 Online Edition

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For its 6th annual addition, the International Scientific Conference on Cultured Meat goes online! Join us December 9-11

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Since 2015, the Maastricht Conference has been the premier scientific meeting for the cultured meat research community. This year, we are bringing the same excellence and up-to-date content directly to your home. Register here to access engaging presentations and discussions science of cultured meat, as well as networking opportunities with speakers and other attendees. We look forward to seeing you on December 9-11!


-Note- This program is subject to change before the event

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Wednesday, December 9

Chair: Prof. Dr. Mark Post, Maastricht University

16:00-16:30 Keynote: Dr. Ben Cosgrove, Cornell University, USA

“Leveraging single-cell transcriptomics to improve muscle stem cell manufacturing and therapies”

16:30-17:00 Short presentations from abstract submissions

17:00-17:30 Break

17:30-18:00 Keynote: Dr. Jette Feveile Young, Aarhus University, Denmark

“Sustainable bovine cell sourcing and the importance of “post mortem” handling for cultured meat”

18:00-18:30 Short presentations from abstract submissions

18:30-19:00 Keynote: Dr. Matt Baker, MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine, Netherlands

Thursday, December 10

Chair: Dr. Nynke van de Akker, Maastricht University

16:00-16:30 Keynote: Prof. Dr. Zhou Guanghong, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

16:30-17:30 Short presentations from abstract submissions

17:30-18:00 Break

Chair: Dr. Chris Bryant, University of Bath

18:00-19:00 Panel discussion: Life cycle assessment, hosted by Dr. Mark Post, Mosa Meat, Netherlands

Dr. Hanna Tuomisto, University of Helsinki, Finland

Dr. John Lynch, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Ingrid Odegard, CE Delft, Netherlands

19:00-19:30 Short presentations from abstract submissions

Friday, December 11

Chair: Dr. Sissel Rønning, Nofima, Norway

16:00-16:30 Keynote: Dr. Rob Burton, Norway

”The future landscapes of cellular agriculture”

16:30-17:00 Short presentations from abstract submissions

17:00-17:30 Break

Chair: Dr. Chris Bryant, University of Bath

17:30-18:30 Panel discussion: Socioeconomic impacts and considerations, hosted by Dr. Hermes Sanctorum, GAIA, Belgium

Dr. Neil Stephens, Brunel University, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Cor van der Weele, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Dr. Matt Clancy, Iowa State University, USA

Dr. Keri Szejda, North Mountain Consulting Group, USA

18:30-19:00 Short presentations from abstract submissions

Organizing Partners:

Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and one of the best young universities in the world. Located in the heart of Europe, the university stands out for its international character, innovative education model and multidisciplinary approach to research and education. Learn more.

Nofima is a leading institute for applied research within the fields of fisheries, aquaculture and food research. We supply internationally renowned research and solutions that provide competitive advantages along the complete chain of value. The institute was established on 1 January 2008 and has 394 employees. “Sustainable food for all” is our vision.

Learn more about Nofima.

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The Cultured Meat Symposium is an annual event taking place in San Francisco bridging the gap between Silicon Valley Tech Investors and Future Food Technologies. CMS21 is taking place on October 22-23, 2021. Learn more.

Cellular Agriculture Online Symposium (CAOS)

CAOS is an open-access online conference series. Topics cover deep-dives into ongoing or recently completed work, with an emphasis on current challenges, discoveries, and ideas in the field of cellular agriculture. Visit

A leading UK university with an international reputation for teaching and research excellence. Learn more.

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