2nd International Cellular Agriculture Conference


Aarhus University - Søauditorierne, Bartholins Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark
12. juni 2024 kl. 09:00
13. juni 2024 kl. 16:00
This on-site event gathers top experts and actors in the field of Cellular Agriculture for food production to share the latest research results and industry news and facilitates a network for new partnerships and ideas. The event aims to also share information with decision-makers and stakeholders, especially in the EU.

The focus of this year's conference:

Bringing Cellular Agriculture to the Consumer

The 2nd International Cellular Agriculture Conference covers all fields: Microbial and algal biomass, cultivated meat and plant cell cultures, precision fermentation to produce proteins, lipids and other food ingredients, and related fields covering sustainability and regulatory aspects. This conference focuses on all the sub-categories as a joint discussion to generate new ideas and partnerships and to facilitate R&D&I.


Tuesday June 11, 2024

17.00 - 18.00 Tour of Agro Food Park

18.00 - 20.00 Welcome reception (Agro Food Park 26, 8200 Aarhus N)

Wednesday June 12, 2024

09.00 - 09.15 Welcome by Jette Feveile Young, Aarhus University

09.15 - 11.30 Session 1: Technical challenges and solutions – @lab

Chairpersons: Sissel Beate Rønnning, Nofima and Anneli Ritala, VTT

09.15 - 09.45 Keynote: From base pairs to burgers: Scaling cultured meat from the nucleotide up by Andrew Stout, Tufts University 

09.45 - 10.00 Antimicrobial peptides to inhibit microbial growth in cultivated meat production, Martin Krøyer Rasmussen, Aarhus University

10.00 - 10.15 Optimizing Cell Culture Media Development: Harnessing Artificial Intelligence Applications by Reza Ovissipour, Texas A&M University

10.15 - 10.45 Break

10.45 - 11.15 Keynote: Engineering fungi for improved protein production by precision fermentation by Nina Aro, VTT

11.15 - 11.30 Production of DHA-rich oil from spruce hydrolysate by Aurantiochytrium limacinum SR21 – Assessment of different nitrogen sources and bioreactor cultivation strategies by Line Hansen

11.30 - 12.15 Break incl. audience engagement and poster viewing

12.15 - 12.30 Sponsor pitches

12.30 - 13.45 Lunch

13.45 - 17.00 Session 2: Technical challenges and solutions - @scale

Chairpersons: Martin Krøyer Rasmussen, Aarhus University and Mona Pedersen, Nofima

13.45 - 14.15 Keynote : Upcycling underutilized forestry biomass into high-value microbial protein sources for aquafeeds by Margareth Øverland, NMBU

14.15 - 14.30 Solid agrifood by-products as a potential feedstock for biomass and precision fermentation by Eevi Hyttinen, VTT

14.30 - 14.45  Milking the side streams: Upcycling by-products from the dairy industry for microbial production of high-value food ingredients by Laura García-Calvo, Nofima

14.45 - 15.15 Break and poster viewing

15.15 - 15.45 Keynote: Destination $1/kg for cultivated meat: Optimizing production efficiency and key considerations for scaling up by Marie Gibbons, Re:meat

15.45 - 16.00 Development of a scalable platform for the production of bovine fat for cultivated meat, Hélder Bandarra-Tavares, Instituto Superior Técnico

16.00 - 16.30 Break

16.30 - 17.00 Panel discussion

19.00 - 00.00 Conference dinner (Rå hal, Godsbanen)

Thursday June 13, 2024

09.00 - 09.15 Wake up by Jacob Schaldemose

09.15 - 12.00 Session 3: Nutrition and Safety

Chairpersons: Eva Nordberg Karlsson, Lund University and Claus Heiner Bang-Berthelsen, Technical University of Denmark

09.15 - 09.45 Keynote: A proactive approach to risk assessment and regulatory compliance in cellular agriculture by Christiaan Kaalk, Isbi

09.45 - 10.00 Novel precision fermentation bioprocess using Propionibacteriaceae as a source of sustainable proteins and other metabolites by Maria Florencia Bambace, Aarhus University

10.00 - 10.15  Production, separation and characterization of microbial proteins for food applications by Emma Teuling, NIZO

10.15 - 10.45 Break and poster viewing

10.45 - 11.00  Commercial viability of plant-based edible microcarriers for cultured meat production by Feng-Chun Yen, Technion

11.00 - 11.30 Break

11.30 - 12.00 Panel discussion

12.00 - 13.15 Lunch

13.15 - 15.45 Session 4: Societal, environmental and economic aspects

Chairpersons: Hanna Tuomisto, University of Helsinki and Eva Falch, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

13.15 - 13.45 Keynote: Ethics and value-choices in developing in-vitro meat by Matthias Kaiser

13.45 - 14.00 Vision of a future circular food court in 2040 – role of cellular agriculture in the future experience by Anneli Ritala, VTT

14.00 - 14.15 Environmental impacts of cultivated meat production from undifferentiated cells by Hanna Tuomisto, University of Helsinki

14.15 - 14.45 Break

14.45 - 15.00 Views on adopting cell-based food in professional kitchens by Barbara Andersen, Aarhus University

15.00 - 15.45 Product to the consumer

15.45 - 16.00 Wrap up and conference closing


Early bird price until May 1st: DKK 4000 (after that DKK 7000).
Price for students: DKK 2500.

The 2nd International Cellular Agriculture conference is conducted with support from Aarhus University CellFood Hub, the Danish Business Promotion Board, EIT Food co-financed by the European Union and Food & Bio Cluster Denmark also co-financed by the European Union.


Louise Krogh Johnson



2nd International Cellular Agriculture Conference