Free Webinar

Free Webinar: Cultivating the Future: Engineering Cell Lines for Cultured Meat and Sustainable Cellular Agriculture

Cellular Agriculture technologies, including cultivated meat, have the potential to revolutionize food production, but progress is often hindered by fundamental shortcomings of mammalian cells with respect to industrial-scale bioprocesses. In this webinar, we will highlight the possibilities for genetic engineering in overcoming these cellular limitations. We will delve into the latest advancements in gene editing techniques, and discuss potential applications for optimization of cell growth, differentiation, and nutritional profile. We will also consider the tradeoff between the benefits of enhanced cellular traits, and the regulatory and consumer acceptance challenges that use of such techniques for food production can provoke.

Date: September 12, 2024 | 12:00 - 13:00 (CEST)




   Dr. Joshua Flack
Originally from the UK, Josh holds BA and MSc degrees in Biochemistry, and a PhD in Cell Biology from Cambridge University. Post-PhD, he worked for five years as Head of Cell Biology at Mosa Meat, a Dutch startup company pioneering the development of cultivated meat technologies. There he contributed to the development of several advances in the field, including development of serum-free medium and the identification of new cell types for cultivated fat production. He has contributed to more than 10 scientific articles in the cultivated meat space, and is an inventor on 3 patents.

As of May 2024, he is employed as an Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator in the Biotechnology Department at TU Delft. His Cellular Engineering group focusses on introducing new and improved phenotypes into mammalian cells for biotechnology applications, including Cellular Agriculture (CellAg), using a variety of gene editing and genetic modification techniques.