AMSA 72nd RMC Symposium Cellular Level – Cell-Based Protein Speakers Announced

Apr 11, 2019

AMSA 72nd RMC Symposium Cellular Level – Cell-Based Protein Speakers Announced

AMSA is pleased to announce, Dr. Paul Mozdziak, Dr. Kate Krueger, and Brian Spears will be the featured speakers at the AMSA 72nd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) Symposium entitled "Innovation at the Cellular Level – Cell-Based Protein," on Monday, June 24 in Loveland, CO sponsored by Cargill. The AMSA 2019 RMC is co-hosted by Colorado State University and JBS USA Food Company.

The featured presentations include:

An Overview of Animal Cell Culture Technology Applied to Food Production: Animal cell culture is a classical and core laboratory technique that arguably dates to the late 1800's. Currently, animal cell culture is employed as a biomanufacturing platform to produce a wide-range of therapeutics used in human medicine, such as the influenza vaccine. Presently, there is an increasing amount of interest in applying modifications of biomanufacturing strategies currently used to produce therapeutics to the production of food products. In this presentation, Dr. Paul Mozdziak, Professor at North Carolina State University, will focus on describing the current strategies and limitations for producing animal-based food products using biomanufacturing techniques.


Cellular Agriculture: A New Frontier: Cellular Agriculture is the use of cell cultures for food production. Dr. Kate Krueger, Research Director at New Harvest, will discuss the different types of cellular agriculture, exploring early successes, and ongoing challenges. She will examine the importance of cellular agriculture research to support the field's continued development.


Rapid Development of Cell-Cultured Meat: Cultured meat describes meat that has been grown in cultivators outside of an animal's body. In this presentation Brian Spears, co-founder and CEO of New Age Meats, will describe how they do this at New Age Meats, and how their approach of automation and data science speeds up the research, development, and production of cell-cultured meat.

For more information regarding the AMSA 72nd RMC technical program please visit: http://www.meatscience.org/rmc.  

The Taste of RMC Competition is Back: Be prepared to get your adventurous minds thinking about snacking products as you prepare for this year's competition. As consumers continue to live fast paced lives; new, innovative, and protein centric snacking products are needed to meet consumer demands for their on-the-go lives. Working with your team and identifying the marketplace for your product will be essential to its creativity! New this year, teams will submit product proposals prior to RMC and Johnsonville representatives will select up to four teams to have the opportunity to showcase their product during a reciprocation session! This will allow you to really "sell" your product and demonstrate the best marketing opportunities for your product. Get excited for the new opportunities that lie ahead for this year's competition! Register today and product proposals will be due on March 15. All details can be found on the AMSA website. Taste of RMC is sponsored by Johnsonville, LLC.

Quiz Bowl Registration Open: The 18th Annual RMC Undergraduate Quiz Bowl Competition will take place on Sunday, June 23rd in Loveland, CO. The preliminary rounds will take place in the Embassy Suites with the final round being held during the Sunday night Welcome Reception. Each university may register up to two teams of four students. Teams that register and submit their required questions by May 23rd, will be entered into a drawing to receive a bi for Round 1. For a complete set of rules and to register for this year's competition, make sure to visit the AMSA website. Contact Rachel Adams for any additional questions.

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