Meet Guy HÉLIN from Syngulon on our online Master Session #3, on 8 October 2020 at 10AM

Meet Guy HÉLIN from Syngulon on our online Master Session #3, on 8 October 2020 at 10AM

After obtaining his Masters in Business Engineering from Solvay Business School (ULB) in Brussels, Guy Hélin became active in the development and commercialisation of accounting software packages in the Netherlands, while also holding a position as part-time Assistant Professor in accounting and finance at Solvay Business School.

He has over 20 years’ experience in consulting for SMEs and large groups (in Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Switzerland) during which time some of his missions involved senior management positions in France (Alcatel Group) and in Belgium (hospitals).

Additionally, Mr Hélin became part-time CFO of the ULB spin-off Delphi Genetics, from its foundation in 2001. As its CFO, and later CBO, he was in charge of the follow-up of an exclusive licensing agreement with Invitrogen on a first selection technology. He also negotiated the non-exclusive licensing agreement of StabyExpress selection technology with Sanofi Pasteur (June 2009) and GSK (September 2010) for human vaccines, as well as the broad licensing agreement with Merck/MSD (October 2012). In his role as CBO, he actively promoted the technology by attending partnering meetings and conferences in Europe, Asia and North America.
In 2013, along with Dr Philippe Gabant (a co-founder and former CEO of Delphi Genetics), he founded Syngulon, a startup that develops original genetic technologies using bacteriocins.


Topic Title
Improving industrial fermentation: An R&D case study

Tereos is the largest producer in Europe of ethanol derived from sugar-beet and wheat. Syngulon is a synthetic biology start-up developing genetic technologies using bacteriocins - anti-microbial peptides secreted by bacteria. Together they set up a R&D partnership, which is supported by Wallonia, anf which purpose is the development of genetic control for improving industrial fermentation for the production of ethanol. Weekly samples were taken, over a period of one year, from 5 industrial plants. Metagenomics and biological analysis enabled the identification of microbial contaminants that have a negative effect on yield due to the much faster growth rate compared with yeast used for ethanol production. The latest results will be presented during the conference.


Each Master Session will take up to 2 hours from 10 AM till noon and will be themed according to the following specific subjects:
Session #1New (bio)resources – 10 September 2020
Session #2New (bio)products – 24 September 2020
Session #3: New technologies > industrial micro bio network ­– 8 October 2020
Session #4: New technologies > enzymatic and extraction technologies – 29 October 2020

The detailed programme and list of speakers is available on the PDF here below.

How to register?

You can register for one or several sessions, à la carte so to speak. Should you opt for a registration to all sessions (full menu formula), a discount will be applied.

Pricing (VAT excluded):
> Members*: €50.00  per Master Session & €170  for the whole series of 4 sessions 
> Non-Members : €75.00 per Master Session & €250.00 for the whole series of 4 sessions 

(*) fee applicable for all members of the Walloon Innovation Clusters. If you are member of another Walloon Innovation Cluster (Wagralim, BioWin, Logistics In Wallonia, Mecatech, SkyWin), please, send a proof of your membership to the following address:

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Cancellation policy: Please note that no refund will be made for cancellation. However, the registered person may be replaced. In that case, GreenWin has to be informed as soon as possible, and provided with the full details of the surrogate participant, at the following address: