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Cultivated Meat Modeling Consortium: Inaugural Meeting Whitepaper
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  • Simon Kahan,
  • Jaro Camphuijsen,
  • Caroline Cannistra,
  • Greg Potter,
  • Zachary Cosenza,
  • Ilya Shmulevich
Simon Kahan
Cultivated Meat Modeling Consortium
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Jaro Camphuijsen
Netherlands eScience Center, Cultivated Meat Modeling Consortium
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Caroline Cannistra
Institute for Systems Biology, Cultivated Meat Modeling Consortium
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Greg Potter
Cultivated Meat Modeling Consortium
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Zachary Cosenza
University California, Davis, Cultivated Meat Modeling Consortium
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Ilya Shmulevich
Institute for Systems Biology, Cultivated Meat Modeling Consortium
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Abstract

The broad environmental, societal and animal welfare issues associated with large-scale animal protein production are well-documented, and cultivated meat represents a potentially more sustainable alternative protein form to conventional production methods. Some believe cultivated meat is years away from commercial success; however, computational modeling has real potential to reduce the timeline for commercial roll-out. In June, 2019, a diverse group of stakeholders attended the inaugural Cultivated Meat Modeling Consortium meeting in Seattle, Washington to develop a multiscale modeling framework for cultivated meat manufacturing. This whitepaper was created from the extensive brainstorming that occurred during the meeting and afterwards. The early stage framework presented here is meant only as a beginning, and our hope is that this paper will drive future discussions and generate more collaborations that maximize the utility of computational modeling in the areas outlined here and beyond.