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Advances in Industrial Biotechnology:

Prospects and challenges for the development of algal biotechnology

Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University, Germany
September 21 – 24, 2014

 

The Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) of Bielefeld University cordially invites you to attend the 4th International Bielefeld-CeBiTec Research Conference entitled "Prospects and challenges for the development of algal biotechnology”.

The conference will be held at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) of Bielefeld University from September 21st to 24th, 2014.

Conference schedule

Program Outline

Conference Flyer

 

Confirmed participants and speakers

Maria Barbosa Wageningen University, NL
Christoph Benning Michigan State University, US
Michael Bippes Volkswagen AG, DE
Chris Bowler École normale supérieure, Paris, FR
Olaf Kruse Organizer, Bielefeld University, DE
Jonathan Napier Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Gilles Peltier CEA - CNRS, Aix Marseille Université, FR
Matthew C. Posewitz Colorado School of Mines, Golden, US
Saul Purton University College London, UK
Paul Roessler Algenol Biofuels, US
Alison Smith
Co-chair, University of Cambridge, UK
Mario Tredici University of Florence, IT
Rene Wijffels Co-chair, Wageningen University, NL

 

The 2014 International CeBiTec Research Conference aims to give a complete overview of the challenges facing the exploitation of microalgae and cyanobacteria for industrial biotechnology, from biofuels to high value proteins and chemicals.

Industrial Biotechnology is firmly established in several industries such as food and feed, and is a central pillar of the knowledge-based bioeconomy. There is currently considerable interest in applying novel technological advances such as 'omics, systems biology or synthetic biology approaches to develop the field further, particularly with a goal of increasing the sustainability of chemical production. In this respect, the use of photosynthetic hosts, rather than the traditional heterotrophic bacteria and yeast systems, offers great potential since the former can use sunlight as the energy source for production.

As well as dealing with ways to optimize the entire production process for chemicals from algae, the programme will consider how knowledge of fundamental algal biology may provide novel insights. It will also include sessions on the exploitation of genome sequence information and genomics, the use of systems biology, and the application of synthetic biology to optimize existing processes and develop new ones. As well as speakers from academia, there will be representatives from industry, and a session focusing on early stage algaeneers, with both invited papers and papers selected from submitted abstracts.

You also may actively participate in the symposium by presenting your work in poster sessions. Invitations for short oral presentations will be issued from the poster abstracts.

 

Registration

Please register to the conference by using the ONLINE REGISTRATION.

Registration is closed.

 

Submission of Abstracts

Please submit your poster or short oral presentation abstract by using the online registration above.

Only .rtf or .pdf files can be submitted.

For .rtf abstracts, please use  template provided HERE

For .pdf abstracts, please use template provided  HERE

 

Registration fee

Attendee's affiliation/status:

Junior Scientist

€ 150

General fees, Lunch, Excursion, Coffee breaks

Junior Scientist

€ 180

General fees, Lunch, Excursion, Coffee breaks,

Conference dinner

Senior Scientist

€ 280

General fees, Lunch, Excursion, Coffee breaks,

Conference dinner

Industry Attendee

€ 400

General fees, Lunch, Excursion, Coffee breaks,

Conference dinner

(Junior scientist applies to: Students, PhD students, Postdoctoral research fellows max. two years after PhD graduation).

The registration fee covers the conference materials including book of abstracts, snacks, coffee and lunch as well as the excursion.

Please follow the payment details provided by the ONLINE REGISTRATION process.

 

Accommodation

You are encouraged to book your accommodation in the Park Inn conference hotel, which provide special rates for conference participants.

Single bedroom (including breakfast): Euro 81,-

Double bedroom (including breakfast): Euro 106,-

Please make your reservations at


Park Inn by Radisson Bielefeld
Telephone: +49 521 9238-0
Fax: +49 521 9238-250
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Conference venue

The conference will be held at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) of Bielefeld University, Methoden 1, 33615 Bielefeld.

 

Travel Information

Detailed information on how to travel to Bielefeld and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research of Bielefeld University can be found HERE.

 

Further Information

For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Acknowledgement

The 4th International Bielefeld-CeBiTec Research Conference is jointly organised by CeBiTec, Bielefeld University and the GFT e.V. (Gesellschaft zur Foerderung des Forschungs- und Technologietransfers in der Universitaet Bielefeld e.V.).

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