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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 24 – 27, 2017

 

The Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) of Bielefeld University cordially invites you to attend the 7th International CeBiTec Research Conference Bielefeld 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 24th to 27th, 2017.

Conference program

Schedule outline

Conference Flyer

 

Confirmed speakers and participants

Katerina Bisova Czech Academy of Sciences, CZE
Rob Brown Synthetic Genomics Inc., USA
Angela Falciatore
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, FRA
Ben Hankamer University of Queensland, AUS
Luis Herrera-Estrella Langebio Cinvestav, MEX
Heikki Hyttinen Subitec GmbH, DEU
Eon Seon Jin Hanyang University, KOR
Xuefeng Lu Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHN
Stephen Mayfield University of California San Diego, USA
Brenda Parker University College London, UK
Richard Sayre
Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Andrew Spicer Algenuity, UK
 John van der Oost Wageningen University and Research, NLD
   
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Olaf Kruse Bielefeld University, DEU
Peter Lindblad Uppsala University, SWE
Alison Smith
University of Cambridge, UK
Rene Wijffels Wageningen University and Research, NLD
   
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Maria Barbosa
Wageningen University and Research, NLD
Matthew Posewitz
Colorado School of Mines, USA
Saul Purton University College London, UK

 

The 2017 International CeBiTec Research Conference Bielefeld 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. Distinguished invited speakers from academia and industry will present current prospects and furthermore, short talks selected from the submitted abstracts will complete the oral presentation section of the conference.

All participants are encouraged to actively participate in the conference by presenting their work during poster sessions. Please indicate during the online registration if you would like to give an additional short talk on your topic.

Short talks will be selected from the poster abstracts and you will be informed after registration is closed (31.08.2017) in case that your abstract has been selected.

 

Registration

Please register to the conference by using the ONLINE REGISTRATION.

Registration is open until 31.08.2017 (or until the maximum number of participants is reached).

Early bird deadline (extended): 04.08.2017

 

Submission of Abstracts

Please submit your abstract during the online registration process.

Please note that abstracts can be modified/replaced after registration, until the deadline 04.08.2017.

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 (Early bird)

Attendee's affiliation/status:

Student

€ 150

General fees, Lunch, Excursion,

Coffee breaks

Student (+Conference dinner)

€ 200

General fees, Lunch, Excursion,

Coffee breaks, Conference dinner

Academia

€ 300

General fees, Lunch, Excursion,

Coffee breaks, Conference dinner

Industry Attendee

€ 450

General fees, Lunch, Excursion,

Coffee breaks, Conference dinner

Student fees only apply to undergraduate and PhD students. If students want to join the conference dinner, an extra fee of €50,- applies. In this case, please choose the "+Conference dinner" option during the registration process.

The registration fee covers the conference materials including conference book, snacks, coffee and the excursion. Participation at the excursion cannot be guaranteed because of potential capacity limitations.

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

 

Accommodation

You are encouraged to book your accommodation in the Mercure Hotel Bielefeld conference hotel, which provides a special rate for conference participants.

To receive the special rate, please use the keyword "Cebitec2017" when booking your room!

Standard room kingsize bed (including breakfast, WLAN, parking): Euro 85,-

(Rooms are avaible at the day of arrival from 15:00 o´clock onwards and until 12:00 o´clock at the day of departure.)

Please do not use the online booking for the hotel, but just write a direct Email to the hotel.

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In this Email, please indicate
*your Name
*day of arrival
*day of departure
*number of persons in your room (one or two)
*the keyword "CeBiTec 2017"


Mercure Hotel Bielefeld
http://www.accorhotels.com/de/hotel-B0Q9-mercure-hotel-bielefeld-johannisbergopening-april-2017/index.shtml/

Telephone: +49 521 9238-0
Fax: +49 521 9238-250
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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 7th 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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