University of Cambridge, Department of Plant Sciences, Algal Innovation Centre (AIC), UK
Dates: 12th – 13th December 2019
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Algal Growth, Physiology and Omics
The aim of this professional development course at Cambridge is to provide introductory hands-on training and theory in algal biology, culturing, growth and subsequent molecular and metabolite analysis under laboratory and small scale pilot facilities. The workshop will run for two days at the University of Cambridge Algal Innovation Centre (AIC). The format includes a daily programme of lectures at the Department of Plant Biology teaching laboratory introducing delegates to algal biology, theory of techniques, SOPs and best practice. The demonstration of equipment for analysing algae will be carried out in the department and show casing of algal growth facilities at the Algal Innovation Centre glasshouse located in the botanic gardens will follow in the afternoon sessions. There will be a course and networking dinner on the Thursday evening. The programme will provide an unrivalled opportunity for postgraduate, postdoctorate and industry CEO, directors, researchers to be trained in algal biotechnology research.
Confirmed speakers/trainers to date: Dr Matt Davey (Univ. Cambridge), Prof. Alison Smith (Univ. Cambridge), Dr Anne Jungblut (Natural History Museum, London, UK), Dr John Bothwell (Univ. Durham, UK), Dr Elísabet Guðmundsdóttir (Matis, Iceland), Dr Payam Mehrshahi (Univ. Cambridge), Prof. Saul Purton (UCL, UK and Algae-UK), Dr Alla Silkina (Univ. Swansea, UK), Dr. Claudio Fuentes Grünewald (Univ. Swansea, UK), Dr Ulrike Schmid-Staiger (Fraunhofer, Germany), Prof. Mike Allen (PML, UK), John Macdonald (AlgaeCytes Ltd. UK), Jacob Searle (Varicon Aqua Ltd, UK), Dr. Lorraine Archer (Univ. Cambridge), Dr. Maarten van der Kamp (EIT Food Director of Education).
Please register and pay using the Cambridge online sales link above.
Fee: The £50 fee includes mid-morning and afternoon refreshments and the course dinner. Lunch is not provided. The fee is not refundable if you cancel after the 31st October 2019. Additional guests for training dinner: A charge of £40 will be made for additional guests. Only two additional guests per delegate are allowed for the dinner only. This will be detailed in the course form that will be emailed to all delegates after registration.
Visa: You may need a Visa to attend the course. Please check your status here.
Should you need a Visa support letter please contact us as soon as possible as “last minute” requests will not be processed. Visa letters will only be provided 1: once the registration booking has been made, 2: applicants must provide us with a scan of their valid in date passport that contains a photo of the delegate, 3: applicants must provide us with a brief CV and where appropriate with a letter of support from their institute, saying they support the delegate attending the meeting, 4: the correspondence address for the letter. Visa costs are the responsibility of the delegate.
Accomodation: You will need to arrange your own accommodation, there are plenty of hotels and other accommodation in Cambridge. Reasonable rooms at the University can be booked here, please note that these fill up fast so please book soon.
Location and travel: The course will be held at the Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EA, UK. Travel information can be found in this site.
Travel grants: There is a limited number of travel grants for delegates requiring financial assistance. These are prioritised for students, early career researchers and start-up companies who are part of the EIT Food. Non-EIT Food member delegates may also apply though funding is not guaranteed. Please contact Dr Matt Davey for travel grant application details.
Further information and programme: Information will be provided in September.
Once registration and payment are complete, we will email you a delegate information form, please look out for this email and send it back to us as soon as possible.
Once the course is full (only 30 places available) you can request to be on the waiting list by emailing Dr Matt Davey.