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ALGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2020 – TECHNIQUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE BIOECONOMY

ALGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2020 – TECHNIQUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE BIOECONOMY

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! see link below for details

The aim of this online professional development course is to provide introductory training and theory in algal biology, culturing, growth and biotechnology under laboratory and small scale pilot facilities.

The course will also offer insights and examples from an industrial and entrepreneurial perspective, that can help the participants to found or improve their own algal-based business.

The workshop will run for two days hosted virtually by the University of Cambridge Algal Innovation Centre (AIC) UK, Fraunhofer IGB, Germany and Matís, Iceland

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! see link below for details, closes 6th November 2020

The aim of this 2020 online professional development course is to provide introductory training and theory in algal biology, culturing, growth and biotechnology under laboratory and small scale pilot facilities. The workshop will run for two days hosted virtually by the University of Cambridge Algal Innovation Centre (AIC) UK, Fraunhofer IGB, Germany and Matís Iceland.

Thursday 19th and Friday 20th November 2020  (course delivery timings will be given in Central European Time - CET and Greenwich Mean Time - GMT)

We are pleased to present this popular course for the third year. The format is similar to the 2018 and 2019 courses but due to Covid-19 restrictions we have redesigned the course so it is all once over a two-day course. We have carefully planned an exciting and engaging online course which includes a daily programme of lecture/seminars introducing the theory of techniques, SOPs best practice and live demonstration of equipment and facilities. The course will also offer insights and examples from an industrial and entrepreneurial perspective, that can help the participants to found or improve their own algal-based business.

The content will be delivered from our academic and industrial partners in the UK, Iceland and Germany throughout the two days online.

Learners will receive an optional workshop pack in the post that contains products, flyers and information related to the algal industry. The programme will provide an unrivalled opportunity for postgraduate, postdoctorate and industry researchers to be trained in algal biotechnology research and to network with others in the sector in our breakout and networking sessions. Please note that the course will not be recorded.

The course will be all via secure Zoom links with a mix of live and pre-recorded talks, quizzes, breakout room discussions and network sessions.

We look forward to seeing you all online for Algal Biotech 2020!

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When:

Thursday 19th and Friday 20th November 2020 (optional online network session Wednesday 18th evening)

Where:

online via zoom - in your own home or work! The personal link will be sent to you after registration

Registration:

The fee includes the conference pack, access to the meeting via a secure and unique link and network sessions.

Registration closes 6th November 2020

The registration steps are:

1: Register your interest in attending the course via the EIT DREAM apply portal (you do not pay at this point). Please remember to add your reasons for wanting to attend the course and what you hope to get out of it:  https://apply.eitfood.eu/courses/course/68-algal-biotechnology?search=18920 If you need a quote for invoicing us then please contact Alisa Kohnle (algae-training@igb.fraunhofer.de) AFTER you register for the course on DREAM apply.

2: We will then assess the application as soon as possible, if you are accepted you will receive instructions on how to pay the fee. If your application is rejected, we will inform you of the reasons why.

3: Closer to the date in November you will receive further information and instructions on how to join the course via your unique and secure course link

4: Delegates attending the whole course will receive a “certificate of attendance”.

Fee:

The application fee is 50 euros, which is non-refundable. This includes the conference pack in the post (where possible), access to the meeting and network sessions.

If you need a quote for invoicing us then please contact Alisa Kohnle (algae-training@igb.fraunhofer.de) AFTER you register for the course on DREAM apply.

Please note that we are unable to provide free or subsidised places. The course is already highly subsidised by EIT Food. You may be able to find funding from your Univeristy, employer, societies or charities to help fund or reimburse your place.

Confirmed speakers to date:

Dr. Matthew Davey (Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge and Scottish Association for Marine Science, UK) https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/directory/davey-matthew https://www.sams.ac.uk/people/researchers/davey-dr-matthew/

Dr Anne Jungblut (Natural History Museum, London, UK) https://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/departments-and-staff/staff-directory/anne-jungblut.html

Dr Payam Mehrshahi (Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK) https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/directory/mehrshahi-payam

Dr Ana Lucía Vásquez-Caicedo (Fraunhofer, Germany) https://www.igb.fraunhofer.de/en/research/functional-ingredients/aseptic-systems/cell-disruption-processing-of-intracellular-metabolites.html

Dr. Ulrike Schmid-Staiger (Fraunhofer, Germany) https://www.igb.fraunhofer.de/en/research/functional-ingredients/microalgae.html

Dr. René Groben (Matís, Iceland) https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rene_Groben

Elísabet Eik Guðmundsdóttir (Matís, Iceland) https://www.matis.is/matis/mannaudur/starfsfolk-og-simanumer/persona/201/fyrirtaeki/1

Prof. Michele Stanley (Scottish Association for Marine Science, UK) https://www.sams.ac.uk/people/researchers/stanley-professor-michele/

Virtual tour and talk by algal company Algalíf, Iceland https://algalif.com/

Virtual tour and talk by algal company Vaxa, Iceland https://www.vaxa.life/

Virtual tour and talk by algal company Algaecytes, UK https://algaecytes.com/

Virtual tour of the University of Cambridge Algal Innovation Centre (AIC) https://www.cambplants.group.cam.ac.uk/cambridge-bioenergy-initiative/AIC

Virtual tour of the Culture Collection for Algae and Protozoa (CCAP), UK https://www.ccap.ac.uk/

Programme

Please click on the "Download" button above to view the latest draft programme. Please note that the timings and content might alter. We will send out the final programme to delegates in early November once registration has closed on the 6th November 2020.

Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

University of Cambridge
FRAUNHOFER
Matís

Project Lead

Dr. Matt Davey
Institution

University of Cambridge, UK

Contact details

mpd39@cam.ac.uk

Dr Payam Mehrshahi
Institution

University of Cambridge, UK

Contact details

pm579@cam.ac.uk

Dr. Ulrike Schmid-Staiger
Institution

Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Germany

Contact details

ulrike.schmid-staiger@igb.fraunhofer.de

Dr. Ana Lucía Vásquez-Caicedo Le Roux
Institution

Fraunhofer-Institut für Grenzflächen- und Bioverfahrenstechnik IGB, Germany

Contact details

Analucia.vasquez@igb.fraunhofer.de

Dr. René Groben
Institution

Matis ohf., Iceland

Contact details

rene@matis.is

Elisabet E. Gudmundsdottir
Institution

Matis ohf., Iceland

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