Curso: CHALLENGES AND APPLICATIONS IN MICROALGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

CHALLENGES AND APPLICATIONS IN MICROALGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

17th-21st of February 2020
INECOL, Xalapa, Mexico

TRAINING COURSE ORGANIZED BY SOLABIAA
(Sociedad Latinoamericana de Biotecnología Ambiental y Algal)

FUNDED BY ISAP (International Society for Applied Phycology)

GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

To provide current information about the most acute challenges and the applications with a wider impact of the microalgal biotechnology, starting from basic knowledge and ending with knowledge related to massive cultivation and integration of bioprocesses within microalgae-based biorefineries.

TARGETED PARTICIPANTS

The training course is aimed at disseminating current information about microalgal biotechnology among young students from both, graduate and postgraduate Programs, as well as entrepreneurs interested in commercial applications such as biomass and pigment production within a biorefinery at pilot plant level. The participants are expected to come from Mexico and other Latin American countries seeking theoretical and practical information in this relevant topic.

PROFILE OF LECTURES

All invited lectures have a very high profile with extensive experience in each of the topics they will participate. Furthermore, most of them speak Spanish, facilitating the comprehension for a Latin American audience.

EXPERIMENTAL WORK

The training course has been designed for including experimental work, ranging from inoculum preparation, cultivation of Arthrospira maxima in two different types of bioreactors (Flat plate 180 L reactors) and raceways (2,000 L), harvesting of biomass and extraction and purification of phycocyanin using membrane technology.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Chair – Prof. Eugenia J. Olguín

Budget Administrator – Dr. Gloria Sánchez

Diffusion and logistic aspects – Mr. Erik González, Ms. Nancy Mancilla

MONDAY
Basic knowledge and tools for the cultivation of algae
Lecturer Country Title of lectures Time
Dr. Giuseppe Torzillo Italy Photosynthesis: basic principles to optimize growth of microalgae culture outdoors 2 hours
Dr. Gabriel Acién Spain Last improvements on the design of microalgae reactors 2 hours
Dr. Guillermo Quijano México Kinetic characterization of microalgal cultures 1 hours
Experimental work Preparation of inoculum for raceways in flat plate bioreactors (180 L) 2 hours
TUESDAY
Biotechnology applications/soil
Dr. Roberto De Philippis Italy Exploitation of cyanobacteria for soil rehabilitation 2 hours
Biotechnology applications/water
Dr. Eugenia J. Olguín México Dual purpose systems for the production of microalgae and treatment of wastewater 2 hours
Dr. Germán Buitrón México Microalgal-bacterial aggregates for wastewater treatment 1 hour
Dr. Roberto De Philippis Italy Heavy metal bio-removal with exopolysaccharide-producing cyanobacteria 2 hours
WEDNESDAY
Biotechnology applications/product recovery
Dr. Eugenia J.
Olguín
México Microalgae-based biorefineries using agro-industrial wastewater and aquatic plants 2 hours
Dr. Luis Fernández Linares México Various types of microalgae cultures and bioproducts 2 hours
Experimental work Cultivation of A. maxima in raceways (2,000 L)

Kinetic characterization of cultures

3 hours
THURSDAY
Workshop  “High value products from microalgae”

             

Workshop with Membranology Ltd and Swansea University (U.K.)

Organized jointly by Dr. Roberto Lovitt and Dr. Eugenia J. Olguín

Invited speakers

Dr. Giuseppe Torzillo- Italy

Dr. Roberto de Philippis-Italy

Dr. Claudio Fuentes-Grunewald- U.K.

Dr. Roberto Parra- México

Dr. Leopoldo Rodríguez- México

 

Experimental work: Harvest of biomass. Extraction and purification of phycocyanin from
A. maxima cultures using membrane technology.

FRIDAY
Dr. Hugo Moreira Soares Brazil Trends and Tendencies in Bioprocess Engineering Applied to the Environment 2 hours
Round Table – The Future of Microalgae Biotechnology

Chair- Dr. Eugenia J. Olguín

Dr. Roberto de Philippis

Dr. Giuseppe Torzillo

Dr. Guillermo Quijano

Dr. Germán Buitrón

REGISTRATION:

1) Fill in the registration form (online):

http://bit.ly/course-solabiaa-isap-2020

2) Select your corresponding fee and make your payment via electronic transfer:

Category Fee (US Dollar) Fee (MXN Peso)
Student $ 131.00 $ 2,500
Academic $ 158.00 $ 3,000
Industrial/Company $ 262.00 $ 5,000

 

ACCOUNT HOLDER / TITULAR INSTITUTO DE ECOLOGIA, A. C.
BANK / BANCO BBVA BANCOMER, S. A.
ACCOUNT NUMBER / No. CUENTA 0444103661
CLABE 012840004441036612
SWIFT BCMRMXMMPYM
BRANCH OFFICE / SUCURSAL 7714 GOBIERNO VERACRUZ
CITY / PLAZA XALAPA, VERACRUZ, MEXICO

IMPORTANT: Deadline for payment is January 30th, 2020.

For any additional information, please contact the organizing committee: curso.solabiaa@gmail.com.

Download flyer (PDF)

 

 

VIII Congreso Mexicano de Ficología

La Sociedad Mexicana de Ficología A.C. se complace en anunciar el VIII Congreso Mexicano de Ficología, IV Reunión de la Sociedad Mexicana de Ficología y II Reunión de Jóvenes Ficólogos a celebrarse en la Ciudad de La Paz, del 11 al 15 de noviembre de 2019. La organización local del evento estará a cargo del Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste, S.C. en colaboración con el Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, IPN y la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur.

Convocamos a socios, estudiantes, investigadores, profesores y público en general a difundir los resultados de sus investigaciones en las distintas áreas del conocimiento ficológico como Biodiversidad, Taxonomía y Filogenia, Ecología, Biogeografía, Biología Celular y Molecular, Fisiología y Fitoquímica, Algas Nocivas y Tóxicas, Biotecnología y Ficología Aplicada y Acuicultura, y que tengan como sistemas de estudio a las algas. Los resultados se presentarán como ponencia oral o cartel. También se organizarán reuniones temáticas, así como cursos y talleres.

Sitio web: https://www.cibnor.gob.mx/eventos-cibnor/2513-viii-congreso-mexicano-de-ficologia

Correo electrónico: ficologia@cibnor.mx

Simposio de Organismos Extremófilos 2017

En la ciudad de Cuernavaca, Morelos, estaremos celebrando entre el 18 y el 20 de septiembre el Simposio Internacional Microorganismos Extremofilos y Ecosistemas Extremos. Las inscripciones se encuentran abiertas y los cupos son limitados. Tendremos 10 invitados internacionales con una destacada trayectoria en el trabajo con organismos extremófilos y/o ecosistemas extremos. El simposio tendrá 16 conferencias orales, 2 sesiones de posters, 4 sesiones , 1 mesa redonda y 2 jornadas de difusión de la ciencia. El simposio atenderá temas de extremofilia/extremotolerancia/estrés en diferentes sistemas: plantas, bacterias, hongos, virus, astrobiología, proteínas, invertebrados, entre otros.

¡Los esperamos! http://www.cidc.uaem.mx/event/extremofilos/

Atentamente,
Comite Organizador


IWA LET 2017 Florianópolis, Brazil

EL GOBIERNO BRASILEÑO OFRECE BECAS,  A ESTUDIANTES DE PAÍSES EN DESARROLLO, PARA  REALIZAR ESTUDIOS DE POSGRADO (MAESTRÍA O DOCTORADO COMPLETO).

Dear Water Professional,

The 14th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET 2017) will be held in Florianópolis, Brazil, from 29 May to 2 June 2017. The LET 2017 is devoted to innovation in the field of water technology, allowing to bring research and development to rapid practical application. This IWA initiative improves the instruments for water management, and widens their scope – with a focus on integrating urban water systems and river basins.

Click HERE to submit your abstract by 31st October 2016

The call for papers is now open and the topics to the conference are:

1. Resource Recovery
2. Technologies for control of micropollutants and pathogens of emerging concern
3. Advance anaerobic technologies
4. Advance treatment materials and multifunctional membranes
5. Applying advanced microbiology/genetic tools
6. Innovative biofilm and granular processes
7. Innovative decentralized technologies for developing countries
8. Green-blue-infrastructure to enhance urban water management


For further details on the topics, please visit the conference website.

Submit your paper abstracts by 31st October 2016 and contribute to ensure that LET keeps its characteristics: the highest quality for scientific content, the most impact of technical developments, the most intense interchange of personal and professional opinions – bridging the gap between academia and practice.

Please find further details of the conference at www.let2017.org. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact let2017@iwahq.org.

Kind regards,
IWA team

Biotecnología en Movimiento

Biotecnología en Movimiento

Revista de Divulgación del Instituto de Biotecnología de la UNAM

Convencidos de que la ciencia es parte fundamental de la cultura, la comunidad científica y académica del Instituto de Biotecnología de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) creó la Revista de Divulgación “Biotecnología en Movimiento”, donde la comunidad académica y estudiantil presentan, en un lenguaje no especializado, sus investigaciones, logros y experiencias.

Ejemplar número: 1, abril-mayo-junio de 2015 – Descargar aquí

BIOTEC-MOV-IBT

EVENTOS BIOTECNOLOGÍA AMBIENTAL Y BIOENERGÉTICOS 2016

10th Conference of the International Society of Environmental Biotechnology (ISEB)

10th Conference of the International Society of Environmental Biotechnology

 

Dear Colleague,

I am pleased to announce the 10th Conference of the International Society of Environmental Biotechnology (ISEB). The meeting will take place in June 1-3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, organized by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-Barcelona-Tech (UPC).

I am glad to communicate that the official webpage for the meeting is available. Our address is www.iseb2016.com. This webpage will be regularly updated to include new information regarding program, abstract submission, invited speakers, grants, etc. Please, feel free to visit it anytime and check it up for important dates.Foto Joan

As in previous meetings, the primary objective of the conference is to bring together scientists and practitioners to catalyse and advance scientific knowledge on environmental biotechnologies, and to present the most recent integrated technological innovations to face environmental problems. The scientific program will comprise three days of presentations, posters and discussions and it will include renowned invited speakers.

We hope to count on your participation to contribute to a successful meeting.

My best regards,

Firma Joan

Prof. Joan García

Chair of the Organizing Committee

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech (UPC)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY EVENTS

EVENT

DATE

VENUE

EARLY
REGISTRATION

COST AT
THE EVENT

ABSTRACT
SUBMISSION
LIMIT DATE

WEB SITE

10th Conference of the International Society for Environmental Biotechnology (ISEB)

1 – 3

JUN 2016

Barcelona,

SPAIN

up to
11 April 2016:
Regular = € 500 Student = € 280

Regular = € 625

Student = € 350

23 February
2016

www.iseb2016.com

1st International Conference on Bioenergy & Climate Change

6 -7              JUN 2016

Soria,
SPAIN

up to
20 April 2016:
Regular = € 120 Student = € 70

Regular = € 200

Student = € 120

14 March
2016

bioenergy-climatechange.blogs.uva.es

6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts

26 – 29 JUN 2016

San Diego,
USA

up to
31 March 2016:                             Standard= $ 600 usd Student = $ 295 usd

Standard= $ 700 usd

Student = $ 295 usd

5 February 2016

www.algalbbb.com

17th European Congress on Biotechnology
(ECB17) 2016

3 – 6

JUL 2016

Krakow,

POLAND

up to
4 March 2016:
Standard= € 895 Student = € 395

Regular = € 995

Student = € 445

30 April
2016

www.ecb2016.com

Euro Global Summit and Expo on Biomass 2016

8 – 9

AUG 2016

Birmingham, U.K.

up to
10 March 2016:
Standard= $ 599 usd Student= $300 usd

Standard= $ 799 usd

Student= $300 usd

10 March

2016

http://biomass.global-summit.com/europe/

4th Asia-Oceania Algae Innovation Summit (AOAIS) 2016

18 – 21

SEP 2016

Wuhan, CHINA

up to
30 April 2016:
Standard= $ 400 usd Student= $300 usd

Standard= $ 550 usd

Student= $400 usd

30 April

2016

www.aoais2016.org/

17th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition
(IBS) 2016

24 – 27
OCT
2016

Melbourne, Australia

up to
15 July 2016:
Standard= $ 1,700 aud Student = $ 150 aud

Regular = $ 1,900 aud

Student = $ 150 aud

1 April
2016

www.ibs2016.org

6th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste
(IWWG) 2016

14 – 17
NOV
2016

Venice,
ITALY

up to
4 March 2016:   Standard= € 683.2

Student = € 488

Regular = € 854

Student = € 610

29 February 2016

www.venicesymposium.it

9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology
(APCAB) 2016

15 – 18
NOV
2016

Bangkok, THAILAND

up to
30 September 2016:
Standard= $ 500 usd Student = $ 280 usd

Standard= $ 550 usd

Student = $ 330 usd

5 August
2016

www.apcab2016.com

IV CONGRESO SOLABIAA 2015

Florianópolis, BRAZIL 2015

Presentation

THE CONGRESS

The SOLABIAA Congress is a biannual and itinerant event, which promotes coexistence between Latin-American academic and companies communities, allowing the exchange of experiences and knowledge related to common problems in the areas of Environmental Biotechnology, Algal Biotechnology and Cleaner and Sustainable Bioprocesses.

After I SOLABIAA Congress, held in 2008 in the city of Xalapa, Veracuz, Mexico, it was held the Second Congress in 2010 in the city of Cancun, Mexico, and the III Congress in 2013 in the city of David, Panama. This Fourth Congress, to be held in November 8-13, 2015 in the city of Florianópolis, Brazil, will be another step to extend and disseminate the activities of the Company, consolidating its operations in Latin-American territory.

OFFICIAL WEB PAGE FOR REGISTRATION/SUBMISSIONS: http://www.congresso2015.solabiaa.com.br/

*****New deadline for expanded abstract submission is: May 25, 2015. *****

OBJECTIVES:

 

  • To encourage and promote the research activities, development and innovation in Biotechnology focused on Environmental, Algal and Cleaner Processes fields in Latin America;
  • To disseminate scientific and technological advances in the field;
  • To promote interaction between participants of the congress to encourage attachment and the development of inter-institutional projects, as well as the exchange of scientific information;
  • To establish networks of academic cooperation enabling the development of solutions to common problems in Latin-America;
  • To contribute to the academic and scientific training of professionals and students;
  • To discuss and provide to industrial community technological alternatives for cleaner and more sustainable productive processes.

 

SCIENTIFIC TOPICS

 

  • Environmental Biotechnology: Biodegradation of recalcitrant compounds; bioremediation, environmental biosensors, applied environmental microbiology and genomics; phytorremediation, biological treatment of domestic and industrial wastewaters.
  • Algal Biotechnology: Strains collection, algae physiology and cultivation, algae genetics and genetic engineering, ecotoxicology and aquatic contamination, phytorremediation, photobioreactors, biofuel production, carbon sequestration, use of algae in aquaculture, algae application in nutrition and health engineering.
  • Cleaner and more Sustainable Bioprocesses Development: Bioprocesses for the production of clean energy, microbial fuel cells, biohydrogen production, optimization and scale-up in bioprocesses, waste minimization and recycling.

 

Important dates:

Expanded abstract submission: May 25, 2015

Approval of extended abstracts: Jun. 01, 2015

Notification of acceptance: Jun. 08, 2015

Due date for early registration: Jul. 01, 2015

Consejo Directivo 2010

CONSEJO DIRECTIVO 2010-2013

PRESIDENTA: Dra. Eugenia J. Olguín Palacios (México)

VICE-PRESIDENTES: Dr. Ever D. Morales Avendaño (Venezuela), Dr. Hugo Moreira Soares (Brasil), M.C. Luddy P. Nieto Estevez (Colombia)

TESORERA: Dra. Katiushka Arévalo Niño (México)

SECRETARIA: Dra. Gloria Sánchez Galván (México)

VOCALES: Dr. Jorge L. Folch Mallol (México), Dra. Georgina C. Sandoval Fabian (México), Dr. Joan García (España), Dr. Oscar Monroy (México)

ACTA CONSTITUTIVA

Haga click aquí para consultar el Acta Constitutiva de la SOLABIAA