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)
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.
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.
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.
Chair – Prof. Eugenia J. Olguín
Budget Administrator – Dr. Gloria Sánchez
Diffusion and logistic aspects – Mr. Erik González, Ms. Nancy Mancilla
|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|
|Dr. Roberto De Philippis||Italy||Exploitation of cyanobacteria for soil rehabilitation||2 hours|
|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|
|Biotechnology applications/product recovery|
|Dr. Eugenia J.
|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
|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
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
|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
1) Fill in the registration form (online):
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|
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org.