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.

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