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 the pilot plant level. The participants are expected to come from Mexico and other Latin American countries seeking theoretical and practical information on 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 in. 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 17th
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 Mexico Kinetic characterization of microalgal cultures 1 hours
Dr. Ma. Edith Ponce Mexico Laboratory Skills Practice: Microalgae 1 hour
Experimental work Preparation of inoculum for raceways in flat plate bioreactors (180 L) 1 hour
TUESDAY 18th
Biotechnology applications/soil
Dr. Roberto De Philippis Italy Exploitation of cyanobacteria for soil rehabilitation 2 hours
Biotechnology applications/water
Dr. Eugenia J. Olguín Mexico Dual purpose systems for the production of microalgae and treatment of wastewater 2 hours
Dr. Germán Buitrón Mexico Microalgal-bacterial aggregates for wastewater treatment 1 hour
Dr. Roberto De Philippis Italy Heavy metal bio-removal with exopolysaccharide-producing cyanobacteria 2 hours
Dr. Ma. Edith Ponce Mexico Laboratory Skills Practice: Microalgae 1 hour
WEDNESDAY 19th
Biotechnology applications/product recovery
Dr. Eugenia J.
Olguín
Mexico Microalgae-based biorefineries using agro-industrial wastewater and aquatic plants 2 hours
Dr. Luis Fernández Linares Mexico Various types of microalgae cultures and bioproducts 2 hours
Dr. Ma. Edith Ponce Mexico Laboratory Skills Practice: Microalgae 1 hour
Experimental work Cultivation of A. maxima in raceways (2,000 L)

Kinetic characterization of cultures

3 hours

 

THURSDAY 20th
Workshop:  “High value products from microalgae”

             

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

Organized jointly by Dr. Robert 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 – Mexico

Dr. Leopoldo Rodríguez – Mexico

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

FRIDAY 21st
Dr. Hugo Moreira Soares Brazil Trends and Tendencies in Bioprocess Engineering Applied to the Environment 1 hour
Dra. Luddy Patricia Nieto Colombia Microorganismos en las bioindustrias agrícola y del medio ambiente: Del laboratorio a la empresa 1 hour
Round Table – The Future of Microalgae Biotechnology

Chair- Dr. Eugenia J. Olguín

Dr. Germán Buitrón
Dr. Roberto de Philippis

Dr. Guillermo Quijano
Dr. Giuseppe Torzillo

 

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: The deadline for payment is February 15th, 2020.

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

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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