Exploiting Marine and Freshwater Microbial Biodiversity Research for Biotechnology
Last updated January 2009
BUILDING BUSINESS ON BIOSCIENCE SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 31st March to 1st April 2009
While it is recognised that biologically derived renewable and sustainable technologies are key to our future as an industrial society, there are many technical, financial and socio-economic barriers which need to be overcome to establish a successful and sustainable bioeconomy. In this conference we will be taking both a UK and International perspective on what is driving and hindering the large scale development and adoption of applied biotechnologies in the industrial sector. Individual sessions will focus on the bottlenecks and how they have been overcome, training, finance models and newly emerging technologies. Presenters will cover current policy, foresight planning and case studies. In addition there will be parallel sessions devoted to the current activities of the Bioscience for Business Knowledge Transfer Network in Health & Wellbeing and Renewables & Sustainables. The conference will be relevant to those involved in the biosciences through industry (large and small) and academia as well as to those involved in science policy and the economic and societal implications of the new bio-based economy.
For further information visit http://ktn.globalwatchonline.com/epicentric_portal/site/bfb/?mode=0
BioTrinity 2009 Oxford, 2-3rd April
Biotech partnering and investment conference in a two-day programme. For further information and a programme of events on BioTrinity 2009 please visit www.biotrinity.com
Innovative Concepts for the Use of Resources ACHEMA’s special show has always focused on areas in the field of the process industries that are oriented towards the future. With the topic “Chemistry and Biotechnology for Renewable Resources and Energy”, ACHEMA 2009 will be highlighting the rapidly increasing importance of the use of non-fossil resources as materials and energy providers. In addition to industrial (“white”) biotechnology, the special show will also include bio-refineries and plants for the production of bio-fuels and bio-gas as well as bio-plastics and bio-composites. Photovoltaics, solar-chemical processes and not least, thermal and chemical processes will also be represented within the spectrum of topics covered by the special show.
Biotechnological products and processes for medical and pharmaceutical science, foodstuffs, plant and animal breeding; processes of environmental biotechnology such as biological cleaning of waste water and waste gases, waste treatment, soil decontamination, biodegradable polymers; biotechnology-specific analysis and diagnosis, test-kits, reagents, biosensors; bio-informatics, e.g. simulation and modelling, gene databases, genome analysis; biochips; service suppliers to the biotechnological sector.
For further information visit http://www.achema.de/en/Exhibitors/Profilgruppen.html#biotechnology
For a copy of the ACHEMA brochure visit; http://www.achema.de/achema2009_media/Downloads/ACHEMA_09_englisch.pdf
BIO International Convention 2009, Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, 18th-21st May
The 2009 BIO International Convention will help expand the biotech innovations that help heal, fuel and feed the world.
Register for this event at http://convention.bio.org/attendees/
The Sixth Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, Montreal, Quebec, 19th-22nd July 2009
The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing will be held July 19-22, 2009 in Montreal , Quebec. The World Congress aims to bring together individuals with diverse experience to share knowledge that will speed the development and growth of a sector that is vital for value creation and sustainable industrial development. This conference will foster the exchange of ideas and will provide "real world" scenarios that can be applied in daily practice, and it will present an overview of the latest technological developments.
For further information visit http://www.bio.org/worldcongress/
EuropaBio's European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology 2009
European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology 20th-22nd October 2009 SANTA Lisboa Hotel, Lisbon, Portrugal
Taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, between 20-22 October 2009, the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology 2009 promises an informative 3 day event comprising a strong advisory board, workshops, an exhibition, focused plenary sessions and three new dedicated programme tracks focusing on feedstock for the biobased economy, policies and regulations, and innovation.
Building on the success of EFIB 2008, which proved to be an exceptionally rewarding event with outstanding networking opportunities, EFIB 2009 is set to be the European industrial biotech event of the year. Don’t miss out on the great networking and knowledge sharing opportunities that the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology 2009 has to offer.
For further information and a 2009 EFIB programme visit http://www.efibforum.com/
World Biofuels Market Brussels Expo Centre Belgium, 16-18 March 2009 Europes largest biofuels congress and exhibition will feature; For further information and to download the Worlds Biofuels Market brochure and programme please visit http://www.worldbiofuelsmarkets.com/
World Biofuels Market Brussels Expo Centre Belgium, 16-18 March 2009
Europes largest biofuels congress and exhibition will feature;
For further information and to download the Worlds Biofuels Market brochure and programme please visit http://www.worldbiofuelsmarkets.com/
Microbes and Aquatic Pollution, 19th - 20th December 2006, Dartington Hall, Totnes, DevonMost of the important and difficult-to-treat pollution in our environment occurs in rivers, estuaries and coastal waters. Microbes themselves can be significant pollutants, yet they can also be powerful tools in combating pollution, not only providing highly-sensitive monitoring techniques, but also actively achieving bio-remediation of many contaminants, including industrial chemicals, pharmaceutical residues and hydrocarbons.
The conference presented the latest in research and industry developments across a range of microbe-pollution interactions. It also discussed critical challenges and how they could best be tackled – thereby informing researchers, industry and government of future needs, actions and key technologies that will make a real difference to the UK. The meeting was jointly sponsored by the NERC BlueMicrobe Knowledge Transfer Network, the DTI’s Bioscience for Business and Integrated Pollution Management (IPM-Net) KTNs, and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, part of the Plymouth Marine Sciences Partnership. For a copy of the full programme, please click here
Bioactives from Marine Sources Seminar, Devonshire Building, University of Newcastle,
The power of molecular biodiversity is again being recognised by the pharmaceutical industry as a source of novel bioactives. Coupled with high-level expertise in combinatorial chemistry and predictive screening, the natural world is expected to regain its position as prime provider of innovative medicines and delivery systems. This seminar focuses on the prospects and realities of novel bioactives, mainly from marine sources, with some contribution from plants.
BTS/NC3Rs/IVTS Joint Autumn Meeting 2006, The Three Rs: Recent Developments National Science Learning Centre, University of York - 14th - 15th September 2006
Blue Biotech and Neptune's Larder, a lecture on biotechnology from the deep blue sea, accompanied by food product demonstrations - 17th May 2006, SCI Lecture Theatre
Catherine Side MA, MSc, FIFST, MIFT has consulted widely for companies working in marine biotechnology and contributed to the recent Technology Foresight programme for the DTI. The lecture will cover some well-known food ingredients such as omega-3s and hydrocolloids from seaweeds, and many of the lesser known and developing products that find uses in food, pharmaceuticals and cosmeceuticals, molecular biology and research, bioremediation and many other applications.
Lindsey Bagley BA, MIFT h and Nick Henson BSc, MIFT h are creative product developers for the food industry who will provide an interactive demonstration of some of the products discussed in the lecture. Open your eyes underwater and sea what they have to show you! Click here for booking form and programme details
BIA Scotland Workshop - DTI Spring Competition for Funding, 9th May 2006, SEEL, Edinburgh
EEDA Bioscience and Healthcare Event, 27th April 2006 Buckingham House Conference Centre, New Hall, Cambridge. EEDA Bioscience and Healthcare event: Preparation for the Spring 2006 Technology Programme Collaborative R & D competition for funding. The official launch was on 26th April in London and the closing date is 19th June. The call focuses on two technology priority areas namely:
BioNEt Microbiology Networking Event: Microbiology in the North East: Current & Future Perspectives, 8th May 2006 Bioscience Centre, Newcastle
Everyone is welcome to attend the BioNEt microbiology networking event detailed below. Registration is essential but free of charge and includes a light buffet and refreshments. Microbiology in the North East: Current & Future Perspectives. Monday 8 May 2006, Darwin Suite, Bioscience Centre, International Centre for Life, Newcastle
View abstract/programme below and at: www.bionetatcels.com/news/microbiology
Register by emailing Natasha.Taylor@celsatlife.com with name/affiliation and stating which workshop you wish to participate in and your area(s) of interest.
Bioscience for Business Knowledge Transfer Network, 28th February 2006, The Royal Society
(http://www.cordiaconvention.com/) was held in London 11 - 13 October. It included a session, "Solutions from the Deep Blue Sea" that addressed opoportunities in marine biotechnology. BlueMicrobe were strongly represented in this session, which was chaired by Grant Burgess (recently appointed Professor of Marine Biotechnology at Newcastle upon Tyne, head of their Dove Marine Laboratory and a leading light in the BlueMicrobe network). Dave Woodwark - BlueMicrobe network co-ordinator gave a talk on BlueMicrobe's aims and activities. Click here to view his presentation
Out of the Blue Finale Events - 24th May in Edinburgh and 2nd June in London
1. Viruses - the unseen players click here (PDF 185KB)
Marine Biotechnology: Looking beneath the surface: a mission to China - 3rd August 2005, At-Bristol Conference Centre
A DTI Global Watch Mission visited China in January to gain a better understanding of the marine science and technology sector in relation to marine biotechnology. The mission looked at key research centres and facilities to assess marine biotechnology research and development focus and explore the prospects for technology collaborations. This free event was held on 3rd August 2005. Venue: At-Bristol Conference Centre, Bristol. For more details click here (PDF88KB)