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    Program June 4, day 1


    • June 4

      Welcome address from the organizers Peter Krteschmer, CEO IGV GmbH, Günther Schulz, President of the University of Applied Sciences Lausitz and Vince Ördög, professor at the Univeristy of West-Hungary

      Vision: Where we are and will go by Otto Pulz

      Session 1 – Photosynthetic efficiency (PE)

      Amos Richmond, Emeritis Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Strong  light  dilution – a  major  key  for  peak  photosynthetic  efficiency  in  mass  cultivation  of  microalgae

      Qiang Hu, Arizona State University, USA, still open

      John Benemann, MicroBio Engineering, Inc., Photosynthetic Efficiency and Biomass Productivity of Microalgae Mass Cultures

      Marcel Jannsen, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, Maximal photosynthetic efficiency of microalgae growth

      Seyedeh Fatemeh Mohnsenpour, Heriot-Watt University, UK, Investigation of the effect of light wavelength conditions on microalgae growth rates and photosynthetic pigmentation production


      Session 2 – Biodiversity of phototrophic organisms

      Vince Ördög, University of West Hungary, Hungary,Promising lipid producing microalgal strains in the Mosonmagyaróvár Algal Culture Collection

      Jürgen Polle, Brooklyn College of CUNY, USA, Discovery and Development of Strains of Microalgae for Phototrophic Biofuels Applications

      Avigad Vonshak, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Strain selection for mass production of algal biomass in out-door systems: Concept and findings

      Olumayowa Osundeko, University of Manchester, UK,Isolation and characterisation of microalgae from municipal wastewater for sustainable biodiesel production

      Serge Zagermann, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, A low-cost approach for large algal screening experiments


      Session 3  – PBR designs

      Otto Pulz, IGV GmbH, Germany, Light, microalgae & photobioreactor

      Rosa Rosello Sastre, KIT, Germany, Solarbiofuels Research Centre

      Stephan Matthes, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Biogenic Design of a Flexible, Tubular Photobioreactor for the Large Scale Production of Microalgae

      Peter Bergmann, Subitec GmbH, Germany, Cultivation of thermotolerant and thermophilic phototrophic microorganisms in Subitec‘s flat-panel-airlift (FPA) photobioreactor in view towards cost reduction and sustainability enhancement


      Additional scientific speed talking session & poster session & Industry exhibition

      Gala Dinner at Belvedere on the Pfingstberg, Potsdam

    Program June 5, 2012


    • June 5

      Session 4 – Molecular biological approaches

      Bernard Kudla, Eco-Solutions SA, France, Optimized Natural Evolution “One” Powerful approach for microorganisms improvement

      Birgit Arnholdt-Schmitt, University of Évora, Portugal,A functional molecular marker approach to improve ‘balanced algal productivity’ – the case of Chlorella vulgaris

      Thorsten Heidron, Bioforsk, Norway, Design and characterization of molecular tools for a Synthetic Biology approach towards developing cyanobacterial biotechnology

      Peter Waldeck, IGV GmbH, Effects of acetate feeding on lipid accumulation and photosynthesis in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii


      Session 5  – High value products- backbone of traditional microalgae biotechnology

      Sammy Boussiba,  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Commercial production of high value product from microalgae

      Ana Santos, University of Coimbra, Portugal, Biomass productivity and fatty acid accumulation of Neochloris oleoabundans under alkaline-saline conditions

      Koen Goiris, KAHO Sint-Lieven, Belgium, Phenolics in microalgae: a forgotten fraction with high antioxidant potential

      Mike Fahrwick, EVONIK Industries AG, Germany, Algae in cosmetic application

      Frederika Gulfot,  Simris ALG AB, Sweden, Blue is the new green: the market promise of microalgae


      Session 6  – Biofuels: potentials vs. limitations  

      Jean Ballandras, AKUO, France, Building a peak production electricity model with Micro algae biofuel

      Still open EADS, France,

      Pat Leung, CRI Catalyst Company, USA, Hydrocarbon Fuels from Biomass using IH2 Technology

      Mario Tredici, University of Florence, Italy,Integration of photosynthesis and photovoltaics allows to achieve a positive energy balance of algae-fuel production

      Michael Kroeger, Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH (DBFZ), Germany, Overview on biofuel production pathways for algae

      Nita Rukminasari, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia,Enhanced lipid production of three microalgae Dunaliella tertiolecta, Nannochloropsis sp and Scenedesmus sp by manipulating of cultivation condition

      Anne Klok, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands, Continuous TAG production by the green microalga Neochloris oleoabundans under nitrogen limited conditions

      Additional poster session + Industry exhibition + Tour through the labs

      Summer BBQ at HQ IGV




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