Marine Microbiology & Biotechnology:Biodiscovery, Biodiversity and Bioremediation 2012

Marine biotechnology’ has become an umbrella term for a plethora of diverse research activities aimed at providing sustainable food and energy sources, protecting environmental and human health, and facilitating the development of novel industrial products and processes. In its position paper 15, (Sept 2010), Marine Biotechnology: A new vision and strategy for Europe, the European Science Foundation Marine Board identified urgent research objectives for the thematic areas outlined above. Microbiology based inputs were recognised as being central to several of the marine biotechnology advances envisaged.


It is against this background that the Society for General Microbiology (SGM Irish Division), in association with FEMS, are sponsoring the Marine Microbiology and Biotechnology conference in UCC. The conference will focus on three key marine biotechnology research themes; Biodiscovery, biodiversity and bioremediation, in which microbiology is a core contributory discipline. The broad scope offered by the proposed themes is intended to promote inclusivity and facilitate interactions between diverse research groups at both national and international levels. The meeting will also seek to highlight overlapping research interests between the proposed themes.
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Dr. Jeroen Raes



Vrije University Brussels



Biodiversity, Systems Biology, Phylogeography



Dr. Jeanette Andersen



University of Tromso



Artic Sampling & Biodiscovery



Prof. Ute Henschel



University of Wurzburg



Bioactives from Marine Sponge Microflora



Prof. Alan Dobson



University College Cork



Bioactives from Irish Marine Sources



Dr. Julian Marchesi



University of Cardiff



Deep Sea Floor Microbial Ecology



Prof. Marcel Jaspers



University of Aberdeen



Sea Squirt symbionts and Bioactives



Prof. Jan Roelef van der Meer



University of Lausanne



Marine Biosensors



Dr. Chantal Compere



IFREMER



Biofouling and Marine Biofilms



Dr. John McGrath



Queen's University Belfast



Marine phosphate recycling


14 Nov - 16 Nov 2012
cork
Ireland
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