2nd International Symposium on Algae for Energy

Following the successful 1st International Symposium on Algae for Energy held in summer 2010 at Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences in the City of Qingdao, China, the 2nd International Symposium on Algae for Energy was held at QIBEBT on February 27-28, 2012. The Symposium was organized jointly with the Korean Society of Phycology and Arizona State University.

The Symposium was co-chaired by Prof. Jian XU, director of BioEnergy Genome Center and Group Lead of Functional Genomics Group of the QIBEBT and Prof. Qiang HU of Arizona State University. Deputy Director YANG Ming of National Oceanographic Center, and Dr. LV Xuefeng, a Deputy Director General of QIBEBT delivered welcome messages.

Invited speakers coming from China, USA, Korea and Netherlands delivered oral presentations about functional genomics, metabolism, photosynthesis, and growth physiology of oil-producing microalgae, as well as algal biotechnology with special emphasis on biofuels and high-value chemicals from Algae.

The symposium not only provided the audience with the latest development of algal biofuels research and future perspective, but also fostered scientific exchange and interactions among the participants. It was proposed to develop an international collaboratory for research and education on algal biofuels and bioremediation. To this end, QIBEBT will serve as a physical and virtual hub for international partnerships and collaboration.

This Symposium was supported by the CAS/SAFEA International Partnership Program for Creative Research Teams.

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