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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“2012年微藻能源国际研讨会”在青能所召开

    2月27-28日,“2012年微藻能源国际研讨会”在中国科学院青岛生物能源与过程研究所召开。青岛国家海洋科学研究中心副主任杨鸣、研究所副所长吕雪峰分别致辞。山东省科技厅对外合作处、青岛国家海洋科学研究中心科研处、青岛市科技局海洋处、农社处和国际合作处代表出席研讨会。

    研讨会聚集了来自中国、韩国、美国、荷兰等国,包括学术界与工业界在内的50多位专家、学者,就微藻能源领域的最新进展进行了汇报与研讨。会上各国科学家就产油微藻的基因组、代谢组和进化分类等方面研究做了精彩报告,并就脂类分析方法、大规模藻类培养技术以及各种可作为能源的藻类代谢产物的生产等进行了热烈讨论与深入交流。

    此次论坛由中国科学院、国家外国专家局“创新团队国际合作伙伴计划”支持,中科院青岛生物能源所、韩国藻类学会、美国亚利桑那州立大学联合主办。

    研讨会充分发挥了创新团队和“山东省国际科技合作基地”的平台优势,为山东半岛蓝色经济区注入新的科技增长点,扩大了研究所在藻类能源前沿研究的国际知名度,并为进一步开展藻类能源研究国际合作奠定了基础。

会议网址:http://2012sae.bioenergychina.org/