General objectives

To provide current information about the most acute challenges and the applications with a wider impact of the microalgal biotechnology, starting from basic knowledge and ending with knowledge related to massive cultivation and integration of bioprocesses within microalgae-based biorefineries.

 

Targeted participants

The training course is aimed at disseminating current information about microalgal biotechnology among young students from both, graduate and postgraduate Programs, as well as entrepreneurs interested in commercial applications such as biomass and pigment production within a biorefinery at pilot plant level. The participants are expected to come from Mexico and other Latin American countries seeking theoretical and practical information in this relevant topic.

 

Profile of lectures

All invited lectures have a very high profile with extensive experience in each of the topics they will participate. Furthermore, most of them speak Spanish, facilitating the comprehension for a Latin American audience.

 

Experimental work

The training course has been designed for including experimental work, ranging from inoculum preparation, cultivation of Arthrospira maxima in two different types of bioreactors (Flat plate 180 L reactors) and raceways (2,000 L), harvesting of biomass and extraction and purification of phycocyanin using membrane technology.

 

 

Organizing committee

    • Chair - Prof. Eugenia J. Olguín
    • Budget Administrator - Dr. Gloria Sánche
    • Diffusion and logistic aspects - Mr. Erik González, Ms. Nancy Mancilla

 

MONDAY 17th
Basic knowledge and tools for the cultivation of algae
LecturerCountryTitle of lecturesTime
Dr. Giuseppe TorzilloItaly

Photosynthesis: basic principles to optimize

growth of microalgae culture outdoors

2 hours
Dr. Gabriel AciénSpain 

Last improvements on the design of

microalgae reactors

2 hours
Dr. Guillermo QuijanoMexicoKinetic characterization of microalgal cultures1 hours
Dr. Ma. Edith PonceMexicoLaboratory Skills Practice: Microalgae1 hour
Experimental work 

Preparation of inoculum for raceways in

flat plate bioreactors (180 L)

1 hour
TUESDAY 18th
Biotechnology applications/soil
Dr. Roberto De PhilippisItalyExploitation of cyanobacteria for soil rehabilitation2 hours
Biotechnology applications/water
Dr. Eugenia J. OlguínMexico

Dual purpose systems for the production of

microalgae and treatment of wastewater

2 hours
Dr. Germán BuitrónMexico

Microalgal-bacterial aggregates for wastewater

treatment

1 hour
Dr. Roberto De PhilippisItaly

Heavy metal bio-removal with exopolysaccharide-

producing cyanobacteria

2 hours
Dr. Ma. Edith PonceMexicoLaboratory Skills Practice: Microalgae1 hour
WEDNESDAY 19th
Biotechnology applications/product recovery
Dr. Eugenia J. OlguínMexico

Microalgae-based biorefineries using agroindustrial

wastewater and aquatic plants

2 hours
Dr. Luis Fernández LinaresMexico

Various types of microalgae cultures and

bioproducts

2 hours
Dr. Ma. Edith PonceMexicoLaboratory Skills Practice: Microalgae1 hour
Experimental work 

ultivation of A. maxima in raceways (2,000 L)

Kinetic characterization of cultures

3 hours
THURSDAY 20th
Workshop: “High value products from microalgae”

Workshop with Membranology Ltd and Swansea University (U.K.)

Organized jointly by Dr. Robert Lovitt and Dr. Eugenia J. Olguín

Invited speakers:

Dr. Giuseppe Torzillo – Italy

Dr. Roberto de Philippis - Italy

Dr. Claudio Fuentes-Grunewald - U.K.

Dr. Roberto Parra – Mexico

Dr. Leopoldo Rodríguez - Mexico

Experimental work: Harvest of biomass. Extraction and purification of

phycocyanin from A. maxima cultures using membrane technology

FRIDAY 21st
Dr. Hugo Moreira SoaresBrazil

Trends and Tendencies in Bioprocess Engineering

Applied to the Environment

1 hour
Dra. Luddy Patricia NietoColombia

Microorganismos en las bioindustrias agrícola y

del medio ambiente: Del laboratorio a la empresa

1 hour

Round Table - The Future of Microalgae Biotechnology

Chair- Dr. Eugenia J. Olguín

Dr. Germán Buitrón

Dr. Roberto de Philippis

Dr. Guillermo Quijano

Dr. Giuseppe Torzillo

 

Registration

1) Fill in the registration form (online): http://bit.ly/course-solabiaa-isap-2020

2) Select your corresponding fee and make your payment via electronic transfer:

CategoryFee (US Dollar) Fee (MXN Peso)
Student$ 131.00$ 2,500
Academic$ 158.00$ 3,000
Industrial/Company$ 262.00$ 5,000

 

ACCOUNT HOLDER / TITULARINSTITUTO DE ECOLOGIA, A. C.
BANK / BANCOBBVA BANCOMER, S. A.
ACCOUNT NUMBER / No. CUENTA0444103661
CLABE012840004441036612
SWIFTBCMRMXMMPYM
BRANCH OFFICE / SUCURSAL7714 GOBIERNO VERACRUZ
CITY / PLAZAXALAPA, VERACRUZ, MEXICO

Important

Deadline for payment is January 30th, 2020. For any additional information, please contact the organizing committee: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla..