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Introducing the ISAP2021 Special Sessions

January 22, 2021 2:05 PM | Anonymous

Introducing the ISAP2021 Special Sessions

The ISAP2021 Organising Committee is pleased to announce the selected Special Sessions for the virtual conference.

The Special Sessions will allow for a focused look at more specific topics not covered by the key sessions of the conference. They will be more hands-on, allowing attendees to learn best practices, discuss examples, case studies, and practical strategies.

The selected Special Sessions are as follows:

Algae-based bioplastics - hosted by Masatoshi Iji (Researcher, ABES, University of Tsukuba)

The next frontiers of algae cultivation for food and fuel - hosted by Philip T. Pienkos (CEO, Polaris Renewables)

Synthetic biology of microalgae - hosted by Jian Xu (Director and Professor, Qingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Botryococcus braunii and its applications - hosted by Jack Legrand (Professor, GEPEA, University of Nantes)

Strains selection of microalgae for large scale commercial production - hosted by Avigad Vonshak (Professor, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University)

Seaweed Biosecurity: developing a progressive management pathway for the seaweed industry - hosted by Phaik Eem Lim (Professor, University of Malaya)

Algal wastewater treatment: current status and future perspectives - hosted by John R. Benemann (CEO, MicroBio Engineering Inc)

Cyanobacteria in biocrusts: from biology to biotechnology - hosted by Roberto De Philippis (Professor, DAGRI, University of Florence)

You can find more information here.

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ISAP has nearly 400 supporters worldwide from more than 40 countries. Of these supporters, there are representatives of industry and scientific researchers with expertise spanning all applied aspects of microalgae and macroalgae, and student members across the world.

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