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Tuesday, November 24 • 12:30 - 14:15
B12: Microbial Biotechnology

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Abstract: Microorganisms are abundant, present everywhere with enormous diversity. They are scientifically most interesting with high potentials to address many global societal challenges. The workhop on Microbial Biotechnology will gather scientists with common interests in:
a) Microbial diversity & evolution
b) N2-fixation & sustainable agriculture
c) Soil microbial indicators for monitoring impact of climate change on crop production
d) Waste- & polluted-water treatment & bioremediation by microorganisms
e) Microorganisms for sustainable chemical, fuel and food production
The main aim of the workshop is to present the joint South African – Sweden research and education network on microbial diversity and biotechnology for a sustainable future established through the SASUF initiative.
 
Keywords: Microorganisms, Diversity and evolution, Sustainable food and agriculture, Bioremediation, Renewable chemicals and fuels

Preliminary PROGRAM - Please note the time has been changed and that the schedule below is following the Swedish time zone: 12.30 – 14.15. For South African time zone, please add 1 hour, thus the whole program for South Africans runs from 13:30-15:45)

12:30-12:35  GENERAL INTRODUCTION by Felix Dakora (Tshwane University, South Africa) and Peter Lindblad (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Agriculture/energy:

12:35-12:45 Title to be announced - lecture by professor Felix Dakora  (Dpt of Chemistry, Tshwane University, Pretoria South Africa)

12:45-12:55  Title to be announced – lecture by professor Peter Lindblad (Dpt of Chemistry, Uppsala, Sweden)

12:55-13:05 Nitrogen fixing cyanobacteria in Northern areas - lecture by professor Anita Sellstedt (Dpt of Plant physiology, UPSC, Umeå University, Sweden)
Environmental biotechnology: 
 
13:05-13:15 Title to be announced – lecture by professor Carlos Bezuidenhout or Dr. Rasheed Adekele (North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa)

13:15-13:25 Novel environmental friendly applications in wood and food biotechnology by Dr. Natuschka Lee (Dpt of Ecology and Env. Science, Umeå University, Sweden)
 
13:25-13:35 Green economy and bioeconomy – lecture by professor Rajni Hatti Kaul (Dpt of Biotechnology, Lund University, Sweden)
13:35-14:00  DISCUSSION (future collaborations and proposals)
14:00-14:10 Investigating the potential of Nordic microalgae for wastewater reclamation and biomass generation, by professor Christiane Funk (Department of Chemistry, Umeå University)

14:10-14.15 CLOSING WORDS by professor Felix Dakora (Dpt of Chemistry, Tshwane University, Pretoria South Africa)

Speakers
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Rajni Hatti Kaul

Professor, Lund University
I am a professor in biotechnology, interested in social innovation.
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Natuschka Lee

Researcher, Umea University
Research interests: Environmental microbiology and biotechnology, microbial ecology, plant microbiology, pollination ecology, geomicrobiology, astrobiology, science and art, outreach, citizen scienceBackground: PhD in environmental biotechnology and M Sci in biology and chemistry... Read More →
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Rasheed Adeleke

North-West Universiity
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Christiane Funk

Professor, Umeå University
The aim of our consortium MicroBioRefine is to investigate environmental and economic sustainability of biomass production by Nordic photosynthetic microorganisms (algae and cyanobacteria) grown on local flue gases and wastewaters. Our approach recycles carbon dioxide and water, but... Read More →
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Felix Dakora

Professor, Tshwane University of Technology
Prof Dakora obtained his BSc (Hons) degree in Agriculture from the University of Ghana in 1977, an MSc degree from the University of Sydney, Australia, in 1981, and a PhD in Botany from the University of Western Australia, Perth, 1989. He currently holds a South African Research Chair... Read More →


Tuesday November 24, 2020 12:30 - 14:15 CET
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