Online workshop  /  November 19, 2020  -  November 20, 2020

Algal biotechnology 2020 – Techniques and opportunities for the sustainable bioeconomy

The aim of this online professional development course is to provide introductory training and theory in algal biology, culturing, growth and biotechnology under laboratory and small scale pilot facilities. The course will also offer insights and examples from an industrial and entrepreneurial perspective, that can help the participants to found or improve their own algal-based business.

This EIT food-workshop will run for two days hosted virtually by the University of Cambridge Algal Innovation Centre (AIC) UK, Fraunhofer IGB, Stuttgart, Germany and Matís, Iceland.

Learners will receive an optional workshop pack in the post that contains products, flyers and information related to the algal industry. The programme will provide an unrivalled opportunity for postgraduate, postdoctorate and industry researchers to be trained in algal biotechnology research and to network with others in the sector in our breakout and networking sessions. Please note that the course will not be recorded.

Dr. Ana-Lucia Vasquez and Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Schmid-Staiger from Fraunhofer IGB are involved with presentation and moderation units and site visits (see program draft).