From June 14 to 16, 2012, the first edition of the Young Algaeneers Symposium will be organised in Wageningen, the Netherlands, to gather young scientists (PhD students and postdocs in their first 4 years), working in the field of algae biotechnology.
Participants of the symposium, who are all in the frontlines of algae biotechnology research, will either give an oral presentation or present a poster on topics ranging from genetic engineering and metabolic flux analysis, to photosynthesis, life cycle analysis, cultivation and photo bioreactor design. In addition, participants will visit AlgaePARC (Algae Production And Research Centre), which is the first research centre that compares different outdoor photobioreactor designs at an industrial scale worldwide (www.algaePARC.nl).
The exclusivity for young researchers combined with the interactivity and broad scope of the topics makes the Young Algaeneers Symposium a unique initiative, which is supported by the board of recommendation consisting of Prof. R. Wijffels (NL), Dr. L. Brentner (NL), Prof. C. Vílchez (ES), Prof. S. Mayfield (USA), Prof. L. Nedbal (CZ), Prof. W. Vermaas (USA), Prof. O. Kruse (DE), Prof. J. Steyer (FR) and Prof. M. Tredici (IT).
Participants can apply until the 1st of February 2012. Further information, regarding the application, location and costs, can be found on the Young Algaeneers Symposium website (http://www.vlaggraduateschool.nl/courses/young-algae.htm).