Tuesday, November 10, 2015

10/11/2015: Join Algae Europe 2015!


Here are the reasons to register for Algae Europe 2015
Key figures 2015:

6 Sponsors
6 Official Partners
7 Table top presentations
37 Speakers
24 Participating countries, see below
11 Sessions
1 Thematic round table
3 Networking lunches
150+ participants, more expected 

Welcome reception offered by the EC, see below. 

Countries represented: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Check Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA. 

Register now! 

Dinner offered by European Commission 

Reassignment of the TGA stop codon to facilitate genetic engineering in the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii chloroplast 

The abstract of Dr Rosie Young 
Microalgae have potential as low-cost hosts for the synthesis of recombinant products such as therapeutic proteins and bioactive metabolites, with the chloroplast representing a particularly attractive platform for genetic engineering. In Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, none of the 69 protein-coding genes in the chloroplast genome uses the stop codon UGA, therefore this spare codon can be exploited as a useful synthetic biology tool. We reassigned this codon to tryptophan and showed that this can be used as an effective strategy for addressing a key problem in chloroplast engineering: namely, the assembly of expression cassettes in Escherichia coli when the gene product is toxic to the bacterium. .... 

Read the complete abstract 

A4F sponsor AE2015 
The organisers are pleased to mention that A4F signed up as overall conference sponsor. Next week we will inform you further.

Aqualia is sponsor of the lanyards. Aqualia is the company in the FCC Group managing all the activities regarding the integral cycle of water. FCC is the leading public services group in Spain, present in 5 continents and employing close to 100,000 people in 52 countries throughout the world. In 2008, the group turnover reached 14 million Euros, of which almost half outside Spain. Aqualia had a turnover of 845 million Euros in FY 2008, which represents more than a 7 percent increase and a doubling of the international business with respect to 2007. Aqualia employs around 6000 people and its activity comprises 3 major areas among which it creates synergies in knowledge, research and methodology:

  • Management of public water services
  • Design and construction of hydraulic infrastructures and treatment plants.
  • Global solutions for the use of water in industry.
See the sponsor page 

Book your hotel before November 18th 
For attendees special arrangements have been made in the Sana hotel Lisbon, where the conference takes place. Book your ticket for the conference as well as your hotel before 18th of November to secure your room and take a profit of the best rates. 

Booking page

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