Preliminary Program

 

July, 25th, Wednesday – Scientific day
9:00 Welcome coffee
9:30 Opening ceremony
10:00

BACTERIAL COMMUNITIES

Isolation and characterization of bacterial strains of biotechnological interest from complex microbial systems. The case of PHAs and biosurfactants production
Mercedes Berlanga, University of Barcelona, Spain PDF

Biopolymers produced by specific bacterial genus
Ana Ines Catalán, Institut of Biological Investigations Clemente Estable, Uruguay  PDF

Genomic and functional studies of the metabolism of aromatic compounds in Burkholderia
Michael Seeger, Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology and Environmental Biotechnology, Chile
 

11:35

PRODUCTION OF BIOPOLYMERS/BIOPRODUCTS FROM BIOMASS

Mixed microbial cultures to obtain bioproducts
Maria Reis, New Lisbon, Portugal

PHA and ethanol production from sugarcane bagasse hydrolysate and other carbon sources – Production of PHAmcl
Luiziana Ferreira da Silva and Jose Gregorio Cabrera Gomez, Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the University of São Paulo, Brazil PDF
 

12:35 Lunch (restaurants around FAPESP)
14:30

GENETIC ASPECTS OF BIOPOLYMER PRODUCTION

Genome sequence of the polyhydroxybutyrate producer Pseudomonas extremaustralis a highly stress resistant Antarctic bacterium
Nancy Lopez, University of Buenos Aires- CONICET, Argentina PDF

Genetic analysis of Polyhydroxybutyrate depolimerases in Azotobacter vinelandii
Daniel Segura, UNAM, Mexico

Control post-transcriptional of genes involved in polyhydroxybutyrate biosynthesis in Azotobacter vinelandi
Guadalupe Espin, UNAM, Mexico PDF
 

15:30 Coffee break
16:00

METABOLIC ENGINEERING APPLIED TO BIOPRODUCTS

Addressing PHA production from a molecular point of view
Maria Auxiliadora Prieto, CSIC – Biological Research Center, Spain

Recent advances in understanding of PHB metabolism in Ralstonia eutropha
Dieter Jendrossek, University of Stuttgart, Germany PDF

Fermentative production of butanol—chalenges and solutions
Peter Dürre, Institut of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Universität Ulm, Alemanha PDF
 


July, 26th, Thursday – Applied Bioresource Technology for Biorefinery : industrial and institutional experiences
9:00

INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCES ON BIO-BASED PRODUCTS/BIOREFINERIES

Integrated production of sugar, ethanol and biodegradable plastics
Roberto Nonato, PHB Industrial, Brazil PDF

Fuel and Chemicals production from low grade biomass
Niels van Stralen, Waste2Chemical, Wageningen, The Netherlands

New opportunities to develop bio-based products related to 2nd generation ethanol production
José Pradella, The Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE), Brazil PDF
 

10:30 Coffee break
11:00

BIOREFINERY APPROACHES

Braskem - news ways to look at the world
Mateus Lopes, Braskem, Brazil PDF

Biorefineries - new opportunities for petrochemical industry
Lidia Maria Melo Santa Anna, Petrobrás, Brazil
 

12:00 Lunch (restaurants around FAPESP)
14:00

APPLICATIONS OF BIOBASED PRODUCTS 

Bioproducts of Solazyme: for fuel, for food, for life
Alda Lerayer, Solazyme, Brazil

Innovation and green Chemistry in Oxiteno
Andre Luis Conde da Silva, Oxiteno, Brazil PDF
 

15:00 Closing ceremony