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I Symposium on Cellulosic Ethanol (September 9th and 10th, 2008)

SEPTEMBER 9th

9h00

Welcome Coffee

10h00

Opening section
Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz
Scientific Director, FAPESP
Marcos S. Buckeridge
Symposium organizer

10h30

Opening Conference
The role of biomass in the world’s energy matrix
José Goldemberg
USP

11h30

Disassembling the plant cell wall to obtain energy
Marcos S. Buckeridge
IB/USP

12h30

Lunch

14h00

The role of hydrolases on degradation of plant material
Edivaldo Ximenes
Universidade de Brasília

14h40

Prospecting hydrolases of microorganisms and finding their potential for bioenergy production
Maria de Lourdes T.M. Polizeli
FFCLRP-USP

15h20

Coffee Break

15h50

The potential of fungal genetics and transformation for production of tools for cellulosic ethanol production
Gustavo H. Goldman
FCFRP-USP

16h30

Hydrolysis of glycosides: key factors in biomass transformation to bioethanol production
Igor Polikarpov
IFSC-USP

17h10

Plenary discussion

 

SEPTEMBER 10th

9h00

Welcome Coffee

9h30

The SUCEST-FUN Project: Using genomic tools for the improvement of biomass in sugarcane
Gláucia M. Souza
IQ/USP

10h10

Maize as a genetic model for the improvement of bioenergy grasses
Nicholas C. Carpita
Purdue University - US

10h50

Coffee Break

11h20

Making a more fermentable plant via genetic engineering: a progress report
Eric Lam
Rutgers University, US

12h00

Sugarcane biological diversity, breeding and molecular characterization of elite genotypes for ethanol biomass production
Marcelo Erls Loureiro
Universidade Federal de Viçosa

12h40

Lunch

14h00

The eucalypt as a source of cellulosic ethanol
Carlos A. Labate
ESALQ/USP

14h40

Using Physcomitrella genome as a model to learn about cell wall disassembly in plants
Michael Lawton
Rutgers University, US

15h20

Plenary Discussion
Closing