2017 – AUGUST: Exploiting Algae and Marine Biomass for Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy
14-18 August 2017 | Nelson, New Zealand
This event brought together over 25 academic and industry scientists with diverse interests in Algal biotechnology and focused on a deeper understanding of the bottlenecks in producing polysaccharides, other bioactives and functional food ingredients from marine biomass. It aimed to identify the challenges in characterisation, production and commercialisation, with the aim of generating project ideas to overcome yield-restricting bottlenecks in this process. It provided an international forum for leading academic and industrial practitioners to establish a strong evidence-based assessment of our current understanding of the challenges and establish new partnerships and collaborations.
“Thanks to the organisers from both UK and New Zealand. The local host was wonderful in all the necessary preparations such as food, tour, and many other details. Thanks to BBSRC for funding the workshop and to Cawthron Institute for hosting the workshop.”
The event was supported by the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the BBSRC-funded NIBB CBMNet and PHYCONET, the Microbiology Society, and the Cawthron Institute and offered the participants the opportunity to learn more about each other’s research interests and about the work that Cawthron Institute itself does.