Course “Laboratory techniques in molecular biology and enzyme engineering for sustainable bioenergy: from theory to bench”

26 – 30 September 2022, Akure, Nigeria

The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged.

Organiser:

Folasade M. Olajuyigbe (Federal University of Technology Akure {FUTA}, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria)

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In collaboration
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Co-sponsor

Deadline for receipt of applications:
31 May 2022
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

  • Applicants must register on the ICGEB Service Gateway (ISG) to obtain access to the online submission platform.
  • Data entered for registration to the ISG portal (name, surname, gender, date of birth, nationality and E-mail address) will automatically be included in the applicant’s request to attend the event – “Personal data” section, and will not be editable.
  • For any problems with ISG access, please contact the ICGEB IT support service at [email protected]

The Course will cover lectures and hands-on sessions on different techniques in Molecular Biology and Enzyme Biotechnology for cost-effective production of biofuels. It aims to apply various experimental, computational and enzyme engineering tools for improved functionality and stability of industrial enzymes.

Topics

  • Bioenergy conversion technologies
  • Lignocellulosic biomass for biofuel production
  • Microbial platforms for enzyme production and biofuels
  • Bioinformatics tools for DNA/protein sequence analysis
  • Genome editing
  • Enzyme immobilization techniques

Participants

Researchers and graduate students in the fields of Molecular Biology, Enzymology, Industrial Microbiology, Enzyme Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology and related fields. Poster sessions will be organized. Attendance is limited to 40 participants (women scientists are encouraged to apply).

Funding

Registration fee (PostDocs / Graduate Students: Euro 100, Academics: Euro 150, Industry: Euro 200) covers admission to the Course, practical manual, participation certificate, tea breaks, lunch and dinner. Participants are expected to pay the registration fee and cover their travel and living costs. A limited number of grants waiving the registration fee, covering accommodation (twin share) and local hospitality for the duration of the Course are available to a selected number of nationals of ICGEB Member States.

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