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Program under development

Day 1 - 25 February

09:00 - 12:00

Pre-conference:

How to Capture the Value of Scientific Results

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

Opening session

13:00 - 13:20

Opening

13:20 - 14:00

Opening key note

TBA

14:00 - 14:15

Coffee break

Session 1 - Biorefinery for Marine Resources

(including micro algae, macro algae, by products from fisheries)

16:00 - 16:10

Short coffee break

16:10 - 17:10

Poster Session: Biorefinery for Marine Resources

19:30

Opening party

Day 2 - 26 February

Session 2 - Synthethic biology

(including design and construction of new biochemical entities such as marine organisms and/or their pathways and/or their enzymes)

08:30 - 09:00

Keynote: Microbial synthetic biology for biosynthesis of products and materials

  • Design principles for engineering yeast to produce and sense therapeutic molecules
  • Engineering yeast at the genome level to make specialist strains
  • Using microbial consortia to grow functionalised biomaterials

10:10 - 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 - 11:45

Poster Session: Synthetic Biology

11:45 - 12:45

Lunch

12:45 - 13:30

Session 3 - Marine Bioactive Molecules

(for various applications, in medicine, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmeceutical industries and more)

13:30 - 14:15

Key note: Marine Microbiome as a Source of Anticancer Compounds

State of the art in marine biotechnology is being applied to drug discovery under the experience of PharmaMar, a spanish company focused in research, development and commercialization of marine derived drugs for the treatment of cancer.

  • The cases of pederin, ecteinascidins (trabectedin, Yondelis©) or didemnins are examples of the role of marine microbiome as producers of bioactive metabolites with application in oncology
  • Genomic mining for polyketide synthases (PKS) and non ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS) improves the probability of success in drug discovery using marine microorganisms, both in isolated genomes and metagenomes

14:15 - 14:45

Computational genome mining tools for the discovery of bacterial natural products

Prof. Nadine Ziemert will introduce computational tools developed by the Ziemert lab to help prioritise bacterial strains with novel natural products and biosynthetic gene clusters that encode antibiotics.

15:15 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 16:30

Poster Session: Bioactive Molecules

18:30

Conference dinner

Day 3 - 27 February

08:30 - 12:00

Session 4 - New resources and trends in marine biotech

Emerging Tools / Discovery Techniques

10:30 - 11:00

Biorefining and Processing of Marine Biomaterial for Food and Feed

An overview of the existing possibilities

11:00 - 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 - 12:15

Poster Session: New Resources and Trends in Marine Biotech

Closing Session

12:15

Closing remarks

12:30

Ceremony: Prize for the best poster at BIOPROSP_19

12:45

Lunch