Tuesday 12th September, 12 noon – Wednesday 13th September 2017, 1.30pm, Clare College, Cambridge, UK
Due to advances in the tools available to study carbohydrates, polysaccharides have been found to participate in many biological processes which has led to a growing area of research in the use of these “bioactive” polysaccharides. In addition, there is growing interest in the use of carbohydrates, as sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels, and their sustainable advanced manufacture via biotechnology and synthetic biology approaches.
In this workshop the following will be explored:
This will be an exciting two-day event and will include key note talks, flash presentations, as well as group discussions to identify strategic areas of research and to start building links between participating researchers and establish consortia.
This is in anticipation of future funding calls from national funding bodies e.g. the Global Challenges Research Fund, UK, a £1.5bn fund to support cutting edge research that addresses challenges faced by developing countries in various areas. http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/funding/gcrf/
Innovate UK, BBSRC, EPSRC and India’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) are planning a UK-India Newton-Bhabha Fund joint call for innovative biological solutions in the area of industrial waste, expected to be launched in Summer 2017. http://www.newtonfund.ac.uk/about/about-partnering-countries/India/
Paul Dupree, University of Cambridge
Katja Johansen, Novozymes
Christophe Courtin, KU Leuven
William Willats, University of Newcastle
Andy Laws, University of Huddersfield
Tom Simmons, University of Cambridge
Lis Lowe, University of Newcastle
Fred Warren, Institute of Food Research
Amalesh Samanta, Jadavpur University, India
All delegates are invited to give flash presentations to ensure effective networking and knowledge sharing between all meeting delegates. Please indicate when prompted during the registration process your willingness to present.
Accommodation – will be provided for all network members, please select during registration.
This workshop is supported by:
BBSRC International Workshop ‘Bioactive polysaccharide production for sustainable health and wellbeing’ India (Grant reference BB/P025668/1).
BioCatNet – Network in biocatalyst discovery, development and scale up – a BBSRC funded Network in Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy. (Grant reference BB/L013649/1).
IBCarb Network – Glycoscience Tools for Biotechnology & Bioenergy – a BBSRC funded Network in Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy. (Grant reference BB/L013762/1).
For all queries about this event please contact the IBCarb Network Manager firstname.lastname@example.org