PROGRAM

PROGRAM

Wednesday March 8
12:00

Lunch

Location: The Main Dining Hall at UiT
12:55

Opening of Conference

Location: Aud I, Teorifagbygget (TEO-H1)
13:00

Welcome to BIOPROSP_17!

Opening session
Chair: Torfinn Hansen, head of Program Committee BIOPROSP/ UiT The Arctic University of Norway
13:10

The university city of Tromsø

Opening session
Anne Husebekk, Rector
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
13:35

Success stories involving marine bioactive compounds

Opening session
Jeanette Hammer Andersen
Marbio UiT The Arctic University of Norway
14:05

Coffee Break

14:25
Session 1: Evolving regulatory aspects of marine biodiversity
Chair: Kjersti Lie Gabrielsen, MarBank, IMR
14:30
Keynote Presentation: Challenges and opportunities of bioprospection through microbial culture collections
Session 1: Evolving regulatory aspects of marine biodiversity
Jörg Overmann, Managing Director
Leibniz-Institut DSMZ, Germany
14:55
Access and benefit sharing of marine genetic resources
Session 1: Evolving regulatory aspects of marine biodiversity
Thomas Vanagt, Founder & Director
eCoast, Belgium
15:20

The European marine biotechnology research and innovation roadmap

Session 1: Evolving regulatory aspects of marine biodiversity
Steinar Bergseth, Special Advisor/Biotech
The Research Council of Norway
15:30

Poster Session

Location: In Solhallen (Sun Hall) outside main auditorium
16:30

End of Scientific Programme - Day 1

19:30

Welcome Party, courtesy of Tromsø Municipality

Location: City Hall in Tromsø City Center
Thursday March 9
08:25

Session 2: Exploration of marine biomass

Chair: Klara Stensvåg, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway
Location: Aud I, Teorifagbygget (TEO-H1)
08:30
Mass cultivation of northern diatoms: Turning pollution into capital
Session 2: Exploration of marine biomass
Hans-Christian Eilertsen, Professor
UiT - The Arctic University of Norway
09:05
Sustainable sources of health-benefitting long-chain omega-3 oils: A journey from gene discovery to a new oilseed plant – canola-DHA
Session 2: Exploration of marine biomass
Peter Nichols, Research Scientist
CSIRO, Australia
09:50
Utilization of biomass of krill: Use and sustainability
Session 2: Exploration of marine biomass
Nils Hoem, Chief Scientist
Aker BioMarine, Norway
10:20

Coffee Break

10:50

Development of new bioindustry based on Calanus finmarchicus - Possibilities and Challenges

Session 2: Exploration of marine biomass
Kurt Tande, Co-Founder/CTO
Calanus, Norway
11:20

Three oral poster presentations



Session 2: Exploration of marine biomass
Poster Presentors: Andrea Bourdelais, Netsanet G. Assefa, and Diana Lindberg
11:35
Keynote Presentation: What are the options for marine biomass when it is not suitable as food?
Session 2: Exploration of marine biomass
Ragnar Olsen, Professor
UiT - The Arctic University of Norway
12:15

Lunch

Location: The Main Dining Hall at UiT
13:15

Parallel Session 3A: Business Arena - Company Spotlight

Chair: Ernst Kloosterman, Kloosterman BioConsult
Location: Aud II, Teorifagbygget (TEO-H1)
13:15

Parallel Session 3B: Synthetic Biology - Enabling targeted and accelerated production organism development

Chair: Jan Buch Andersen, Njorth Bio_
Location: Aud I, Teorifagbygget (TEO-H1)
14:35

Coffee Break

19:30

Conference Banquet 

Location: Scandic Ishavshotel in the City Center
Friday March 10
08:55
Session 4: Applications of marine natural products
Chair: Jeanette H Andersen, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Location: Aud I, Teorifagbygget (TEO-H1)
09:00
Keynote Presentation: From Research in Marine Bioactives to Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery - The Tromsø to Dortmund Connection
Session 4: Applications of marine natural products
Bert Klebl, CEO/CSO
Lead Discovery Center, Germany
09:45
Application of algal biomass
Session 4: Applications of marine natural products
Dagmar Stengel, Senior Lecturer
NUI Galway, Ireland
10:15
New Approaches for Addressing Oceans' Dark Matters: Cultivability, Structure elucidation and Imaging
Session 4: Applications of marine natural products
Deniz Tasdemir, Professor
GEOMAR, Germany
10:30
Ecteinamycin, an antibiotic for Clostridium difficile
Session 4: Applications of marine natural products
Tim Bugni, Professor
University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
10:45

Coffee Break

11:15

Three oral poster presentations

Session 4: Applications of marine natural products
Poster Presentors: Tiago Silva, Giovanna Romano, and Pamela Walsh
11:25

Closing of Conference

Closing session
Location: Aud I, Teorifagbygget (TEO-H1)
11:30

Closing overview and perspectives on the future

Closing session
Deniz Tasdemir, Professor
GEOMAR, Germany
12:00

Award Presentation

Closing session
12:15

End of Scientific Programme - Day 3

Closing session
12:30

Lunch

Location: The Main Dining Hall at UiT