BIT's 5th Annual World Congress of Marine Biotechnology-2015
★ Scientific Program
BIT 5th Annual World Congress of

Marine Biotechnology

Theme: Blue Biotechnology-Securing Our Future

Time: November 6-8, 2015

Venue: Hilton Qingdao Golden Beach, China  

Keynote Forum & Overseas Projects-Talents Matchmaking Negotiation Fair
Time: 13:30-17:00, November 6, 2015 (Friday); Place: Qingdao Impression 3, 1F, HQGB
Opening Ceremony
Time: 13:30-14:05, November 6, 2015 (Friday); Place: Qingdao Impression 3, 1F, HQGB
 Keynote Forum
Time: 14:05-17:00, November 6, 2015 (Friday); Place: Qingdao Impression 3, 1F, HQGB
Moderator
 Dr. Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani, Professor, New York University Abu Dhabi, USA
14:05-14:10
Moderator's Introduction
14:10-14:40
Title: Algae: The Obvious Alternative to Fish Oils as a Feed Ingredient
Dr. Jorge Arias, Global Director, Alltech, USA
14:40-15:10
Title: Profitable Sustainability in Aquaculture
Mr. Goncalo Santos, R&D Manager-Aquaculture, BIOMIN Holding GmbH, Austria
15:10-15:40

Title: Temperature Adapted Fish Feeds

Dr. Florian Nagel, Research Manager, Aller Aqua Research GmbH, Germany
15:40-16:10
Title: Challenges and Solutions for Optimizing Algal Productivity
Dr. Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani, Professor, New York University Abu Dhabi, USA
16:10-17:00
Free Talk Time


 

Forum 1: Marine Natural Products and Bioproducts
Time: 08:30-12:10, November 7, 2015 (Saturday); Place: Fushan Bay 5, 2F
 
Chair
Dr. Yuewei Guo, Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Co-Chair
Dr. Wenjian Lan, Associate Professor, Sun Yat-sen University, China
 
08:30-08:55
Title: Chemoecology Guided Discovery of Drug Leads from South China Sea Marine Invertebrates
Dr. Yuewei Guo, Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
08:55-09:20
Title: Marine derived Biomaterials for Anti-aging
Dr. Sang Hyun Moh, Chief Executive Officer, Anti-Aging Research Institute of Bio-FDC Co. Ltd, South Korea
09:20-09:45
Title: Exploring the Chemodiversity and Biological Activities of the Secondary Metabolites from the Marine Fungus Neosartorya pseudofischeri
Dr. Wenjian Lan, Associate professor, Sun Yat-sen University, China
09:45-10:10
Title: Alginate-derived Guluronate Oligosaccharide Enhances the Phagocytosis of Macrophages
Dr. Xu Xu,
Associate Professor, Shenzhen University, China
10:10-10:30
Coffee Break
10:30-10:55
Title: Unstable Eremophilane Sesquiterpenes from a Deep Marine Derived Fungus, Aspergillus sp. SCSIOW2, Cultivated in the Presence of Epigenetic Modifying Agents
Dr. Liyan Wang, Associate Professor, Shenzhen University, China
10:55-11:20

Title: Enzymatic Preparation of K-carrageenan Oligosaccharides and Their Anti-angiogenic Activity

Dr. Haige Wu, Associate Professor, Dalian University, China
11:20-11:45
Title: A Novel Antioxidant and Anti-fatigue Peptides of Makerel (Pneumatophorus japonicus) Protein Hydrolysate
Dr. Pengcheng Li, Professor, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
11:45-12:10

Title: Bioinformatic Survey of Prokaryotic Secondary Metabolism

Dr. Bin-Bin Xie, Lecturer, Shandong University, China

12:00-13:30
Lunch


 

Forum 2: Marine Environment Management and Protection
Time: 08:30-12:30, November 7, 2015 (Saturday); Place: Fushan Bay 6, 2F
 
Chair
Dr. Tsung-Chow (Joe) Su, Professor, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Co-Chair
Dr. Henrik Schmidt, Professor and Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
 
08:30-08:50
Title: Wicked Problems in the Maritime and Marine Environment
Dr. Joan Mileski, Professor and Regent Professor, Texas A & M University at Galveston, USA
08:50-09:10
Title: Nested Autonomy Paradigm for Distributed Undersea Sensing
Dr. Henrik Schmidt, Professor and Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
09:10-09:30
Title: Upper Jet Stream Whipping a Small Secondary Typhoon Split from Typhoon Songda to Spin Up 
Dr. Hyo Choi, Professor and Former Dean, Gangneung-Wonju National University, South Korea
09:30-09:50
Title: Flow Cytometry used for Ballast Water Monitoring
Dr. Ingunn Alne Hoell, Associate Professor, Stord/Haugesund University College, Norway
09:50-10:10
Title: The Spatial Variability of Trace Element Bioaccumulation Processes: Tools to Environmental Management
Dr. Jonathan Richir,
Scientific Coordinator, STARESO/University of Liege, France/Belgium
10:10-10:30
Coffee Break
10:30-10:50
Title: Engineering a Self-sustained Coral Reef Park with Renewable Energy
Dr. Tsung-Chow (Joe) Su, Professor, Florida Atlantic University, USA
10:50-11:10
Title: Biogeochemical N Cycling in Estuaries and Coastal Zones
Dr. Liang Feng Dong, Senior Research Officer, University of Essex, UK
11:10-11:30
Title: Fate of Aliphatic Hydrocarbons Transporting by Mountainous Rivers in Taiwan and the Applications
Dr. Yuan-Pin Chang, Assistant Professor, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
11:30-11:50
Title: Scanning Electron Microscopy Coupled with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry for Quick Sulfur Oxidizing Bacteria Detection in Environmental Water Samples
Dr. Chengjun Sun, Senior Research Scientist, the First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration of China, China
11:50-12:10
Title: Towards an Understanding of the Molecular Mechanism of Larval Settlement: An Integrative Biology Approach
Dr. Yu Zhang, Principle Investigator, Shenzhen University, China
12:10-12:30
Title: The Trace Element Contamination of Coastal Waters: A Holistic approach to Environmental Monitoring Surveys
Dr. Jonathan Richir, Scientific Coordinator, STARESO/University of Liege, France/Belgium
12:00-13:30
Lunch


 

Forum 3: Algae Engineering & Analysis
Time: 08:30-12:10, November 7, 2015 (Saturday); Place: Fushan Bay 7, 2F
 
Chair
Dr. Tony Dowd, Chief Executive Officer, Supreme Biotechnologies Ltd, New Zealand
Co-Chair
Dr. Niko Schultz, Project Manager, Schott AG, Germany
 
08:30-08:50
Title: Open Ocean Macro Algae Cultivation Rig-In Situ in the North Atlantic Since 2010
Dr. Olavur Gregersen,
Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Rainforest, Faroe Islands
08:50-09:10
Title: A Unique LED based Indoor Production System for High Value Products from Microalgae
Dr. Tony Dowd, Chief Executive Officer, Supreme Biotechnologies Ltd, New Zealand
09:10-09:30
Title:Harvesting and Processing Macrocystis for the Extraction of an Organic Fertilizer
Dr. Stefano Urbani, Chief Executive Officer, West Coast Marine Bio Processing Corp., Canada
09:30-09:50
Title: Micro and Macro Algaes in Cooperation in a Holistic Combinate
Mr. Sven Norup,
Chief Executive Officer, Norup Biorefinery, Sweden
09:50-10:10
Title: Mass Cultivation of Microalgae in Photobioreactors under the Conditions of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Xinyao Liu, Lead Scientist, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia 
10:10-10:30
Coffee Break
10:30-10:50
Title: Closed, Oval-tube Photobioreactors Demonstrate Growth Rates of 0.67g/(l��d)
Dr. Niko Schultz, Project Manager, Schott AG, Germany
10:50-11:10
 Title: Simultaneous Production of Biodiesel and Thiocyanate Degradation in Wastewater using Biologically Dual System
Dr. Woong Kim, Assistant Professor, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
11:10-11:30
Title: Fluorescence Study of Carrageenan in Red Algae from Seaweed Farms near the Caribbean Entrance of the Panama Canal
Dr. Gloria E. Vega Batista,‎ Professor & Researcher, University of Panama, Panama
11:30-11:50
Title: A Novel Combination System of Air Stripping and Microalage Culivation to Recover Nitrogen and Produce Microalgae Biomass from Biogas Fertilizer Production Wastewater
Dr. Haifeng Lu, Assistant Professor, China Agriculture University, China
11:50-12:10

Title: Performance of the New Internal LED Photobioreactor

Dr. Claudio Fuentes Grunewald, Postdoctoral Researcher, Swansea University, UK
12:00-13:30
Lunch


 

Forum 4: Recent Advances in Algal Biology
Time: 13:30-17:10, November 7, 2015 (Saturday) ; Place: Fushan Bay 5, 2F
 
Chair
Dr. Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani, Professor, New York University Abu Dhabi, USA
Co-Chair
Dr. Uri Pick, Professor, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
 
13:30-13:55
Title: Regulation of Triglyceride Biosynthesis in Green Microalgae
Dr. Uri Pick,
Professor, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
13:55-14:20
Title: Development of an Integrated Workflow for a Rapid and Comprehensive Metabolic Characterization of Microalgae: A Case Study with a Chloroidium Species isolated from the United Arab Emirates
Dr. Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani, Professor, New York University Abu Dhabi, USA
14:20-14:45
Title: A Plastidial Lysophosphatidic Acid Acyltransferase in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Dr. Kangsup Yoon, Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
14:45-15:10
Title: Mannitol Metabolism in the Red Alga Caloglossa continua
Dr. Koji Iwamoto, Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba/Technological University of Malaysia, Japan/Malaysia
15:10-15:30
Coffee Break
15:30-15:55

Title: Global Regulation of Biofuel-related Metabolic Pathways for Genetic Improvements in Nannochloropsis

Dr. Byeong-Ryool "BJ" Jeong, Research Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
15:55-16:20
Title: Primary Photosynthesis and Biophysical Methods in Ecological Monitoring and Photobiothechnology of Algae Cells
Dr. Andrey B. Rubin, Professor and Chair, Moscow State University, Russia
16:20-16:45
Title: An Effective Approach for Photodeactivation of Harmful Algal Blooms with Various Photocatalyst under Solar Light
Dr. Soo-Wohn Lee,
Professor, SunMoon University, Korea
16:45-17:10
Title: Transcriptomic Approach to Identifying  Genes involved in the Algal Blooms occurring in the Narragansett Bay, RI, USA
Dr. John-David Swanson, Associate Professor, Salve Regina University, USA
18:30-20:00
Dinner


 

Forum 5: Algae Biotechnology
Time: 13:30-17:10, November 7, 2015 (Saturday); Place: Fushan Bay 6, 2F
 
Chair
Dr. Jian Li, Chief Techology Officer, Supreme Biotech, New Zealand
Co-Chair
Dr. Ming-de Deng, Senior Director, Algenol Biofuels, Inc., USA
 
13:30-13:50
Keynote Speaker
Title: Nutritive and Economic Value of Algae
Dr. Bulent Sen, Professor and Former Dean, Firat University, Turkey
13:50-14:10
Title: Photosynthetic Production of Ethanol and Green Crude from CO2 using Cyanobacteria: The Algenol Process
Dr. Ming-de Deng, Senior Director, Algenol Biofuels, Inc., USA
14:10-14:30
Title: Past, Present and Future Production of Astaxanthin from Microalgae
Dr. Jian Li, Chief Techology Officer, Supreme Biotech, New Zealand
14:30-14:50
Title: Two Types of Electric Current Output from Eukaryotic Cells
Dr. Karen Poon, Associate Professor, BNU-HKBU United International College, China
14:50-15:10
Title: Autotrophic Microalgae as an Alternative Source of Long Chain N-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: from Green Water to Health Conscious Consumer
Dr. Imogen Foubert, Professor, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
15:10-15:30
Coffee Break
15:30-15:50
Title: Astaxanthin Production in Baltic Sea Region using Photo-bioreactors
Mr. Karlis Maulics, Development Director, BELSS Ltd., Latvia
15:50-16:10
Title: Health Effects in Sheep after Feeding with Seaweed Meal
Dr. Margarita Novoa Garrido,
Unit Leader and Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Norway
16:10-16:30
Title: Biological Activities of Sargassum crassifolium J. G. Agardh Extracts
Dr. Armin Coronado,
OIC-Director, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Philippines
16:30-16:50
Title: Lipid Stability in Tisochrysis lunea during Wet Storage at Different Temperatures
Dr. Lieselot Balduyck, Ph.D. Student, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
16:50-17:10
Title: Biotechnological Applications of Marine Bioactive Compounds from the Red Microalgae Porphyridiumpurpureum

Dr. Claudio Fuentes Grunewald, Postdoctoral Researcher, Swansea University, UK

18:30-20:00
Dinner

 

 

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