Event-Date: Thursday, November 9th, 2016 to Friday, November 11th, 2016
The first training school of the EUALGAE Action will be held in Lisbon (Portugal) from 9th to 11th November 2016, coordinated by the Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG), Lisbon (Portugal) as part of the EUALGAE ES1408 COST Action. COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020.
This short, intensive and specialized course is focusing on biotechnology of microalgae, including all the production steps, from cultivation (for high-value products and energy), harvesting and dewatering the biomass, high value compounds from microalgae, microalgae use in food and feed, as well as in bioenergy production. The concept of biorefinery, life cycle assessment and the economics of the process will be also addressed.
The course is mainly oriented towards PhD students or equivalent experience students in microbiology, biology or biological/ biochemical engineering, chemistry and biochemistry. The course is also intended to give those working in the industry an opportunity to upgrade their knowledge in microalgae biotechnology.
EUALGAE offers 15 grants of 550 € for international students from the participating in the COST Action countries and 5 grants of 300 € for Portuguese students (for students from Lisbon – 75 €). There is no registration fee for the course, the students have the opportunity to apply for these grants to partially cover their travel expenses, accommodation and meals.
Applicants should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and attach in one single document:
- A cover letter with a statement of interest of up to one page, including a description of your research topic
- Short Cv including contact data and a list of publications, if any
Selection and announcement of participants: 13th of October 2016.
Find here the schedule as well as the application procedure.