Posts on Mar 2017

Open post-doctoral position in the Queen’s University of Belfast

Position: Research Fellow
School/Department: School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Reference: 17/105325
Closing Date: Monday 3 April 2017
Salary: £32,004 – £33,943 per annum
Anticipated Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 10 April 2017
Duration: Available until 31 August 2018


To work on an industry-focused research project that relates to the development of an algal bioreactor system. Specifically, this post-doctoral position will focus on understanding how abiotic environmental parameters influence algal physiology. The algal physiological response over a 12-month period will be measured in terms of its biomass productivity, oil production of nutritional lipids and nutrient uptake.


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7th Annual European Algae Industry Summit

ACI’s 7th Annual European Algae Industry Summit (formerly known as “European Algae Biomass Conference”) will take place on 26th & 27th April 2017 in Nice, France. The event will once again bring together senior executives from industry and academia to discuss the latest commercial and technical developments, challenges and research breakthroughs throughout the entire algae value chain.

Key Topics

  • Global Updates on Algae Trade
  • LCA and Techno -Economic Analysis
  • Market Establishment with High Value Applications
  • Cultivation – Efforts towards Economically Efficient Technologies
  • Microalgae in Chemicals, Commodity & Speciality Feeds
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Algae: The Future of Food?
  • Advantages of Algae in Nutraceuticals & Cosmetics
  • Industry Case Study: What Can We Learn from Both Successes

If you would like to register for this event or wish to find out more information, you can contact Joanna Mieloch using any of the following methods:

+48 (0) 616 46 9780

Postal Address:

ACI Europe, 5/13 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0NS

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List of companies & organizations already confirmed

Fundamentals of Microalgae Bioprocesses Course at the University of Almeria, Spain

Course Dates: July 3 – 27, 2017 (4 weeks). 80 hours.

Organizers: Marine Microalgae Biotechnology Group of University of Almería. Chemical Engineering (University of Almería).

Course leader: Emilio Molina Grima

The aim of the course is to provide the basic knowledge, needed skills, analytical and instrumental
procedures to growth microalgae, characterize the biomass, and conceptualize microalgae processes.
The major objective is to explain in clear and simple manner:
1. The needed knowledge and skills for culturing microalgae and cyanobacteria.
2. The fundamentals for designing, setting up, operation and control of photobioreactors (PBRs).
3. The essentials of fluid-dynamics and mass transfer within the PBRs.
4. The major unit operations for harvesting and processing the biomass.
5. The basic principles of techno-economics assessment of microalgal bioprocesses.

• Standard registration: 1,800 EUR
• Early bird registration: 5.5% discount (1,700 EUR) for courses booked before March 30, 2017.
• Possibility of payment in installments (900 EUR x 2)

Application deadline:
• Early bird registration (5.5% discount): March 30, 2017
• Standard registration: May 30, 2017

Should you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Study Abroad Summer Program. UNIVERSITY OF ALMERIA
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