13th Netherlands Biotechnology Congress (NBC-13)

Venue: De Reehorst

Location: Ede, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: Mar 11, 2010 End Date/Time: Mar 12, 2010
Registration Date: Mar 10, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jan 01, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 01, 2010
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NBC-13; March 11 & 12, 2010
Biotechnology for a sustainable society
In today's world of pollution, environmental exploitation, global warming and (infectious) diseases, there is a clear need for sustainable production systems, and a more bio-based economy. Many researchers in both public and private organisations focus on this subject. Biotechnology is one of the ways to make these sustainable production systems. Applications range from the introduction of desirable traits in crops, to the production of bio-fuels and from providing solutions for a clean environment to the conception of novel diagnostic tools to improve plant, animal and human health. The Netherlands Biotechnology Congress
An open and ongoing dialogue between researchers and between researchers and society is essential to stimulate the exchange of ideas and to improve the sustainable production systems. Therefore, the NBV organises this meeting on the 11th and 12th of March, 2010. It highlights different aspects of biotechnology. The congress is organised to meet the interest of the members of the Netherlands Biotechnological Society and those who are interested in biotechnology and its developments. It aims to present and discuss the latest developments and challenges in biotechnology, the place of biotechnology in society, and to create a stimulating environment where science, business and society can meet. The 2-day programme features keynote lectures by experts in their field. The following keynote speakers already have agreed to give a presentation:

Ron Fouchier (Erasmus University, Rotterdam) - Influenza pandemic

Gjalt Huisman (Codexis Inc., USA) - Industrial biotechnology

Michele Morgante (University of Udine, Italy) - Crop science

Christine Mummery (Leiden University) - Embryonic stem cells

Mario Tredici (University of Florence, Italy) - Algae

Willy Verstraete (University of Gent, Belgium) - Environmental