This schedule has been updated on August 1st. Click the upper left hand symbol to download a copy:

 

The Blue2Green Marine Biotechnology Convention will present the latest science and industry updates relating to Marine Biotechnology and feature keynote and plenary presentations by International Speakers, across three themed days:

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Sunday 6th August, 2017

Arrivals Day

16.00 Experience Mauao – Base Track Walk
17.00 Arrivals Get Together

Monday 7th August, 2017

Field Trips & Icebreaker Day

08.00  Innovation Showcase Field Trips  – click here to view
18.00  Convention Welcome & Icebreaker Reception

Tuesday 8th August, 2017

International Opportunity; Microalgal biofuels, bioproducts; Aquaculture

  • Marine microbiology and biotechnology
  • Marine biotechnology in sustainable aquaculture

08.00  Powhiri welcome
09.00  Official Opening  (Rt Hon Simon Bridges)
10.00  Morning Tea
10.20  Marine Biotechnology International Perspectives & Plenary: Prof Ben Hankamer
11.30 Plenary - Aquaculture: Prof Eva Andersson
12.00  Lunch
13.00  Session: Blue Aquaculture
15.10  Afternoon Tea
15.30  Session: Algal biotechnology for commodity products and renewable energy
17.30 Student Quiz Night or Networking event

Wednesday 9th August, 2017

Macroalgal biotechnologies, Bioproducts, Environmental Remediation

  • Marine macroalgal biotechnology
  • Marine Biotechlogy for environmental remediation, environmental sensing, pest detection and removal, ‘molecular tools for conservation and the environment’

09.00  Briefing
09.15  Plenary - BioRemediation and New Bio products: Prof Rocky De Nys
10.00  Morning Tea
10.20  Session: Macroalgal biotechnologies
11.50  Lunch & Posters
12.30  Session: Marine bioactive compounds, marine pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, functional foods and feeds
14.30  Afternoon Tea
15.00  Plenary - Environmental Remediation: Prof Xiaoke Hu &  Session: Marine Biotechnologies for Enviromental Remediation
16.00  Plenary - Marine Biotechnology in China: China's expertise and New Zealands Opportunity: Prof Song Qin
18.00 Convention Gala Dinner at Eagle Ridge Estate

Thursday 10th August, 2017

Mātauranga Māori, IP, Industry, Policy and Law workshop

  • Indigenous knowledge & commercialisation
  • Marine biotechnology industry: market drivers, technology gaps & international partnership
  • Policy, investment, legal frameworks & trade opportunities in blue bio-economy
  • A workshop led by Prof Ralf Schlothauer (Innovation leader NZ Manuka, past leader science Comvita) in entrepreneurial endeavour and commercialisation

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INTERNATIONAL Tri-Lateral Theme

Both programmes will start at 8am. For full details please see the full programme at top of this page.


17.45  Blue2Green ‘Bay on a Platter’ Function

Friday 11th August, 2017

Field Trips & Farewell Day

08.00 Innovation Showcase Field Trips – click here to view
17.00  Blue2Green Farewell Function

 

 


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