Welcome to the 1st annual BioCat Meeting – June 12th-14th, 2017

Preliminary programme

June, 12- 14 Hurdal

Monday, June 12th 

 –> 11:30  We meet at the airport

11:30 Departure by buss to the final destination

12:00 Check in, registration, poster mounting

13:00  Lunch

14:00-14:30        Opening-Welcome

                               BioCat – the vision (Arne O. Smalås)

Session 1 Chair 

14:30 – 15:15     “Industrial enzymatic saccharification of lignocellulosic biomass – Contributions by a Norwegian research group”

                              Svein J. Horn, Norwegian University for Life Sciences

15:15 – 16:00     Talks by PhD students 1 – 3, 15 minutes each including questions

16:00 – 16:20     Break: coffee & fruits

Session 2Chair 

16:20 – 17:05     Talks by PhD students 4 – 6, 15 minutes each including questions

17:15 –  17:45     Feedback to PhD-student talks 1 – 6.

18:00 – 19:30     Show cooking and tasting: How to apply research knowledge into private sector such as Food Industry

                               Antonio Piñeiro, (QHSE & R+D Manager in Eurocaviar S.A.)

                                Poster session with Appetizer

20:00                     Dinner and entertainment

 

Tuesday, June 13th        

Session 3Chair

09:00 – 09:45     “New enzyme tools are key to future developments in the emerging Norwegian marine bio-based industry”

                               Gro Elin Kjæreng Bjerga (UniResearch)  

09:45 – 10:30     Talks by PhD students 7 – 9, 15 minutes each including questions

10:30 – 11:00     Break: coffee & fruits

Session 4Chair 

11:30 – 12:30     Talks by PhD-students 10 – 13, 15 minutes each including questions

12:30 – 13:00     Feedback to PhD talks 7-13, (two committees organized in parallel sessions)

13:00 – 14:00     Lunch

14:00 – 14:45     “Chorismate Mutase: Structure, Function & Laboratory Evolution”

                               Kathrin Würth-Roderer (ETH Zurich)

15:00 – 15:15     Photo shoot (mandatory!)

15:15 –  18:00     Team-building activities (outdoor)

18:00 – 19:00     Poster session

20:00                   Banquet dinner

 

Wednesday, June 14th 

Session 5 – Chair

09:00 – 09:45     “Half a Career in Scandinavian Biotechnology

                               Stuart M Stocks (Leo-Pharma A/S)  

09:45 – 11:30     Discussions in groups – How can we make BioCat a success?

                                Break: coffee & fruits

11:30 – 12:00     Plenary discussions based on the group discussions

12:00 – 12:45     Lunch

13:00                    Departure by bus to Gardermoen