Non-members of ESMB £250.00

Non-members of ESMB £250.00

Marine Microbial Biotechnology International Workshop

23rd and 24th August 2001

Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

St. Andrews

A meeting organised jointly by;

European Society for Marine Biotechnology

Marine Bioprocess Engineering Network


Marine biotechnology can be described as the sustainable commercial exploitation of marine organisms for the benefit of mankind.Products include pharmaceuticals, enzymes, high value food ingredients/nutraceuticals, biopolymers and pigments. This international workshop will focus on the applications of marine microbes including cyanobacteria, microalgae, heterotrophic bacteria and fungi and will bring together international experts in the field to discuss recent advances in this important and emerging area. In addition, as well as the biological applications, advances in the chemical engineering aspects of marine bioprocesses will be covered.

Objectives of the Meeting

·To focus national and international attention on marine microbial biotechnology expertise within Scotland and in particular at Heriot-Watt University

·To strengthen international networking in the rapidly growing strategic area of marine biotechnology

·To establish a sustainable network to allow training and mobility of scientists and encourage cross-fertilisation of ideas from different disciplines, particularly at the life sciences / engineering interface

Organising Committee

Dr J. Grant Burgess, (Conference Chairman)

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Dr Phillip C. Wright

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Professor T. Matsunaga

Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

Professor P. Takahashi

University of Hawaii, USA

Professor Yves Le Gal

Musée National d’Histoire et Collège de France, Concarneau, France

Scientific Programme

Date - Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

Session 1

·Industrial and Medical Applications of Marine Cyanobacteria & Microalgae - Including new antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, drug discovery strategies, microbes from unusual habitats…

Session 2

·Industrial and Medical Applications of Heterotrophic Bacteria and Fungi - including culture methods, strain sampling and identification, new advances in analytical methods…

Session 3

·Aspects of Marine Bioprocess Engineering

Session 4

·Environmental Applications of Marine Microbes - including environmentally friendly antifouling technologies, greenhouse gas remediation, oil bioremediation…

25th August - St Andrews

(venue and time to be confirmed)

Planning Workshops for IMBC 2003 and 2006.


Please note THAT registration FORMS and fees must be sent to the conference secretariat before 1st May 2000

Registration Fees

Members of ESMB£210.00

Includes :

·Conference sessions at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

·Tea and coffee breaks and lunches

Please note that the following are not included in the registration fee :

·accommodation at Heriot-Watt University (please count approximately £36.00 per night for en-suite accommodation - including breakfast)

·social programme.All those expressing interest in the meeting will be informed of social programme and costs at a later date

·accommodation at St Andrews University (please count approximately £36.00 per night for en-suite single accommodation - including breakfast and £57.00 per night for en-suite double accommodation)


Single Rooms have been pre-booked at the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh for the nights of 23rd and 24th August 2001

- Single accommodation at £36.00 per night

No Double accommodation is available at Heriot Watt University.If double accommodation will be required please indicate this on the reply form and we will send details.

Rooms have been pre-booked at New Hall, St-Andrews University for the night of 25th August 2001

Edinburgh is extremely busy at this time of year because of the festivals :

- Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival

- Edinburgh Military Tattoo

- Edinburgh Festival Fringe

- Edinburgh International Film Festival

- Edinburgh International Festival

The organisers strongly recommend that you indicate your interest in this meeting as early as possible.

Social Programme

A thrilling social programme will be developed for delegates attending the meeting and more details and costs will be available to those delegates expressing interest.

Conference Secretariat

Marine Microbial Biotechnology

c/o Index Communications Meeting Services (Scotland) Ltd

32 Queens Crescent

EdinburghEH9 2BA


Telephone : + 44 (0)131 667 9887

Fax : +44 (0)131 530 8335


Cancellation Clauses

The Organisers reserve the right to cancel the Marine Microbial Biotechnology Workshop 2001 if minimum quotas are not met.

The reply form accompanying this announcement is simply an expression of interest and does not oblige you in any way.It is not a registration form and no expression of interest will be considered as a registration.Registration forms will be sent out at an ulterior time and will only be accepted if accompanied by full payment.