04 July 2024

10:00 - 11:00

Professor Dr. Leslie Weston (Charles Sturt University Australia – Gulbali Institute) Distinguished Professor of Plant Biology and Natural Products Chemistry who works with the Marine Bioproducts Cooperative Research Centre and was recently elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science

Applications of Metabolomics and Metabolic Profiling for Characterisation of Plant, Microbial and Herbivore Interactions

Dr. Paul A. Weston (Charles Sturt University Australia – Gulbali Institute)

“Methods Development, Bioinformatics and Data Processing”

 

11:00 - 12:00

Dr. Efstathia Ioannou, Associate Professor (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) who works in the Research Group for the Investigation and Valorization of Marine Natural Products (MarineNatProd-GR), based at the Section of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products of the Department of Pharmacy            

“Exploring the Uncharted Chemical Space: Bioprospection of Marine Macro- and Microorganisms & a Touch of Synthetic Biology”

15:00 - 17:00

Meet the keynote speakers (speed dates that need to be reserved in advance)

 

05 July 2024

09:00 - 09:30

Welcome and opening by Professor Dr. Jean-Paul Vincken (Chairholder of Food Chemistry) & Dr. Carla Araya-Cloutier, Assistant Professor (Wageningen University & Research)

 

09:30 - 10:30

Opening keynote lecture by Dr. Efstathia Ioannou, Associate Professor (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

“Valorization of Macroalgae from the Eastern Mediterranean: Isolation of Bioactive Natural Products and Biopolymers and Applications Thereof”

 

10:30 - 11:00

Dr. Adrian Kopf (Laboratory of Food Chemistry, WUR)

“Valorization of North Atlantic Macroalgae: Antimicrobial Activity of Phlorotannins”

 

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee/tea break

 

11:30 - 12:00

Dr. Urd Grandorf Bak, Chief Research Officer - Atlantic (Ocean Rainforest, and SeaMark Project)

“Open Ocean Seaweed Cultivation and Seaweed-Based Market Applications”

 

12:00 - 12:30

Dr. Antoinette Kazbar, Assistant Professor (AlgaePARC, Bioprocess Engineering, WUR)

“Unveiling Processes for Bioactive Compounds Extraction from Seaweed”

 

12:30 - 13:45

Lunch

 

13:45 - 14:15

Dr. Sander van den Burg (Wageningen Economic Research, WUR)

Are we ready to bring European seaweed products to the market? Insights from SeaMark and AlgeaProBANOS

 

14:15 - 15:15

Closing keynote lecture by Professor Dr. Leslie Ann Weston (Charles Sturt University Australia – Gulbali Institute)

The Unique and Biodiverse Ecology of Seaweeds in Australia and the Future of Seagriculture

 

15:15 - 15:30

Closing

 

15:30 - 17:00

Reception with drinks