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Conference Programme

Marine Biotechnology - marine products for health 

Organised by University of Gothenburg and Region Västa Götaland through Maritime Cluster of West Sweden

When: September 19, 2019
Where: Conference Centre Wallenberg, Medicinaregatan 20, Gothenburg
Conference language: English


09:00 Registration and coffee

09:30 Welcome and introduction
Anders Blomberg, University of Gothenburg

Theme 1: Marine Drugs

Chair person: Anders Blomberg, University of Gothenburg

09:35 Marine bioprospecting
Espen Hansen, The Norwegian College of Fishery Science,Tromsö, Norway

10:10 Pharmacognosy on marine organisms - cyclic peptides from marine worms
Ulf Göransson, Dept. of Pharmacognosy, Uppsala University

10:45 Molecules from marine macroalgae with potential as medicine
Göran Nylund, Dept. of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg and Kosteralg AB

11:00 Cholinesterase inhibitors from marine organisms
Johan Svenson, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

11:15 Oral bioavailability and function of azotides from marine organisms
Frederik Diness, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen

11:30 Speed Talks
3 min; 3 slides - presentations from researchers and companies

  • Potential health and medical uses of extracts from the marine filter feeding Ciona intestinalis cultured in large scale
    Fredrik Norén, Marine Feed
  • Marine sponges, peptides, sterols
    Sunithi Gunasekera, Medicinal Chemistry, Uppsala University
  • Energy efficient microalgae cultivation for biomass/biocrude production
    Otilia Cheregi, Dept of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg
  • Biotep: From lab- to pilot-scale
    Runar Gjerp Solstad, Nofima
  • Enhanced chemical and biological extractions of crustacean chitin as determined by solid state analytical suite
    Fionn O'Fearghail, Technological University Dublin and Chalmers
  • Atlantic salmon gill mucin O-glycosylation in health and during experimental amoebic gill disease
    Sara Lindén, Dept of medical chemistry and cell biology, University of Gothenburg
  • Marine zooplankton - an overlooked source of natural products
    Erik Selander, Dept. of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg
  • The national NMR centre and services relevant to marine projects
    Millie Rådjursöga, The National NMR centre, University of Gothenburg
  • Collagen/collagen peptides extracted from fish
    Mehdi Abdollahi, Division of Food and Nutrition Science, Chalmers

12:15  Lunch

Theme 2: Marine Medtech

Chair person: Johan Svenson, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

13:15 Marine oligosaccharides in pharmacy
Kurt Draget, Dept. of Biotechnology and Food Science, NTNU, Norway

13:50 The hagfish slime a new innovative material of marine origin          Mattias Berglin, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

14:05 Exploring algae as food ingredients to aid swallowing
Patricia Lopez-Sanchez, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

14:20 ColdZyme: an enzyme from deep-sea cod that can prevent and reduce the duration of the common cold 
Ulf Blom, Executive Vice President & Co-founder, Enzymatica AB, Lund

14:35 Fish-skin-substitute for use in surgery and for treating wounds
Hilmar Kjartansson, Kerecis, Iceland

14:55 Coffee break with speed dating
Planned meeting during the coffee break

15:40 Bibliometry - marine biotechnology in Gothenburg, Sweden and the world
Bo Jarneving, University of Gothenburg

15:55 Marine biotechnology - the regional perspective
Anders Carlberg, Västra Götalands Regionen (VGR)

16:10 Final comments
Johan Svenson, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

16:15 End

Senast uppdaterad: 2019-04-30 14:49