The “European Biotechnology Congress 2020” ” is organized under the auspices of
Rector of Brno University of Technology, Brno and Rector of University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague.

Scientific Programme

16 April, Thursday
08:30 - 09:00 Opening Remarks
Munis Dundar, Ivana Marova
Plenary Session 1
Chairs: Munis Dundar, Ivana Marova
09:00 - 09:30 Biotechnologies in the Czech Republic – Current status, trends and challenges
Ivana Marova
09:30 - 10:00 Bringing proof of value to the lateral flow immunoassay using proprietary innovations
Robert Marks
10:00 - 10:30 Climate change effects on the biodiversity of salt marsh habitats
Oscar Vicente
10:30 - 10:45   Coffee Break
Plenary Session 2
Chairs: Donald Martin, Ratnesh Lal, Satya Prakash
10:45 - 11:00 Application of artificial intelligence in biomedicine  
Munis Dundar
11:00 - 11:30 Nanotechnology for complementary medicine and acupuncture
Ratnesh Lal
11:30 - 12:00 Optical nanomedicines as enablers and therapeutics
Tayyaba Hasan
12:00 - 12:30 Microbiome and Brain Health - Alzheimer
Satya Prakash
12:30 - 13:00 Biological engineering of nanostructured devices with proteins
Donald Martin
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch

HALL - A
Chairs: Christoph Johann, Jaroslav Turanek
14:00 - 14:20 Field flow fractionation
Christoph Johann
14:20 - 14:40 Bioreactors for laboratory and industrial production of recombinant proteins
Sartorius
14:40 - 15:00 In vivo imaging in preclinical testing: animal vaccination and inflammation models
Jens Waldeck
15:00 - 15:20   Coffee Break
15:20 - 15:40 Microfluidic technology
Ajay Johny
15: 40 - 16:00 Application of MADSL in characterisation of recombinant proteins and VLP
Stuart Macaulay
16:00 - 16:20 Hollow fibre bioreactors for production of exosomes
FibreCells
16:20 - 18:20 Stem cells…
Chair: George Sakellaris
18:20 - 20:00 Oral sessions
HALL - B
  Chairs: Ines Fritz, Stanislav Obruca
14:00 - 14:20 Established and advanced approaches for recovery of microbial polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biopolyesters from the surrounding microbial biomass
Martin Koller
14:20 - 14:40 Bacterial production of polyhydroxyalkanoates by extremophiles and stress-adapted bacterial strains
Stanislav Obruca
14:40 - 15:00 Market, opportunities and challenges for polyhydroxyalkanoates
Lenka Mynarova
15:00 - 15:20 Coffee Break
15:20 - 15:40 PHB from cyanobacteria - Why phototrophic biotechnology is interesting for Europe
Ines Fritz
15:40 - 16:00 Analysis of PHA accumulating bacteria by Raman spectroscopy and Raman tweezers
Ota Samek
16:00 - 16:20 Production of polyhydroxyalkanoates in pilot scale
Markus Neureiter
16:20 -16:40 Stress response in recombinant Escherichia coli expressing pha biosynthesis genes derived from Arctic and Antarctic bacteria
Jakub Grzesiak
16:40 - 17:00 About the mechanisms keeping intracellular granules amorphous and its biophysical consequences
Petr Sedlacek
17:00 - 17:20 Processing and applications of polyhydroxyalkanoates
Adriana Kovalcik
18:20 - 20:00 Oral Sessions