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Dr. Thomas Rosenau Wins the 2014 Anselme Payen Award

The Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division of the American Chemical Society announced that Dr. Thomas Rosenau, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, has won the 2014 Anselme Payen Award. The announcement was made at the Division Awards Banquet at the Dallas World Aquarium in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. on March 18, 2014. Presented annually since 1962, the prestigious Anselme Payne Award honors outstanding professional contributions to the science and chemical technology of cellulose and renewable materials. The award will be presented to Dr. Rosenau at the Division Awards Banquet following a symposium in his honor at the 2015 American Chemical Society Spring National Meeting in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

For more information on the Payen Award or the Cellulose Division visit the CELL website: http://cell.sites.acs.org/

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Life Sciences meet Entrepreneurship - 6th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting

Dear Colleges,

it is our pleasure to invite you to the 6th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting "Life Sciences meet Entrepreneurship", which takes place on September 15 – 18, 2014 at the University Center UZA1, Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna, Austria.

We kindly request the submission of scientific contributions such as short talks and posters to the main conference topics. All abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee. We especially encourage young scientists to submit abstracts and present their research work! In addition to an up-to-date scientific program, the comprehensive agenda of the meeting will offer many workshops and satellite events as well as networking events.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Main topics
Bioengineering & Synthetic Biology – Bioresources – Cancer – Chromatin & Epigenetics - Entrepreneurship – Glycobiology – Immunology & Allergology - Infectiology – Molecular Diagnostics - Plant Biology & Biotechnology - Science in KMU – Signaling – Structural Biology & Bioinformatics - Translational Biotechnology – Translational Systems Medicine - Biophysics (Satellite Meeting)

Plenary speakers
Pieter Dorrestein, UCSD, San Diego
Pascale Ehrenfreund, FWF, Austria / Space Policy, Washington DC
Stefan Kaufmann, MPI, Berlin
Ali Shilatifard, SIMR, Kansas City
Alison Smith, JIC, Norwich
Jan Tavernier, VIB, Ghent
Peter Tompa, VIB, Brussels

The full list of invited speakers can be found on the website.

Early registration and abstract submission deadline
June 20, 2014

Fore more detailed Information please refer to: http://www.oegmbt.at/jahrestagung

We are looking forward seeing you at the meeting!
Ernst Müllner, Josef Glößl, Karl Kuchler, Alexandra Khassidov & Rudolf Dömötör
Organizing Committee

Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT)
Muthgasse 18
1190 Vienna
Austria

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3rd ISEKI_Food conference: extended deadline for abstract submission - Jan. 8, 2014

The conference theme is "Food Science and Technology for a Bioeconomy 2020".

The main topics are:
- Re-thinking education: enhancing Food Science & Technology competences for Bioeconomy 2020
- Knowledge and Innovation in research towards a bioeconomy perspective Food Industry for a sustainable planet food supply

NEW! Abstract Submission Deadline: Extended until January 8, 2014
http://www.isekiconferences.com/athens2014/abstract/submission

Accepted oral and poster presentations will be published on two Special Issues of International Journals:
Journal of Food Engineering (Elsevier)
International Journal of Food Studies (Official Journal of the ISEKI-Food Association, http://www.iseki-food-ejournal.com)

Poster Awards
Several poster awards for the conference and the workshops will be granted for contributions to the progress and quality of research, and to the development of new concepts or techniques, aimed at improving the Food sector (education, research, industry).

Sponsored by ELSEVIER: 3 poster awards of EUR 500
Sponsored by PURATOS: 1 poster award of EUR 500
Sponsored by VIORYL: 1 poster award of EUR 500

Conference date & venue: May 21-23, 2014, Athens, Greece
For more information, please visit: http://www.isekiconferences.com/athens2014

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ISEKI_Food 2014 conference “Food Science and Technology for a Bioeconomy 2020” - Submission of Abstracts

The ISEKI-Food Association, the ISEKI_FOOD 4 project and the National Technical University of Athens are pleased to announce the 3rd International ISEKI_Food Conference (ISEKI_Food 2014) to be held May 21 – 23, 2014 in Athens, Greece.

The ISEKI_Food Conference series aims to contribute to the creation of an open international forum for researchers, education scientists, technologists, industry representatives and food consumers, to promote constructive dialogue and collaboration on topics relevant to Food Science and Technology, Industry and Education and to present and disseminate the results of the ISEKI_Food network project activities.

The ISEKI_Food 2014 conference theme is “Food Science and Technology for a Bioeconomy 2020”. The main topics are:

Re-thinking education: enhancing Food Science & Technology competences for Bioeconomy 2020
Knowledge and Innovation in research towards a bioeconomy perspective
Food Industry for a sustainable planet food supply
Several pre-conference events will be organised including:

- “State of Research in Europe in the Field of Food Science and Technology” workshop

- “Industry meets Academia and PhD programmes” workshop

Both workshops will include the presentation of PhD research activities complemented by presentations given by scientists and industry representatives.

- Final assessment session of the Pilot Training School for teachers in Food Science & Technology organised by the ISEKI_Food 4 project

Awards

Several awards including a young scientist PURATOS award will be made to young researchers, teachers, PhD students and Post-docs judged to have made a positive contribution to the progress and quality of research, and to the development of new concepts or techniques, aimed at improving the Food sector (education, research, industry).

The conference and pre-conference events will be held at the President Hotel, located in a vibrant and convenient district close to the historic, cultural and commercial centre of Athens. The hotel offers superb transportation links for all the city’s main attractions, shopping and business areas.

We look forward to continuing our successful conference series by welcoming oral presentation and poster contributions on research, industry and teaching experiences on the specific topics of the conference. Special attention will be given to contributions from industry and young researchers and to developments featuring collaboration between industrial and academic teams.

The deadline for abstract submission for both the Conference and the Workshops is 15th December 2013 with advanced registration closing 1st March 2014. If you are interested in getting involved as an exhibitor or sponsor please contact: office [AT] iseki-food [dot] net

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to attend and contribute to the scientific and networking activities offered by this international conference.

For more information, please visit http://www.isekiconferences.com/athens2014

The Organising Committee

Paola Pittia, Vasso Oreopoulu, Rui Costa (chairs of executive committee, ISEKI_Food 4 Project)
Cristina L.M. Silva, Gerhard Schleining (conference organisers, ISEKI Food Association)
Raffaela Falconi, Anita Habershuber (Conference Secretariat)

Tel: +43-1-47654-6294, Fax: +43-1-990 9903, email: office [AT] iseki-food [dot] net , https://iseki-food.net/

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Austrian Biogas Congress 2013

The Austrian Compost & Biogas Association organizes the Austrian Biogas Congress 2013 - with the support of klima:aktiv - the climate protection initiative of the Ministry of Life.

This year, the focus is set on feedstock, small biogas plants, biomethane, biogenic waste, heat utilization and fermentation products. On the second day the working group for biogas will discuss selected topics within the annual meeting.

The Congress offers an excellent platform for networking, knowledge transfer and new developments. The evening event will provide another opportunity for professional exchange and discussion among the actors in the biogas industry in a relaxed atmosphere.

Program & Registration http://www.kompost-biogas.info/images/arge_media/documents/2013_11_08_einladung_biogas13_de_finalst_low.pdf
More information http://www.kompost-biogas.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=940&Itemid=505