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Bio4Energy Kick Off Conference Second Programme Period, Skellefteå, Sweden

Monday, February 15, 2016 13:00 - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 14:00
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Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting 2016, Umeå, Sweden

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 10:00 - Thursday, February 25, 2016 18:00
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Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Launch Event, Gotenburg, Sweden

2015 has been a pivotal year for sustainable development with the adoption of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) intended to guide the development of policies, agendas and solutions in the next 15 years. The goals are universal and relevant to all countries, and have the power to question how we live, how we structure our economies and the way we produce and consume and call for sustainable solutions and new alliances to create transformations to sustainability. In response to this, Sweden has received a mandate to host a Secretariat for Northern Europe within the global Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). An official 2-day Launch Event will take place on the 25th and 26th of February 2016, in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Friday, February 26, 2016 10:00 - 18:00
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Bio-based Industries' Consortium General Assembly, Brussels, Belgium

Friday, March 04, 2016 10:00 - 18:00
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Thesis Defence: Xylem cells cooperate in the control of lignification and cell death during plant vascular development, Umeå, Sweden

Xylem cells cooperate in the control of lignification and cell death during plant vascular developmentXylem cells cooperate in the control of lignification and cell death during plant vascular development Escamez, Sacha Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Plant Physiology. Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7049-69782016 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic) Abstract [EN]                 The evolutionary success of land plants was fostered by the acquisition of the xylem vascular tissue which conducts water and minerals upwards from the roots. The xylem tissue of flowering plants is composed of three main types of cells: the sap-conducting tracheary elements (TE), the fibres which provide mechanical support and the parenchyma cells which provide metabolic support to the tissue. Both the TEs and the fibres deposit thick polysaccharidic secondary cell walls (SCWs), reinforced by a rigid phenolic polymer called lignin. The cell walls of TEs form efficient water conducting hollow tubes after the TEs have undergone programmed cell death (PCD) and complete protoplast degradation as a part of their differentiation. The work presented in this thesis studied the regulation of TE PCD by characterizing the function of the candidate PCD regulator METACASPASE 9 (MC9) in Arabidopsis thaliana xylogenic cell suspensions. These cell suspensions can be externally induced to differentiate into a mix of TEs and parenchymatic non-TE cells, thus representing an ideal system to study the cellular processes of TE PCD. In this system, TEs with reduced expression of MC9 were shown to have increased levels of autophagy and to trigger the ectopic death of the non-TE cells. The viability of the non-TE cells could be restored by down-regulating autophagy specifically in the TEs with reduced MC9 expression. Therefore, this work showed that MC9 must tightly regulate the level of autophagy during TE PCD in order to prevent the TEs from becoming harmful to the non-TEs. Hence, this work demonstrated the existence of a cellular cooperation between the TEs and the surrounding parenchymatic cells during TE PCD. The potential cooperation between the TEs and the neighbouring parenchyma during the biosynthesis of lignin was also investigated. The cupin domain containing protein PIRIN2 was found to regulate TE lignification in a non-cell autonomous manner in Arabidopsis thaliana. More precisely, PIRIN2 was shown to function as an antagonist of positive transcriptional regulators of lignin biosynthetic genes in xylem parenchyma cells. Part of the transcriptional regulation by PIRIN2 involves chromatin modifications, which represent a new type of regulation of lignin biosynthesis. Because xylem constitutes the wood in tree species, this newly discovered regulation of non-cell autonomous lignification represents a potential target to modify lignin biosynthesis in order to overcome the recalcitrance of the woody biomass for the production of biofuels.Place, publisher, year, edition, pagesUmeå University, 2016., 76 p.                 Keyword [EN]                 Xylem, Arabidopsis, programmed cell death, tracheary element, xylem vessel, autophagy, metacaspase, lignin, secondary cell wall, chromatin, gene expression National Category             Botany Identifiers URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-115787ISBN: 978-91-7601-400-4OAI: diva2:900504 Public defence         2016-03-04, KB3A9, KBC building, Umeå University, Umeå, 13:00 (English)     Opponent     Groover, Andrew Department of Plant Biology, University of California, Davis, California, USA.Supervisors     Tuominen, Hannele Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Plant Physiology.           Available from: 2016-02-12 Created: 2016-02-04 Last updated: 2016-02-11Bibliographically approved
Friday, March 04, 2016 14:00 - 16:00
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Franco-Scandinavian Seminar: Biomass Conversion: Green Chemistry & Innovative Processes, Paris, France

This regional event is organized by the French embassies / Institut français in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. It consists of a scientific conference on March 10, 2016 followed by a networking event on March 11, 2016 (am). This last event is open to French and Nordic researchers who want to find partners in order to apply for funding (e.g. H2020).The event is free of charge but registration is mandatory! Registration will be closed on February 1st, 2016.The event is organized in partnership with Chimie ParisTech, Institut de recherche de Chimie Paris, Institut de chimie moléculaire de l'Université de Bourgogne, and Insa de Rouen.Opening08:45 - 09:00Amphi Friedel, Chimie ParisTechKarin  Øyaas09:00 - 09:45Amphi Friedel, Chimie ParisTechFrank Dumeignil09:45 - 10:30Amphi Friedel, Chimie ParisTechCoffee & Posters10:30 - 11:00Lobby, Chimie ParisTechJyri-Pekka Mikkola11:00 - 11:45Amphi Friedel, Chimie ParisTechNadège Charon11:45 - 12:30Amphi Friedel, Chimie ParisTechLunch12:30 - 13:30Lobby, Chimie ParisTechAnne S. Meyer13:30 - 14:15Amphi Friedel, Chimie ParisTechLuc Averous14:15 - 15:00Amphi Friedel, Chimie ParisTechCoffee & Posters15:00 - 15:30Lobby, Chimie ParisTechTapio Salmi15:30 - 16:15Amphi Friedel, Chimie ParisTechPaul Colonna TBC16:15 - 17:00Amphi Friedel, Chimie ParisTechClosing17:00 - 17:30Amphi Friedel, Chimie ParisTechApéritif17:30 - 18:30Library, Chimie ParisTechNetworking Dinner
Thursday, March 10, 2016 9:00 - Friday, March 11, 2016 15:00
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Forest Genetics for Productivity Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand

Forest Genetics for Productivity Conference (FGFC 2016) on 14-18 March 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016 10:00 - Friday, March 18, 2016 18:00
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SP Seminar on Nano Materials, Stockholm, Sweden

The programme starts at 08:30 with coffee and registration. The first seminar starts at 09:00 with a presentation on the pilot facility for nanocrystalline cellulose, a project that SP, Holmen, MoRe Research and Melodea have been working on together. The seminars that follow will look in more detail at how the material can be used in practical applications. The day will finish at 12:00 when we will have lunch together.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A PART OF SWEDEN – BIO-ECONOMY AND NANOCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE AT SP                             Forest, waterways and agriculture – SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden is working with Holmen, MoRe Research and Melodea on a project that makes the most of Sweden’s strength in new research areas. The pilot facility for nanocrystalline cellulose is expected to be ready to start this year and will make it possible to carry out larger-scale tests on the material.Markus Norström, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden                                                                                BIO-BASED MATERIALS ARE BETTER – COMPOSITE MATERIALS ON A NANO SCALE                             One of the advantages of bio-based materials is that they do not run out in the same way as fossil materials. It is therefore important from a sustainability perspective that we make the switch. Blatraden has extensive experience of developing new bio-based composite materials, production methods and applications.Tord Gustafsson, Blatraden AB                                                                                UNIQUE APPLICATIONS OF CELLULOSE NANOCRYSTALS (CNC) IN OPTOELECTRONICS                             Nanocrystalline cellulose is a material of the future. They have huge possibilities and potential in areas involving electronic and optical components, such as in displays. But what makes nanocrystalline cellulose special?Wadood Hamad, University of British Columbia, Canada                                                                                NANOCELLULOSE IN FOOD - THICKENER, STABILIZER AND FUNCTIONAL INGREDIENT                             The range of possible applications of nanocellulose is enormous. One area of use is as a thickener and stabilizer in food. Thanks to its structure, nanocellulose has some exciting properties – how would you like to be able to change how it feels to eat?Mats Stading, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Department for Food and Bioscience                                                                                LIGHT, STRONG AND POROUS - THE MAKING OF BIOBASED FOAM                             Shaul Lapidot is one of the founders of Melodea. Their foam material is environmentally friendly and – you guessed it –made from nanocrystalline cellulose. The result is a light but strong and porous foam that can be used in anything from shoe soles to insulation.Shaul Lapidot, Melodea, Israel                                                                                NATURAL PERFORMANCE ENHANCER IN PAINTS AND COSMETICS                             For some time now, the Norwegian company Borregaard has been using wood fibres to generate cellulose at the microscopic level. One of the results is Exilva, a microfibrillated cellulose that can be used to increase the performance of everything from paints to cosmetics.Ali Moosavifar, Borregaard, Norway                                                              World Trade Center, Klarabergsviadukten 70, Stockholm, meeting room Atlanta           
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 10:00 - 14:00
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Popular Science Lecture: Agricultural Residues for Water Purification in Africa, Umeå, Sweden

Stina Jansson, lecturer Umeå University and member of Bio4Energy Environment and Nutrient Recycling will hold a popular science lecture at Kafé Station from 12:15 p.m.
Thursday, March 17, 2016 13:15 - 14:00
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Worskhop om framtidens skogssektor med Näringsdepartementet, Umeå, Sweden

Nationella skogsprogrammet bjuder in studenter till workshop om framtidens skogssektorTemat för dagen är hur vi kan göra skogssektorn mer attraktiv.Hur kan vi ta tillvara skogens alla värden i en växande bioekonomi? Hur kan vi nyttja vår skog på ett bättre sätt och hur ska råvaran användas? Vi kommer för att ta del av er kunskap och era synpunkter.Statssekreterare Elisabeth Backteman och Näringsdepartementets skogssekretariat bjuder tillsammans med Skogshögskolans studentkår in till en workshop för alla studenter med intresse för skogen.Kom och bidra med era tankar och idéer! På vilket sätt kan och vill ni bidra till det nationella skogsprogrammets vision? Vi arbetar nu med att ta fram det första svenska nationella skogsprogrammet någonsin. Och vi vill träffa er studenter som vill bidra i detta arbetet.Visionen för det nationella skogsprogrammet är ”Skogen – det gröna guldet – ska bidra till jobb och hållbar tillväxt i hela landet samt till utveckling av en växande bioekonomi”. Programmet tas fram i bred dialog med aktörer och intressenter som bedriver  verksamhet med skogen som bas.Varmt välkommen!Statssekreterare Elisabeth BacktemanTid:Måndag 4 april kl 13.00–17.00Registrering 12.30–13.00Dialogmöte 13.00–17.00Fika och förfriskningar serverasPlats: Kårhuset, Skogshögskolan, Barrskogsgränd 10, UmeåAnmäl dig via E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak8e6797371a57a913acfba555863442ca').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy8e6797371a57a913acfba555863442ca = 'studieradet' + '@'; addy8e6797371a57a913acfba555863442ca = addy8e6797371a57a913acfba555863442ca + 'skogisstudentkar' + '.' + 'se'; var addy_text8e6797371a57a913acfba555863442ca = 'studieradet' + '@' + 'skogisstudentkar' + '.' + 'se';document.getElementById('cloak8e6797371a57a913acfba555863442ca').innerHTML += ''+addy_text8e6797371a57a913acfba555863442ca+''; senast den 21 marsKontaktperson: Gustav NordAntalet platser är begränsat
Monday, April 04, 2016 13:00 - 17:00
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Bio4Energy Steering Group Meeting, by phone

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 10:00 - 12:00
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EERA - CenBio Brokerage Event, Brussels, Belgium

A Workshop/brokerage event on bioenergy is co-organised by the European Energy ResearchAlliance (EERA) JP Bioenergy and the Norwegian Bioenergy Innovation Center "CenBio".Participants will have the opportunity to present project ideas, make new contacts and find project partners. The event targets a wide spectrum of researchers from European universities and research institutes, especially EERA JP Bioenergy and European Centers of Excellence, as well as industry stakeholders in the field of bioenergy. Do not miss this occasion!The objectives of the workshop are:• Facilitate initiation of new H2020 bioenergy project proposals within the newSET-Plan Governance• Mobilize and engage European Centers of Excellence in the establishment of newH2020 bioenergy project proposals• Strengthen cooperation between EERA JP Bioenergy and European BioenergyCenters of Excellence.The calls for proposals to be discussed are within:• Renewable electricity and heating/cooling (LCE 07)• Advanced biofuels (LCE 06, LCE 08)The H2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 - "Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy" is available here.
Thursday, April 14, 2016 9:00 - Friday, April 15, 2016 17:00
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SP Processum Membership Meeting, Örnsköldvik, Sweden

Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:00 - 19:00
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BBI Info Day & Brokerage Event, Brussels, Belgium

Thursday, April 21, 2016 9:00 - 10:00
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R&D Platform Meeting: System Analysis and Bioeconomy, Umeå, Sweden

Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:00 - 17:00
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Thesis Defence: Exploring the Relevance of Uncertainty in the Life-cycle Assessment of Forest Products, Umeå, Sweden

Thesis Defence by Frida Royne, Bio4Energy System Analysis and Bioeconomy, Umeå, SwedenAdvisors: Mats Tysklind and Johanna Berlin, both Bio4Energy System Analysis and BioeconomyTime and place: 10 a.m. at the Large Lecture Hall of the Chemical-biological Centre, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
Friday, April 22, 2016 10:00 - 13:00
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Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.

38th SBFC (Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals), April 25-28, 2016, Baltimore, MD.  
Monday, April 25, 2016 16:00 - Friday, April 29, 2016 0:00
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Research Seminar: Formation of Dioxins from Chlorophenol in Catalytic Reactions, Umeå, Sweden

Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski, Murdoch University, Australia will hold a research seminar entitled Formation of Dioxins from Chlorophenol in Catalytic Reactions.Time and place: 1 p.m. at room KB3A9, KBC Building, Umeå University
Thursday, April 28, 2016 10:00 - 12:00
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Thesis Defence: On the dioxin formation in thermochemical conversion of biomass – Levels, distributions and fingerprints, Umeå, Sweden

Title: On the dioxin formation in thermochemical conversion of biomass – Levels, distributions and fingerprints.Time and place: Umeå University, KBC-building, Room KB3A9. 10:00 am, 29 April, 2016.Supervisor: Stina Jansson (UMU, Dept. Chemistry)Co-supervisors: Peter Haglund (UMU, Dept. Chemistry), and Sylvia H. Larsson (SLU, BTC, Umeå)Opponent: Bogdan Dlugogorski from Murdoch University. Bogdan Dlugogorski is currently the dean of School of Engineering and technology in Murdoch University. He has been working in the field of dioxins for more than 10 years and has solid knowledge and experience on the relevant research field.Brief description of the project: The project involves studies of dioxins and dioxin-like compounds in thermochemical conversion of biomass, with focus on the occurrence, transformation and formation characteristics. Two conversion technologies underlying in this thesis are microwave-assisted pyrolysis (collaborated with York University, UK) and torrefaction (performed at BTC, SLU). Both were conducted at lab scale. Photo information (in a separated file): Qiuju Gao was conducting her pyrolysis experiment at York University, UK.
Friday, April 29, 2016 10:00 - 12:00
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Renewable & Bio-based Chemicals Summit, Chicago, U.S.A.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 16:00 - Friday, May 06, 2016 0:00
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