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We are pleased to announce

the Maghrebian-Finnish Biotechnology Symposium 2018 (MFBS 2018)

to be held on

 March 19-23, 2018, JUVA City-Finland

 

 

ORGANISERS:

 Juva Truffle Center (JTC) (Juva, Finland); Huttulantie 1C, Juva, Finland

 Laboratory of Microbial Biotechnology and Enzymes Engineering (LBMIE), Centre of Biotechnology of Sfax (CBS), (Sfax, Tunisia)

 Laboratory of Extremophile Plants (LPE), Center of Biotechnology Borj-Cedria (CBBC), (Hammam-Lif, Tunisia)

 Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology (LMET), National Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology (INSAT), Centre Urbain Nord, BP 676, 1080 Tunis, University of Carthage (Tunis, Tunisia).

 Laboratory of Plant Improvement and Valorization of Agroresources, National School of Engineering of Sfax

In collaboration with: - The Embassy of Finland, Tunis

                                      - Libyan Authority of Research, Science and Technology (Tripoli, Libya)

                                      - Tunisian Association of Biotechnology (A.T.Biotech)

                                      - Biotechnology Research Center (BTCR), Tripoli, Libya

                                      - UNESCO

 

ANONCEMENT: Download CFP 

 

AIMS:

This second event  as the first one (MFBS2016) , aiming to brings scientists, researchers , working on Biotechnology Field from Tunisia, Finland and other North African countries (Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Mauritania) in order to present and share the latest Scientific and Technological developments of common interest in Biotechnologyand to give opportunities to discuss and to start Maghrebian-Finnishcollaborationsand explore means to enhance multilateral partnership.This event will include keynote lectures given by eminent international scientists and experts as well as oral and Poster communications that will be presented by senior and young researchers. The symposium topics include among others, breakthroughs in biotechnology research and development. Biocatalysts, Genomics, metagenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics and molecular physiology with the recent advances in knowledge and new technologies, have had significant impacts on innovative solutions related to molecular biology, biochemical, environment, bio-industries and plant Biotechnology.

MAIN TOPICS:

Topics of either theoretical or applied interest of the symposium include:

 Enzymes and Microbial Biotechnology

 Plant and animal Biotechnology

 Environmental Biotechnolgy

 Pharmaceutical and Health Biotechnology

 

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE:

 The official language is English. All abstracts and presentations should be in English.

CHAIRMEN:

 Pr. Samir BEJAR (LBMIE-CBS, Sfax, Tunisia)

 Dr. Salem SHAMEKH (JTC, Juva, Aalto University, Finland)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:

Pr. Adel SAYARI (LBMIE-CBS, Sfax, Tunisia)

Pr. Chedly ABDELLY(LPE-CBBC, Borj-Cedria, Tunisia)

Pr. Jan Deska ( Alato University, Finland)

Dr. Veli-Matti ROKKA (Agrifood Research Finland, Jokioinen, Finland)

Pr. Moktar HAMDI (LMET-INSAT, Tunis, Tunisia)

Pr. Nabil Sabri Enattah (Biotechnology Institute, Libya)

Pr.  Adam Elzaghed (Biotechnology Institute, Libya)

Pr. Ashour Saleh ELJAMIL (Medical Faculty, Tripoli University, Libya)

Pr. My Mustapha Ismaili Alaoui  (IAV Hassan II, Rabat, Morocco)

Dr. Ahmed Fahmi (UNESCO-Paris)

Dr. Magalie Lebreton-Traoré (UNESCO-Paris) 

Pr. Abdelmalek BADIS (UB1, Blida, Algeria)

Pr. Radhia GARGOURI (ENIS, Sfax University, Tunisia)

Dr. Bassem JAOUADI (LBMIE-CBS, Sfax, Tunisia)

Dr. Balkiss Bouhaouala ( IPT- Tunis Tunisia)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Pr. Adel SAYARI (LBMIE-CBS, Sfax, Tunisia)

Dr. Bassem JAOUADI (LBMIE-CBS, Sfax, Tunisia)

Pr. Sandip B. Bankar (Aalto University, Finland) 

Dr. Juha-Pekka Pitkänen (VTT, Finland)

Mr. Antti Kinnunen (City of Juva, Finland)

Pr. Faisal A. Mohamed (President of the Libyan Authority of Research, Science and Technology)

Pr. Nuri Madi (Dean Faculty of Agricultural, Tripoli, Libya)

Dr. Ahmed Fahmi (UNESCO-Paris)

Dr. Magalie Lebreton-Traoré (UNESCO-Paris)

Pr. Chedly ABDELLY (LPE-CBBC, Tunisia)

Pr. Moktar HAMDI (LMET-INSAT, Tunis, Tunisia)

Pr. Hafedh BELGHITH (LBME-CBS, Sfax, Tunisia) 

 

CONFERENCES:

1.     Hunting for new reactivities in fungal copper-dependent metalloproteins

Professor Jan Deska (Aalto University, Finland)

2.     Production of single-cell protein from CO2 and electricity

Doctor Juha pekka (VTT, Finland)

3.     Forest biomass utilisation for high value biochemical production

Professor Sandip Pankee Aalto University, Finland)

4.     Biochemical interconversion of alkanes to electricity

Professor Silvan Scheller (Aalto University, Finland)

5.     Application of NMR spectroscopy in Biotechnology research

Doctor Hannu Maaheimo (VTT,  Finland)

6.     Effects of Dietary Supplementation with Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
Professor Ashour Eljamil ( Lybia)

7.     Strategy of development of antibody fragment- based binders : Next generation of  bio pharmaceuticals.

Professor Balkiss BOUHAOUALA-ZAHAR, Medical School Tunis-, Institut Pasteur Tunis, IPT

8.     Extremophile plants: promising candidates to improve agricultural yields in marginal zones

Professor Chedly ABDELLY, Director ANPR, Tunisia

9.     Valuable isomerases for productions of low-caloric sweeteners: screen, study improvement and applications.

     Professor  Samir BEJAR , Centre of Biotechnology of Sfax  Tunisia

10.     Potato plant growth and stress response mechanisms mediated by Ethylen responsive transcription factors  

     Professor Radhia GARGOURI, Ecole Nationale d'Ingenieurs de Sfax, Tunisia

11.     UNESCO activities in biotechnology 

     Dr Ahmed Fahmi and/ Dr Magalie Lebreton-Traoré (UNESCO HQ)

12.      Presentation of the new strategic agenda 2025 of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM). Education and training in modern biotechnology applied to plant production.

     Dr.  Ramzi Belkhodja,  CIHEAM-Zaragoza (Spain)

       13.      Presentation of Science Matters, the next-generation science

     journal for single observations 

     Prof. Lawrence Rajendran

14.  Plant biotechnology contribution to food security. 

 

     Dr. Faouzi BEKKAOUI, University Mohammed 6  Polytechnic Benguerir, Morocco

ABSTRACT SUBMISSSION AND REGISTRATION:

 

Submitting the abstract is first step to get registration for the participants who will present posters or oral presentations.

The registration and abstract submission should be done via web site: http://mfbs-2018.info 

 Abstract submission for oral presentations : January 31th, 2018

Abstract submission for poster presentations: January 31th, 2018

 Notification of Abstract acceptance or rejection: February 5th, 2018  

 

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM : Download Scientic Program MFBS 2018

INFORMATION ABOUT TRANSPORT HELSINKI 6 JUVA : 

We kindly ask participants to check the link below. It is showing bus connections from Helsinki Airport to Juva City and every one can reserve on line or

buy the ticket from driver the most suitable bus for You or Your student. The customer service of that bus company  

on the number 003582004000 asnwers Your questions, too.

https://liput.matkahuolto.fi/connectionlist?lang=en&arrivalPlaceId=p1026&departurePlaceId=p611&departureDate=2018-03-19#breadcrumb

Also its possible to take omnibus from the center of Helsinki to city of

Juva. The tickets only reserved on line

http://www.onnibus.com/en/index.htm

SUBMISSIONS:

The organizing committee welcomes the submission of contributions for oral and poster presentations to the MFBS 2018 at http://mfbs-2018.info. A concise abstract, of about 300-350 words, is required. Use 12 pt font size and times new roman fonts. All submitted abstracts received will be reviewed on the basis of scientific merit, novelty and practical application. Due to the limited slots available, only the best abstracts will be selected.

PUBLICATIONS:

THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT YOU CAN PUBLISH YOUR WORK PRESENTED AT THE MFBS2018 IN A SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE " LIBYAN JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY " : FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SUBMISSION PLEASE  CONSULT THE FOLLOWING LINK (Line). 

FULL MANUSCRPTS TEXT SHOULD BE SEND TO:- DR ASMA ALNAJJAR

Instruction for authors LJB 

For publication on Libyan Journal of the Biotechnology (LJB) 

E-mail: ASMANAJJAR@YAHOO.CO.UK 

  E-mail: mfbs2018.2@gmail.com

POSTAL ADDRESS:

Tunisian Association of Biotechnology (A.T.Biotech.)

Centre of Biotechnology of Sfax (CBS), University of Sfax,

Road of Sidi Mansour Km 6, P.O. Box 1177,

Sfax 3018, TUNISIA

Tel./Fax : +216 74 870 692

E-mail address: mfbs2018.2@gmail.com

Web site: http://mfbs-2018.info

 

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