Monthly Archives: September 2017

Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication in Scientific Journals

High impact Scientific Journals usually follow the ICMJE recommendations
“ICMJE developed these recommendations to review best practice and ethical standards in the conduct and reporting of research and other material published in medical journals, and to help authors, editors, and others involved in peer review and biomedical publishing create and distribute accurate, clear, reproducible, unbiased medical journal articles. The recommendations may also provide useful insights into the medical editing and publishing process for the media, patients and their families, and general readers.” Read more here

Who Is an Author?

“The ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:

1. Substantial contributions to the conception or de sign of the work; or the  acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND

2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important  intellectual content; AND

3. Final approval of the version to be published; AND

4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved”

ECO-BIO 2018, organized by Elsevier


ECO-BIO 2018 will bring together representatives from both academia and industry to highlight progress and recent developments and the necessary steps to make the biobased economy a reality.

Taking place over two and a half days, ECO-BIO 2018 will comprise plenary talks and forum discussions, parallel sessions, posters and an exhibition together with optional company visits.

Abstracts are invited for oral and poster contributions by 23 October 2017.

Sumit Abstracts here


Track 1: Scientific Discovery

  • new feedstocks (algae, specialty crops, etc.)
  • industrial microbiology
  • synthetic biology
  • nanobioscience
  • metagenomics and mining, computational engineering
  • bioactive compounds from nature

Track 2: (Industrial) Technological Development

  • pretreatment
  • renewable products (high performance materials, specialty chemicals, building blocks, food, feed & nutritional ingredients, health, personal & home care, etc)
  • bioenergy
  • consolidated bioprocessing/integration and intensification of bioprocesses
  • use of residual streams (MSW, CO/CO2, ….)

Track 3: Impact assessment of biobased solutions

  • ecological aspects (soil, water, human, climate)
  • soil and crop management, nutrient cycles
  • social, environmental and economic impacts
  • biomass supply
  • policy and public perception

Track 4: Innovation and valorisation

  • biorefinery concepts
  • new value chains/clusters
  • start-ups/SMEs
  • green tech capital/investors


IV Café Científico: Cerveza y ciencia

El jueves 28 de septiembre se llevó a cabo el CaféCientífico: Cerveza y Ciencia en las instalaciones de FIBA-INBIOTEC, auspiciado por FIBA.

Jornadas de Biotecnología Algal


Mar del Plata, 16 y 17 de noviembre de 2017

Inscripción libre y gratuita. Cupos limitados.

Lugar: INBIOTEC – CONICET y FIBA. Vieytes 3103, Mar del Plata.

Preinscripción e informes: enviar título y resumen de hasta
200 palabras para posibles comunicaciones orales a hasta el 30 de octubre. Se podrán exhibir
posters previamente presentados en otras reuniones reciente.


Cyanotoxins: Decision Support Tool

Decision Support Tool for the development of a setting-specific strategy from catchment to consumer against the occurrence of cyanotoxins in drinking-water

This DST is based on results from several projects on toxic cyanobacteria funded by the Ministry for Education and Science (Germany) and the European Union (e.g. „PEPCY“, „NOSTOTOX“, „CYANOCOST“) and has been developed during these projects by Verena Niesel, Jutta Fastner, Wolfgang Wenzel and Ingrid Chorus from the Federal Environmental Agency, Berlin. The support of Geoffrey Codd especially with the English version is gratefully acknowledged.


System description

A thorough understanding of the system – from the catchment to the point of exposure – is the basis for analysing hazards and assessing risks when developing a concept for the assessment and control of the cyanotoxin risk or a complete Water Safety Plan (WSP). The compilation of necessary information can be decisive for the success of your concept, since the team can only make the right decisions with the necessary comprehensive information.

The information required has to be gathered at different places, e.g. information about the catchment is available from the competent authorities including those which are responsible for the authorization of facilities, buildings and activities in the catchment.

Data about the water bodies can be obtained from the water boards, and for information about the water treatment process in use, technical managers and also technical operators and foremen with their in-depth knowledge of the facilities, can be consulted.

More information Link

Aims of this DST

In the following you will find a decision support tool (DST) for the development of a system-specific strategy to avoid the occurrence of cyanotoxins in your drinking water. Parts of this DST can also be used for bathing water.

This DST has been developed for:

  1. Water suppliers interested in assessing the cyanotoxin risk in their supply system.
  2. Public health authorities responsible for surveillance who suspect a cyanotoxin risk in water supply system(s) and/or via exposure activities, such as recreation.
  3. Environmental authorities planning a risk assessment or measures for water-body management and who are interested in a prognosis of the water-body’s reaction in relation to cyanobacterial proliferation.

This tool follows the Water Safety Plan (WSP) concept introduced by the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality. It introduces you to the assessment of human health risk from cyanotoxin occurrence in relation to other risks to human health in your water supply system or recreational area. The result is a building block for a WSP specifically designed for your setting, which can readily be complemented for further hazards when developing a complete WSP. The structure of this DST as well as the terminology follows the WSP concept published.



Centro Universitario de la Regio Este, Rocha-Uruguay

13 al  25 de noviembre de 2017


Programa y cronograma programa_2 circular


  • Disponemos de becas para cubrir traslado, alojamiento y gastos. El monto asignado a cada beca dependerá del paí­s de origen del estudiante.
  • Podrán aspirar a las becas todos aquellos estudiantes nacionales o de la región que se inscriban al curso.
  • Para aplicar a las becas enviar CV, carta de motivación y carta de recomendación del tutor/supervisor de posgrado a

Fecha lí­mite para inscripciones al curso y aspiraciones a becas: 2/10/2017

La lista de estudiantes aceptados y becados se publicará el 18/10/2017

Buenos Aires Research Conference on Autophagy


The IBIOBA invites students from Mercosur to apply for scholarships, in the frame of the FOCEM Biomedicine Proyect, to attend the Buenos Aires Research Conferences on Autophagy 2017.

                                           Deadline for application: September 28th
For queries related to FOCEM-Mercosur project scholarships contact
The IBIOBA invites students from Mercosur to apply for scholarships, in the frame of the FOCEM Biomedicine Proyect, to attend the Buenos Aires Research Conferences on Autophagy 2017.
Requirements to be eligible to apply for scholarships to attend the Conferences on Autophagy:
— PhD students or Postdocs in biological/biomedical or related sciences at a university (no BA area) from Argentina or in a country of the Mercosur.
— Have already complete the registration to participate in the Symposium with poster presentation and sent the requested abstract.
— Download and complete the form for the FOCEM scholarships: Form
— Submit CV and a brief letter of intent specifying the reasons for applying for the grant.
— Send all requested documents to
— The Grant covers only transport costs and accommodation.
— The availability of resources for grants is limited, so presentations of topics related to those of the Symposium will be prioritized.