Monthly Archives: December 2018


FIBA les desea un muy …

Año 2019

13th Workshop on Cyanobacteria

Boulder, Colorado, USA, June 6-9, 2019

The workshop is held every three years and includes all research involving cyanobacteria. Participation costs have been kept to a minimum, with registration fees for students and postdocs in the $ 350-450 range, and  $ 475-575 range for faculty, depending on the choice of accommodation.

Registration fees include all meals during the meeting, as well as on-campus lodging in the student dorms. Don Bryant (Penn State) has agreed to provide a keynote presentation with a historical overview of the field. In keeping with the tradition of past Cyanobacterial Workshops, there will be an emphasis on student and postdoctoral presentations. Information on registration and student scholarships will be forthcoming.

Please check the 13th Cyanobacterial Workshop Website for the most up-to-date information:

Jeff Cameron (CU-Boulder) and Jianping Yu (NREL)

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Felices Fiestas les desean los miembros de FIBA

Logo FIBA con textoNavidad 2018 - Año Nuevo 2019

GMO Houseplant Purifies Air of Hazardous Compounds

Plant removes chloroform and benzene from the air!!

“..Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have genetically modified a common houseplant—pothos ivy or devil’s ivy—to remove chloroform and benzene from the air around it. The modified plants express a mammalian protein, called 2E1, that transforms these compounds into molecules that the plants can then use to support their own growth.

Small molecules like chloroform, which is present in small amounts in chlorinated water, or benzene, which is a component of gasoline, build up in our homes when we shower or boil water, or when we store cars or lawn mowers in attached garages. These compounds are too small to be captured by even HEPA air filters and exposure to each has been linked to cancer.


Findings from the new study were published recently in Environmental Science & Technology through an article titled, “Greatly Enhanced Removal of Volatile Organic Carcinogens by a Genetically Modified Houseplant, Pothos Ivy (Epipremnum aureum) Expressing the Mammalian Cytochrome P450 2e1 Gene.” …….

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Anabaena / Dolichospermum como fuente de niveles letales de microcistina responsables de un gran evento de toxicosis en el ganado

Un artículo científico, recién dado a conocer y aún no publicado en la revista Toxicon, de  Theo W. Dreher (Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis,  USA) y colaboradores, demuestra lo peligrosa que son las cianotoxinas de una floración de Anabaena/Dolichospermum para la salud animal.

–Death of 32 cattle emphasizes the danger of livestock poisoning by cyanobacterial toxins

— Deaths resulted from microcystin-LR toxicosis

— The producing organism was genetically identified as a member of the Anabaena/Dolichospermum genus

Anabaena/Dolichospermum blooms can be as potent a source of microcystins as is typically considered for Microcystis or Planktothrix


AlgalBBB 2019 – 9th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts


Boulder, CO, USA, 17-19 June 2019

Place: Embassy Suites



Student travel awards available for AlgalBBB 2019

AlgalBBB places a major emphasis on the latest unpublished technical and scientific results, along with discussion and direct interactions with strategic partners, funding sponsors, and leaders in the field. The conference presents the work of the algae research community through a balanced set of oral presentations and posters selected from the best submissions to the conference. In addition, our list of key note and invited speakers includes funding agency sponsors, key industry players, and top scientists from the international community.

The conference will cover all areas of emerging technologies in all areas of algal research, including microalgae, macroalgae, and cyanobacteria: biology, biotechnology, biomass production, cultivation, harvesting, extraction, biorefinery, feedstock conversion into fuels, bioproducts, and econometrics and sustainability analyses.

Specialized sessions in engineering topics, molecular characterization technologies (e.g., genomics, proteomics, metabolomics), strain engineering technologies for biofuels and high value products, biomaterials, photobioreactor design and control systems, and new technologies in characterization and analysis, among others.

International Symposium Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in South America

II Simposio Internacional: Simbiosis micorrícica en Sudamérica

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina,  6 al 8 de marzo de 2019

Fechas importantes y costo de inscripción
Inscripción tardía: a partir del 12 de noviembre 2018
Costo: Estudiantes U$D 320
Profesionales U$D 420

La inscripción se realizará desde la página web del evento, completando el formulario de registro.
Para los estudiantes argentinos el cambio al dólar estadounidense se fija hasta $38 (pesos argentinos, para los días en que la cotización superó ese valor) si se abona la inscripción hasta el 21 de diciembre.

Envío de resúmenes:
Las presentaciones pueden ser orales o en formato póster. El envío de resúmenes finaliza el 21 de diciembre 2018. Los resúmenes deben enviarse mediante el  formulario que se encuentra en la página web del Simposio, donde también se detallan las especificaciones para el envío.

Más información: All information regarding the event is available on the website:


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