AquaNor in Trondheim is one of the largest bi-annual event of the European aquaculture. However the main focus of the event is the salmon and Nordic aquaculture visitors arrive from all over the word and in this year the number of visitors was a new record exceeding the 20 thousands during the 4 days.
The Aquaculture Europe 2015 event, organised by the European Aquaculture Society in cooperation with Wageningen UR, was held in October in Rotterdam and attracted a total participation of 1,057 people from 65 countries.
Research group in optics, photonics and biophotonics from Universidad Politénica de Madrid attended to the 9th Spanish Reunion in Optoelectronics in order to present experimental results obtained within the framework of the Project Enviguard among others and the support of several institutions.
SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting: "Consequences and Solutions of toxins produced by microorganisms: monitoring, management, risk assessment, and future challenges"
The research on natural toxins has many challenges compared to manmande chemicals in understanding their toxicity, availability, accumulation, fate, and other chemical and physical factors as they relate to the biology and ecology of living organisms. Natural toxins embrace highly diverse set of chemical compounds produced by a diversity of organisms.
The BRAAVOO Workshop and Creative Design Course, organized in collaboration with the Envirobot "BioDesign for the Real World" initiative, will provide an opportunity for 5 days of intensive learning and hands-on experience in biosensor theory and practice, culminating with the construction and use of both a bacterial biosensor and a field-portable DIY fluorescence detector, that each student will make.
The course will offer possibilities to design, produce, and test a variety of heavy metal or organic compound biosensors.
The SEA-on-a-CHIP Summer School is offered by the SEA-on-a-CHIP project in collaboration with the ECSafeSeaFood project. The 5 days intensive program (conducted in English) adopts a dynamic, multidiplinary and interactive approach.
The main market for the portable real-time detection and measuring system developed by the EnviGuard project might be the aquaculture industry. This new device could make possible for aquaculture producers the continuous monitoring of the most important environmental parameters affecting the fish and shellfish farming activity. The planned system will be the base of an early-warning system based on real-time data for aquaculture producers. While these systems are undoubtedly useful tools, there is little knowledge about the expectations of farmers towards monitoring of environmental parameters.
In Granada, Spain, the 26th of February 2015 has took place the 2nd Interproject Workshop Meeting of the OCEAN2013 projects at the same time of the 2015 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting (22-27 February 2015. Granada, Spain).
BIOTEM, has successfully developed high affinity and specific monoclonal antibodies against PCBs (PCB169 & PCB 126) and Okadaic Acid. Thanks to its expertise on difficult hapten targets, the company has implemented several chemical strategies for the preparation of immunogens such as structural analysis, functionalization and conjugation.
The next EnviGuard technical and consortium meeting, organised by the University of Hertfordshre, will take place from the 28th to the 30th of April at Fielder Centre (Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield Avenue, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9TP, UK)
All project partners will meet to discuss the project activities and results, and planify next steps to achieve the expected project goals.