Invited Speakers

Tiago Guerra

Tiago Guerra

A4F, Portugal

Tiago Guerra is the R&D Executive Officer at A4F Algafuel, SA. He heads the development of research proposals for National and International projects as well as current R&D activities at the company focusing on industrialization of algae biomass production systems, harvesting and biorefining.

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Danxiang Han

Danxiang Han

Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PRC

Dr. Danxiang Han is Professor at Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IHB/CAS). She received her Ph.D in Hydrobiology from Institute of Hydrobiology at Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006.

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Patrik R. Jones

Patrik R. Jones

Imperial College London, UK

Patrik R. Jones, Ph.D., is Reader in Metabolic Engineering at the Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London. He studied psychology and mathematics at Uppsala University followed by winemaking (B. Ag. Sci. Oenology) at Univ. Adelaide. He co-founded Arakoon wines in 1999 and acted as head winemaker 1999-2004.

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Kyle J. Lauersen

Kyle J. Lauersen

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Kyle J. Lauersen is an Assistant Professor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. His group focuses on Sustainable & Synthetic Biotechnology with their main research focussed on engineering algae to be green cell factories.

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Antonio Soria-Verdugo

Antonio Soria-Verdugo

Department of Thermal Engineering and Fluid Mechanics, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

Antonio Soria-Verdugo is an Associate Professor in the department of Thermal and Fluids Engineering of University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain).

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Jerilyn Timlin

Jerilyn Timlin

Sandia National Laboratory, USA

Dr. Jerilyn A Timlin is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories.  She received her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Michigan in 2000 for her research on the development of Raman spectroscopic imaging and image analysis to visualize the chemistry involved in repair and remodeling of bone tissue.

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Yonghua Li-Beisson

Yonghua Li-Beisson

Université Aix Marseille, France

Yonghua Li-Beisson is a Senior Scientist at CEA (the French Atomic and Alternative Energies Commission) where she leads the team focusing on microalgae bioenergy research.

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Bradley Wahlen

Bradley Wahlen

Idaho National Laboratory, USA

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Yunhua Zhu

Yunhua Zhu

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Dr. Yunhua Zhu is a senior research engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). After graduating from North Carolina State University with a PhD degree in Civil Engineering, she joined PNNL as an engineer in 2005.

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