The Oxford Word of the Year 2018 is… “toxic”.
From the article published by Oxford Dictionaries:
“Data show that, along with a 45% rise in the number of times it has been looked up on oxforddictionaries.com, over the last year the word toxic has been used in an array of contexts, both in its literal and more metaphorical senses.”
“One of the many environmental issues discussed this year has been the toxic algae disaster in Florida, US. Thanks to a central role in the state’s Senate mid-terms race, toxic algae garnered so much commentary that ‘algae’ featured as the ninth-most frequently seen toxic collocate for 2018.“
Link to the article.
Algenuity seeks an experienced and innovative strain engineering scientist/ molecular biologist to take a lead role in the design and conducting of laboratory-based genetic engineering projects in the field of microalgal biotechnology. This is a senior scientific position within the company, working closely with the CSO to ensure the timely delivery of Algenuity’s internal R&D projects and external research contracts.
Read the job description and required qualifications in the Euraxess page.
The ETH Sustainable Food Processing group
uses a combination of emerging food safety approaches, microalgae processing and life cycle sustainability assessment to target fundamental challenges in food science and society such as food security.
They are recruiting by mutual agreement a PostDoc – Microalgae cultivation and processing.
They are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated to work in a collaborative project with an international food company that aims at developing targeted algae cultivation and processing of certain green algae species. Of particular interest are innovative process applications based on advanced cell stress induction, disintegration, separation, conversion and stabilisation techniques. The aligned analysis of the structural changes during up- and downstream is key for an optimised food concept development.
The American Chemical Society – Division of Environmental Chemistry (ACSenvr) and CYANOCOST are organizing a
Satellite Event : “Algae Toxins-Methods and Challenges”
within the International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment (ICCE2017).
Date: 18 June 2017, Location: University of Oslo, Campus Blidern, Oslo, Norway.
Bryan Brooks (Baylor Univ., USA), Dionysios (Dion) Dionysiou (Univ. of Cincinnati, USA), George P. Cobb (Baylor Univ., USA), Triantafyllos Kaloudis (EYDAP SA, Greece).
The flyer of the event can be downloaded here.
The program can be downloaded here.
The American Chemical Society – Division of Environmental Chemistry (ACSenvr) is organizing a “Satellite Event” (1-day workshop) within the ICCE17 conference in Oslo, on 18 June 2017. The workshop is titled “Algae toxins: Methods and challenges”. Please see the Event’s Flyer for more details (it contains links to the website of ICCE17).
We warmly invite you to participate in this workshop and present your work in one of the four topics/sessions.
If you are willing to participate could you please send a provisional title and indication of the topic that fits to your presentation by e-mail to Tri Kaloudis. This will help us prepare the program.
Please notice that formal submission of abstracts will be done according to submission procedure of ICCE17 (by e-mail), where the Satellite Event “Algae Toxins: Methods and Challenges” must be indicated.
Deadline for submission of abstracts is 17 April 2017.
For this event, 1-day fees will apply. Some support to cover fees may be provided to presenters from ACSenvr, depending on the number of participants in the final program.
Could you also please distribute this information to your networks and anyone who may be interested.