Keynote Speakers

Eduardo Agosin, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Eduardo AgosinBio: Eduardo Agosin is full professor of Biotechnology at the School of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC), Santiago, Chile. His research interests are related with metabolic engineering of yeasts for the sustainable production of bioflavours. He has published more than 100 scientific papers (h-index (ISI) = 30) and 20 book chapters. He has been visiting professor at MIT (Boston, 1998), Technical University of Denmark (Lingby, 2005) and Université de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, 2015). He has graduated 17 Ph.D. students and 25 M.Sc. and currently supervises 6 Ph.D. and 4 M.Sc. students. He is also the founder and president of the Centro de Aromas y Sabores, a start-up focusing on chemical and sensory analyses of odor-active compounds, and the development of innovative technologies related with flavour optimization in foods and beverages.

Keynote Speaker: Industrial Biocatalysis: Harnessing the power of genomics

Kurt Faber, Karl Franzens Universität Graz

Kurt FaberBio:
1973-79 Studies of chemistry at the University of Graz, 1982 Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry.
1982-83: Post-doctoral fellowship at the Memorial University of Newfoundland.
1983-89: University assistant at Graz University of Technology,
1990 Habilitation on Biocatalytic Transformations.
1997 Associate Professor at Graz University of Technology.
1998 Full Professor at University of Graz.
Visiting scientist / guest professor at:
University of Tokyo (1987/1988), Exeter University (1990), University of Trondheim (1994), Stockholm University (2001), University of Minneapolis (2005), ESPCI Paris (2010). 

Keynote Speaker: Industrial Biocatalysis: Harnessing the power of genomics

Adalberto Noyola Robles, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Bio: Adalberto Noyola is an environmental engineer with a PhD in wastewater treatment engineering from INSA-Toulouse, France. He is a senior researcher and former Head of the Institute of Engineering (2008-2016) at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); he is a member of the National System of Researchers (3, highest level). He has served as president of several professional associations, including the Inter American Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (AIDIS). His work has focused on developing research for providing innovative solutions for wastewater and sludge treatment by biological processes. As a result, he developed 5 patents, 2 of them transferred and in application, and published more than 60 research papers in leading scientific journals (JCR). He has been the supervisor of 52 undergraduate students, 27 master in engineering and in science students and 10 PhD students.

He also entered into climate change issues by studying methane emissions from wastewater treatment facilities, mainly for municipal sewage, based on a 3-year project funded by IDRC Canada (2010-2013) under his supervision. At present, his research projects deal with anaerobic processes (wastewater treatment, sludge digestion, membrane bioreactors) and the determination of methane emission factors from municipal wastewater treatment facilities.
He is an associate editor for Water Science & Technology since 2011, and Chemosphere since 2016

Keynote Speaker: Industrial Biocatalysis: Harnessing the power of genomics