Announcement: Biotech. SA '97

Winston Leukes miwl at giraffe.ru.ac.za
Wed Nov 13 22:00:52 EST 1996


FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT, INVITATION TO ATTEND AND CALL FOR POSTERS FOR
BIOTECH.SA '97 CONFERENCE

TOPICS
Agricultural Biotechnology, Biotransformations, Biohydrometallurgy, Food
Biotechnology, Water
Biotechnology, Lignocellulose, Medical and Veterinary Biotech.,
Bioprocess and Fermentation,
Biotech and Society.

WORKSHOPS
Intellectual Property and patenting, Genetic Engineering: Biosafety and
the Law.

SPEAKERS

                                             Biohydrometallurgy
International
   Paul Norris: Department of Biological Sciences. University of Warwick
Local:
 Doug Rawlings Dept. of Microbiology, University of Cape Town
 Dave Dew: GENCOR Process Research
 Hamanth Kasan: Dept of Biotechnology, Natal Technikon
 John Duncan: Dept. Of Microbiology and Biochemistry, Rhodes University
 Frank Crundwell: School of Process Engineering, University of
Witwatersrand

                                           Fermentation Biotechnology
International
 Vladimir Bales: Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering,
Slovak Technical
University
 George Szakacs: Dept. of Agric. Chem. Technology, Technical University
of Budapest
Local
 James du Preez: Dept. of  Microbiology and Biochemistry, University of
Orange Free State
 Petrus van Zyl: AECI
 Jaco v.d. Merwe: NCP

                                                  Biotransformations
International
 Alan Russell: Dept. of Petroleum Engineering. University of Pittsburgh
 Jack Rosazza: College of Pharmacy, University of Iowa, USA
 Jan de Bont: Dept. of Food Science, Wageningen Agricultural University.
The Netherlands
Local
 Colin Kenyon: AECI, Johannesburg
 Dusty Gardiner: AECI, Johannesburg
 Stephanie Burton: Dept. of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rhodes
University.
 Martie Smit: Dept. of Microbiology and Biochemistry, University of
Orange Free State.

                                                Agricultural
Biotechnology
International
 Dottie Pierce: Pioneer Hi-Bred international, USA
Terry Hanzlik: Division of Entomology, CSIRO, Australia
Local
 Jennifer Thomson: Dept. of Microbiology, University of Cape Town
 Ed Rybicki: Dept. of Microbiology, University of Cape Town
 Sakkie Pretorius: Institute for Wine Biotechnology, University of
Stellenbosch
 Frikkie Botha: SASA Experimental Station, Mount Edgecombe

                                                   Water Biotechnology
International
 Mogens Henze: Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.
 Karl-Heinz Schleiffer: Technische Universitat, Germany
Local
 Eugene Cloete: Dept. of Microbiology: University of Pretoria
 Piet Odendaal: Water Research Commission, Pretoria
 Chris Buckley: Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Natal
 Ed Jacobs: Institute for Polymer Science, Stellenbosch.
 Peter Rose: Biotechnology, Rhodes University.

                                                      Food Biotechnology
International
 Hans-Georg Sahl: Institut fur Med. Mikrobiologie und Immunologie.
University of Bonn
 Jan Kok: Dept. of Genetics, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
 Julian Cox: Dept. of Food Science and Technology, University of New
South Wales
Local
 John Hastings: Department of Genetics, University of Natal
 Terry Watson: Foodtech CSIR

                                                     Bioprocess
Engineering
International
 David Stuckey: Imperial College, London
Local
 Geoff Hansford: Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town
 Sue Harrison: Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town
 Johan van Walsem: AECI, Umbogintwini
 George Ekama: Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town

                                                              
Lignocellulose
International
 Liisa Viikari: VTT Biotechnology and Food Research, Finland
 M. Akhtar: USDA Forest Service, USA
 Kazuhiro Takamizawa: Faculty of Agriculture, Gifu University, Japan
 Vidar Gronberg:  Clariant UK Ltd, UK
 George Szakacs: Dept. of Agriculture and Chemical Technology, Technical
University of
Budapest
Local
 Bernard Prior: Dept. of Microbiology and Biochemistry, University of
the Orange Free State
 Lyudmil Christov: Dept. of Microbiology, University of Durban -
Westville
 Suren Singh: Dept. of Microbiology, University of Durban Westville.
 W. van Zyl : Dept. of Microbiology, University of Stellenbosch
 J. Wolfaart: Dept. of Microbiology and Biochemistry, University of the
Orange Free State.

                                                       Medical,
Veterinary Biotechnology
International
 Hugh Mason: Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, USA
Local
 Anna-Lise Williamson: Dept. of Medical Microbiology, University of Cape
Town Medical School.
 L. Steyn: Dept. of Medical Microbiology, University of Cape Town
Medical School.
 Albie van Dijk: Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Pretoria
 George Matsaba: Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Cape Town Medical
School

                                                                    
Workshops
Intellectual Property and Patenting: Adams and Adams, Patent and Trade
Mark Attorneys
Genetic Engineering: Biosafety and the Law: Julian Kinderlerer,
University of Sheffield, UK
                                                                 
Richard Jeffereson: Centre for the Application of
						Molecular Biology to International Agriculture, 	
						Canberra

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Biotech. SA '97 will be held from 21st to the 24th of January 1997 (Back
to back with 14 th
Conference for the Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology held
from the 19th to the 22nd
January 1997) . It  follows on the first South African Biotechnology
Conference held in
Grahamstown in 1993 and is hosted by Rhodes University. The theme
"Biotechnology and
Development in South Africa" provides the focus of the meeting with the
objective of bringing
together the main players working in the field in this region and
consolidating an overview of the
state-of-the art at the current time. Sessions take the form of symposia
on each of the main
areas with short presentations from local speakers and linked poster
sessions set within the
context of international excellence in the fields presented as plenary
lectures by invited guest
speakers.

Session chairs have been requested to summarise the proceedings of each
symposium session,
including posters and discussions, and it is planned that these will be
published as conference
transactions. It is anticipated that these contributions will be peer
reviewed and together will
provide a source document for the region, defining its current and
potential contribution to
development and the basis for collaborative interaction between science,
industry and
government.

LOCATION
The conference venue will be the 1820 Settlers National Monument in
Grahamstown, which is
the quiet historic capital of the Eastern Cape region of South Africa.
Grahamstown is
approximately 125 km from the nearest major centre, Port Elizabeth, and
60 km from the coast
and is surrounded by a number of game farms and historical sites.

The host, Rhodes University, is a small residential university with
approximatel 4000 students
and 270 academic staff members in 38 academic departments. Rhodes is the
9th oldest of the
125 Universities in Africa and offered the first post-graduate course in
Biotechnology in South
Africa in 1987.

REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACTS FOR POSTERS
please send Email to Miss Moira Pogrund (mimp at giraffe.ru.ac.za) for
information..




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