2018 3rd International Conference on

Education and Innovation

May 27-29, 2018
Hangzhou, China

Important Dates

  • Submission: Jan. 20, 2018
       (Extended to Apr. 20, 2018)
  • Notification: 20-40 days after the submission
  • Publication: 30-60 days after the final edition
  • Conference: May 27-29, 2018
The conference accepts English and Chinese articles.

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Symposium on Conversion of Agricultural and Forest Biomass for
Production of Biofuels and Bio-based Products

Symposium on Conversion of Agricultural and Forest Biomass for Production of Biofuels and Bio-based Products

Chair: Dr. Wensheng Qin, Professor

Department of Biology, Lakehead University, Canada

Biography: Wensheng Qin received his BSc and MSc in Agriculture and Biotechnology from Zhejiang University in China. He earned his Ph. D in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in 2005 from Queen's University in Canada. He further received postdoctoral training at Stanford University in USA in Biochemistry and Biotechnology. During his studies, he was awarded multiple fellowships and scholarships such as NSERC Fellowship and Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Apart from the aforementioned studies, he worked in several other institutions including University of Toronto and University of Waterloo in Canada, Kansas State University and Yale University in USA, National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico. Qin has published 112 peer-reviewed papers and 9 book chapters. He has extensive research experience and holds expertise in the fields of Biorefining, Biofuels, Microbial Engineering, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Currently, Qin is a professor at Lakehead University in Canada and leading an active research group consisting of Ph. D and Master’s students, technical and postdoctoral research associates.

Vice Chairs:
Professor Junyou Shi: Beihua University, China
Professor Jianwei Mao: Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, China
Professor Erzheng Su: Nanjing Forestry University, China

Introduction of the Symposium:

Symposium on Conversion of Agricultural and Forest Biomass for Production of Biofuels and Bio-based Products is an important branch in academic research and biorefining industry. In this regard, the symposium aims to promote the communication between scholars in the related fields. The symposium will be held on May 29-31, 2018 in Hangzhou, China, under the conference “2018 3rd International Conference on Biology and Life Sciences".

Topics related to this Symposium:

Abstracts are being accepted in this symposium include but not limited to the following topics:

[1]  Biomass Feedstocks:
       Enhanced practices for feedstock production and harvesting of biomass feedstock
       Manipulation of Feedstocks for Conversion
       Analytical Methodologies for Feedstock Characterization

[2]  Pretreatment of Biomass and Fractionation of Bioconversion:
       Physical, Chemical, and Mechanical Pretreatments
       Biological Pretreatment
       Combination of Two or Multiple Pretreatments
       Integrated Thermal Biorefinery

[3]  Enzymatic Hydrolysis:
       Enzymatic Cellulose, Hemicellulose, Lignin Deconstruction
       Oxidative Enzymes for Plant Cell Wall Deconstruction
       Enzyme Engineering for Improving Enzyme Activity and Stability
       Novel Techniques for Biomass Depolymerizing Enzymes

[4]  Microbial Technology for Bioprocess and Biorefining:
       Algal Production and Lipids Extraction
       New Biocatalyst Development for Biofuels and Chemicals Production
       Microbial Engineering for Consolidated Bioprocessing and Biomass Utilization
       Microbial Metabolic Pathway Engineering for Novel Microbial-based Products

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