Coronavirus information for participants
The onsite course and conference programme at EMBL has been paused until the end of June 2020.
We aim to continue offering our advanced training for the scientific community however we safely can. While some events have been cancelled, many have been rescheduled for a later date and others will be delivered as virtual events.
Registration is open for onsite courses and conferences starting after 1 July and for the virtual events. All registration fees for any events which don’t take place due to the COVID-19 disruption are fully refundable.
More information for participants of events at EMBL Heidelberg can be found here.
This conference will take place in the Operon at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany.
Successful reduction of atmospheric CO2 levels to pre-industrial levels is among the most pressing current challenges for scientific innovation. Given the scale of its impact on the global ecosystems and socio-economic implications, innovative solutions are urgently needed at the chemistry as well as biological front. The EMBL conference “Biological Solutions for the Global CO2 Challenge” will bring together scientific leaders, industrial players, as well as policy makers to discuss how synthetic biology and metabolic engineering can contribute to sustainable CO2 capture and conversion.
The conference topics will cover the entire chain of innovation, from the laboratory to the field implementation. Approaches that make optimal use of the evolutionarily optimised biological systems, like algae and plants, as well as novel synthetic biology solutions for CO2 fixation and conversion to value added chemicals will be discussed. The role of fundamental molecular biology in catalysing innovation will be one of the main focus areas for discussion.
- Processes currently scaling up
- Microalgae solutions
- Cell free systems and new pathways
- Building complexity