2016 Food & Fuel for the 21st Century Symposium

La Jolla, California
Thursday, March 10, 2016


Thursday, March 10

8:00 AM

Breakfast and Registration 

9:00 AM

Welcome and Agenda for the day
Stephen Mayfield, UC San Diego

9:15 AM Unlocking the Potential of Cyanobacteria for Energy and Nutrition: Opportunities and Challenges
Margaret McCormick, Matrix Genetics (Keynote)

10:00 AM Wastewater Recycling and Biofuel Production with Algal Raceways
Tryg Lundquist, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

10:30 AM Coffee Break

10:45 AM The Role of Congress in Algal Research and Commercialization
Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52), Congressional Algae Caucus - Co-Founder and Co-Chair

11:00 AM Algal genomes and product potential
Sarah Smith, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

11:30 AM Sustainable Nutrition from Algae 
Len Smith, Heliae

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Algal photosynthesis and genetics             
Krishna Niyogi, UC Berkeley

1:30 PM Progression of Chlamydomonas reinhardtti from a model organism to an industrial recombinant protein producing host             
Millier Tran, Triton Algae Innovations 

2:00 PM Developing synthetic promoters for C. reinhardtii protein production
Joseph Ostrand, UC San Diego           

2:15 PM Uncovering genetic controls for complex behaviors using RB-TnSeq
Susan Golden, UC San Diego

2:30 PM Might as well go surfing: Biomass utilization in a world where oil is $30/barrel
Robert Pomeroy, UC San Diego

3:00 PM Coffee Break

3:15 PM Plant transpiration and [CO2]: The role of guard-cell photosynthesis and leaf starch-biosynthesis in stomatal turgor production and in CO2-induced stomatal closing
Tamar Azoulay-Shemer, UC San Diego           

3:30 PM Mass spectrometry-based detection of pond infestations
Ryan Simkovsky, UC San Diego

3:45 PM 'Bending the Curve' and Closing the Gap: Participatory climate action in disadvantaged communities          
Fonna Forman, UC San Diego

4:15 PM Can we really meet our climate change goals?            
David Victor, UC San Diego

4:45 PM Poster Session and Reception

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