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SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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8:00-10:00   REGISTRATION
   
10:00-10:10  OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE
P. Žnidaršič Plazl, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia 
B. Zelić, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
10:10-10:40 OPENING LECTURE
(Chairpersons: P. Žnidaršič Plazl and B. Zelić)  
       
Microfluidics and applications in chemistry, biology and bioengineering  
    X. Zhang  
Bioengineering Science Research Group, School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton,
Great Britain
10:40-12:00 MORNING SESSION
MANUFACTURING OF MICROSTRUCTURED DEVICES  
(Chairpersons: M. Junkar and S. Amon)  
10:40-11:00 Micro and precision manufacturing 
G. Bissacco  
Department of Innovation in Mechanics and Management, University of Padua, Italy
     
11:00-11:20 Staggered Herringbone Mixer designed for micro EDM milling
I. Sabotin1, G. Tristo2, G. Bissacco2, M. Junkar1, J. Valentinčič1  
1Department of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    2Department of Innovation in Mechanics and Management (DIMEG), University of Padua, Italy
     
11:20-11:40 Manufacturing of microreactors
S. Amon, D. Vrtačnik, D. Resnik, M. Možek, U. Aljančič, B. Pečar  
Laboratory of Microsensor Structures and Electronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering,
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
     
11:40-12:00 Fabrication of micro- and nanostructured medical devices by plasma treatment
    I. Junkar1, A. Vesel1, U. Cvelbar1, M. Mozetič1, M. Krašna2, D. Domanovič2
1 Institute Jožef Stefan, Slovenia
2 Blood Transfusion Centre of Slovenia, Slovenia
     
12:00-14:00  Lunch break
14:00-15:40 AFTERNOON SESSION
ENZYMATIC MICROREACTORS
(Chairpersons: P. Fernandes and J. Vorkapić-Furač)  
14:00-14:20 Miniaturization in biocatalysis
P. Fernandes
Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
     
14:20-14:40 Biocatalyzed oxidation of phenolic compounds in a microreactor
M. Tišma1, B. Zelić2, Đ. Vasić-Rački2, P. Žnidaršič Plazl3, I. Plazl3
1 Faculty of Food Technology, J.J.Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
2 Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
3 Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
14:40-15:00    Steroid biotransformation and in situ separation within microchannel system
M.P.C. Marques1, P. Fernandes1, J.M.S. Cabral1, P. Žnidaršič-Plazl2, I. Plazl2
1 Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
2 Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
15:00-15:20 Synthesis of ionic liquids and their use as solvents for biocatalysis in microreactors
M. Cvjetko1, J. Vorkapić-Furač1, A. Pohar2, P. Žnidaršič Plazl2
1 Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
2 Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
15:20-15:40   Laccase – catalyzed phenol oxidation in microreactor
    A. Šalić, B. Zelić
Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
     
15:40-16:10 Coffee break
16:10-17:40 WHOLE CELL MICROBIOREACTORS
(Chairpersons: E. Franco-Lara and K.V. Gernaey)  
16:10-16:30 Microbioreactors for bioprocess development – practical aspects and limitations
D. Schäpper1,2, M. N. H. Z. Alam1, A. Bolic1, A. Eliasson Lantz2, K. V. Gernaey1
1 Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
2 Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
16:30-16:50 Whole-cell biocatalysis within microchannels
G. Stojkovič, P. Žnidaršič Plazl
Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
16:50-17:10  Estimation of microbial kinetics at macro- and microscale: a comparative study
  E. Franco-Lara, G. Peterat, A. Edlich, R. Krull
Institute of Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
 
17:10-17:30   SPONSORS' PRESENTATIONS
     
     
     
Thursday, September 30, 2010
       
8:00-9:00   REGISTRATION  
9:00-11:00 MORNING SESSION
ANALYSIS WITHIN MICROSTRUCTURED DEVICES  
(Chairpersons: N. Gros and T. Mayr)  
9:00-9:20 Optical sensors for microfludic devices
T. Mayr , B. Ungerböck, T. Abel, K. Koren, G. Mistlberger
Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Food Chemistry, Technical University of Graz, Austria
9:20-9:40 Microsensors for microreactors
M. Možek, D. Resnik, D. Vrtačnik, U. Aljančič, B. Pečar, S. Amon
Laboratory of Microsensor Structures and Electronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering,
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
9:40-10:00 Small-scale analytical devices for at-line monitoring of biotechnological processes
N. Gros
Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
10:00-10:20
Biosensors at nano- and micro-scale
L. Fonseca1, V.C.B. Martins2, P. Freitas2
1Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
2Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores -Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias, Lisbon, Portugal
10:20-10:40
Dielectrophoretic separation of mammalian cells with different membrane conductivities
J. Čemažar, T. Kotnik
Laboratory of Biocybernetics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
10:40-11:00   Analysis of drug response by DNA microarrays
  D. Rozman
Centre for Functional Genomics and Bio-Chips, Institute of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
11:00-11:30   Coffee break
     
11:30-13:30 AFTERNOON SESSION
MODELLING AND INTEGRATION OF BIOPROCESSES AT THE MICROREACTOR SCALE
(Chairpersons: Ž. Kurtanjek and M. Krajnc)   
11:30-11:50  Reaction-diffusion dynamics in microreactors: modelling and experiments
I. Plazl, P. Žnidaršič Plazl
Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
11:50-12:10 Modelling of non-stationary hydrodynamics in microreactors
A. Tušek, Ž. Kurtanjek
Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
12:10-12:30 Downstream processing within microstructured devices
B. Zelić
Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
12:30-12:50 Integrated process of transesterification within a microchannel system
A. Pohar, P. Žnidaršič Plazl, I. Plazl
Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
12:50-13:10  Applied biocatalysis in microreactors: promises and reality
B. Nidetzky
Institute of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering,Technical University of Graz, Austria
13:10   Closing of the conference  

 

 
   
 
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