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Special discount available to attendees of Plant Biology 2016

before July 14 and receive a 15% discount using code: Austin
after July 14 get a 10% discount using the code: SantaFe

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The 5th Pan–American Congress on Plants and BioEnergy will cover all areas of emerging basic research, technology, life cycle and techno-economic analysis of renewable bioenergy systems. The conference promises to provide direct interaction between leaders in the field and the attending delegates. Emphasis will be placed on the latest unpublished technical and scientific results and scientific discussion. The conference will focus on emerging developments in renewable energy research and development in North and South America including:  

  1. Engineering plants and algae for enhanced biomass yield
  2. Ligno-cellulosic and carbohydrate feedstock engineering
  3. Biomass processing and fuel conversion technologies
  4. Next generation bioenergy feedstocks and bio-based products
  5. Modeling biofuel economics, sustainability and environmental impact

In addition to invited speakers, we will select from the submitted abstracts additional speakers to present their findings on emerging science and technology in the field. Do not miss the opportunity to meet and discuss this rapidly developing field with pre-eminent scientific leaders in the field and to enjoy the opportunity to visit one of the most charming venues in the southwest, Santa Fe NM.

Keynote Speaker:
Todd Anderson

Director, Biological Systems Science Division
Office of Biological and Environmental Research
Office of Science
U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Anderson serves as the Director of the Biological Systems Science Division within DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER).  The division manages basic science programs addressing the fundamental biology of plants and microbes of relevance to DOE’s bioenergy and environmental missions. The current portfolio includes the Genomic Science Program, the DOE Bioenergy Research Centers, the DOE Joint Genome Institute, the DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase and, capabilities at the DOE Synchrotron Light and Neutron sources for Structural Biology.  

Dr. Anderson has been with DOE-BER for the past eleven years managing a variety of basic science programs within the Office and has served as a division director for the past four years. Dr. Anderson holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts.