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Programme South Africa - Sweden Research and Innovation Week 2019 - May 6-10
  • Satellite events (May 6-8) (Across South Africa)
  • South Africa Sweden Research Seminar & Leadership Summit (May-8-10) (Stellenbosch University)
Read more about the project on www.sasuf.org and www.facebook.com/SouthAfricaSweden
Monday, May 6 • 09:00 - Tuesday, May 7 •16:00
Microbial diversity and biotechnology for a sustainable future

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2-days workshop, May 6 and 7, at Tshwane University of Technology and NorthWest University, respectively.
Microorganisms are abundant, present everywhere with enormous diversity. They are scientifically most interesting with high potentials to address many global societal challenges. The workshop will gather scientists with common interests in: a) Microbial diversity & evolution, b) N2-fixation & sustainable agriculture, c) Soil microbial indicators for monitoring impact of climate change on crop production, d) Waste- & polluted-water treatment & bioremediation by microorganisms, and e) Chemical & fuel production by microorganisms. The main aim of the workshop is to establish a joint South African – Sweden research and education network to address microbial diversity and biotechnology for a sustainable future.

Keywords: Microorganisms, Diversity and evolution, Sustainable food and agriculture, Bioremediation, Renewable chemicals and fuels.
Venue: 
Tshwane University of Technology Department of Chemistry (May 6)
NorthWest University in Potchefstroom (May 7) - https://sasuf.sched.com/event/OFgD/sustainable-plant-soil-and-arthropod-management-towards-a-safe-productive-and-diverse-biosphere 
Contact details:  
Prof Felix Dapare Dakora, DakoraFD@tut.ac.za, +27 794 873 777 (Tshwane University of Technology)
Prof Rasheed Adeleke, rasheed.adeleke@nwu.ac.za, +27 72 884 3243 (University of Pretoria)
Prof Peter Lindblad peter.lindblad@kemi.uu.se (Uppsala University, Sweden),
Associate Professor Natuschka Lee, natuschka.lee@umu.se (Umeå University, Sweden)


Monday May 6, 2019 09:00 - Tuesday May 7, 2019 16:00
Pretoria