BPI’s Inaugural Researcher Day

The BioProducts Institute (BPI) is holding its inaugural Researcher Day on September 12. Featured in the all-day event are an exciting array of brief talks, poster presentations and a keynote address.

You are welcome to attend.

 

Detailed Programme of Events

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fred Kaiser Building, Room 2020 and 2030
2332 Main Mall, UBC Vancouver Campus

♦  9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Address by Dr. Elizabeth R. Gillies, Department of Chemistry, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, The University of Western Ontario.

Controlled Degradation of Plastics: From Pharmaceuticals to Agricultural Products

 

♦  10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

2-3 Minute Presentations on any aspect of biomass, bioengineering, bioproducts, biofuels or biodesign.

         Presenter                                                                             Title
Karen Fong Biocontrol potential of Salmonella-infecting bacteriophages in food production
Justin Falardeau The dairy farm environment as a source for microflora within the artisanal cheese production continuum
Yvonne Ma Novel bacteriophages capable of lysing verocytotoxigenic Escherichia coli
David Mahoney Improving brewing efficiency
Andy Tran Developing Patterned Cellulose Nanocrystal Films
Yuanyuan Cao Optical Materials Based on Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals
Lev Lewis Nanocollodial Gels using Cellulose Nanocrystals
Fahimeh Yazdan Development of Wood Pellet Combustible Gas Characteristics in Support of Ocean Shipping Regulations
Carlos Diaz Lopez Synthesis of AB co-polymers by ROP of rac-lactide and epoxides using cationic indium complexes
Joon Jung Synthesis of biodegradable poly(ether ester) from epoxides and lactones catalyzed by cationic indium complex
Amy Yun Life cycle analysis of BC wood pellet to different markets
Eric Jia Heat and mass transfer in pulsation-assisted fluidized beds
Ziliang Wang A prototype pulsed fluidized bed reactor for biomass residues torrefaction
Adam Wu From newsprint to biofuel: Read all about it!
Mahmood Ebadian Developing a decarbonisation strategy for British Columbia’s Marine, Aviation, Rail and Truck (SMART) Sectors
 Lee Rippon Data Analytics for Fault Detection and Diagnosis in a Kraft Process
Joe Ho Introduction to a deep-device mining platform for high-throughput discovery of genetic pathways for lignin valorization
Dan Seale Ultra-high throughput screening of metagenomic libraries for lignin depolymerization enzymes
Jewel Ocampo Characterizing lignin transformation mediated by multi-enzyme networks
Kateryna Ievdokymenko Engineering microbial consortia for biomass transformation using fosmid pool selection
Avery Noonan Metabolic Flux Optimization through Genome-Wide Screening
Jingqian Chen In Praise of Hemicellulose: Production, Refining and Paper Strength
Robertus Dhewangga Bridging Biorefinery: When glycerol meets lignin
David Levy-Booth How the eating habits of soil bacteria will influence the renewable economy
Jordan Mackenzie Creating strong hydrogel structures through large scale 3D extrusion
Daniel Paterson Dewatering of cellulose fibre suspensions
Mohammad Shanbghazani Development of a method for continuous fractionation of MFC in a visco-plastic fluid
Ryan Melnick Continuous Production of Hydrogel Tubing by Reactive Core Annular Flow
Sudipta Mitra Tensile development during refining of mixtures
Jun Sian Lee Why store pressed sawdust differently from solid wood? – The equilibrium concept
Ryan Jacobson Simulating biomass supply and harvesting for bioenergy
Hamid Rezaei Flowability Characteristics of Ground Wood Chip and Ground Wood Pellet Particles
Bahman Ghiasisis The magic of torrefaction: production of high-quality biocoal
Yann Mathieu Discovery and functional characterization of copper radical oxidases for bioplastic production
Laleh Solhi Modification of Polysaccharides Derived From Plant Cell Walls
Javad M. Shariatzadeh Cellulose Nanocrystal suspensions as water-based lubricants
Liyang Liu Towards lignin-based LEGO blocks
Lun Ji How I can see you, my lignin – light scattering in lignin characterization
Joerg Bohlmann BioProducts in Unexpected Places

Best Presentation Awards @ 1:00 p.m.

Afternoon Session

1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Poster Presentations in Kaiser Atrium, 2332 Main Mall, UBC  Vancouver Campus.
Vote for your best poster. Ballots for Best Poster will be open to all from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. One Vote Only.

Poster

Title

Alexander Viborg Utilizing sequence similarity networks to discovery biocatalysts and amphipathic proteins with novel functional properties
Andy Tran Tactoid Annealing in Self-Assembled Cellulose Nanocrystal Films
Carlos Diaz Lopez Synthesis of AB co-polymers by ROP of rac-lactide and epoxides using cationic indium complexes
Eric Jia Heat and mass transfer in pulsation-assisted fluidized beds
Eugene Kuatsjah Characterization of LigY, a metal-dependent, meta-cleavage product (MCP) hydrolase
Gregory Arnal Refining and mining the phylogeny of Glycoside Hydrolase family 74 via a structure-function relashionship
Guillaume Dejean Specific xyloglucan substructures reveal fine mechanistic adaptation within human gut Bacteroidetes
Hila Berar Comprehensive cross-genome survey and phylogeny of glycoside hydrolase family 16 members reveals the evolutionary origin of EG16 and XTH proteins in plant lineages
James Li Unlocking the catalytic activity of the family 10 lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases
James Round A microbial biocatalyst for the sustainable production of high-value wax esters
Jingqian Chen Linking Hemicellulose Oligomer Production and Application
Jonathon Briggs Novel CAZyme Discovery in the Human Gut Microbiota
Joon Jung Synthesis of biodegradable poly(ether ester) from epoxides and lactones catalyzed by cationic indium complex
Julie Grondin Bioengineering a Transgenic Carbohydrate Utilization System in the Gut Symbiont Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron
Justin Falardeau The dairy farm environment as a source for microflora within the artisanal cheese production continuum
Laura Navas Evaluation of the lignocellulosic biomass degrading ability of a bacterial thermophilic laccase
Lev Lewis Responsive Gelation of Cellulose Nanocrystals
Maria Cleveland Cross-linking Enzyme Aggregates of Copper Radical Oxidases for Industrial Applications
MeherNegar Mirvakili An environmentally benign technique to enhance  barrier performance of cellulosic films
Mohammad S Continuous Fractionation of Particles in a Visco-plastic Fluid Tensile development during refining of mixtures
Namrata Jain Synthesis and applications of a mechanism-based inactivator of endo-xyloglucanases
Raphael Roccor Improving a Soil Bacterium’s Lignolytic Capabilities
Ravi Saisuwan Toward Human Neutrophil Elastase (HNE) Biosensor for Chronic Wounds Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Robertus Dhewangga In-situ glycerol aqueous phase reforming-phenol hydrogenation
Sean Mc Donald Structural and catalytic properties of a multimodular xanthanase
Yu Wu Enzymatic Treatment and Mechanical Refining of Hardwood Bleached Kraft Pulp for Production of Micro Fibrillated Cellulose
Yuanyuan Cao Broadband Circular Polarizing Film Based on Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals
Ziliang Wang and Rachel Wang Performance of a prototype pulsed fluidized bed reactor for biomass residues torrefaction