During the symposium a number of topics will be addressed. Environmental policy objectives on environmental issues will be outlined and ways in which environmental biotechnology (including -omics technologies) can contribute to achieve policy goals. An overview will be given of the current state-of-the -art and future perspectives of -omics technologies. Furthermore some practical examples will be presented demonstrating the strength and value of -omics technologies. Finally the challenges that we are facing today to successfully use and implement-omics in daily practice will be evaluated.
The symposium will bring together scientists, consultants and policy makers that all have the same ambition: creating a sustainable world. Serving non-native participants, the symposium will be held in English.
Registration and welcome
Chair: Janneke Krooneman (NBV)
|10.00 uur||Introduction -Omics-Day, prof Dik van de Meent (VVM)|
|10.15 uur||Soil and Environmental Objectives, dr Kees Plug (director sustainable production VROM)|
What are -omics?
|11.15 uur||Using environmental genomics to unlock the secrets of the living soil, prof George Kowalchuk (VU)|
|11.45 uur||Proteomics, prof Dick Janssen (University of Groningen)|
|12.15 uur||Metabolomics, Machtelt Braaksma (TNO)|
Chair: Marlea Wagelmans (VVM)
Use of -omics in practice
|13.45 uur||To control anaerobic purification of water, dr Jacco Huisman (Paques bv)|
|14.15 uur||Omics based approaches to unravel soil health, dr Jos Raaijmakers (WUR)|
Ecosystem services, dr Inez Dinkla (Bioclear)
Evaluation, challenges for the future
|15.30 uur||How -omics can enhance environmental risk assessment, prof Nico van Straalen (VU)|
|16.15 uur||Closing remarks, prof Piet Lens (NBV), drinks|
Prices: VVM/NBV members €30,- / non-members € 60,- excl. btw
For more information and registration: http://www.vvm.info/activities.php?id_item=184&id_date=213