New Workshop in the BIBAFOODS European project

We are already working on the next Workshop about “Colloidal carriers for enzymes & how to turn a scientific idea into a succesful start up company”, in the BIBAFOODS School. BIBAFOODS (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-Multi-ITN-606713) focuses on educating young researchers who can develop novel functional foods by use of colloidal delivery systems. BIBAFOODS researchers are developing materials and coatings responsive to external chemical conditions, which are therefore suitable for controlled releases targeted probiotic bacteria and enzymes.

This Workshop will take place in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid (Spain) from 15 to 18 Novemver 2015. The BIBAFOODS school is mainly dedicated to young scientists (PhD students, postdocs and young researchers) but is open to all scientific audience. It is focused on covering fundamental and applied advances in the fields of colloidal chemistry and carriers for enzyme. It will include bioformulations (hydrogels, surfactant-lipid phases), colloidal systems templating porous materials; spectroscopic techniques for biomolecular structure and stability; lipid phases and enzymology and industrial views on use and delivery of enzymes.

This school is linked to the development of entrepreneurial skills, managed by invited experts from companies, and covered from distance. One of the topics will be follow-up on the business canvas adding IP and capital to the picture. All participants will receive lab training in Raman spectroscopy by experts. Attendance hours will be about 20h (lectures and practices). A multiple-choice test will be done during the last day of the course. A report based on questions in the entrepreneurial aspect of the course must be submitted shortly thereafter in the entrepreneurial aspect of the course.

It is organized by the University of Alcalá (Dr. Gemma Montalvo, Dr. Carmen García-Ruiz, INQUIFOR) and BIBAFOODS (Dr. Jens Risbo and Dr. Henriette Hansen, University of Copenhaguen; Dr. Marité Cárdenas, University of Malmö; Anna Stenstam, CR Competence AB).

These are the invited speakers already confirmed:
Prof. Dr. Cristina Otero, Spanish National Research Council (Spain)
Prof. Dr. Gediminas Niaura, Center of Spectroscopic Characterization of Materials and Electronic/Molecular Processes (Lithuania)
Dr. Javier Criado Nesofski, Chief financial officer at Pulsar Technologies, partner Kubiquity Expert Fiance & Stroitelei Technologies (Spain)
Dr. Javier de la Mata, University of Alcalá (Spain)
Dr. Jesús Martín, President of the Association of Entrepreneurs of Henares, AEDHE (Spain)
Dr. Jorge Rubio, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)
Prof. Dr. Michael Gradzielski, Technical University of Berlin (Germany)
Dr. Rafaél Gómez, University of Alcalá (Spain)
Dr. Ramón Pons, Spanish National Research Council (Spain)

The important deadlines will be:
15th September to 15th October: application
16th October to 10th November: registration by e-mail to Dr. Gemma Montalvo and Dr. Henriette Hansen