Dissemination

Activities

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14/12/2020

BioICEP was presented successfully on the 1st International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences in 2020 (ECCS 2020, 10–30 November 2020).

This was the first e-conference on Catalysis Science, which was very successful with 70 papers and presentations presented at https://sciforum.net/conference/ECCS2020

All presented papers can be accessed at https://sciforum.net/conference/ECCS2020/submissions/view. The conference proceedings papers will be published in the journal Chemistry Proceedings.

 

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27/11/2020

BioICEP was presented at European Researcher's Night 2020 is annual event supported by EC

BioICEP was presented at European Researcher's Night 2020 is annual event supported by EC:

https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/events/european-researchers-night-2020_en

As a part of Serbia's participation (https://www.nocistrazivaca.rs/), IMGEE presented the BioICEP project in the 'EU Corner' section.

 

 

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25/11/2020

Marija Mojicevic, from Athlone Institute of Technology will present BioICEP at Biocatalysis Open Day 2020 .

Marija Mojicevic, from Athlone Institute of Technology will present BioICEP at Biocatalysis Open Day 2020.

Biocatalysis Open Day 2020 is an online event organised by The Biocatalysis Division of the European Federation of Biotechnology.

http://www.efbiotechnology.org/biocatalysis

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13/11/2020

Marija Mojicevic (@MarijaMojicevic) from AIT, won the Presentation Prize at the the FEMS Online Conference on Microbiology 2020, sponsored by the FEMS journals.

See the enterview here:

https://fems-microbiology.org/about_fems/network-and-activities/awards/poster-oral-presentation-prizes/fems-presentation-prize-marija-mojicevic/?fbclid=IwAR2WLYrN3yeHctTMM-UDTRLgpxJOE-KT-rhLxWDnk81ZvB3-j4MuXz78qvc

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12/11/2020

AIMPLAS and Cicloplast organize the V edition of their conference ‘Plastics and circular economy’ with an innovative 3D virtual reality format

AIMPLAS and Cicloplast have organized on November 12, the fifth edition of their plastics and circular economy, sustainability and recycling debate conference. During the event, a pioneer in its theme, the bioicep project was presented.  

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06/11/2020

Our collegue Marija Mojicevic has been awarded an ‘Oral presentation prize for early career scientists’ on FEMS (Federation of European Microbiological Societies).

Dr Marija Mojicevic has been awarded an ‘Oral presentation prize for early career scientists’ on FEMS (Federation of European Microbiological Societies) Conference on Microbiology for presentation of the latest BioInnovation of a Circular Economy for Plastics (BioICEP) results. The Presentation titled Plastic saga - The microbes strike back, gave an insight in global problem concerning plastic waste, but also presented microorganisms as a potentially useful solution.  Presented Results focused on isolation and identification of strains with the ability to produce enzymes relevant for plastic degradation. FEMS Conference on Microbiology In association with the Serbian Society for Microbiology (SSM) for the safety and welfare of attendees organized online, from 28 – 31 October 2020. FEMS is a pan-European scientific body dedicated to highlight the importance of science – and in particular microbiology within Europe. This high profile conference offers European, regional and local scientists, and in particular Early Career Scientists the opportunity to participate and avail of a wide range of networking opportunities and knowledge exchange experiences.

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02/11/2020

Congratulations to the Winners of the BioICEP Best Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Posters presented at the BioICEP General Assembly Meeting October 22nd & 23rd, 2020.

Winner : BioICEP ‘Postdoctoral Poster’ Dr Catherine Collins, Limerick Institute of Technology [LIT] Ireland:

Dr Catherine Collins is a Research Scientist at Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre in Limerick Institute of Technology. Her work focuses on exploring the role of fungi in the bioremediation of plastics as part of the Horizon 2020 BioICEP project https://www.bioicep.eu/. Catherine has a degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Fungal Biotechnology. She had worked on a number of fungal projects both in Ireland and the U.K. prior to joining Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre. While working at Shannon ABC, she has established her own research group which focuses on investigating mushrooms and fungi as functional foods and as sources of enzymes and other bioactives.

Winner : BioICEP ‘Postgraduate Poster’ Naiara Farias, Athlone Institute of Technology [AIT] Ireland:

Naiara has a Bachelor’s Hons Degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro- UERJ (2017) and a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ / COPPE (2019), focusing on synthesis and kinetic modelling of cationic polymerization of polyolefins.  Following her Master of Science studies, she worked in a huge Brazilian petrochemical company, Braskem, as a researcher trainee under the technology and innovation department, being part of projects to develop new products and processes. Currently, she is undertaking a Ph.D. in Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) focusing on the development of sustainable flexible packaging solutions using novel biodegradable and compostable polymer blends.

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28/10/2020

Our friend Jasmina presented BioICEP at FEMS Conference.

More info: https://fems2020belgrade.com/

 

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19/10/2020

BIOICEP Posters

The BioICEP consortium will present at its next meeting the selected posters of postgraduates and researchers from each of the partner institutes and organizations to present how their current research work is in line with or conforms to BioICEP's ambitions and objectives. The BioICEP Consortium fully supports collaboration, knowledge sharing and listening to the future talents of researchers to help in our mission to drive innovation and excellence for the BioICEP project.
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13/10/2020

Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic, from Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering; the University of Belgrade will present BioICEP at FEMS ONLINE CONFERENCE ON MICROBIOLOGY 2020

We live in the Age of Plastics. Synthetic plastics made our modern life possible being durable, lightweight, and processable. Nevertheless, the growing accumulation of plastic wastes has become a severe environmental and social issue. Recently, the improvement of plastic design and production to facilitate its re-use, repair, and recycling is a major concern, as noted in the Paris agreement on Climate Change, to decouple plastics production from fossil resources and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Achieving circularity and up-cycling of the existing plastics is a major challenge and EU-China flagship project BioICEP is tackling that challenge. Reports on biodegradation of synthetic plastics by microorganisms or enzymes have sprung up, and these offer a possibility to develop biological treatment technology for plastic wastes.

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13/10/2020

Marija Mojicevic, from  ATHLONE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, will present BioICEP at FEMS ONLINE CONFERENCE ON MICROBIOLOGY 2020 

The search for an effective way of managing plastic waste has been the focus of scientific research for the past couple of decades. One of the most promising approaches is the enzymatic degradation of plastic and the retrieval of monomers or their upcycling. A large number of potential plastic-degrading enzymes have been identified in microorganisms, however, most of these enzymes are not nearly efficient enough to completely degrade plastic.

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25/09/2020

Call for Posters

The BioICEP consortium wish to extend a call for posters to the postgraduate and research community within each of the partner Institutes and organisations to propose how their current research work is in line or fits with the ambitions and goals of BioICEP. The Consortium of BioICEP fully support collaboration, knowledge sharing and listening to the up and coming talent pipeline of researchers to assist in our mission to drive innovation and excellence for the BioICEP project.

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16/09/2020

BioICEP Consortium Meeting

On September 15, took place the BioICEP Consortium Meeting, where were reviewed the project key achievements to date and the progress towards expected each work package.

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09/09/2020

BioICEP was present at the MIX-UP Six Month Meeting. The main idea of MIX-UP (MIXed plastics biodegradation and UPcycling using microbial communities) is to showcase a novel approach to the circularity of the plastic life cycle and therefore addresses

More info at http://www.mix-up.eu

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30/07/2020

1st International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences

Our friend Dr. Evangelos Topakas, from Biotechnology Laboratory, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, will be in sessions Charis. in the 1st International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences in 2020 (ECCS 2020) that is hosted online by: https://eccs2020.sciforum.net.

An often-quoted statistic is that catalysts are used in 90% of all chemical products, a reflection of the importance of catalysis in powering a modern society. This includes the role that catalysis plays in the production of fuels, chemical manufacture, fertilizer production, environmental protection and cleanup, pharmaceutical manufacture, sustainable energy, biomass conversion, polymer chemistry, and electrochemistry. ECCS 2020 will present the latest research on the use of catalysts in these critical areas. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

The BioiCEP project will be presented by AIMPLAS. The PowerPoint will be displayed directly on the website using Sciforum's patented slide viewer.

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19/06/2020

New Plastic Recycling Technologies

AIMPLAS organized a series of free webinars under the slogan ‘Plastic reinvents itself’. With the aim of bringing together topics of interest to the plastics industry. Pablo Ferrero presented BioICEP.

Wacht the webinar here.https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4147191146544437250

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12/02/2020

BioICEP at OpenEARTH Conference on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Our friend Christos Argirusis from TU Clausthal participated in OpenEARTH Conference on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. The conference was organized by the BalkanROAD project “Towards farms with zero carbon-, waste- and water-footprint. Roadmap for sustainable management strategies for Balkan agricultural sector”, financed by the European Union and National Funds of the participating countries, within the framework of the “Balkan-Mediterranean 2014-2020 Programme”.

https://balkanroad.eu/conference/

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12/02/2020

BioICEP at OpenEARTH Conference on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Our friend Christos Argirusis from TU Clausthal participated in OpenEARTH Conference on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. The conference was organized by the BalkanROAD project “Towards farms with zero carbon-, waste- and water-footprint. Roadmap for sustainable management strategies for Balkan agricultural sector”, financed by the European Union and National Funds of the participating countries, within the framework of the “Balkan-Mediterranean 2014-2020 Programme”.

More info: https://balkanroad.eu/conference/

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10/02/2020

Dr. Jasmina Nikodinovic in the conference "From plastic waste to bioplastics with the help of microorganisms"

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23/01/2020

Dr. Margaret Brennan Fournet of the Materials Research Institute at Athlone interview

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05/05/1920

Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran Supports Launch of AIT Recycling Initiative

Athlone Institute of Technology launched a brand new eco-initiative earlier this week with the intention of educating students, staff and the wider community about the circular economy and responsible consumption of plastic.

 

https://www.ait.ie/news-and-events/news/minister-kevin-boxer-moran-launches-ait-green-team-initiative

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Kick Off meeting

Dates: 10th & 11th Feb 2020
Venue: Athlone Institute of Technology and Radison Blu Hotel Athlone

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Dr. Jasmina Nikodinovic interview

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870292.