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2000 - 2001

Giugno 2001

First international Symposium on Biotechnologies for Environmental Management

November 22-24, 2001Villa Gualino, Torino, Italy


Thursday November 22, 2001

14.00          Participants registration

Session 1 – GENERAL

14.30          Biotechnologies for the environment

Prof. E. Galli, University of Milano

15.15          Legislation

16.00          Coffee break

16.30 Micro-Ecological Life Support Alternative MELISSA

Prof. W. Verstraete, University of Gent

17.30          POSTER SESSION

Friday November 23, 2001

Session 2 – SOIL

9.30 Integrated bioremediation approach at a crude oil polluted site: synthesis of results and comparative effectiveness

Eng. G. Andreotti, ENI – Agip Division

10.15 Metal hyperaccumulator plants: biotechnological resources for exploitation in the phytoextraction of metal-contaminated soil

Prof. A. J. Baker, University of Melbourne

11.00          Coffee break

11.30 Interactions of fungi with heavy metal compounds: perspectives in bioremediation

Dr S. Perotto, University of Napoli

12.15 The development of biosensors and the measurement of bioavailability of heavy metals in soil

Dr L. Diels, VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research), Mol

13.00          Lunch

Session 4 – WATER

14.30          Wastewater aerobic treatment and artificial wetlands

Prof. R. Vismara, Eng. Gea Volpe, Politecnico of Milano

15.15          Wastewater anaerobic treatment

Dr. G. Bortone, Enea, Bologna

16.00          Coffee break

16.30          Biological treatments for disinfection by products control: a critical evaluation

Eng. P. Romano, Società Metropolitana Acque Torino Spa

17.15          Biotechnological reclamation of an harbour area: the ancient port of Genoa

Prof. P. Canepa, University of Genova

18.00          POSTER SESSION

Saturday November 24, 2001

Session 3 - SOLID WASTE

  9.30          Characterization of microbial communities in composting processes – A key to optimize process conditions?

Dr C. Tebbe, Federal Research Center for Agriculture, Braunshweig

10.15          Composting of waste biomasses: available technologies and operating cases

Dr S. Silvestri, Prof. G. Zorzi, Istituto Agrario San Michele all’Adige

11.00          Coffee break

11.30          Perspectives of anaerobic digestion of solid waste and sewage sludge

Prof. F. Cecchi, University of Verona

12.15                   Synthesis of biodegradable polymers from wastes by a combined anaerobic/aerobic process

Prof. M. Majone, University of Roma “La Sapienza”

13.00          Lunch

Session 5 – AIR

14.30                         Biofiltration of organic volatile contaminants

Dr M. Zilli, University of Genova

15.15                         Engineering aspects of biofiltration for VOCs removal from gaseous emissions

Prof. Stefano Cernuschi, Politecnico of Milano

16.00          Coffee break

16.30                         A membrane bioreactor for air revitalisation in closed environments  Dr J. van der Waarde, “BIOCLEAR”, Groeningen

17.30          POSTER SESSION



Congress site

Villa Gualino Viale Settimio Severo, 63 - 10133 Torino (Italy)

Scientific Committee:
 Alan J. Baker
–School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Australia
Ludo Diels – Vito, Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Mol, B

Enrica Galli – Dept. of Genetics and Microbiology, University of Milano, I
Christoph TebbeFederal Research Center for Agriculture (FAL), Braunschweig, G

Jacob Johannes van der Waarde -
Bioclear, Groeningen, NL

Willy Henry Verstraete - Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, University of Gent, B

Scientific/Organizing Secretariat
Alessandra Sberze

Fondazione per le Biotecnologie
Villa Gualino - Viale Settimio Severo, 63
10133 Torino Italy
Tel.: +39.011.6600187 - Fax: +39.011.6600708

e-mail: mail@fobiotech.org - http://www.fobiotech.org

Congress fees


Lit. 400.000 + VAT (20%) - EURO  208 + VAT (20%)

Students *

Lit. 200.000 + VAT (20%) - EURO  104 + VAT (20%)

* Students should exhibit their University attendance Certificate to enjoy reduced registration fee.

Congress fee includes: all scientific sessions, congress kit, abstracts book, attendance certificate, coffee breaks, luncheons


Registred participants can present a poster.

Poster size: max 90 cm x 120 cm (w/h).

Abstract should be sent as a Word or PDF file as an e-mail attachment to: mail@fobiotech.org before Sept. 30th, 2001: max 1 page (Times New Roman, 12, justified, line 1, margin 2 cm.) title, authors, addresses, body of abstract.

Participation modalities

All participants are requested to fill in all parts of the enclosed registration form and send it to the Organizing Secretariat with the payment. The registration will be accepted only after receipt of the payment.

Registrations will be limited to 150 participants.

Official language

The official language of the Meeting is English.

Hotel Accomodation

40 rooms for the participants of the Symposium are available at Villa Gualino Hotel ***

£ 140.000 – double room (per night, breakfast and taxes included)

£  90.000 – single room (per night, breakfast and taxes included)

Reservation requests will be accepted by the Organizing Secretariat according to availability.

No deposit is requested for the reservation: participants will settle the Hotel bill at their departure.

Payment Modalities

Bank to bank transfer (free of charges) to:

Fondazione per le Biotecnologie

Istituto Bancario San Paolo – Agenzia 1

Corso Re Umberto 51-53, 10128 Torino

C/c 104365, CAB 01001, ABI 1025

Description: “BIOTEMA”

Cancellations and Refunds

Written cancellation must be sent to the Organizing secretariat not later than October 20th, 2001. In this case 70% of the registration fee will be refunded; no refund will be given for cancellations presented after this date.


 Per informazioni

Fondazione per le Biotecnologie, Villa Gualino, V.le Settimio Severo 63, 10133 Torino

 Fax: ++39 11 6600708 E-mail: mail@fobiotech.org