The program informed below is a preliminary schedule and may change until the date of the event. Check this page regularly and keep up to date on the IBSB: Biodiversity accelerating the transition to a sustainable bioeconomy schedule.

The program will take place on May 16th, 2024.

Time Session Title Speaker
9:00 – 9:30 Opening and institutional talks Opening with INPA director, LNBR/CNPEM director, Chalmers representatives, Swedish embassy, MCTI representative, and Amazon research secretary
9:30 – 9:50 INPA overview and research programs on biodiversity and bioeconomy Jorge Porto, INPA
9:50 – 10:10 CNPEM overview and research programs on biodiversity and bioeconomy Eduardo Couto, CNPEM
10:10 – 10:30 Chalmers University overview and research programs on biodiversity and bioeconomy Lisbeth Olsson, Chalmers
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:20 Synthetic Biology and Biocatalysis

moderator: Mario Murakami/CNPEM

Microbial decomposition of tree bark Johan Larsbrink, Chalmers
11:20 – 11:40 Gut microbiota of Brazilian herbivores Gabriela Persinoti, CNPEM
11:40 – 12:00 Mechanisms of stress response in probiotic bifidobacteria Carl Franzen, Chalmers
12:00 – 12:20 Fungal platform for enzyme production Mario Murakami, CNPEM
12:20 – 12:40 Microbial robustness in bioprocesses Lisbeth Olsson, Chalmers
12:40 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:20

Biodiversity prospection: focus on Amazon

moderator: João Vicente Braga de Souza

Biodiversity Research and the Biological Collections Program Fernanda Werneck, INPA
15:00 – 15:20 Exploring the Therapeutic potential of Bioactive Agents from Natural Sources in the Context of Cancer and Immunomodulation Gemilson Soares Pontes, INPA
15:20 – 15:40 Bioprospection of Plants, Plant Tissue Cultures and Endophytic Fungi: linked by Natural Product Chemistry searching for active substances in the Amazon Cecilia Veronica Nunez, INPA
15:40 – 16:10 From Fungi to Pharmaceuticals: Exploring the Amazon’s Bioeconomic Potential João Vicente Braga de Souza, INPA
16:10 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:30

Round table

moderator: Eduardo Couto/CNPEM

Round table on challenges to accelerate the transition to a sustainable bioeconomy