BioTek Instruments participated as a supporting exhibitor where we displayed the Synergy H1 Hybrid Multi-Mode Microplate Reader as well as the Eon UV-Vis Microplate Spectrophotometer. In addition to the hardware on display, several application notes related to lipid production in algal cultures.
Besides algal species work, a great deal of information regarding optimal algae production facilities was provided. Intricate closed loop algal systems and large multi-acre open race ponds were described and the advantages and disadvantages of each system type were discussed. Included in the discussions was the ability of these systems to be adapted for the use of algae to serve in waste water remediation. Lastly several prototype technologies and theoretical computer modeling systems were discussed as the three day meeting came to a close. The meeting was certainly a success. The organizers mentioned that when they started to put things together they hoped that they could get between 150-200 attendees. In the end 300 attended and at least another 100 had to be turned away due to space constraints. I’m already looking forward to next year’s meeting in San Diego.
|Moonrise over the Gateway Arch in St. Louis |