DescriptionThe Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability
We invite you to the BioSustainability: KAIST EEWS Workshop 2011! KAIST has been hosting the annual International Workshop on EEWS (Energy, Environment, Water, and Sustainability) since 2008 with the objective of establishing a multi-disciplinary research and educational system to investigate the innovative technologies for green energies and solutions for climate change. One of the key issues for this purpose is the generation of biofuels, chemicals and materials from sustainable biological systems. Thus KAIST EEWS is organizing a special workshop on BioSustainability to be held on November 3, 2011 at the KAIST KI Building (1st floor Fusion Hall) on the Daejeon campus. This vision of a biosustainable society was also recognized and shared by leaders in Denmark, a ‘first mover’ in clean energy technology. In fact, they realize that the issues of climate change, pollution, and depletion of energy sources do not belong to a
single country, but rather are global issues. This shared vision was realized in May of 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Government of the Republic of Korea and the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark signed a Joint statement on the Establishment of a Green Growth Alliance between the two countries, hoping to create synergistic outputs from mutual collaborations. The collaborative research activities between the two nations toward biosustainability will take place at two leading universities, KAIST and Technical University of Denmark (DTU). BioSustainability is one of the first two research topics addressed by the Joint Statement, and will be pursued by the Center for
Systems and Synthetic Biotechnology at KAIST and The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for BioSustainability at DTU. In this respect, this joint workshop will be an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and findings of research groups at KAIST and DTU.
We cordially invite academic researchers, industrial practitioners and students worldwide to participate and exchange ideas for the advancement of sustainable biotechnologies.
Sun Chang Kim
Professor and Director
Sang Yup Lee
Professor and Co-director
Institute for the BioCentury
Chairs of Workshop
|Period||3 Nov 2011|
|Event title||Annual International Workshop on Energy, Environment, Water, and Sustainability|
|Location||Daejon, Korea, Republic of|