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3IMEBE - First Announcement
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1st and 2nd International Meeting on Environmental Biotechnology and
Engineering (1IMEBE, and 2IMEBE) took place in Mexico City in
September 2004 and 2006.
Risk assessment and environmental impact
Wastewater & solid waste management, treatment and reuse
Strategies for the protection and remediation of natural
Microbial ecology and molecular biology applications for a
better environmental control
Environmental education and legislative aspect
New perspectives
Palma de Mallorca
21-25 September 2008
Terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems are affected
by the interaction of factors from natural or anthropogenic
origin. Both of them have direct or indirect impact on the
environment causing deterioration of soil and water which are
fundamental matrices for the vital cycles of the ecosystems
and therefore, the earth’s general equilibrium. To counteract
this damage, a series of strategies must be defined to protect
and remediate the terrestrial and aquatic systems. These
strategies should focus on microbial ecology by promoting
vital reactions of the ecosystems’ matrices (soil, sediments,
The congress intends to translate fundamental
knowledge on the microbial ecology of impaired ecosystems
into technological solutions for the restoration of terrestrial and
aquatic environments. The unification of fundamental and
applied research is of utmost importance because they are
interdependent and connected to the action-reaction of the
The main objective of the congress will be
to integrate the different research with technology
orientation (engineering, biotechnology) in such a way
that their future action will be based on fundamental
research (ecology).
The action on the environment must be interactive
with the participation of different disciplines having common
One of the common objectives must be to preserve
energy resources and create renewable ones.
) Other common objective must be the re-use of waste
which should be valorized and not seen any more as
waste but better as “new resources”.
Finally, the last but not the least common objective must
be to minimize pollution and discharge to the environment
in order to protect its ecology.
All this will be achieved only with the development
of cleaner and cheaper technologies both on an environmental
and an energy point of view as well as with an adequate
environmental education and a sustainable development.
The topics treated in the previous conference
included: soil and sediment remediation; aquifer remediation;
solid waste management and treatment; hazardous waste;
management and treatment; microbial ecology; molecular
biology; applications to environmental problems; wastewater
treatment; management, processes, reclamation, reuse,
appropriate technologies; environmental chemistry; sustainable
development; risk assessment and environmental impact; control
and modelling of environmental processes and environmental
I. Risk assessment and environmental impact
Land degradation processes (soil pollution, erosion & salinization)
Pollution of the Aquatic ecosystems (water column, sediments & eutrophication)
Air Pollution (Mobile, fixed industrial & Landfill sources)
Global climate change, C and N cycling
II. Wastewater & solid waste management, treatment and reuse
Domestic & industrial wastewater
Municipal, animal, agro-food and hazardous wastes
Sewage sludge
Treatment technologies
Physicochemical & membrane processes
Aerobic & anaerobic processes, wetlands
Integration of biological & physicochemical processes
Nutrient removal (N and P)
Emerging pollutants (endocrine disruptors, micropollutants, etc)
Agronomic valorization
III. Strategies for the protection and remediation of natural
Soil & aquatic environments including sediments
Appropriate remediation technologies
Phytoremediation, bioremediation, bioaugmentation,
biowaste addition, Electrokinetics, other techniques
Ecological processes and biocontrol
Sustainable agriculture
Control and modelling of environmental processes
IV. Microbial ecology and molecular biology applications
for a better environmental control
Ecology of the natural and man made environments
Interactions between microorganisms
Interactions between microorganisms and plants
Functional and structural diversity of bacteria
Environmental enzymes
V. Environmental education and legislative aspect
Ecocystems and education
Way of life and sustainable environment
Health risks
Legislative aspect for environmental protection
Water & organic waste treatment
Soil conservation
VI. New perpectives
Renewable energy production from waste & wastewater
High value products from wastes other than biofuels
Agriculture & forest management for a better control of greenhouse gases
Technology needs in the developing world
* The different items included under each topics are only indicative
and not exclusive. The submission of works on another subjects
within these topics are encouraged by the organizers, particularly
new aspects .
The main activities of the 3IMEBE will consist of:
Guest Conferences
Oral Sessions
Poster Sessions
Short Courses
Competition of Best Presentations as poster will
be organized during the conference.
The manuscripts must not be more than 10 pages long
including Tables & Figures. The text must be written with
Arial 12 and single line space. These guidelines may be
modified later and will be updated in the web site.
English will be the official conference language. Possible EnglishSpanish translation will be available.
Abstracts must be submitted through our website. They must
contain the following information: Title, authors' names, full name
of sponsoring institution along with a contact e-mail address.
Abstracts will be 300 - 350 words long and no longer than one
page. Abstracts must be written in English and will consist of one or
two introductory sentences stating the problem, the main objective
of the study and a brief summary of both the methodology and the
Oral and poster presentations will be published in the
Proceedings of the 3IMEBE, in CD book with ISBN.
Papers will be published in English.
The organizers are looking at the possibility to publish the
best papers presented at the conference in a special issue
of an established journal. Negotiations are already well
advanced with a journal from the environmental field
(Impact Factor 2006: 1.477). Information about the
progress of these negotiations will be given in the next
Registration Fees
Full fee
Reduced fee*
Student fee
person fee
€ 350
€ 300
€ 200
€ 400
€ 350
€ 250
€ 100
€ 110
Early registration (by June 20, 2008)
Late registration (after June 20, 2008)
*Developing Countries
Deadline for submission of abstracts
20, 2008
Authors notified for acceptance
May 20, 2008
Deadline for registration with discount
June 20, 2008
Deadline for receipt of full manuscript
July 20, 2008
21-25, 2008
The organizers are looking at the possibility to provide fellowship to
the best works submitted by students (age limit: 35 years). Priority
will be given to students from developing countries.
The fellowship will cover the cost of the inscription, lodging at the
student residence of the University and meals. The total number of
fellowship will be of 15. The organizers will look also at the
possibility to finance the trip of one of the selected students.
Hector Poggi Varaldo, CINVESTAV-IPN (Mexico)
Jaime García Mena, CINVESTAV-IPN (Mexico)
Mario T. Kato, University of Pernambuco (Brazil)
Carlos A. Chernicharo, Federal University of Mines (Brazil)
Alfons J.M. Stams, Wageningen University (The Netherlands)
Jules B. van Lier, Wageningen University (The Netherlands)
James A. Field, Arizona University (USA)
Claudia Etchebehere, University of Republic (Uruguay)
Adalberto Noyola, Engineering Institute, UNAM (Mexico)
Hervé Macarie, IRD-IMEP (France)
Steven Criquet, University Paul Cézanne -IMEP (France)
Tom Arnot, University of Bath (England)
Edward Stentiford, University of Leeds (England)
Luis Fernández Linares, UPIBI (Mexico)
Rosa Icela Beltrán, University of Hidalgo (Mexico)
Benjamin Otto Ortega Morales, University of Campeche (Mexico)
Walter Patricio Mac Cormack Antarctic Institute (Argentina)
Nikolae Dinev N. Poushkarov Institute of Soil Science Sofia (Bulgaria)
Krishna R. Reddy, University of Illinois (USA)
Sami Sayadi, Centre of Biotechnology of Sfax (Tunisia)
Anna Barra Caracciolo, IRSA-CNR Rome (Italy)
Jonathan Kahl, University of Wisconsin (USA)
Michael Schloter. GSF-Institute of Soil Ecology (Germany)
Óscar Betancourt. FUNSAD (Ecuador)
Aboubakar S. Ouattara, University of Ouagadougo (Burkina Faso)
Colin Burton. CEMAGREF Rennes (France)
Lukas Y. Wick. Helmboltz Centre for Environmental (Germany)
Teresa Álvarez Aliaga. Biochemical Institute (Bolivia)
Jan Venglovsky University of Veterinary Medicine (Slovak Republik)
Isabel Sastre Conde, IRFAP (Balear Island)
José L. Sanz, UAM (Madrid)
Maricarmen Lobo Bedmar, IMIDRA , EIADES (Madrid)
Cristina León Cófreces, ITACyL (Valladolid)
Mª Cruz García González ITACyL (Valladolid)
Fernándo Fernández-Polanco, Univ. of Valladolid (Valladolid)
Pedro García Encinas, Univ. of Valladolid (Valladolid)
Juan Lema, Univ. of Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña)
Ramón Méndez, Univ. of Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña)
Aldo E. González, CIB-CSIC (Madrid)
Margarita Martín Fernández, UCM (Madrid)
Carlos Garcia Izquierdo, CSIC (Murcia)
José Luis R. Gallego, Univ. of Oviedo (Asturias)
Luis Gómez, UPM (Madrid)
Jesús Pastor, CSIC (Madrid)
Carlos Rad, Univ. of Burgos (Burgos)
Emilio Benítez León. CSIC. (Granada)
Anna Romani Inst. of Aquatic Ecology. (Girona)
Eloy García Calvo. UAH, IMDEA (Madrid)
Ana Elías Saénz. UPV (Bilbao)
Xavier Flotats GIRO- IRTA ( Barcelona )
José Luis Rubio, CIDE - ESSC (Valencia)
Local organizing committee
Isabel Sastre Conde. IRFAP Balear Island
José Luis Sanz. UAM Madrid
Antonio Martorell. IRFAP Balear Island
Jaume Vadell UIB. Balear Island
Xavier Guliaf. UIB. Balear Island
Gerardo López López IRFAP. Balear Island
Ana Ibáñez IRFAP. Balear Island
Emiliano E. Díaz, UAM. Madrid
Nuria Fernández, UAM. Madrid
Jeroni Vera UIB. Balear Island
Margalida Colómbas UIB. Balear Island
Catatina Aguiló. IbabSA. Balear Island
Rosa Carbó de la Hera. IbabSA.Balear Island
International organizing committee
Hervé Macarie. IRD-IMEP France
Fernando Esparza-García. CINVESTAV-IPN. Mexico
Elvira Ríos. CINVESTAV-IPN Mexico
Rafael Hernández. CINVESTAV-IPN Mexico
Ireri Roble. CINVESTAV-IPN Mexico
Lucho Constatino. UPP. Mexico
Susana Vázquez. CONICET. Argentina
The conference will be held at University of Balear
Island UIB in Palma de Mallorca (www.uib.es). It is just outside
of the city.
Mallorca (from latin 'insula maior', and then
'Maiorica' meaning major island) is an impressive island, the
biggest of the balearic archipielago, it's the most eastern region of
Spain. The Mallorcans themselves are descended from a mix that
includes Spanish, Arabs and Carthaginians. The geography of the
island allows you to choose all kinds of activities, whether you're
looking for an urban athmosphere, such as Palma, or if you prefer
a more relaxed rural environment or it's countless sun-drenched
gorgeous clean beaches
Palm is a wonderful city in which you have a
number of monuments that you should be sure to visit. The gotic
cathedral with its stained-glass windows dominates the waterfront
and backs onto the oldest part of the city where churches of
medieval, gothic and baroque periods are found along with
Renaissance style buildings (like the City Hall) and stately homes
with beautiful patios. The maze of streets at the back of the
cathedral leads to the beautiful Banys Àrabs, the old Moorish bath
house which is worth a visit. The Palau de l'Almudaina stands
opposite the cathedral entrance. L'Almudaina used to be the
palace of the Moorish governors and later of the Mallorcan Kings.
The Castell de Bellver (the Castle of Bellver) is a beautiful wellpreserved fortress dating back to the 14th century. It is located on
the top of a wooded hill and has spectacular views over Palma
www.a-palma.es; http://www.emtpalma.es/;
Weather in Mallorca.
Mallorca Mallorca is typically Mediterranean with
hot, dry hot summers in the high 20°s or even 30ºs, and mild
winters, with the temperatures roughly half that of summer (rarely
below 5º). Mallorca experiences irregular rainfall, mostly tending
to fall between autumn and winter. Generally speaking Mallorca
presents a high humidity level, as it is an island
Communications to Palma.
Palma. Son Sant Joan" international
airport lies 8 kilometers east of Palma and is the main access to the island.
There are direct flights to Mallorca from every major national airport such as
Madrid's Barajas and Barcelona's Prat. Direct connections from other
important Spanish cities are available as well You can take advantage of
these connections to take in some of the wonderful sights that can be seen in
these two cities before or after the Meetings. There are also direct low-cost
flights from other European cities; especially from Germany and England.
Sant Joan airport: http://www.mallorcawebsite.com/htmls/airport.htm
National Flights: www.iberia.com; www.spanair.com; www.aireuropa.com
Low cost flights: www.vueling.com, www.airberlin.com; www.easyjet.com;
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If you arrive in Palma by boat:
Detach Pre-registration form to receive registration
information that will follow, Consult our Web site*:
(still under constuction)
To obtain more information about the conference and
sending the pre-inscription write to:
[email protected]
* In the web site you will get more information about Abstract
submission and preparation.
Conselleria d`Agricultura
d`Agricultura i Pesca
C/ Eusebi Estada n 145 . 07009 Palma de Mallorca. SPAIN
Phone/Fax: (+34) 971176100 ext 65358/ (34) 971177107
Email: [email protected]
Dr. José Luis SANZ
Dpto. de Biología Molecular
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Cantoblanco, Crtra. de Colmenar, Km.15 28049 SPAIN
Phone: +34-91-497.8078 / 4303/ 3601 Fax: +34-91-497.8087
E-mail: [email protected]
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