4th Symposium on Biotechnology applied to Lignocelluloses
Welcome to Lignobiotech IV Symposium
After successful LignoBiotech symposia in Reims (France, 2010), Fukuoka (Japan, 2012) and Concepcion (Chile, 2014), the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) cordially invites you to participate in LignoBiotech IV, to be held in Madrid, Spain on June 19‐22, 2016.
Lignobiotech IV Symposium aims to bring together the most recent advances on biotechnology and related sciences applied to the use of biomass as renewable raw material. From fundamentals to application, the Symposium will cover genomic, biochemical, technological, downstream processing and environmental issues related to the use of biotechnology for the production of biofuels, chemicals and other products from cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin and other lignocellulose components.
The Symposium sessions will take place at the CSIC downtown Campus which constitutes a peaceful place located in the center of Madrid (c/ Serrano 117). This includes historical buildings such as the Central Building (www.csic.es/web/guest/home) and the Residencia de Estudiantes (www.residencia.csic.es/en/info/history.htm).
Madrid, the capital city of Spain, is a modern metropolitan city located in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula. While Madrid is endowed with a modern high quality infrastructure (including an excellent metro network), it has preserved many of its historic neighborhoods and streets.
Madrid landmarks include the Royal Palace, the Royal Theatre, the Retiro Park, the Library building and a large number of National museums. The Golden Triangle of Art, comprising the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum and the Thyssen‐Bornemisza Museum, meets some of the most fantastic collections of famous Spanish and foreign painters. Other great monuments like Plaza Mayor square, Cibeles Palace and Fountain, Puerta de Alcalá gate or Plaza de la Villa square have become the monument symbols of the city.