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March 11, 2008: Seminar on Algae Biofuels

Arizona State University 
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Hubbs Hall, Room 4500
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego  

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Dr. Qiang Hu is an Assistant Professor and the co-Director of theLaboratory for Algae Research and Biotechnology (LARB) at Arizona StateUniversity that performs fundamental and applied research on algae forthe production of feedstock for biofuels and other biomaterials, and for the bioremediation of air, water, and wastewater. Dr. Hu received aPh.D. degree in Microalgal Biotechnology from the Ben-Gurion Universityof the Negev (Israel) in 1996.

Prior to the current position, Dr. Huspent his postdoctoral period at the Marin Biotechnology Institute Kamaishi laboratories in Japan and in the Department of Plant Biology (joint appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) and then worked as an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. Dr Hu has 20+ years of experience in fundamental and applied research on algae in topics ranging from photosynthesis, biosynthesis and regulation of lipid/oiland carotenoids, growth physiology of high-density algal culture, photobioreactor system design, and application of algal mass culture technology for biofuels, biomaterials, and environmental bioremediation. 

Dr. Hu has authored more that 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers andbook chapters, supervised or co-supervised 15 M.S. and Ph. D. studentsand postdoctoral associates, served as Principal Investigator orCo-Principal Investigator on more than 30 funded R&D projects, and isthe inventor or co-inventor on 11 patents. 

For more information, visit the home page for Dr. Hu: http://sols.asu.edu/faculty/qhu.php 

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Directions Hubbs Hall 4500 is between the Scripps Library and Hubbs Hall mainbuilding, indicated with red arrow in the attached map.  Ramp to Hubbs 4500 is just opposite of Scripps Library off Biological Grade Road. 

Parking: there will be 8 parking spaces for off campus attendees in Scripps/UCSD parking lot P016 near the intersection of La Jolla Shores Dr. and Downwind Way. See red arrow in attached map indicating thisparking lot.  Alternatively, park on the east side of La Jolla Shores Drive near the Scripps Campus, in the neighborhood to the south, or in the City Beach parking lot on Camino del Oro 3 blocks south of theScripps Campus. 

MapQuest.com link to the intersection of La Jolla Shores Drive and Downwind Way