Healthy and Sustainable Communities

Track Description:
Ensuring healthy lives and communities and promoting well-being for all is the theme of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Sessions within this technical track focus on a broad range of topics, including air and water quality, biotechnology and bioprocessing tools, biomedical devices, waste management, and environmental monitoring and stewardship.

Track Organizers:
Su-Ling Brooks, Dalhousie University
Azadeh Kermanshahi-pour, Dalhousie University
Stanislav Sokolenko, Dalhousie University

Sessions in Track: Healthy and Sustainable Communities

Biomedical Engineering 

John Frampton, Dalhousie University

Keynote Speakers:
Brian Amsden, Queen's University
Noémie-Manuelle Dorval Courchesne, McGill University
Evelyn KF Yim, University of Waterloo

Keywords: biomedical sensors, biomedical devices, biomaterials, tissue engineering, computational biomedical engineering


Keywords: biofuels, biopharmaceuticals, bioreactor engineering, biorefinery, bioremediation, cell culture, extraction, fermentation, media-development, media optimization, purification, single-cell protein


Keywords: recombinant technology, biofuels, biopharmaceuticals, drug discovery, gene therapy, metabolic engineering, metabolic modeling, recombinant technology, strain development, viruses, virus-like particles

Food Innovation and Engineering

Gianfranco Mazzanti, Dalhousie University

Keywords: food processing, food safety, food storage, energy efficiency, green processing, fermentation, innovative products, nutraceuticals

Waste Management, Re-Use, and Valorization

Sophia He, Dalhousie University

Keywords: waste recovery, waste reduction, waste to energy, waste to materials, up-cycling, process integration

Water Resources, Water Quality, and Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Keywords: micro-pollutants, persistent pollutants, pollutant transport and fate, process water treatment and recycling, municipal water treatment and quality, innovative water and wastewater treatment processes