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IHU – TU-HH Joint Summer School
on
Net Zero and Nearly Net Zero Energy Buildings and Smart Communities

Aim

Net-zero energy buildings and communities, which are receiving increasing interest, are the main objective of the summer school. A net-zero energy building or community is defined as one that, in an average year, produces as much energy from renewable energy as it consumes. Net-zero energy buildings and communities and the manner in which energy sustainability is facilitated by them are described and examples are given. Also, distributed energy production through Renewable Energy Sources utilization is discussed and the role and the importance of energy storage, and energy distribution networks, as part of net-zero buildings and communities are explained.

Organisers

Τhe Summer School is co organized by the IHU School of Science and Technology and Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH - Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg) which are currently on a 3-year educational collaboration funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

Who can participate

The summer school is mainly addressed to graduate students in Engineering, Physics and related areas and to researchers/professional working at universities, research centers and industry. The working language is English.

Venue

The summer school will take place at the premises of the International Hellenic University in Thermi, Thessaloniki. Remote attendance through the University’s distance learning platform is also possible.

Where to Apply

Applicants are required to submit an online registration form at: https://e-services.ihu.edu.gr/registration-form/1274/online-form

All applicants will be notified of admission decisions by e-mail in the next 10 working days upon receiving their application.

Registration fee

The registration fee for the summer school is 80 €. Accepted participants will be notified by e-mail and their place will be reserved upon payment of the tuition fee.

Further Information

For more information please contact Dr. Christos Koidis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +30 2310 807 501.

Summer School Program Tentative Programme

02/09/2019

10:00-10:30

Registration

 

10:30-12:30

Net Zero and Nearly Net Zero Energy Buildings

Prof. A. Papadopoulos (AUTh)

12:30-13:00

Coffee Break

13:00-15:00

Net Zero and Nearly Net Zero Energy Buildings

Prof. A. Papadopoulos (AUTh)

03/09/2019

10:00-12:00

Smart Cities And Communities*

Dr. I. Theodoridou

12:00-12:30

Coffee Break

12:30-14:30

Smart Cities And Communities*

Dr. I. Theodoridou

04/09/2019

10:00-12:00

Building Integrated Renewable Systems

Dr. G. Martinopoulos (IHU)

12:00-12:30

Coffee Break

12:30-14:30

Building Integrated Renewable Systems

Dr. G. Martinopoulos (IHU)

05/09/2019

10:00-12:00

Decentralized supply of heat/electricity RES*

Mr Sens

(TU-HH)

12:00-12:30

Coffee Break

12:30-14:30

Decentralized supply of heat/electricity RES*

Mr Sens

(TU-HH)

06/09/2019

10:00-12:00

Sustainability in the Built Environment

Dr. E. Giama

(AUTh)

12:00-12:30

Coffee Break

12:30-14:30

Sustainability in the Built Environment

Dr. E. Giama

(AUTh)

http://ecs.ihu.edu.gr/co/events/dont-be-afraid-being-different-be-afraid-being-same

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 11:35

Free Webinar on Biosecurity

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Webinar on Biosecurity

By Dr. Patrick Rüdelsheim, Dr. Gijsbert van Willigen

The international Hellenic University invites you to attend a free Webinar on Biosecurity, held via the Software Zoom (https://zoom.us/), on Wednesday 15 May, at 18.00-20.00 CET.

Please register at: https://e-services.ihu.edu.gr/registration-form/1247/online-form

Certificates of Attendance will be given upon request.

Summary

Some biological materials have the capacity to cause harm. For most people involved in life science this is the justification for implementing laboratory biosafety based on containment principles, technologies, and practices to protect people from biological agents, and prevent accidental release of biological agents. Yet, the capacity to cause harm can also be misused and laboratory biosecurity measures therefore aim to prevent theft and intentional malicious use of biological agents. Special attention is required for so-called dual-use goods, materials that have a civilian and a military application. Dual-use biological agents can be used in bioterrorism.

Besides the wild type agents themselves, biological agents can also be modified in the lab to become more dangerous than the wild-type organism itself. This is called dual-use research of concern (DURC). One type of DURC research is gain-of-function (GOF) research. Besides the risks of dual-use agents and DURC/GOF also ethical questions can arise from the application of GOF.

Understanding these security threats, both biosafety and biosecurity should be an integral part of program management of organizations handling dangerous pathogens, in order to prevent potential undesired spread, theft, malicious use, and bioterrorism.

The lecture will focus on:

  • what should be part of a proper laboratory biosecurity program and who are stakeholders in the program
  • what are dual-use materials
  • what are dual-use biological agents are and the basis why agents are classified as dual-use. The criteria include besides the pathogenicity also other factor such a how can they be cultured and dispersed.
  • types of research will be presented as examples of DURC/GOF and published examples will be discussed.
  • ethical questions

Speakers' short CVs:

Dr. Patrick Rüdelsheim>>

Dr. Gijsbert van Willigen>>

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