Phyconet Annual Conference 2015

[UK] The PHYCONET Annual Meeting 2015 will be held as a 1-day workshop on Wednesday, 26th August during the European Phycological Congress in London.

Registration is now open via This event is free (however, those wishing to attend EPC6 itself must register at and pay the EPC6 registration fee).


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Vitor Verdelho (A4F, President of the European Algae Biomass Association): Microalgae production technologies and extreme microalgae
  • Tracey Beacham (Plymouth Marine Laboratory): ALGEBRA: ALGal Environmental and Biotechnological Risk Assessment
  • Carole Llewellyn (Swansea University): Title to be confirmed
  • Tom Bibby (University of Southampton): Realising the biotechnological potential of marine microalgae
  • Pattanathu Rahman (TeeGene Biotech Ltd): Biosurfactants and bioemulsifiers from microalgae
  • Michael Graz & Almero Barnard (Neem Biotech Ltd): Considerations for downstream processing of microalgae and thoughts on commercialisation
  • Emmanouil Flemetakis (University of Athens): ALGAECOM: mining and optimizing microalgae biomass for novel cosmeceuticals

There will be a session for early-careers researchers for students and postdoctoral researchers to showcase their work; if you would like a 20-minute slot (15 minute presentation + 5 minutes for questions) in this session, the final call to submit your title, author and institution details and abstract (max. 300 words) to [email protected] is 5pm on Monday 3rd August. Travel costs within the UK will be covered for invited speakers.

There will also be a poster session. Posterboards will accommodate up to A0 posters (portrait orientation only). If you wish to present a poster, the final call to submit your title, author and institution details and abstract (max. 300 words) [email protected] is 5pm on Monday, 3rd August.

There will be a prize for best early career researcher presentation and poster presentation.

The final programme will be posted shortly.

This will be a members-only event; if you would like to attend and are not a member of PHYCONET, please complete the membership form at


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