7th UK algae conference

[UK] Swansea University invites you to attend the 7th UK Algae Conference:“The best of both worlds- combining ideas from micro-and macro algae research” on the 6th and 7th of July, 2017 sponsored by Phyconet. We aim to link post-graduate students, Post-docs, academics and algae professionals working with all types of algae. From micro to macroalgae there will be keynote speakers, flash talks and poster presentations as well as a tour of the Swansea University macro and microalgae facilities, networking, conference dinner and more. Please check the Programme here.

Themes: Algae circular economy, Algal biotechnology, Disease and Contamination, Culture & Downstream processing, Algae ecology and algae biochemistry.

The 7th UK Algae Conference “The best of both worlds- combining ideas from micro-and macro algae research” welcomes national and international postgraduates and researchers working in different areas:

  • algae and the circular economy
  • biochemistry
  • biotechnology
  • cultivation
  • disease and contamination
  • downstream processing
  • ecology

Confirmed keynote speakers from both worlds:

  • Professor John G Day (SAMS) – cryopreservation of micro and macro, challenges and future trends
  • Professor Juliet Brodie (Natural History Museum) – a historical perspective of projects run by the Natural History museum including taxonomy, monitoring kelps for harvesting purposes, citizen science, macroalgae microbiome
  • Dr Claire Gachon (SAMS) – diseases in macroalgae
  • Joe MacDonald from Varicon Aqua – “Challenges and opportunities for PBR technology suppliers in the algae bio-economy”
  • Dr Robert Lovitt from Membranology Ltd.
  • Dr. John Dodd from AlgaeCytes Ltd. “- AlgaeCytes -A view on the algal product commercialization path”


  • Intention of abstract submission : 15th May 2017
  • Final deadline for abstract submission : 26th May 2017
  • Final conference registration: 10th June 2017


  • Registration regular fee: £45
  • Registration student fee: £25
  • Registration will open on the 28th of April

For more information about the conference, please visit: 7th UK algae conference





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