11th International Conference on Applied Phycology, June 22-27, 2008
Scientific Program

Click here for Conference programme
Click here for Oral & Poster programme

Full details and the final program can be downloaded from the above links. Copies will also be available at the registration desk. Registration will be from 14:00 – 18:00 hrs on Sunday the 22nd of June.

The conference has 4 plenary lectures and 8 minisymposia as well as 8 contributed paper and poster sessions. In addition break out meetings and workshops are encouraged and room will be made available. Wednesday is allocated to the mid-conference tour.  Click here to see confirmed Keynote Speakers and Confirmed Mini Symposia.

Special lecture
A special lecture titled “Irish Phycologists and historical use of algae in Ireland” will be given before the welcome reception by Prof. M.D. Guiry. Mike Guiry has 35 years experience research on marine algae and their uses. He is Professor of Botany at the National University of Ireland, Galway and Director of the Martin Ryan Institute.

Plenary Lecture
Monday the 23rd of June - Professor Michael A. Borowitzka, Algae and biofuels: Quo vadis?
Tuesday the 24th of June - Professor Geoffrey Codd, Toxic Algae and Algal Blooms
Thursday the 26th of June - Professor Rocky de Nys, Integrated aquaculture, a tropical perspective
     from Down Under
Friday the 27th of June (TBD)

Mini Symposia
The convener will start with a brief introduction followed by the speakers of that session. Each speaker has 20 min plus 5 min question time. A total of 10 mini-symposia are expected. Participants who wish to organize a mini-symposium as a convener are requested to send the topic and expected speakers to the local organizing committee by 1 December 2007. The local organizing committee cannot provide any financial support to the conveners and speakers.

Provisional conference topics
In any of the sessions we welcome policy papers on management, economic and socioeconomic aspects

A- Algal products, to include the following:
• Use of Micro and macroalgae in bio fuel and chemical production
• Novel screening, detection and analysis in applied phycology
• Bioactive molecules and chemicals from Algae
• Commercial development, novel products
• Up-scaling and mass-cultivation

B- Algae and Environment, to include the following:
• Bioturbidation of artificial substrates
• Harmfull algal blooms, detections, policies and techniques
• Algae as bio-monitors and use in bioremediation and environmental protection

C- Algae as food and feed, to include the following:
• Algae in human nutrition, health and functional foods
• Micro and macroalgae for aquaculture: from integrated aquaculture to feed ingredient
• Anti-oxidant in algae, use and function

D- Algae and genetics, to include the following:
• Genitics, genetic engineering and molecular biotechnology of algae
• Molecular biosynthesis

E- Physiology & Growth of algae

Contributed papers
Contributions are invited on all aspects of applied Phycology. Contributed papers have to be presented by one of the authors. Each speaker is allowed 15 min including discussion time. To keep the sessions on schedule and allow parallel sessions run synchronously, chairpersons are instructed to stop speakers at the end of their allocated time.
Each lecture theater will be provided with a computer and video projector. Speakers requiring any other equipment (e.g. VHS or film projection) must notify the Conference Secretariat when they send in their abstract. A computer room will be available for speakers if they need to view or alter their presentation. Presentations should be in MS Powerpoint format, preferably on a USB memory stick or on a CD.

Contributed posters
Sessions for contributed posters will be held during the conference. Authors will be expected to present their poster during the designated session. Posters will be displayed at the conference venue for the entire duration of the conference. Poster boards are 90 cm wide by 120 cm high. Poster should not exceed these dimensions. Poster mounting material will be provided.

The title must be identical with the abstract title and should be clearly legible from some distance. Please provide a small photograph of the author at the right hand side of the title. The information on the poster should be clear and understandable without oral presentation.

Workshops and informal meetings
Rooms can be made available for workshops and meetings. Delegates wishing to organize such events should contact the conference secretariat as soon as possible indicating their requirements, schedule and expected number of participants.

The following have been planned for Monday and or Tuesday from 17.00-19.00:
1. Sea vegetables for health. Farmasea Health PLc, Scott Kennedy
2. ISAP members meeting
3. JAP meeting