CyanoSED: A Workshop on Benthic Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins, August 6 & 7, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

On August 6 and 7, 2018, CyanoSED: A Workshop on Benthic Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins will take place at EPA-Cincinnati.

The workshop is organized by Dr. Kaytee Pokrzywinski (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), Dr. Timothy Davis (Bowling Green State University), Dr. Susie Wood (The Cawthron Institute) and Dr. Jim Lazorchak (EPA, ORD, NERL).

The goals of the workshop are to identify knowledge gaps and prioritize research needs on issues surrounding benthic cyanobacteria and it will feature presentations from experts in the field and discussions on those presented topics.

 Symposium Objectives:

  1. Understand current research in benthic/sediment-associated HABs related to benthic mat-forming (including attached, periphytic and filamentous) cyanobacteria and benthic-pelagic (planktonic) coupling of bloom events.
  2. Identify knowledge gaps and topic areas worth pursing in more detail.
  3. Facilitate engagement among federal, local and state government agencies; academic institutions; and industry partners to continue coordination and collaboration on sediment/benthic-associated HABs issues.
  4. Effectively disseminate workshop results by facilitating publication of research priorities and detailed key discussions developed through this workshop.

This information was shared by Dr. Jim Lazorchak (EPA, ORD, NERL).

 

1st Meeting on “Natural Toxins” in honor of Cesare Montecucco, Padova, Italy

The Italian Society of Toxicology (SITOX), together with the Universities of Padova, Trieste and Napoli  are organizing the 1st Meeting on “Natural Toxins” in honor of Cesare Montecucco, in Padova, on 6-7 September 2018.

Scientific Committee: Chiara Dall’Asta, Carmela Dell’Aversano, Corrado L. Galli, Carlo A. Locatelli, Antonella Penna, Ornella Rossetto, Silvio Sosa, Emanuela Testai, Aurelia Tubaro.

Organizing Committee: Ornella Rossetto, Marco Pirazzini, Michela Rigoni (Università di Padova), Silvio Sosa, Marco Pelin, Laura Fusco (Università di Trieste).

For updated information about this event, visit the SITOX page of the Meeting.

19th Congress of the European Section of the International Society of Toxinology, 22-26 Sept. 2018, Yerevan Armenia

The 19th Congress of the European Section of the International Society of Toxinology (IST) will be held on 22-26 Sept. 2018 in Yerevan, Armenia. The congress will include updates on all aspects of toxinology – from evolution and molecular biology, through chemistry and pharmacology, to clinical effects and advances in treatments of envenomed patients.

The closing date for the early-bird registration rate is 30 June, and the closing dates for submission of abstracts are 1 July for oral presentations and 15 August for posters.

Further details of the congress can be found at www.ist2018.sci.am

 

 

 

 

3rd Early Career Researcher Symposium on Cyanobacteria, Freiburg, 12 – 14 Sept. 2018

After two excellent meetings in Rostock (2016) and Düsseldorf (2017) the 3rd Early Career Researcher Symposium on Cyanobacteria – short Cyano2018 – is going to take place in Freiburg from 12th – 14th of September 2018. You can find detailed information about the venue here.

This symposium was initiated by the “Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie” (VAAM) to offer a platform for scientific exchange and discussion to young researchers (master’s students, PhD students, young PostDocs) in the field of cyanobacteria.

Cyano2018 will included talks and poster presentations from early career researchers, as well as, keynote lectures by invited speakers.

Registration will be open between April and 15th June 2018. You are welcome to register with an abstract for a talk or a poster presentation. There is no registration fee, but we would appreciate a small contribution of 10 – 15 € for the expenses of the barbecue. Furthermore, we are happy to announce that a travel grant is available to all VAAM members.

Notice: The above text is reproduced from the website of the event.

Training on preservation of microorganisms (incl.cyanobacteria) – Belgium, Sep. 2018

The Belgian consortium of culture collections of microorganisms is organizing a training on the preservation of bacteria, fungi, cyanobacteria or diatoms from the 18th to 21st of September 2018 as explained by the PDF in attachment.

More details on the programme are given on the website ‘http://bccm.belspo.be/services/training
Note that this training is modular, with a main training of 3 days on one type of biological material and one optional day dedicated either to another type of biological material or to a seminar on the practical management of culture collections (including Quality Management System and the legal requirements).

If you know scientists who could be interested, please forward them the information!

Annick Wilmotte,
Promotor-Curator, BCCM-ULC Cyanobacteria Collection

Summer course “Integrating ‘Omics’ Technologies into Aquatic Ecology- San Michele all’Adige, Italy, June 2018

The second edition of the summer course “Integrating ‘Omics’ Technologies into Aquatic Ecology: New perspectives in Metagenomic, Metabolomic and Bioinformatic applications in the study of aquatic ecosystems” will be held between the 25th and 29th of June 2018 at S. Michele all’Adige (Italy). All information and detailed program can be found in:

https://eventi.fmach.it/IRSAE2018-summer-course

The summer course flyer van be downloaded here.

Info:

Nico Salmaso (nico.salmaso@fmach.it), Claudio Donati (claudio.donati@fmach.it)

6th Australian and New Zealand Cyanobacteria Workshop – Sydney, September 2018

The 6th Australian and New Zealand Cyanobacteria Workshop will be held at the UNSW Kensington Campus, Sydney, on 25-26 September 2018.

The workshop will explore the latest findings in cyanobacterial research and their potential applications to ensure the ongoing health of ecosystems and communities.

Topics include:

● Application of the regulatory environment to water management
● Application of science to the regulatory environment
● Cyanobacterial detection and quantification
● Environmental controls of cyanobacterial growth and toxin production
● National / regional priorities for cyanobacteria research
● Molecular biology of cyanobacteria and molecular control of toxin production
● Ecophysiology of cyanobacteria
● Toxicology
● Taxonomy
● Other

Abstract submission is currently open – please submit your abstracts by 30 June for a chance to present at the workshop.

ICHA2018 Session: Mitigation of HABs and water treatment technologies

A Session on Mitigation of HABs and water treatment technologies is chaired by   Petra VISSER (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) / Triantafyllos KALOUDIS (EYDAP SA, Greece) – Session co-chairs*: Jean-François HUMBERT / Anthony MASSE,  within ICHA2018  in Nantes (21 to 26 October 2018).

Session description:

This session will focus (i) on the different approaches allowing to prevent and control blooms of toxic algae and cyanobacteria in natural and artificial environments, (ii) on the technologies allowing to remove cyanobacteria, cyanotoxins and odor-causing compounds in drinking water treatment and (iii) technologies treating ships’ ballast waters. From a more global point of view, issues on the sustainable managment of natural ecosystems can be approached during this session and joint communications between environmental and social sciences will be encouraged.

The deadline for abstract submission is now extended to 1 May 2018 !!!

See the list of session topics of ICHA2018.

ICHA2018 Session: Optical sensors and drone systems for the monitoring of harmful blooms

A Session on Optical sensors and drone systems for the monitoring of harmful blooms is chaired by  Jean-François HUMBERT (INRA, Institut d’Ecologie et des Sciences de l’Environnement de Paris, UPMC), co-chair: Kamel Soudani  within ICHA2018  in Nantes (21 to 26 October 2018).

Session description:

This session will concern the use of new sensors and of drone systems for the monitoring of harmful blooms in marine and freshwater ecosystems. One part of the session will permit to present the results obtained in the framework of a French research program (OSS-Cyano) on the development of a low cost aerial sensor and of a drone system able to carry the sensor and different tools for water sampling or for performing underwater measurements. This session will be open to other talks on the new technologies allowing to perform continuous monitoring of algal blooms and/or to assess the spatial distribution of these blooms.

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 April 2018 !!!

See the list of session topics of ICHA2018.

 

 

ICHA2018 Session: New major events & exploitation of longtime series (monitoring & case studies)

A Session on New major events & exploitation of longtime series (monitoring & case studies) is chaired by Jussi MERILUOTO (Abo Akademi University, Finland) and co-chair Catherine QUIBLIER / Maud LEMOINE within ICHA2018  in Nantes (21 to 26 October 2018).

Session description:

This session invites presentations on any major HAB events since the last conference, as well as analysis of long-time series, i.e. multi-annual datasets.

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 April 2018 !!!

See the list of session topics of ICHA2018.