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.

ICHA2018 Session: Risk assessment for algal and cyanobacterial toxins

A Session on Risk assessment for algal and cyanobacterial toxins is chaired by Emanuela TESTAI (Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy) and co-chair Nathalie ARNICH within ICHA2018  in Nantes (21 to 26 October 2018).

Session description: Any information, study or survey related to a full risk assessment of human health effects associated with marine or freshwater toxins or on one of the key steps, such as hazard characterization (dose-response relationship), consumption survey, exposure assessment.

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

See the list of session topics of ICHA2018.

 

ICHA2018 Session : Toxin Analysis – Novel detection methods

A Session on Toxin Analysis – Novel detection methods is chaired by Ana GAGO (Univ. Vigo, Spain) with co-chairs Ronel BIRE / Zouher AMZIL, within ICHA2018  in Nantes (21 to 26 October 2018).

Determination of toxins has to address many challenges related to the diversity of compounds, the complexity of the matrices, the availability of standards and reference materials etc. A wide array of techniques is available among which functional assays, biochemical assays and chemical methods but may not address all the issues related to the analysis of the toxins. New detection methods taking on board the latest technical advances are necessary as they offer novel approaches.

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

See the list of session topics of ICHA2018.

ICHA2018 Session : Taxonomy

A Session on Taxonomy is organized by Nico SALMASO (IASMA-FMACH, Italy),  Mitsunori IWATAKI (Univ. Tokyo, Japan) and  Nicolas CHOMERAT (Ifremer, France), within ICHA2018  in Nantes (21 to 26 October 2018).

The taxonomy session will focus on recent advances in taxonomy and systematics of harmful algae and cyanobacteria. This will include characterization of new taxa, proposal of nomenclatural changes due to reinvestigations using molecular and phenotypic methods, molecular phylogeny, and studies of the genetic diversity of toxic species.

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

See the list of session topics of ICHA2018.

ICHA2018 Session: Ecology-harmful algae and global change

A Session on  “Ecology – Harmful Algae and Global Change” is organized by Gustaaf HALLEGRAEFF, Myriam BORMANS and Raffaele SIANO, within ICHA2018  in Nantes (21 to 26 October 2018).

Over the last few decades, an increase in frequency and intensity of harmful algal blooms as well as changes in the biogeography and in the temporal dynamics of species and functional groups have been associated to ecosystem variations of both natural and antropogenic origins. This session is focused on the observed and forecasted effects of the climate and of the human driven on the ecology of toxic cyanobacteria and eukaryotic microalgae. We welcome contributions using experimental analyses, in situ observations or model predictions which advance our understanding on the selection of harmful algae in a warmer and changing future. Studies which consider interactions between abiotic and/or biotic drivers on bloom development, composition and toxicity in the context of climate changes are particularly encouraged.

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

See the list of session topics of ICHA2018.

 

CYANOCOST at COST Info Day Greece, 27 March 2018

COST will be holding an Info Day on Tuesday 27th March 2018 at NCSR Demokritos, Athens, Greece. COST President, Prof. Sierd Cloetingh will give an opening presentation on “Promoting and Spreading Research Excellence: Perspectives from COST”.

Dr. Theodoros Triantis, Grant Holder of CYANOCOST will present “CYANOCOST (COST Action ES1105) – Networking and impacts beyond the funding period”.

Details of the event in the COST website.

Details of the event in GSRT website (in Greek).