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.
- 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.
- Identify knowledge gaps and topic areas worth pursing in more detail.
- 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.
- 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).
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.
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
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.
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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!
Promotor-Curator, BCCM-ULC Cyanobacteria Collection
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:
The summer course flyer van be downloaded here.
Nico Salmaso (firstname.lastname@example.org), Claudio Donati (email@example.com)