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).


Workshop “Cyanotoxins -toxicity, health and environmental impact”, Novi Sad, Serbia,13 -14 July, 2017.

Invitation from Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee, Dr. Jelica Simeunovic:

“On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I cordially invite you to attend the Workshop entitled “Cyanotoxins -toxicity, health and environmental impact”, to be held in Novi Sad, Serbia from 13 to 14 July, 2017.

The meeting will be organized in the framework of the SCOPES project as a contribution to further investigation of toxic cyanobacteria, cyanotoxins and their impacts on human, animal and environmental health.

The workshop promises to be an excellent opportunity to discuss the current progress in cyanotoxins research and to present results that can change our approach to resolving the problems of cyanotoxin occurrence in the environment, especially in freshwaters.

Hopefully, the workshop will promote active scientific exchange and communication between researchers and practitioners from Serbia and worldwide who will share with us the recent achievements  in cyanobacteria and cyanotoxin research.

In the attachment you will find the Announcement  with the necessary information and instructions for abstract submission, as well as the Registration form . If you plan to participate at the Workshop, please fill-in the registration form that will help us in organizing the meeting. Deadline for sending the registration form for participation is May 20th, 2017.”

With kind regards and looking forward to seeing you at the Workshop,
Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee
dr. Jelica Simeunović

Workshop Novi Sad 2017