Welcome to the 7th UK Algae Conference

Swansea University invites you to attend the 7th UK Algae Conference:“The best of both worlds- combining ideas from micro-and macro algae research” on the 6th and 7th of July, 2017 sponsored by PhyconetWe aim to link post-graduate studentsPost-docs, academics and algae professionals working with all types of algae. From micro to macroalgae there will be keynote speakers, flash talks and poster presentations  as well as a tour of the Swansea University macro and microalgae facilities, networking, conference dinner and more. Please check the Programme here

Themes: Algae circular economy, Algal biotechnology, Disease and Contamination, Culture & Downstream processing, Algae ecology and algae biochemistry.

  • For abstract submission please click here
  • Registration regular fee: £45
  • Registration student fee: £25
  • For registration please click here

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The 7th UK Algae Conference “The best of both worlds- combining ideas from micro-and macro algae research” welcomes national and international postgraduates and researchers working in different areas:

  • algae and the circular economy
  • biochemistry
  • biotechnology
  • cultivation
  • disease and contamination
  • downstream processing
  • ecology

Confirmed keynote speakers from both worlds:

Professor John G Day (SAMS) – cryopreservation of micro and macro, challenges and future trends

Professor Juliet Brodie (Natural History Museum) – a historical perspective of projects run by the Natural History museum including taxonomy, monitoring kelps for harvesting purposes, citizen science, macroalgae microbiome

Dr Claire Gachon (SAMS) – diseases in macroalgae

Joe MacDonald from Varicon Aqua (http://www.variconaqua.com/) – “Challenges and opportunities for PBR technology suppliers in the algae bio-economy”

Dr Robert Lovitt from Membranology Ltd. (http://membranology.com/)

Dr. John Dodd from AlgaeCytes Ltd.  “- AlgaeCytes -A view on the algal product commercialization path”

Abstract submission

The 7th UK Algae Conference encourages the submission of high quality oral and poster presentations from national and international post-graduate students, researchers and academics. All abstracts must be in English – the official language of the conference. The selection of abstracts is based on several criteria, but the most important one is quality. 


    23th June 2017


    23th June 2017

Abstract Submission 

For abstract submission please click here 

For registration please click here

For posters: A1 vertical format 

All attendees (presenters/non presenters) are required to pay their own registration, accommodation and travel expenses.


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