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Marine Institute to host International Seaweed Research Symposium 22nd January 2009

Seaweed The Marine Institute is hosting an International Seaweed Research Symposium in Galway on 22nd January 2009.  The aims of the symposium are to gain an insight into international seaweed research involving bioactive discovery, to give Irish researchers an opportunity to share their experience and research with colleagues in other institutions and with the seaweed industry, and to give a briefing on the recently launched national industry-led research initiative “Bioactive Compounds from Seaweed” by Enterprise Ireland.  

Irish research groups and individual researchers with a background in seaweed and/or sciences that support the identification, analysis, extraction and processing of bioactive and other compounds from natural products will make short presentations and display posters which outline their experience and current research.   

International speakers have also been invited to present on key topics relating to research and industry.  Further details on these presentations and the symposium programme can also be found on the Events page.

The symposium is open to all researchers based in Ireland working on seaweed, marine bioprospecting, natural products chemistry, biochemistry, process engineering and in related areas; to the seaweed industry and national agencies; for whom attendance at the symposium is free.  Overseas delegates will be charged a fee of €150.

Registration for this event is now closed as we have reached full capacity.  If any cancellations are received, we will allocate spaces on a first come, first served basis to those on a reserve list.  If you would like to be placed on this list please send an e-mail toEmma [dot] Martin [at] marine [dot] ie and we will notify you if a space becomes available.  Following the event we will endeavour to make available, via the website, copies of the presentations given.