From Monday, May 22, 2017 - 08:00am
To Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 05:00pm
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Modern marine biotechnology was first developed in the U.S. and Australia during the 1970’s and 1980’s. In the last four decades, there have been major technological breakthroughs which have resulted from discoveries of how organisms assemble silicon at low input energies for low cost catalytic nanofabrication, sustainable aquaculture, algal biofuel production, and biomedical compounds for human health (Greco and Cinquerani, 2016).
Contributing to these discoveries are scientists of the Asia Pacific region and Hawaii will be the site of the 11th Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference (APMBC) at the East West Center on May 21-24, 2017.
The number of attendees have ranged from 200-300 with strong student participation at meetings that have taken place in Japan, India, Thailand, the Philippines, and Korea. The topics include biotechnology of microalgae, extremophiles and metagenomics, marine bioproducts, marine bioactive compounds, aquaculture, biofouling, biomineralization and biomaterials, marine biodiversity and bioinformatics, and marine pathogens and toxins. Among these attendees, we expect 40-50 students who will participate in the program with oral presentations. The APMBC Board has encouraged the student presenters to gain experience in oral presentations and thus, we are seeking funding for student awards to recognize their efforts.
We look forward to an exciting meeting in beautiful Honolulu.