The ALFF consortium will deliver a course and its last (sob!) conference within the framework of the joint event Algal Research for Policy-Making and Biotech (ARPMB). Addressing both academia and industry, this event will offer a unique opportunity for delegates to exchange information and ideas as part of an interdisciplinary audience.
Aside the ALFF course and conference ARPMB will be hosting:
- >The Young Algaeneers Symposium (YAS 2018).
- >The RCUK Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) project GlobalSeaweedSTAR
- >The Horizon 2020 Blue growth project GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative macro-ALGal biorefinery (GENIALG)
In addition to a “classical” ALFF scientific conference on topic related to -omic techniques and the study of alga-microbe interactions, the consortium will deliver a course on biomonitoring and science communications aimed at policy-makers, regulators and the private sector in the context of algal research and biotechnology.
ARPMB will be organised and hosted by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban – a charming town on the west coast of Scotland and gateway to the Scottish Hebridean islands. A location with staggering natural beauty and rich cultural history spanning back to the Mesolithic times.