ESF Research Conferences

ESF-COST High-Level Research Conference

Marine Biotechnology: Future Challenges

20-25 June 2010

Hotel Villa del Mare, Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy

Chaired by:
- Jan Olafsen - University of Tromsø, Norwegian College of Fishery Science, Department of Marine Biotechnology, NO
- Adrianna Ianora - Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohm, Napoli, IT

Organising Committee:
- Jan-Bart Calewaert - Marine Board-ESF, BE
- Amos Tandler - Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR), IL


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During the last decade, the scientific and political landscape of marine biotechnology has been deeply modified. Despite significant achievements, marine biotechnology is not contributing to its full potential in answering the numerous challenges European countries are facing now with the present global crisis. How marine biotechnology can contribute to these challenges is therefore an even more relevant question nowadays than ten years ago.

The Marine Board-ESF and COST are organizing a conference to promote scientific excellence in marine biotechnology by providing leading scientists and young researchers with a platform to present their work, to discuss current scientific understanding and recent developments in key areas of marine biotechnology, and to identify the priorities for further research and infrastructure. To read more please click here.

Full conference programme is available here.

List of Invited Speakers and Accepted Participants

List of Accepted Posters: PDF (99.7 KB) Last updated 16-June-2010

List of Accepted Short Talks: PDF (86.5 KB) Last updated 16-June-2010

How to Participate

For accepted participants and invited speakers only

All participants - including speakers, chairs & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a registration form.

Registration & fee payment: 9 May 2010

FINAL closing date for ALL registration & fee payment: 23 May 2010

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes all basic expenses that occur during the event. For more details, click here.

To Pay
Conference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners0 €
AssistedConference Fee will be partially covered by ESF and its partners380 €
Early Bird
Registration and payment no later than 9 May 2010730 €
Registration and payment between 9 May and 23 May 2010800 €
Conference participation without accommodation550 €

Grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grants are distributed based on financial need and scientific merit. Grantees must attend the entire conference in order to benefit from the grant.

Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph "Grant application" of the application form.

7 EUR of this fee is used to make this conference more ecologically sustainable. This amount will allow us to offset almost 100% of the CO2 emissions created by this conference and are part of our efforts to make ESF Research Conferences greener. For more information, please click here.

Practical Information

Group transportation will be organised on the first and last day of the conference between Sapri train station and Hotel Villa del Mare. For information on group transportation, accommodation and other practical details, please click here.

Hotel Villa del Mare in Acquafredda di Maratea (near Naples), Italy
Acquafredda di Maratea is situated on the coast, on the Gulf of Policastro, between Sapri and Maratea, about 200 km (125 miles) south of Naples and about 400 km (250 miles) south of Rome. For further information, click here.

ESF Contact

If you have any questions please consult our FAQ page or contact:
Ms Zuzana Vercinska Email
Conference Officer
Phone +32 (0) 25333805
Fax +32 (0) 25333890
Please quote 10-330 in any correspondence.