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  • May 20, 2021 9:34 AM | Anonymous member

    We have extended the deadline for you to submit your nominations for candidates for the election of the ISAP 2021-2024 Executive Committee to Tuesday 1 June 2021.

    During the ISAP2021 Virtual Conference (14 May to 13 August 2021), a new Executive Committee will be elected. Any good standing ISAP subscriber, nominated by at least one ISAP subscriber, can be elected as member of the Executive Committee (EC). The EC is composed of 18 persons that will work together with the President, two Vice-Presidents and Assistant President to achieve ISAP goals for the next three years.

    For more information about the organization and governance of the ISAP, please consult the ISAP Guidelines in the website section accessible to ISAP subscribers only: here

    A list of nominees will be presented at the General Assembly of the ISAP scheduled to take place on 15 June 2021. Information on the list of nominees, including a short biography and their motivation for joining the ISAP EC, will be available to all the ISAP subscribers in the website section only accessible by our ISAP subscribers.

    Election will be conducted online between 15 June and the 15 July 2021.

    We invite you to send us the following information for each nominee to allow each subscriber to get to know the candidates and make his/her choice during the election process:

    1. Name, affiliation, country
    2. a short bio (maximum 1 page)
    3. a cover letter of maximum 1 page to explain their motivations to join the ISAP Executive Committee.
    4. a recent picture of the nominee

    Please send your nominations to applied.phycologysoc@gmail.com before 1 June 2021.

    If your subscription has expired we invite you to renew it here before sending your nominations.

  • May 20, 2021 9:32 AM | Anonymous member

    You wish to know more about the governance and functioning of the ISAP as well as work closely to its President in order to contribute to the ISAP future development? You enjoy contributing to non-profit initiatives?

    ISAP is calling for volunteers for the ISAP Assistant President position for the next term (2021-2024). If you are interested please submit your application by 30 June 2021.

    We invite you to send us the following information:

    1. Name, Country
    2. A short biography (maximum 1 page)
    3. A cover letter to explain your motivation

    The next ISAP President, Prof. Qiang Hu, will be announcing the selected candidate for the Assistant President position by 13 September 2021.

    For more information on the roles and responsibilities of the ISAP Assistant President, please click here for a short introduction to the role or visit our ISAP Guidelines (accessible to ISAP subscribers only).

    If you have any questions please contact Prof. Qiang Hu, ISAP in-coming Vice President (huqiang@szu.edu.cn).

  • March 24, 2021 11:48 AM | Anonymous member

    Call for Expressions of Interest to organize the 8th International Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology in 2024 is now open!

    The Expressions of Interest should follow the guidelines described here and be emailed to the Treasurer/Secretary, Dr. Valeria Montalescot (applied.phycologysoc@gmail.com) with the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by no later than 30 June  2021.

    We look forward to receiving your applications and are excited to see whether the 8th edition of the ISAP conference will take us to!

  • February 25, 2021 3:12 PM | Anonymous member

    In collaboration with GlobalSeaweedSTAR, we are pleased to announce a call for workshop applications aimed at supporting the organization of online workshops that will promote and contribute to the education of young generations of scientists and engineers dedicated to algal biotechnology!

    The call is open to any member of ISAP who holds a permanent position at a research or teaching institution located in a DAC-listed country and can demonstrate experience in teaching and organization skills. The total support available for each workshop cannot exceed £2,000.

    Application deadline is 1 April 2021

    Please click here for more information.

  • February 23, 2021 12:57 PM | Anonymous member

    The European Algae Biomass Association (EABA) and the International Society for Applied Phycology (ISAP) would like to congratulate the applicants for the EABA - ISAP Conference support grant and is pleased to announce that it will provide free access to each of them. The different areas of work showed different levels of impact, and the commitment and relevance are equally high for all the applications. EABA and ISAP would like to thank all the applicants and student supervisors. We wish all of them a great participation in ISAP conference and in future EABA activities.

    Full list of grantees can be found here.

  • January 22, 2021 2:05 PM | Anonymous member

    Introducing the ISAP2021 Special Sessions

    The ISAP2021 Organising Committee is pleased to announce the selected Special Sessions for the virtual conference.

    The Special Sessions will allow for a focused look at more specific topics not covered by the key sessions of the conference. They will be more hands-on, allowing attendees to learn best practices, discuss examples, case studies, and practical strategies.

    The selected Special Sessions are as follows:

    Algae-based bioplastics - hosted by Masatoshi Iji (Researcher, ABES, University of Tsukuba)

    The next frontiers of algae cultivation for food and fuel - hosted by Philip T. Pienkos (CEO, Polaris Renewables)

    Synthetic biology of microalgae - hosted by Jian Xu (Director and Professor, Qingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

    Botryococcus braunii and its applications - hosted by Jack Legrand (Professor, GEPEA, University of Nantes)

    Strains selection of microalgae for large scale commercial production - hosted by Avigad Vonshak (Professor, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University)

    Seaweed Biosecurity: developing a progressive management pathway for the seaweed industry - hosted by Phaik Eem Lim (Professor, University of Malaya)

    Algal wastewater treatment: current status and future perspectives - hosted by John R. Benemann (CEO, MicroBio Engineering Inc)

    Cyanobacteria in biocrusts: from biology to biotechnology - hosted by Roberto De Philippis (Professor, DAGRI, University of Florence)

    You can find more information here.

  • January 14, 2021 4:14 AM | Anonymous member

    Prof. Dr. Makoto M. Watanabe (chair of the ISAP2021 Virtual Conference Local Organising Committee) has written a welcoming letter for the members of ISAP and other persons interested in joining the exciting ISAP2021 Virtual Conference.

    You can find his letter here.

  • January 04, 2021 12:50 PM | Anonymous member

    We hope you all had a wonderful festive season and a brighter start to 2021! To help kick off 2021, we are pleased to inform you that the latest issue of the ISAP newsletter is now available online:

    ISAP Newsletter - December 2020

    An archive of all previous editions of the ISAP newsletter are available here.

  • November 19, 2020 3:41 AM | Anonymous member

    The 7th Conference of the International Society of Applied Phycology (ISAP2021) has just EXTENDED the deadline for oral and poster abstract submissions to 15 December 2020!

    To submit your abstract, please click here!

  • September 22, 2020 11:57 AM | Anonymous member

    We are very pleased to inform you that the latest issue of ISAP newsletter is available online:

    ISAP Newsletter

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