Best Seaweed Poster Presentation:
- Claudia L. Cara, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland - ''Investigation into microbiome interactions in field-collected and laboratory-grown macroalgae''
- Jee Grace B. Suyo, University of Philippines Visayas, Philippines - ''What are the sustainability issues in the Philippine seaweed industry? – Insights from stakeholders''
- Nora Salland, Marine Biological Association, UK - ''Climate change responses of NE Atlantic kelps. Saccorhiza polyschides as an ocean warming "winner" in the UK?''
Best Microalgae Poster Presentation:
- Chihiro Yoshida, Meiji University, Japan - Development of organic acid production from Cyanidioschyzon merolae.
- Kyoko Tamura, University of Tsukuba, Japan - Hydrothermal Liquefaction of polycultured microalgae: Yield and Propertie of biocrude.
- Damaristelma de. Jesús-Campos, University of Sonola, Mexico - Nitrogen deficiency modifies the chemical profile and expression levels of the NRT2 and DGAT2 genes in marine diatom Chaetoceros muelleri.
Best Seaweed Oral Presentation:
- Shareen A Abdul Malik, University of South Brittany, France - Untargeted metabolomic fingerprinting of Halymenia floresii secondary metabolites to investigate its defence on surface.
- Mathilde Fournière, University of Greenwich, UK - Production of Poly- and Oligosaccharidic Fractions from Macroalga Ulva sp.: Regulation of Extracellular Matrix Renewal in Human Skin Fibroblasts.
- Deepak Pandey, Nord University, Norway - Seasonal impacts on the chemical composition and in-vitro rumen fermentation characteristics of various seaweed species.
Best Microalgae Oral Presentation:
- Ben Leyland, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel - The lipid droplet proteome of the oleaginous model pennate diatom, Phaeodactylum tricornutum.
- Mariana R. Carneiro, University of Porto, Portugal - Growth and PSII performance of Nannochloropsis oceanica grown in three different pilot-scale cultivation systems outdoors.
- Hajar Shayesteh, Murdoch University, Australia - CO2 effect on microalgal growth in abattoir effluent.