09–14 October 2016
Florianópolis • Santa Catarina • Brazil

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Lora Fleming - Ecological Public Health, Harmful Algal Blooms and Climate Change | Wednesday, 12 October, 2016 | 11h15 - 12h15

Professor Lora Fleming MD PhD MPH MSc is a board certified occupational and environmental health physician and epidemiologist with over 30 years of experience and expertise in environment and occupational exposures and human health. She is Director of the European Centre of Environment and Human Health and Chair of Oceans, Epidemiology and Human Health at the University of Exeter Medical Schoolin Cornwall UK. With various Centre and international collaborators, Professor Fleming is involved in research in the metadiscipline of Oceans and Human Health. She is the recipient of the 2013 Edouard Delcroix Prize and the 2015 Bruun Medal of the International Oceanographic Commission (IOC), both for her research and other activities in Oceans and Human Health.

Gustaaf Hallegraeff - Progress in our understanding of fish-killing microalgae: implications for management and mitigation | Monday, 10 October, 2016 | 9h45 - 10h45

Gustaaf Hallegraeff is a Professor at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies of the University of Tasmania in Australia. He has supervised 40 PhD students and worked on a wide range of HAB issues from shellfish toxins, climate change, ship’s ballast water to fish-killing algae. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and winner of the 2004 Eureka Prize for Environmental Research and 2014 Yasumoto Award.

Janaina Rigonato - Mining cyanobacterial genomes for natural products | Friday, 14 October, 2016 | 9h00 - 9h30

Janaina Rigonato is PostDoc in Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture at the University of São Paulo. Her scientific interests are focused on cyanobacterial systematics, molecular ecology of cyanobacteria, cyanobacterial genomes, cyanotoxins and bioactive natural products. Janaina is now involved in genome sequencing of Brazilian cyanobacteria in order to obtain sequence information about complete gene clusters of cyanotoxins and others bioactive compounds, as well as metagenomic of marine samples from Atlantic Ocean.

Ichiro Imai - Environment-friendly strategies for prevention of harmful algal blooms using algicidal bacteria associated with seagrass beds | Thursday, 13 October, 2016 | 9h00 - 9h30

Ichiro Imai, PhD MS in Agricultural Science from Kyoto University, is a Professor at the Hokkaido University since 2009, working on Planktology, Life cycle of phytoplankton, Physiology and ecology of harmful algal blooms, Mitigation strategy of HABs. Imai was also an Associate Professor at the Kyoto University (1994-2009), as well as Researcher (1980–1990) and Chief (1990–1994) of red tide biology section in Nansei National Fisheries Research Institute. His main studies include the life cycle strategies of the fish-killing raphidophyte Chattonella intemperate coastal sea and the bloom dynamics in relation with life cycle, cyst physiology, and seed-population dynamics. In addition, he focuses in the biological control of HABs utilizing nutrient-competing diatoms through germination of resting stage cells in bottom sediments by artificial perturbation and lifting of sediments in coastal sea. Finally, he centers his attention to the prevention of HABs occurrences by using of algicidal bacteria inhabiting on the surface of seaweeds and seagrasses: importance restoration of seagrass beds and seaweed beds from the reclamation.

Marina Montresor - The diatom genus Pseudo-nitzschia: life history and its relevance to species ecology and evolution | Tuesday, 11 October, 2016 | 9h00 - 9h30

Marina Montresor graduated at the University of Padua (Italy), and moved at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples (Italy, 1989) where she is now senior scientist at the department of Integrative Marine Ecology. She has been part of the faculty and organizer of several editions of the Advanced Phytoplankton Course for Taxonomy and Systematics. She served in the editorial board of several scientific journals (Phycologia, Journal of Phycology, Protists, Estuaries and Coasts and Harmful Algae). Marina has been member of the Council of the International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae and of the GEOHAB Core Research Project “HABs in fjords and coastal embayments’. She is presently member of the Scientific Steering Committee of GlobalHAB. Her research focuses on the diversity and ecology of marine phytoplankton, with particular attention on the life history of the unicellular microalgae. These phase transitions represent an organism’s life cycle and understanding the environmental or endogenous factors that regulate these shifts will help us to understand the dynamics of phytoplankton populations.

Mark Wells - Harmful Algal Blooms and Climate Change: Challenges and Paths for Moving Forward | Thursday, 13 October, 2016 | 16h55 - 17h25

Mark Wells is a biogeochemical oceanographer at the School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine. His research interests largely focus on how nutrient trace elements contribute to regulating phytoplankton production, the composition of phytoplankton assemblages, and the broader ecosystem structure that they support. His early work examined the role trace metal limitation of Alexandrium in the Gulf of Maine. His studies since then have developed and tested new methods for studying trace metal effects on the growth and toxicity of harmful species in natural systems. He helped to establish the linkages between iron and copper availability and domoic acid production in Pseudo-nitzschia spp. in both laboratory and field studies. More recently, his work contributed to the discovery that the use iron fertilization to increase atmospheric CO2 capture the eastern subarctic Pacific Ocean would increase domoic acid toxicity in these waters; a region critical for sustainable fisheries development.

Nestor Lagos W. - Paralytic Shellfish Poison Toxins: Clinical Applications | Friday, 14 October, 2016 | 14h00 - 14h30

Nestor Lagos, biochemist by Universidad de Concepción (Chile), PhD with mention in Biology by Universidad de Chile, is currently a Main Professor in Med School, and Director of the Laboratory of Membrane Biochemistry in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Universidad de Chile, in Santiago (Chile). He won a Postdoctoral Research Scholarship in the American Heart Association Greater Los Angeles Affiliate, (1987-1988) and a Postdoctoral Scholarship by the Grass Foundation, Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington (Summer, 1988). He has been awarded with two Postdoctoral Research Scholarship in the American Heart Association Greater Los Angeles Affiliate. He was also a guest speaker lecturing about "Bioactive Natural Products and their modes of action [I]", at the 9th Naito Conference in Shonan Village Center, Kanagawa, Japan (October, 1997). In addition, he is a member of the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) for the Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms Program (GEOHAB); and a known author of the book Clinical Applications of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Toxins. In: Toxins and Biologically Active Compound from Microalgae. (2014)

Philipp Hess - Chemical and analytical sciences in a whirlwind of global change | Monday, 10 October, 2016 | 14h00 - 14h30

Philipp Hess is a senior scientist at the Phycotoxin laboratory of Ifremer Atlantic Centre Nantes. Between his main interests are chemistry, analysis, and isolation of marine biotoxins. He is also involved in risk evaluation, oceans and human health and other over-arching scientific disciplines. In addition, he co-directs the French research network "PHYCOTOX".

Raphael Kudela - Wiring the Ocean to Understand and Predict Harmful Algal Blooms | Thursday, 13 October, 2016 | 14h00 - 14h30

Raphael Kudela has conducted research on aquatic ecology for over two decades. His research focuses on the factors and processes linking phytoplankton productivity to higher trophic levels, including the ecology, mitigation, and prediction of harmful algal bloom events, changes in global productivity and fisheries, and linkages to human use of aquatic systems. Kudela served as Chair of the Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms program (IOC/SCOR), is co-chair of the US National Harmful Algal Bloom Committee, and is a member of the US National Science Foundation Ocean Observing Systems Review Committee and US National Science Foundation UNOLS Scientific Committee for Oceanographic Aircraft Research (SCOAR). Within the Ocean Observing framework he serves as the Chair of the Executive Committee for the Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS) and is the chair of the California Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Alert Program (Cal-HABMAP). At University of California Santa Cruz he currently holds the Ida Benson Lynn Chair in Ocean Health, and is the Director of the California Science, Technology and Aeronautics Research Institute (Cal-STAR).

Satoshi Nagai - Metagenomic approach for HAB monitoring in Japanese coastal waters | Tuesday, 11 October, 2016 | 14h00 - 14h30

Satoshi Nagai has completed his PhD as a thesis doctor at the age of 29 years-old from Kyoto University, and started to work as a permanent researcher at Fisheries Research Agency of Japan. He is the group leader of metagenome research group at the research center for aquatic genomics. He has studied molecular detection, population genetics and metagenomics of marine eukaryote species, especially HAB species. He has published more than 110 papers in reputed journals.

Imaging FlowCytobot provides novel insights on phytoplankton community dynamics - Lisa Campbell

Dr. Lisa Campbell is a Professor of Oceanographyat Texas A&M University. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. from Stony Brook University, NY. Prior to joining the faculty at Texas A&M, she held Research Scientist positions at University of Hawaii and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Maine. Her research focuses on the diversity and population dynamics of marine phytoplankton. Although she has worked in all oceans, her current research centers on harmful algal blooms in the Gulf of Mexico. Using the Imaging FlowCytobot, she has established a decade-long high temporal resolution phytoplankton time series. This continuous, autonomous system has provided successful early warning of potential harmful algal blooms seven times since 2007. Dr. Campbell currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) and on the US National Committee on Harmful Algae.

09 Oct | Ice Breaker
10 Oct | Welcome Reception
11 Oct | Brazilian Barbecue
13 Oct | ISSHA Auction
14 Oct | Banquet Dinner

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- Scientific Speed Networking For Students: it can be daunting to try to introduce yourself to someone at a large scientific meeting, but given the right opportunity, a quality exchange can have a lasting impression. Scientific speed dating is a twist on the popular singles speed dating phenomenon. The goal here is to foster an interactive environment between small groups of advanced scientists and students in hopes of creating some short, high impact exchanges. It’s amazing what can be accomplished in just a few minutes! Join us for this workshop to start building new connections. Limited availability. Registrations at the event system

- GlobalHAB Town Hall Meeting: GlobalHAB is the new international SCOR-IOC program for the study of HABs launched in January 2016. The overall goal of the programme is to foster activities to stimulate scientific advances leading to a better understanding of harmful algal blooms and to contribute to the mitigation of their impacts. Members of the GlobalHAB SSC will present the programme and how it is expected to develop over the next decade, as well as the specific activities proposed for the next three years. The international HAB research community is invited to actively engage in GlobalHAB. The Town Hall is a fantastic opportunity to discus the Scientific and Implementation Plan of the new programme, and to identify ways of dynamic participation.