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Call for Young Researchers: 2018 Algae Biomass Summit

If you are a student, postdoc or early career professional interested in algae and algae-based technologies, the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) would like to invite you to our 2018 Algae Biomass Summit, the world’s largest algae conference.

This year’s summit will be in the Woodlands, Texas, just outside Houston, October 14-17, 2018.

Come and learn about recent technological advancements and innovative research in a wide range of algae-related topics including algae biology, nutrition, feed innovation, energy production, water treatment, carbon utilization, commercialization and more.

Present your work as a poster or platform presentation. Students and first year postdocs are welcome to participate in our annual ABS Young Researcher Poster Competition with cash prizes.

Learn about the Algae Foundation $500 student travel grants to support students’ and postdocs’ attendance to the summit. The deadline to apply for this grant is April 15, 2018.

During the summit, visit our Young Innovators Lounge (YIL), a space designed to explore career options and connect with experienced researchers and industry leaders in the algae sector.

Join us in making algae a renewable and sustainable solution for our future!

Robin Gerlach, Program Chair

Brent Peyton, Program Co-Chair

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For more information about the conference contact

For more information about the Young Researcher Poster Competition contact Everett Eustance ( Adriana Alvarez De La Hoz (

For more information about the Algae Foundation’s Travel Grants contact

Benefits of Membership

Joining ABO is the best way to become involved in this exciting industry, make new connections, and influence how algae can shape the future.
Members also benefit from:
  • A voice on ABO policy initiatives.
  • Access to members-only resources.
  • Discounted pricing to ABO events, and more!
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