The University of California, San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography have been ranked by the Department of Energy as number one for their algae research program. In this news broadcast from CBS8 you can see Dr. Greg Mitchell, research biologist at Scripps and ABO board member, describe the work being done in San Diego and the potential of the algae industry:
UCSD and Scripps are part of an algae research consortium called the California Center for Algae Biotechnology, which is based along with other leading algae businesses and laboratories, in San Diego.
The focus of so much algae activity in San Diego will make the 2014 Algae Biomass Summit a great chance to check on the progress of research and commercialization projects in the region, and all over the world. The Summit will be held September 29-October 2, 2014 at the San Diego Marriot Marquis & Marina, and ABO is currently accepting abstracts for speaking and poster proposals. Be sure to submit your abstracts before the April 2nd priority deadline!
To attend the Summit be sure to register before the early bird rate expires!