Call for submissions: APCAB 2016 Special Issue of the Journal of Applied Phycology
Welcome to APCAB 2016
The Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology (APCAB) is organized once every three years in a different country in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of Asia-Pacific Society for Applied Phycology (APSAP). On the occasion of the 9th APCAB, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) in Thailand has been tasked with organizing the conference under the theme of “Algae for Food, Feed, Fuel and Beyond” on 15-18 November, 2016 at the Century Park Hotel, Bangkok Thailand.
This conference will provide a platform for students, scientists, technologists and people who are working with both macro- and microalgae in the government organizations and the industry in the Asia-Pacific region to share their experience. The majority of algal research in the Asia-Pacific region is in the field of taxonomy, biology, physiology, ecology, cultivation, bioprocesses, biotechnology, bioinformatics and systems biology of macro- and microalgae, including value-added products and their applications. Therefore, the conference will gather experts of all fields to exchange ideas and experience. The participants can update their research work status, knowledge, technology and policy. Moreover, the aim of this conference is to expand the networks, partnerships and collaborations between different universities and/or entrepreneurs in the field.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to warmly invite all of you to attend the 9th APCAB 2016 Conference and submit the papers.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Bangkok.
Assoc. Prof. Boosya Bunnag
Welcome from the APSAP President
Dear colleague phycologists,
First, as the President of the Asia-Pacific Society for Algal Biotechnology, or APSAP for short, and on behalf of the algal science communities of the Asia-Pacific region, I would like to welcome all of our distinguished guests heartily to the 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology here in Bangkok, Thailand.
Founded in 1992, the APSAP is the first society for applied phycology in the Asia-Pacific region, with members from Asia-Pacific countries and throughout the world. The mission of the APSAP is to promote research and applications of all aspects of macroalgae and microalgae through its publications and scientific conferences.
From 15–18 November 2016, we will have a marvelous program of plenary keynote addresses, oral presentations, poster sessions, and conference excursions. All of the topics being presented convince me that the field of algal biotechnology is alive and active. I am also certain that diverse algae can be used in environmental treatment, and as renewable resources for food, energy, chemicals, and biologically active pharmaceuticals.
As you know, our knowledge varies markedly from one algal species to another. Different countries have their own research resources and research environments. I understand that an international academic society should find a place where it can draw many researchers with local or common interests together to exchange knowledge and improve research quality. This conference will ensure that there are more opportunities for research cooperation among many scientists from different countries.
Finally, I would like to thank the local committee, sponsors, and many volunteers for putting on what will be a wonderful 9th Asia-Pacific conference this week here in Bangkok.
Thank you again for your tremendous collaboration and friendship. I am proud to be a member of the Asia–Pacific Society for Algal Biotechnology. Remember that more than 90% of the world’s algal biomass and its value produced are in our Asia-Pacific region. Please enjoy the diverse uses of algae.
With my best regards,
Prof. Yong-Ki HONG
5 August 2016
12 August 2016
Abstract submission deadline
30 September 2016
Deadline for early-bird registration
21 October 2016
Submission deadline for full paper presented at APCAB 2016 conference
Online Registration will be available until
7 November 2016
Onsite Registration will be available until
15 November 2016
30 December 2016
Submission deadline for APCAB 2016 Special Issue of the J. Appl. Phycol.