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Sponges, corals & the world

Mar-30-17 to Mar-31-17
Blanes, Costa Brava, Spain

SPONGE, CORALS AND THE WORLD is an international symposium on marine sciences, blue business and society.

The (free) symposium is a joint initiative of three EC-funded projects: BluePharmTrain, Atlas and SponGES. We would like to bring together major scientific, industrial and societal stakeholders in blue biotechnology. Because effective transfer of novel discoveries in marine biotechnology can greatly improve Europe’s capacity, to address the needs of the society of the future and to generate new commercial opportunities.

An interactive industry exhibition, plenary lectures, poster sessions, and scientific talks, as well as keynote lectures are expected, to build new opportunities in a cross-sectorial knowledge from research, societal partners and industry.

We are looking forward to meet you in the beautiful Blanes, Spain.


Important Dates:
Call for Abstract: 15 November - 15 January 2017
Abstract deadline: 15 January 2017
Abstract notification: 20 January 2017
Joint Symposium: 30 - 31 March 2017

Event Address:
The Blanes Centre for Advanced Studies (CEAB)
C/ d'accés a la Cala St. Francesc, 14
Blanes - Girona - 17300 (SPAIN)

The symposium is FREE (no conference fee)
Contact us at:

Detmer Sipkema, Johanna Gutleben, Akhirta Atikana, Maria Uriz (BluePharmTrain)
Murray Roberts (ATLAS)
Tiago Henriques da Silva (SponGES)