II National Meeting of Micro and Macro Algae Researchers in Ecuador

“Bioprospección de algas para impulsar una bioeconomía en Ecuador”

Dates: 23-25 January 2019

Organizer: Red ecuatoriana de ficología REDFI

Venue: Escuela Superior Politécnica Agropecuaria de Manabí. Calceta-Manabí, Ecuador

Language: Spanish

You can download the flyer here.

Luisa Gouveia will present at ALGAETECH CONFERENCE (19-20 september 2018) the presentation: “Microalgae-Circular economy- from wastewater treatment to biofuels and bioproducts

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Professional course in algal biotechnology at the University of Cambridge in Algal Biotechnology Techniques and opportunities for the sustainable bio economy

27th – 28th September, University of Cambridge

The aim of this professional development course is to provide introductory hands-on training and theory in algal biology, culturing, growth and subsequent molecular and metabolite analysis under laboratory and small to large scale growth facilities.

The programme will provide an opportunity for industry R&D managers, researchers and entrepreneurs to be trained in algal biotechnology research and to understand the opportunities available for its incorporation in the sustainable food bioeconomy.

The workshop will initially run for two days at the University of Cambridge Algal Innovation Centre (AIC) (27th-28th September 2018). Similar courses will then be run at Matís (Iceland) in October and Fraunhofer (Germany) in November. Alongside core content on algal physiology, taxonomy, products and regulation, each location will specialize in one core theme (Cambridge – Algal Physiology and Omics; Matís – Algal Biotechnology and Investment Opportunities; Fraunhofer – Algal Production, Harvesting, Processing and Nutraceuticals and Regulation).

Job offer for a postdoc in Bergen (Norway) on microalgae

The Department of Biological Sciences (BIO) at  University of Bergen (UiB) offers a position as postdoctoral fellow to work within the project “National microAlgaepilot Mongstad” (NAM). The position is for a period of 3 years with the possibility of up to additional 3 months, funded by the University of Bergen (UiB).


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APPLY FOR TRAINING SCHOOL 2018 – “Microalgal bioeconomy in modern society” – CLOSED

Event-Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018 to Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Venue: CNR- Area di Ricerca di Firenze, Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi, Florence, Italy

The third training school of the EUALGAE Action will be held in Florence (Italy) from 24th to 25th September 2018, organized by the CNR – Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi & University of Rome “Tor Vergata” as part of the EUALGAE ES1408 COST Action. COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020.

Intensive course on the cultivation of microalgae for the production of food, feed, bioenergy and for wastewater treatment. Experts from academia and industry will elucidate the production and extraction of these bio-based products and their future perspectives in our modern society. Fundamental and practical aspects will be covered. Participation of young researchers and the exchange of experiences academia and industries involved in algal production and bioreactor construction is encouraged.

The course is oriented towards PhD students or equivalent experience students and Early Career Investigators (researcher whose career spun less than 8 years between the date of the PhD/doctorate).

Number of participants: 35 (25 grants)

There is no registration fee for the course & the students have the opportunity to apply for grants to partially cover their travel expenses, accommodation and meals.  EUALGAE COST Action offers 25 grants as follows:

  • 20 grants of 700 € for students from COST countries participating in the Action and
  • 2 grants of 50 € for students from Florence (Italy)
  • 3 grants of 300 € for Italian students from the rest of Italy

Application for participation and grants:

Applicants should send an email to and attach in one single document:

  • A cover letter with a statement of interest of up to one page
  • Abstract about most relevant aspects of your research topic
  • Short CV including contact data and a list of publications, if any

Up to eight abstracts will be accepted for oral presentation whereas others can be presented as posters during the course.


  • 31th of July – Submission of all applications
  • 24th August – Selection and announcement of participants


Find here the programme.


6 March 2018 

Venue: Aristotle University Dissemination Center, Thessaloniki, Greece

The 2nd EUAlgae workshop for algal bioproducts successfully took place in Thessaloniki, Greece. Early Career Investigators and PhD students from countries participating in the EUALGAE COST Action ES1408 presented their projects on microalgae bioproducts. The workshop was hosted by Cyanolab AUTH. 

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STSM at Institute of Natural Resource Sciences

The Research Group Aquaculture Systems at the Institute of Natural Resource Sciences of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland is inviting applicants for an STSM.

We operate a large (20 m2) open photobioreactor, remotely controlled, fully automated (evaporation control, CO2), and equipped with various sensors (PAR, pCO2, turbidity, pH, etc). Together with our autosampler, we can closely follow a cultivation and also have the means to supply the reactor with nutrients from external sources (e.g. with waste water). To carry out work on a smaller scale, we operate a laboratory with incubators (illuminated, CO2, humidity) and various analytical tools (plate reader, analytical chemistry, elemental analysis (XRF, CHN), biomass composition (NIRS), Ecotox tests, etc.).

Our interests are manifold: We investigate the use of microalgae in fish feed (we also operate a recirculating aquaculture system), we use microalgae to treat waste water and optimize their cultivation in waste water, we screen microalgae for antifungal activity, we are curious about contaminations, you name it.

We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher whose skills complement or extend ours and who would like to cooperate with us. You bring in your own ideas for exciting research that hopefully lead to joint publications or larger projects.

If you are interested, contact Dominik Refardt (


A STSM grant is a fixed contribution based on the budget requested by the applicant and the evaluation of the application by the selection committee (a maximum of EUR 2.500; EUR 3.500 for ECI). This grant will not necessarily cover all expenses; it is intended only as a contribution to the travel and subsistence costs of the participant.

STSM applicants should be a graduate student (must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD student), a postdoctoral fellow (including Early Career Investigators), or must be employed by or affiliated to an institution or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research.

  • Deadline for applications: CLOSED
  • STSMs must be completed by 28th February 2019.
  • The report has to be sent to the STSM coordinator within 30 days after the completion of the STSM and in any case by 15th March 2019.
  • Check here the call text with the requirements.

For further information on STSMs contact the EUAlgae STSM Coordinator Dr Dominik Refardt.


Conference Grants are aimed at supporting PhD students and Early Career Investigators (ECI) from Participating Inclusiveness Target Country (ITC) to attend international science and technology related conferences not specifically organized by the COST Action.

The applicant must make an oral/poster presentation at the conference in question and must be listed in the official event/conference programme. The main subject of the oral presentation/poster presentation/speech at the approved conference must be on the topic of the Action and must acknowledge COST.

A Conference Grant is a fixed financial contribution (maximum EUR 2.500) which takes into consideration the budget request of the applicant and the outcome of the evaluation of the application by the Core Group. Conference Grants do not necessarily cover all of the expenses related to participating in a given conference. It is a contribution to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the selected Grantee.

The participation of each applicant must be pre-approved by the Core Group of the EUALGAE Action.

  • Deadline for applications: CLOSED
  • The conference participation must be completed by 28th February 2019.
  • The report has to be submitted within 30 calendar days from the end date of the Conference and in any case before 15th March 2019.
  • Check here the call text with the requirements.

For further information on Conference Grants contact the EUAlgae Grant Manager Ms Radoslava Metodieva-López.

CALL: H2020-BBI-JTI-2018

Potential calls of interest for EUALGAE members within the BBI program