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Workshop internazionale "Molecular Tools for monitoring marine invasive species (MOL-TOOLS)"

Lecce, 12-14 Settembre 2012 Deadlines: Registration/abstract submission: June 29, 2012 - Hotel registration: July 7, 2012 - Young scientists applying for financial support: June 29 2012

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Workshop internazionale

This workshop is organized within the 2011-2014 European Community project VECTORS (“Vectors of Change in Oceans and Seas- marine Life, Impact on Economic Sectors”) (http://www.marine-vectors.eu), and under the endorsements of two new EC projects (2012-2015): PERSEUS (“Policy-orientated marine Environmental Research for the Southern European Seas”) (http://www.perseus-net.eu) and CoCoNET (“Towards COast to COast NETworks of marine protected areas - from the shore to the high and deep sea -, coupled with sea-based wind energy potential) (http://www.coconet-fp7.eu).
AIM
The workshop is intended to extend the use of molecular tools by European research groups engaged in monitoring changes in the marine environment as a result of the novel success of invasive alien species or of the spread of native species with increasing competitive performance and outbreak potentials.
The aim of the workshop will be to gather world-wide renowned experts to jointly review scientific issues, existing methods, technical difficulties associated with development of sophisticated tools, and to consider the usefulness of DNA-based technologies for various applications relevant to invasive species monitoring. Participants will learn about recent molecular methods used to identify organisms, investigate population structures and biodiversity changes of marine communities. The workshop will include two days of invited oral presentations, a poster session and discussions. Participation will be limited to the first 80 applicants.
Expected outcomes of the meeting include formulation of recommendations and guidelines for marine organisms and the promotion of a samples bank for research and future reference by the research community. The meeting will also offer an opportunity for discussing future OCEANS OF TOMORROW collaborations between groups and submission of joint research proposals. Invited presentations and selected topics from the poster session will be published as chapters of a book or as a special volume in one of the top journals in marine sciences.

DEADLINES:
Registration/abstract submission: June 29, 2012 - Hotel registration: July 7, 2012
- Young scientists applying for financial support: June 29 2012
Notification of financial support: July 5th, 2012
REGISTRATION FEE: (including entrance pass, welcome reception, coffee breaks, book of abstracts)
Regular (bank money transfer, before deadline) € 100
Late payment: €130

http://www.marine-vectors.eu/PDF/MOL-TOOLS_workshop.pdf


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