Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Second GCC Marine Biotechnology Conference

Emerging opportunities and future perspectives

31 October – 1 November 2017
Al Faham Stage, SQU Cultural Center
Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

First Announcement and Call for Papers

This conference will bring together the community of scientists working in the general area of marine biotechnology in Oman and in GCC countries. Additionally, world-leading experts in marine biotechnology are invited. The focus of the conference will be on current and proposed marine biotechnology research and the opportunities for its application in the Gulf. The conference will extend over 2-days and will host oversea speakers, speakers from SQU and other universities in Oman and GCC countries, representative ministries and the commercial sector.
Graduate students will be encouraged to participate through a scheduled poster session, for which a prize for best poster will be awarded. It is anticipated that about 100-150 delegates will attend.

The main objectives of this conference are to assess and promote the development of marine biotechnology in the Gulf and to bring together scientists for the establishment of new collaborative activity.

This will be the second international conference in marine biotechnology to be held at Sultan Qaboos University.

The conference comprises following major themes:
•     Marine Biodiversity and Sustainability
•     Fisheries and Aquaculture Biotechnology
•     Biofouling and Antifouling
•     Marine Genetics and Bioinformatics

Invited keynote speakers include:

•     Professor Grant Burgess, University of Newcastle, UK
•     Dr. Stephen Goddard
•     Prof. Claire Hellio, Brest University, France
•     Professor Dean Jerry, James Cook University, Australia

The conference will be held at Al Faham Stage, SQU Cultural Center, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman.

For registration, please visit the website or open this link:

Registration fee: OMR 10 (US $26)
Deadline of the registration of the participants: 1 September 2017 (UTC+04:00)

For further information
To be added to the symposium mailing list and to submit an abstract, please contact the conference coordinator,
Mrs. Cristina B. Angel ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ). For more information, please visit the website

Deadline for the abstracts: 30 June 2017 (UTC+04:00)

General contact:   Prof. Sergey Piontkovski
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