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    The 7th Asian Pacific Phycological Forum (APPF2014), hosted by Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IHB), was held in Wuhan during September 20 and 24, 2014. The theme of the forum is Algae, A World Solution. More than 340 representatives from 16 countries and regions attended this big event.  

      

    The opening ceremony was chaired by Prof. HU Zhengyu, deputy director of IHB. Prof. Wendy Nelson, president of the Asian Pacific Phycological Association (APPA), as well as Prof. SONG Lirong, president of the Chinese Society of Phycology, addressed at the opening ceremony respectively.  

      

    The forum consists of plenary lectures, parallel presentations, posters and mini symposiums. The plenary lectures were given by Prof. Arthur Grossman from Stanford University, Prof. Yoshihiro Shiraiwa from University of Tsukuba, Prof. Senjie Lin from University of Connecticut, Prof. Gwang Hoon Kim from Kongju National Univerisity, Prof. ZHAO Jindong (CAS academician and director of IHB) from IHB.  

      

    The forum covered the topics including algal biofuel and biomass, algal taxonomy and phylogeny, environmental biology, applied algal biology, algal physiology and cell biology, algal ecology and products from algae. Four mini symposiums, i.e. Climate Change, Seaweed and CO2 Sequestration, Progresses and Perspectives of Algal Biofuels Research, Special Topic on Algal Photosynthesis and Algae and their predators were held during the Forum.  

      

    The organizing committee of the Forum received 114 abstracts, oral presentations and 106 posters. The attendees had in-depth interaction on the key and hot issues related to algal biology. The forum awarded 7 best oral presentations and 6 best posters. At the closing ceremony, the new committee members of the Asian Pacific Phycological Association were elected and announced. It is decided that the 8th Asian Pacific Phycological Forum will be held in September 2017 in KL, Malaysia.
     
     
    The 7th Asian Pacific Phycological Forum (APPF2014) was held in Wuhan during September 20 and 24, 2014. 

     

     
    Prof. Wendy Nelson, president of the Asian Pacific Phycological Association (APPA), addressed at the opening ceremony of the APPF2014.

     
    Prof. SONG Lirong, president of the Chinese Society of Phycology, addressed at the opening ceremony of the APPF2014.

     

     Prof. Arthur Grossman from Stanford University gave a plenary lecture at the APPF2014.

     

     
    Prof. ZHAO Jindong (CAS academician and director of IHB) from IHB gave a plenary lecture at the APPF2014.

     

     

     Award Ceremony

     

     

     The opening ceremony was chaired by Prof. HU Zhengyu, deputy director of IHB.

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