Algae could make important contributions for future health, environmental benefits and economic prosperity. Meet the Algonauts: they are scientists, entrepreneurs, fishermen, farmers, inventors or professionals who explore the potential of algae. At a glance or in details, discover their work and their stories. Keep checking in for new stuff!

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Nathalie Bourgougnon (Fr)

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Olivier Bourtourault(Fr)

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Sammy Boussiba

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Arturo Candia

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Ana Carcamo

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Jennifer Champenois

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Nesto Chauca Umana

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Anong Chirapart

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Ik Kyo Chung

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Aldo Coqueno Matteo

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Rupert Craggs

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Alan T. Critchley

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Maria Emilia Croce

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John Curnow

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Dominique Davoult (Fr)

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Jean-Yves de Chaisemartin (Fr)

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Isfandy Dedy

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Jean-Paul Deveau

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Louis Deveau

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K. Eswaran

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Daisuke Fujita

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Yuji Fujita

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Patricia Gil Kodaka

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Xiang Zhong Gong

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Pushpito Gosh

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Manoj Gupta

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Angel Gutierrez

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Ismail Haji

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Kevin Hardouin (Fr)

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Anicia Hurtado

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Fumito Ishibashi

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Lidia Jimenez

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Derk Joester

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Raymond Kaas(Fr)

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Nujas Khan

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Gwang Hoon Kim

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Lisa Kirkendale

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Taiju Kitayama

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Tatyana Klotchkova

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Sagiv Kolkovski

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Paul Kradolfer

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Mina Krejci

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Sayash Kumar

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Soeriento Kusnowirjono

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Kazuyoshi Kuwano

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Dany Largo

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Lucie Le Goff (Fr)

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Klervi Le Lann (Fr)

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Yannick Lerat (Fr)

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Nikki Levinenco

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Roger Nikki Lopez Sanchez

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Klaus Lüning

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Alain Madec (Fr)

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Nicolas Malandain (Fr)

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Subir K. Mandal

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Yun-Xiang Mao

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Hélène Marfaing (Fr)

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Cecilia Masferrer Montecinos

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Ali Mashuri

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Elicer Ruiz Mayorga

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Constantinus Mees

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Sim Mei-Chea

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Sandhya Mishra

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Kalpana H. Mody

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Asencio Moises

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Puja Kumari

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Nemacio E. Montano

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Joe Munib

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Emienour-Muzalina Mustafa

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Adibi Nor

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Sailaja Nori

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Stephen O Leary

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Venecia Olguin

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Eurico Oliveira

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Mathieu Oriot (Fr)

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Ernesto Pariona

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Sri Periyasami

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Akira Peters

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Siew Moi Phang

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Erwan Plouguerne (Fr)

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Philippe Potin (Fr)

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Reza Rabiei

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Mrs Rakkamal

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Saraswathi Rakmachandran

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Monique Ras (Fr)

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CRK Reddy

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M.A. Ricohermoso

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Ashley Roulston

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M. Sakhtivel

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Martin Saldivar

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Abhiram Seth

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Munisami Shanmugam

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Hung Gun Shen

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Philippe Signes (Fr)

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Arthur Simoes

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Jelveh Sohrabipour

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Valérie Stiger-Pouvreau (Fr)

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Judy Sutherland

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Fadia Tala

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Martin Thiel

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Lamia Trabelsi

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Haro Triaji

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Nelson Vadassery

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John Van Der Meer

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Julio Vasquez

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Vejeysri Vello

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Sergio Villanvena

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Loïc Violon (Fr)

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Avigad Vonshak

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Willie Wilson

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Pia Winberg

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Ji Won Yang

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Charles Yarish

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Hue Yin Yeong

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You

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GuangLi Yu

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Mohd Nizam Yusof

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Pierre Mollo (Fr)

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Jackson Achankunju

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Cesar Acleto

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Aurelio Aguayo

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Amin Alamsjah

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Hittah Alamsyah

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Réjean Allard (Fr)

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Rosyta Andriana

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Put O. Ang

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Jana Anggadiredja

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Shogo Arai

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Mandarau Bahrudin

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Sowmya Balendiran

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Olivier Barbaroux (Fr)

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John Beardall

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Beh Wong King

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Martin Bonk

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Sung Min Boo

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Michael Borowitzka

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Nolwenn Boucher (Fr)

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Marc Boudalil

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Name Country Specialization
Puja Kumari INDIA lipid synthesis and oxylipins from seaweeds
Dinabandhu Sahoo INDIA Microalgae, Seaweeds, Biofuels, CO2 sequestration
D. Arthi INDIA Spirulina cultivation, food, malnourishment correction, social development, micronutrient deficiency, women empowerment
Late Prof. Krishnamurthy INDIA seaweed biodiversity of India, seaweed cultivation, life history of Porphyra
Leila Hayashi BRAZIL Kappaphycus, seaweed cultivation
V. Sivasubramanian INDIA phycoremediation, microalgae, effluent treatment, biofuels
Erwan Ar Gall (Fr) BRETAGNE biomolecules, phlorotannins, antioxydatives activities, sunscreen activities, protoplast, environmental monitoring
Rémy Lucas (Fr) France plastic from brown seaweeds, biomaterial
Jackson Achankunju OMAN
Cesar Acleto PERU biodiversity of Peruvian seaweeds
Aurelio Aguayo CHILE luche, pelillo, seaweed cultivation
Amin Alamsjah INDONESIA seaweed resource exploitation, seaweed cultivation, Gracilaria, Eucheuma, bioactive substances, algicidal agents
Hittah Alamsyah INDONESIA seaweed cultivation, coordination of farmers
Réjean Allard (Fr) CANADA seaweed cultivation, integrated aquaculture, diversification of fisheries activities
Rosyta Andriana MALAYSIA ecology, Sargassum, distribution, monitoring
Put O. Ang Hong Kong Ecophysiology, phylogeography and applications of seaweeds
Jana Anggadiredja INDONESIA phycocolloids, seaweed cultivation
Shogo Arai JAPAN Gracilaria, fertilizer, proliferation, red seaweed
Mandarau Bahrudin INDONESIA seaweed cultivation, Kappaphycus, Eucheuma
Sowmya Balendiran INDIA offshore seaweed cultivation, biomass, bioenergy, Kappaphycus
Olivier Barbaroux (Fr) FRANCE seaweed cultivation techniques, photography
John Beardall Australia microalgae, impact of global change on phytoplankton
Beh Wong King MALAYSIA seaweed cultivation, Kappaphycus
Martin Bonk DENMARK molecular engineering, synthesis biology
Sung Min Boo SOUTH KOREA taxonomy, molecular systematics of red and brown algae
Michael Borowitzka Australia microalgae, biology, ecology, large-scale culture, biofuels, wastewater treatment, carotenoids pigments
Nolwenn Boucher (Fr) CHILE cooperation program Finistère-Chiloe, seaweed industry promotion and development
Marc Boudalil ITALY paper, biomaterial
Nathalie Bourgougnon (Fr) FRANCE Chemical defense of algae, molecules, antifouling, plant care, animal care
Olivier Bourtourault(Fr) FRANCE seaweed cultivation
Sammy Boussiba ISRAEL microalgae cultivation, aquaculture
Alejandro Bushmann CHILE seaweed cultivation, integrated aquaculture, biomass, biofuel production
Arturo Candia CHILE reproductive biology and genetics of seaweeds of commercial importance
Ana Carcamo CHILE pelillo (Gracilaria) cultivation
Jennifer Champenois FRANCE seaweed cultivation, biomass, Ulva
Nesto Chauca Umana PERU spirulina cultivation
Anong Chirapart THAILAND Bioremediation with seaweeds, IMTA
Ik Kyo Chung SOUTH KOREA Seaweed ecophysiology, moleculture, seaweed aquaculture for carbon dioxyde removal
Aldo Coqueno Matteo CHILE Fisheries
Rupert Craggs NEW ZEALAND microalgae, bioremediation, wastewater treatment, biodiesel
Alan T. Critchley CANADA carrageenans, seaweed cultivation, biostimulant
Maria Emilia Croce CANADA Seaweeds reproduction biology, Palmaria sporulation
John Curnow AUSTRALIA Pink lake, Hutt Lagoon, Dunaliella, Artemia, carotenoids
Bernardo Da Gama Brazil algal chemical ecology, chemical defense of marine macroalgae, antifouling compounds, antioxydant compounds
Bernardo Da Gama Brazil algal chemical ecology, chemical defense of marine macroalgae, antifouling compounds, antioxydant compounds
Dominique Davoult (Fr) FRANCE ecology, macroalgae, productivity of coastal zones, impact of harvesting techniques
Jean-Yves de Chaisemartin (Fr) FRANCE seaweed cultivation
Isfandy Dedy INDONESIA Seaweed cultivation, Kappaphycus, priority program
Eric Deslandes (Fr) FRANCE seaweed, algal cell wall, carrageenans, Solieria, bioactive compounds
Jean-Paul Deveau CANADA Ascophyllum, plant biostimulant, animal feed, Chondrus cultivation, sustainable management of resource
Louis Deveau CANADA Ascophyllum, plant biostimulant, animal feed, Chondrus cultivation, sustainable management of resource
K. Eswaran INDIA Kappaphycus cultivation, sustainable alternative livelihood, environmental impact monitoring
Daisuke Fujita JAPAN restoration of seaweed beds, ecology of marine grounds, Integrated aquaculture
Yuji Fujita JAPAN Seaweed cultivation, micropropagation
Patricia Gil Kodaka Peru biofouling, genetics, biofertilizer, seaweeds for human consumption
Xiang Zhong Gong CHINA life history and cultivation of Scytosiphon lomentaria
Pushpito Gosh INDIA commercial utilities from seaweeds, green technologies
Manoj Gupta India seaweed physiology, stress conditions, metabolites, prolamins
Angel Gutierrez PERU llaska, cultivation, sustainable management, ecotourism
Ismail Haji INDONESIA Gracilaria, integrated aquaculture
Kevin Hardouin (Fr) FRANCE Ulvans, green algae, algae cracking, algae extracts for animal care and plant care
Claire Hellio (Fr) UK Bioactive substances from algae, antifouling paints
Claire Hellio (Fr) UK Bioactive substances from algae, antifouling paints
Anicia Hurtado PHILIPPINES Kappaphycus, seaweed cultivation, seaweed farmers training
Fumito Ishibashi JAPAN isolation and synthesis of natural products from algae, Ulva, Dyctiota
Lidia Jimenez CHILE women cooperative, seaweed harvesting
Derk Joester USA biomineralisation, bioremediation, radiactivity
Raymond Kaas(Fr) FRANCE microalgae and seaweed biomass production, biotechnologies
Nujas Khan INDIA Seaweed cultivation, Kappaphycus
Gwang Hoon Kim South Korea wound response of green and red algae, cell biological signaling, sexual differentiation of algae, low rate energy transfer between animals and algae, genetic engineering of seaweeds, cultural heritage
Lisa Kirkendale AUSTRALIA taxonomy, ecophysiology and biotechnology of seaweeds, protoplast isolation
Taiju Kitayama JAPAN science communication, education, museum, evolution
Tatyana Klotchkova SOUTH KOREA plant responses to stress, protoplast regeneration in green algae, porphyra disease, radioresistance of algae
Sagiv Kolkovski AUSTRALIA Fisheries, Artemia, natural nutrional aquaculture solutions
Paul Kradolfer PERU seaweeds exploitation for agriculture, animal feed and human consumption
Mina Krejci USA bioremediation, radiactivity, materials science, biomineralisation
Sayash Kumar INDIA offshore seaweed cultivation, biomass, bioenergy, Kappaphycus
Soeriento Kusnowirjono INDONESIA agar industry, seaweed farming
Kazuyoshi Kuwano Japan seaweed cultivation, cryopreservation
Dany Largo Philippines seaweed and seagrasses ecology, taxonomy, seaweed industry, ice-ice disease, Kappaphycus
Scarlette Le Corre (Fr) FRANCE Seaweed culture, fisheries, food products
Lucie Le Goff (Fr) CHILE socio-economical diagnosis of seaweed cultivation areas, pelillo
Klervi Le Lann (Fr) FRANCE seaweed biodiversity, Sargassum muticum, invasive species, chemical diversity
Yannick Lerat (Fr) FRANCE Seaweed applications, innovations, cultivation development, green tides
Nikki Levinenco CHILE luga, Gigartina skottsbergii harvesting
Roger Nikki Lopez Sanchez PERU aquatic ecosystem survey
Klaus Lüning GERMANY biogeography and ecophysiology of seaweeds
Alain Madec (Fr) FRANCE seaweed harvesting, seaweed extracts, Chondrus crispus
Nicolas Malandain (Fr) FRANCE biomaterials, decorative resin with green algae, algae-sourced plaster
Subir K. Mandal INDIA marine phytoplankton, harmful algal blooms, biodiversity, impact of large scale seaweed cultivation
Yun-Xiang Mao CHINA algae breeding, Porphyra, genetic diversity of seaweeds
Hélène Marfaing (Fr) FRANCE seaweed, food products development, nutrition
Cecilia Masferrer Montecinos CHILE union, cooperative, women, alguera, algueros, cochayuyo
Ali Mashuri INDONESIA seaweed cultivation
Elicer Ruiz Mayorga CHILE Gracilaria cultivation, pelillo
Constantinus Mees AUSTRALIA Pink lake, Hutt Lagoon, Dunaliella, Artemia, carotenoids
Sim Mei-Chea MALAYSIA functional genomics on Sargassum
Sandhya Mishra INDIA biopolymer, spirulina
Kalpana H. Mody INDIA Kappaphycus, carraghenanes production
Asencio Moises CHILE Porphyra, nori production
Pierre Mollo (Fr) FRANCE plankton
Nemacio E. Montano PHILIPPINES seaweed and seagrasses utilizations, natural products, fucoxantin, fucoidan
Joe Munib PHILIPPINES Kappaphycus, seaweed cultivation, seaweed farmin association
Lorna Muñoz CHILE seaweed cooking, traditional use of seaweeds in Chilean cuisine
Emienour-Muzalina Mustafa MALAYSIA Growth and biochemical composition, SOD activity and DNA damage of green algae in polluted environments
Adibi Nor MALAYSIA seaweed industry, seaweed cultivation, National Key Economic area, Kappaphycus
Sailaja Nori INDIA offshore seaweed cultivation, biomass, bioenergy, Kappaphycus
Stephen O Leary CANADA microalgae & seaweeds, high valued compounds
Venecia Olguin CHILE organic farming, woofing, education, seaweed fertilizer
Eurico Oliveira BRAZIL aquaculture, seaweed cultivation, taxonomy, ecology and physiology of seaweeds, Kappaphycus
Mathieu Oriot (Fr) FRANCE kayak for environmental monitoring and sampling, Tara expeditions
Ernesto Pariona PERU seaweeds biodiversity, biological monitoring
Sri Periyasami INDIA seaweed cultivation, Kappaphycus, carrageenans production
Akira Peters FRANCE microscopic life of seaweeds, reproduction, Ectocarpus, cultivation development
Siew Moi Phang MALAYSIA microalgae and seaweeds, diversity, systematics, ecology,cultivation, industrial applications, biomaterials, paper
Erwan Plouguerne (Fr) BRAZIL antifouling activities of seaweeds, molecules, invasive species, Grateloupia, Sargassum
Erwan Plouguerne (Fr) BRAZIL antifouling activities of seaweeds, molecules, invasive species, Grateloupia, Sargassum
Philippe Potin (Fr) FRANCE IDEALG, seaweed sector development program, biotechnology, seaweed extracts for plant care, compounds biosynthesis, genetics, proteomics, halogenated metabolism of seaweeds
Régine Quéva (Fr) FRANCE seaweeds cuisine, nutrition, health, gastronomy
Reza Rabiei MALAYSIA bioremediation effects of seaweeds near shrimp farm effluents, biochemical impact, ecology
Serina Abdul Rahman MALAYSIA environmental education for coastal management
E.J. Rajasekaran INDIA phycoremediation, microalgae, seaweeds, training programs
Mrs Rakkamal INDIA Kappaphycus, seaweed cultivation, social development, women empowerment
Saraswathi Rakmachandran MALAYSIA growth and biochemical composition of microalgae at elevated carbon dioxyde level
Monique Ras (Fr) FRANCE Environmental engineering, IDEALG, seaweed sector development program, biotechnology and bioresource
CRK Reddy INDIA value-added chemicals from seaweeds, seaweeds biodiversity, seaweed stress physiology, molecules, oxylipins, protoplasts
M.A. Ricohermoso Philippines cultivation and commercialization of seaweeds, Eucheuma, carrageenans
Ashley Roulston Canada
M. Sakhtivel India aquaculture promotion, economic rehabilitation of coastal areas, women empowerment
Martin Saldivar PERU spirulina
Abhiram Seth INDIA seaweed cultivation, phycocolloids production
Munisami Shanmugam INDIA Kappaphycus cultivation, semi-refined carrageenans
Hung Gun Shen MALAYSIA molecular taxonomy and phylogeny of Sargassum species
Philippe Signes (Fr) FRANCE spirulina cultivation, methanisation
Arthur Simoes NORWAY seaweed cultivation, offshore cultivation, biofuels
Jelveh Sohrabipour MALAYSIA seaweed taxonomy, seaweed biotechnology, agarophytes
Valérie Stiger-Pouvreau (Fr) FRANCE seaweeds recruitment and distribution, seaweeds adaptation to stress, chemical defense, biomolecules, taxonomy, biomarkers
Judy Sutherland New Zealand systematics, classification, molecular taxonomy
Fadia Tala CHILE ecophysiology of marine macroalgae, Gracilaria chilensis,
Eric Tamigneaux (Fr) CANADA seaweed cultivation, seaweed transformation, seaweeds products, fishermen activities diversification, polyculture
Jane Teas USA seaweeds nutritional benefits, health
Martin Thiel CHILE aniamal and algal communities, floating algae, seaweed rafts, chemical defense, environmental education
Lamia Trabelsi TUNISIA
Haro Triaji INDONESIA research and guidelines for seaweed farming
Nelson Vadassery INDIA offshore seaweed cultivation, biomass, bioenergy, Kappaphycus
John Van Der Meer CANADA life cycle of red seaweeds, genetics, seaweed cultivation, photobioreactors
Julio Vasquez CHILE ecology of animal and seaweed communities, management of seaweed resource, conservation procedures, biodiversity,biomass production
Vejeysri Vello MALAYSIA microalgae, identification of high level lipids strains, biofuels, dietary PUFA (Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids)
Sergio Villanvena CHILE fisheries, harvesting, Gracilaria, luga roja
Loïc Violon (Fr) FRANCE Seaweed culture, fisheries, food products
Avigad Vonshak ISRAEL microalgae biotechnology, mass production, cases of the desert
Willie Wilson USA algal viruses, algae strains repository,
Pia Winberg Australia seaweed cultivation, food, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, protoplasts, Ulva, seaweed composting, abalone industry, cultural heritage and Aboriginal cuisine
Ji Won Yang SOUTH KOREA biomass, biorefinery, biofuel
Charles Yarish USA Nutrient bioextraction, coastal nutrient management, IMTA, Porphyra, aquaculture
Hue Yin Yeong MALAYSIA Gracilaria, seaweed biotehcnology, tissu culture, spore culture, callus formation, protoplst isolation and regeneration
You SOUTH KOREA paper and pulp from red seaweeds, biomaterials
GuangLi Yu CHINA marine carbohydrates research, bioactive compounds, oligosaccharides
Mohd Nizam Yusof MALAYSIA bioremediation of hydrocarbons using microalgae and bacteria consortium
Joe Zuccarello NEW ZEALAND evolution of marine macroalgae, molecular taxonomy, biodiversity, phylogeny, life history
Joe Zuccarello NEW ZEALAND evolution of marine macroalgae, molecular taxonomy, biodiversity, phylogeny, life history