Webinar: GlobalSeaweedSTAR – improving research capabilities and knowledge around the world

The seaweed industry is the fastest-growing of all aquaculture sectors, transforming the lives of millions of people, but the increasing threat from disease and pests has prompted the formation of the GlobalSeaweedSTAR initiative, which aims to improve the research capabilities and knowledge for the industry in developing nations.

Join Valeria Montalescot from SAMS, who leads the management team of the GlobalseaweedSTAR programme, to hear more about how this initiative provides solutions and training to aid the sustainable growth of this vital industry in seaweed-producing developing countries. There will also be discussion about seaweed aquaculture in general and the career opportunities in this sector. 

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar with a 15 minute Q&A session.

About Valeria:

Valeria completed her research profile with project management skills leading her to be involved in the management of international research programmes and the organisation of international events. Her interest in developing a sustainable algae industry around the world led her to join the GlobalseaweedSTAR programme.

Valeria is a phycologist with a strong background in marine bioprocesses and applied phycology. In her role as programme lead, she ensures that the researchers involved in the project across the world get the right support for their research activities. Her research interests include algae cultivation, cell disruption, fractionation processes, and algae biorefinery. Since her arrival in the UK, Valeria has also developed expertise in matters related to the access and protection of algae genetic resources.

This webinar will be hosted via Zoom and login details will be sent to you via Eventbrite the day before the event.

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