International Symposium on New Frontiers in Reef
The abstracts of pre-recorded oral presentations are now available
Selected pre-recorded oral presentations are now released.
Deadline for online registration has extended to April 15th, 2022
The 1st International Symposium on New Frontiers in Reef Coral Biotechnology has so far attracted more than 100 participants
Online registration is now open.
Registration deadline: March 31st, 2022
A special issue in Applied Sciences on "New Frontiers in Reef Coral Biotechnology” is now open for manuscript submission. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/special_issues/reef_coral
About the conference
National Dong Hwa University (NDHU) and the National Museum of Biology Marine and Aquarium (NMMBA) have held international symposiums since 2006, with the goal of bringing together graduate students, researchers (early-career through emeritus professors), educators, and environmental managers from across the globe to share findings that enhance our understanding of the marine realm.
About this year’s theme
Given the global threats towards coral reefs, this conference’s central theme, “Reef coral biotechnology” is particularly timely. Our goal is to promote communication and dialogue in this field among marine researchers within and outside of Taiwan, and we have invited experts in the fields of coral reef ecology, physiology, conservation, and biotechnology to discuss their recent findings with a cadre of both local and foreign scientists, as well as students (undergraduate, Master's, and Ph.D. students). We envision that these presentations will segue into discussions and collaborations that stimulate innovation in reef coral biotechnology, and particularly in the development of tools and approaches that improve odds of conserving coral reefs and biopreserving reef corals.
Dr. Chiahsin Lin
Dr. Anderson Mayfield
The use of machine learning to predict the fates of reef-building corals
Dr. Maria Vanessa Baria Rodriguez
Production of multi-generation of stress-tolerant corals for reef restoration in Pangasinan, northwestern Philippines
Dr. Li-Hsueh Wang
Exploring mesophotic reefs in Taiwan via remotely operated vehicles and technical diving
Dr. Crystal McRae
Exploring natural mechanisms and active enhancement of coral thermal tolerance
Dr. Chiahsin Lin
Dr. Victor Ticzon
Scaling-up management in Apo reef natural park, Sabalayan, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines
Selected pre-recorded oral presentation
1 Dr. Alex Camaya
Bicol University Tabaco Campus, Philippines
In vitro regeneration of small colony fragments of Pocillopora Damicornis produces clones to examine the effect of monochromatic lights on coral tissue growth and the density of symbiotic zooxanthellae Abstract
6 Dr. Luca Cirino
National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan
Ultrastructural analysis of chilled and cryopreserved coral larvae Abstract
7 Dr. Jesse Zaneveld
University of Washington Bothell, USA
Phylogenetic comparisons of innate immune gene repertoires, microbiome structure, and disease susceptibility across coral diversity. Abstract
8 Ms. Maxine Stephanie Prado
University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute, Philippines
Reproductive timing of Neopetrosia compacta in Bolinao, Northwestern, Philippines Abstract
9 Mr. Tran TuanLinh VO
Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam
Coral bioerosion in the south central of Vietnam and some discussion about the monitoring method Abstract
2 Mr. Dylan Sonett
University of Washington Bothell, USA
The organelle in the room: under-annotated mitochondrial reads bias coral microbiome analysis Abstract
3 Mr. Shu-cheng Chang
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Enhancing the growth and color of pocillopora acuta and stylophora pistillata by different levels of blue light and feeding Abstract
4 Ms. Sandy Shiou-Han Hung
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Using the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea sp. to study cnidarian-Symbiodiniaceae symbiosis Abstract
5 Dr. Miguel Enrique Ma. Azcuna
Batangas State University ARASOF-Nasugbu, Philippines
Assessment of coral cover and dominant hard coral genera in MPA and Non-MPA sites along the Verde island passage Abstract
Keynote Speakers (Live talk)
Victor Ticzon, Ph.D.
(Researcher / Associate Prof.)
Scaling-up Management in Apo Reef Natural Park, Sabalayan, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines
Through the committee’s prior fundraising efforts (namely via acquisition of research grants and sponsorships), we are pleased to announce that this symposium is free of charge to participants. This was particularly important to us given our desire to increase inclusivity and bring together coral reef researchers and conservation practitioners (both domestic and foreign) from diverse backgrounds. Although only invited speakers will give live oral presentations, we welcome abstracts that, upon acceptance, will be published in a special edition of the MDPI journal Applied Science (impact factor=2.679). All participants should register via the registration page of the website. Afterwards, the organization committee will evaluate the abstracts and inform the registrants via email as to whether or not they have been accepted.
Deadlines: Please register before M̶a̶r̶c̶h̶ ̶3̶1̶s̶t̶ April 15th 2022.
All abstracts must be written in English and follow the formatting requirements outlined below.
Please limit your abstract to one page (about 300 words) and submit it as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx). Set the upper, lower, left, and right margins all to 2.5 cm.
The font should be Times New Roman: 14 pt for the title and 12 pt for all other content (single-spaced).
Please provide 3-5 keywords for your abstract.
Please label the corresponding author with an asterisk (*) in the author list and provide the corresponding author’s email address below the keywords.
Deadlines: Please finalized abstract before ̶M̶a̶r̶c̶h̶ ̶3̶1̶s̶t̶ April 15th, 2022.
The committee is pleased to announce the call for oral presentations for the 2022 Symposium on New Frontiers in Reef Coral Biotechnology (NFRCB) and now invite you to submit your abstract. Upon approval by the steering committee, please proceed to prepare your presentation following the guidelines outlined below. Please note that these guidelines do not apply to keynote speakers, who will instead give their talks live.
Guidelines for Oral Presentations
The oral presentation should be a pre-recorded video prepared in PowerPoint (or equivalent slide deck software) and exported in MP4 format (no more than 400M). Each oral presentation should be no longer than 10 minutes. Due to limited slots for oral presentations, only select ones will be broadcast during the symposium itself (between 15:30 and 17:00 on May 5th). At the end of each oral presentation, three minutes will be permitted for audience Q&A. We highly recommend a practice run. During the live airing of the presentation, the Chairperson will announce your name and title, after which you may give a brief self-introduction (not exceeding 30 seconds). Then, our staff will display your pre-recorded presentation. We request that presenters log in during their presentations in order to make the symposium more interactive.
Deadlines: Please uploaded your pre-recorded video before M̶a̶r̶c̶h̶ ̶3̶1̶s̶t̶ April 15th, 2022.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
NFRCB2022 Organizing Committee
Tel: +886-08-8825001 ext 1356 or +886-08-8825036
National Dong Hwa University / National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Graduate Institute of Marine Biology / Department of Planning and Research