Virtual
International Symposium on New Frontiers in Reef
Coral Biotechnology

2022.5.5

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News

  • The selected abstracts have been published in the special edition of the journal Applied Science (impact factor=2.679).
    https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/12/11/5758
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  • 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

 
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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.

 
 
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Schedule

09:20-09:30
Opening
Dr. Chiahsin Lin
09:30-10:20
Dr. Anderson Mayfield
The use of machine learning to predict the fates of reef-building corals
10:20-10:30
Q&A
10:30-11:10
Dr. Maria Vanessa Baria Rodriguez
Production of multi-generation of stress-tolerant corals for reef restoration in Pangasinan, northwestern Philippines
11:10-11:20
Q&A
11:20-12:00
Dr. Li-Hsueh Wang
Exploring mesophotic reefs in Taiwan via remotely operated vehicles and technical diving
12:00-13:10
Lunch Break
13:10-13:50
Dr. Crystal McRae
Exploring natural mechanisms and active enhancement of coral thermal tolerance
13:50-14:00
Q&A
14:00-14:40
Dr. Chiahsin Lin
Coral cryopreservation
14:40-14:50
Q&A
14:50-15:30
Dr. Victor Ticzon
Scaling-up management in Apo reef natural park, Sabalayan, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines
15:30-17:30
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

10 Ms. Arah Narida

National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium, Taiwan

Successful cryopreservation and nano-laser warming of coral larvae   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

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Keynote Speakers (Live talk)  

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Chiahsin Lin, Ph.D.

(Prof. / Researcher)

National Dong Hwa University / National National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium

Talk title:
Coral cryopreservation

Anderson B. Mayfield, Ph.D.

(Assistant Scientist)

University of Miami / National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Talk title:
Envisioning the future of coral reefs with machine-learning

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Crystal McRae, Ph.D.

(Researcher)

National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium

Talk title:
Exploring natural mechanisms and active enhancement of coral thermal tolerance

Maria Vanessa Baria-Rodriguez, Ph.D.

(Associate prof.)

University of Philippines Diliman

Talk title:
Production of multi-generation of stress-tolerant corals for reef restoration in Pangasinan, northwestern Philippines

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Li-Hsueh Wang, Ph.D.

(Researcher / Associate Prof.)

National National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium / National Sun Yat - sen University

Talk title:
Exploring mesophotic reefs in Taiwan via remotely operated vehicles and technical diving

Victor Ticzon, Ph.D.

(Researcher / Associate Prof.)

Talk title:
Scaling-up Management in Apo Reef Natural Park, Sabalayan, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines

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Registration

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.

 
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Abstract submissions

Abstract instructions:

  1. All abstracts must be written in English and follow the formatting requirements outlined below.

  2. 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.

  3. The font should be Times New Roman: 14 pt for the title and 12 pt for all other content (single-spaced). 

  4. Please provide 3-5 keywords for your abstract.

  5. 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.

 
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Oral presentation

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.

 
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Contact us

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
Email: chiahsin@gms.ndhu.edu.tw

National Dong Hwa University / National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Graduate Institute of Marine Biology / Department of Planning and Research

Organizers

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