British Phycological Society Meetings
The meetings of the British Phycological Society are held at various venues in Britain and Ireland.
Students may apply for funding to attend the meeting using this form.
2013 Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the British Phycological Society is taking place in summer for the first time, from 7 to 10 July 2013. It will be held in the School of Biological Sciences, Medical Biology Centre (MBC), Lisburn Road.
We now invite registration for the conference and submissions of abstracts for oral presentations and posters. The programme consists of an optional freshwater field trip to Lough Neagh on Sunday, which will be followed on Monday morning by an identification workshop in which experts will assist students in identifying their catches. Marine algae can also be provided if requested.
The main programme starts at lunchtime on Monday with a session of invited speakers on "Freshwater ecology". This will be followed by the annual Manton award student presentations, and a poster session with refreshments. On Tuesday the second special session, on “Seaweeds and health” will cover aspects of research on the health benefits of eating seaweeds. Sessions will be open for contributed talks until the Presidential Address, the AGM and dinner (included in the registration costs). Following further contributed talks, the meeting will finish at lunchtime on Wednesday.
Download draft programme here.
The deadline for registration and abstracts is 14 June 2013. The conference fee is £120 for members (£130 non-members); £80 for student members (£90 non members). The freshwater outing on Sunday will be additional (£35).
The booking form can be downloaded here.
Please email your abstract (200 word maximum), title and authors, indicating whether it is for a poster or oral presentation and indicating if you want your paper to be included in the student Manton session, or if a poster, to be considered for the poster prize. Email to Margaret-Rose Mervyn (email@example.com), headed “BPS meeting”.
High-quality student accommodation is available in Elms Village, about 12 minutes walk from the MBC. Prices: £38.50 for single en suite B&B; standard room £31.50 B&B. To book: phone 028 9097 4403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (quoting BPS conference); must be prepaid in full at the time of booking.
Hotels. The nearest hotel to the MBC is Malone Lodge, 5 minutes walk away, with rates of c. £75 per night.
The Ibis Hotel – about £45 per night – is beside the main QUB buildings (10 minutes from MBC)
Travel to Belfast
There are two Belfast airports: George Best City Airport is closer – home to Flybe, Aer Lingus and a range of smaller airlines. Aldergrove International Airport is about 30-40 min by bus (frequent during the day) and hosts Easyjet. Dublin Airport is well connected to Belfast by hourly buses directly from the Airport (journey is about 2 hours).
For further information contact: Prof. Christine Maggs
Student Prizes and Awards
The Irène Manton (1904-1988) Prize is awarded at the Annual Meeting each year for the best student presentation. There is also a Student Poster Competition. The criteria for these awards are laid out in a downloadable PDF available by clicking on the link below.