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You are currently doing your PhD/Post Doctoral research or working on a company project with seaweeds and/or microalgae? So you are considered as a “Young Algaeneers”! Congratulations! As Young Algaeneers, you are welcome to attend the 7th edition of the Young Algaeneers Symposium (YAS 2023), held on 9, 10 & 11 May 2023 in Faro, Portugal.

YAS event consists of the global networking and sharing of algae-based research, development, and innovations among the Young Algaeneers. The essence of the symposium lies in the fact that it is organized BY & FOR the Young Algaeneers. It will NOT ONLY be scientific expert presentations, but also include testimonials from business leaders, interactive discussions involving individual participation in the topic of interest with steering groups, social events, etc. The voice raised by Young Algaeneers in the YAS is further communicated to higher organizations such as EABA and European Commission. Thus, let’s come together to better shape the future directions of algae in research and industry”

Following the previous ‘Young Algaeneers Symposia’ (YAS) in Wageningen 2012, Montpellier 2014, Malta 2016, and Oban 2018, and the online editions in 2021 en 2022, YAS 2023 will be organized with the support of the European Algae Biomass Association (EABA).

EABA expresses the importance of connecting with the young algaeneers, and invites you to join and meet them. It is very relevant to bring together the main stakeholders for knowledge exchange and collaboration and to learn from others.

Who is a Young Algaeneer?

A young researcher wishing to take a future role in the Algae Biomass sector, and at the EABA in the longer term. This includes:

  • MSc students
  • PhD students
  • Postdocs
  • Early-phase Principal Investigators (typically first 5 years)
  • Early career researchers in industry/Young entrepreneurs
Ticket fees:
  • Early Bird ticket for YAS (3 days) € 195 when bookings are made before March 7, 2023 (extended deadline!)
  • Ticket for YAS (3 days) € 235 when booking is made starting March 8, 2023
    Lunch will be served as a buffet.
  • Dinner ticket for Tuesday evening May 9  € 30* 
  • Non YAS ticket: € 95 you are welcome to join on May 11 (5 hours programme without lunch) *this fee still subject to changes, more info will be announced later.
More information:

The symposium organization is developed by Young Algaeneers with the support of EABA and Building on Events.

Visit the official website here.

Abstract submission:

We are now accepting abstracts for poster presentation during YAS 2023. Abstracts should be a single paragraph of text with no more than 250 words. Abstracts will be made available to all participants in the conference booklet. The content of the abstract will be presented through a Poster during the dedicated sessions, so that all Young Algaeneers will be able to know your work.

You can download the instructions and template here, and submit your abstract by e-mailing it to and saved as FirstName_LastName.doc

Please deliver the abstract in Word!! Not in .pdf, to be able to prepare the conference booklet.

Deadline: 31st of March 2023.

Poster guidelines:

You can also download the Poster Guidelines YAS. You need to print your poster in A0 portrait orientation with a width of 84.1cm (33.1 inches) and a length of 118.9cm (46.8 inches) before the event and bring it with you to the venue. When you arrive, you can locate the designated area for poster placement and find your poster number to ensure it is displayed in the correct spot.



Penha Campus, Auditório 1.5 University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal.


YAS 2023 is sponsored by Schott, Necton, Algreen and A4F.

Diamond sponsor:

Gold sponsors:

Organized by:


The symposium will be every day from 9.00 to 17.30 or later for the poster session on the 2nd day and the dinner will be organised the first evening (May 9th).

The last day will end at 12.30. We have 3 visits arranged: GreencoLab, CCMAR, Necton, and 3 speakers. The first two visits will be combined together for a 2 hours tour in total.

We refer to this website to see the programme!

Conference venue: the University of Algarve on the campus of Penha (city centre), FARO,  Portugal. Location

Dinner: Eva Senses Hotel, Av. da República 1, 8000-078 Faro, Portugal. Tip: Book this hotel for your stay! Location.

Route to the dinner: 2 km (walking is good for you!) 


Arianna RIZZO, PhD student (Nantes University (F), Mario Negri Institute (I), University of Bari (I), University of Copenhagen (DK), University of Cambridge (UK), Start-up in Hoekmine (NL)

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