Day 1: Tuesday 25 September

Official Welcome

Keynote: Prof Sandra M. F. O. Azevedo - Toxic cyanobacteria: an example of interrelation between environment and health

Molecular biology and toxicology of cyanobacteria

Jake Violi: Prevalence of β-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) and its isomers in freshwater cyanobacteria isolated from eastern Australia

Nicholas Osborne: Cyanobacterial detection and quantification in a range of water supplies in dry and wet zones of Sri Lanka

Alescia Cullen: Understanding differential paralytic shellfish toxin profiles between two Scytonema crispum strains

Nijoy John: Population genetics and toxigenicity of Victorian sites of a recent (2016), extensive cyanobacterial bloom in the Murray River

Environmental impacts and controls of cyanobacterial growth and toxin production (1)

Manabu Fujii: Increased toxin production by metal induced oxidative stress for freshwater cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa

Azadeh Golshan: Patterns of cyanobacterial abundance in a major drinking water reservoir: What three years of monitoring data reveals?

Philip Orr: What drives changes in bloom toxicity?

Laura Kelly: Environmental factors influencing strain dominance in Phormidium – Phosphorus availability and alkaline phosphatase activity

Environmental impacts and controls of cyanobacterial growth and toxin production (2)

Olivia Daniels: Response of the toxic cyanobacterium Limnothrix (strain AC0243) to various light intensities, salinities and temperatures

Qing-Long Fu: Iron uptake kinetics of bloom-forming cyanobacteria

Simon Tannock: Biomanipulating diatom growth for the management of cyanobacteria and nitrogen levels in raw water and wastewater lagoons

Cameron Veal: The little lake that could. In water treatment options for cyanobacteria and associated taste and odour metabolites

Ecophysiology of cyanobacteria

Susie Wood: Historical cyanobacterial communities and cyanotoxins in six shallow temperate lakes

Jonathan Puddick: Blooming buddies: Understanding microcystin sequestration in non-toxic cyanobacteria and its ecological function

Anusuya Willis: Cyanobacterial strain variation – implications for research


Day 2: Wednesday 26 September

Keynote: Dr Mark Matthews - The CyanoLakes online monitoring and mapping service for cyanobacteria blooms and water pollution

Cyanobacterial detection and quantification (1)

Tim Malthus: Optical near-surface sensor observations for cyanobacterial assessment

Philip Ford: Detection and quantification of cyanobacterial blooms in wastewater treatment ponds by hyperspectral imaging

Mark Van Asten: Data interpretation from the use of the Phytoxigene QPCR assays in screening and monitoring for harmful algal blooms

Cyanobacterial detection and quantification (2)

Florence Choo: Using in situ fluorometers as a real-time cyanobacterial removal validation tool for water treatment plants

Sara Imran Khan: Monitoring of algal growth metabolites under varying nutrient load using fluorescence spectroscopy

Benny Zuse Rousso: Application of fluorescence probes to distinguish species composition of cyanobacteria blooms

Markus Vehniäinen: User-friendly two-site immunoassay technology for broad-range detection of microcystins and nodularin

Application of science to the regulatory environment and application of the regulatory environment to water management

Nicholas Williamson: Survival of cyanobacteria in rivers following their release in water from large headwater reservoirs

Michele Burford: Is monitoring nutrients helping us manage cyanobacterial blooms?

Stuart Khan and Elaine Stone: NHMRC Guidelines for managing risks in recreational water: Cyanobacteria in fresh, coastal and estuarine water

Shane Faulkner: When linear regressions don’t work: data-driven cyanobacterial risk assessment for the real world

Suzanne Froscio: Risk Assessment for Use of Recycled Water containing Microcystins


David Cook: Evolution of drinking water treatment processes for the removal of cyanobacteria and their metabolites in South Australia

Andrea Gonzalez: Impact of cyanobacterial cell morphology and AOM on separation process

Shikha Garg: Impact of organic exudate from the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa on Fe redox transformation

Yunlong Luo: Culture of cyanobacteria and algal consortia for wastewater treatment and biomass production



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