2nd International Symposium on the Advances in Marine Mussel Research

7th & 8th of September 2017, in Sète (France)

Free Registration (but required)

Program of the conference

Book of abstracts


Confirmed speakers:

  • Michael Metzger (Columbia University, USA) – Contagious cancers in mussels and other bivalves.
  • Cynthia Riginos (University of Queensland, Australia) – In hot waters – searching for selection in Mytilus galloprovincialis.
  • Carlos Canchaya (University of Vigo, Spain) – Mytilus galloprovicialis in the light of genomics.
  • Paola Venier (University of Padova, Italia) – How many genes underpin the mussel response to toxicants?
  • Anamaria Stambuk (University of Zagreb, Croatia) – Environmental genomics of Mediterranean mussel.
  • Ángel Pérez Diz (University of Vigo, Spain) – A multi-omics approach to understand species-specific mussel differences.
  • Jerry Hilbish (University of South Carolina) – Mussel hybrid zones: Insights into larval connectivity and responses to climate change
Participants can submit abstracts for:
  • Talks – 15 mins
  • Posters

This symposium aims to highlight the latest research on marine mussels (Mytilus sp.) from a multidisciplinary perspective, including  studies from the fields of genomics, proteomics, immunology, physiology, ecology, ecotoxicology and aquaculture among others. Marine mussels represent an excellent study system in evolutionary biology, ecology, ecotoxicology, climate change and more importantly, they are a key species in aquaculture, being commercialised worldwide.

The symposium will take place in Sète (South of France, near Montpellier) next to the Thau lagoon. Sète is a historic fishing port known as the Venice of Languedoc. The Thau lagoon house oyster (Bouzigues oysters) and mussel farms.

The conference will start on Thursday 7 at 9 am and will end on Friday 8 at 3 pm. An excursion to the Thau lagoon shellfish farms will be organised on Friday afternoon after 3 pm and will be followed by a convivial diner on Friday night (package registration required).

The symposium will host 6 invited talks (1h), around 15 talks from participants (15min) and a poster session on Thursday evening.

Registration to the symposium is free. You have the opportunity to book for lunches, and for the excursion and convivial diner package.