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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOP

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOP

HOST: KISII UNIVERSITY RESEARCH & EXTENSION DEPARTMENT

TITLE:  BRIDGING THE GAP: CURRENT STATE OF THE SCIENCE AND FUTURE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES BETWEEN THE NORTH AMERICAN AND AFRICAN GREAT LAKES, ORGANIZED BY KISII UNIVERSITY (KENYA) AND BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY (USA)

DATES: 23RD - 27TH, APRIL 2018

INTERNATIONAL KEY NOTE SPEAKERS:

Assoc. Prof. Timothy Davis, Biological Sciences,

Topic areas: Phytoplankton Ecology, Harmful Algal Blooms, Molecular Biology

Prof. George Bullerjahn, Biological Sciences,

Topic Areas: Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Prof. R. Michael McKay, Biological Sciences,

Topic Areas: Phytoplankton Physiology, Molecular Biology

Prof. Jeff Miner, Dept Chair, Biological Sciences,

Topic Areas: Fish ecology, Invasive Species

Prof. Kefa Otiso, School of Earth, Environment and Society,

Topic Areas: Urban Development, GIS, Geography

LOCAL KEY NOTE SPEAKERS

Prof. John Akama, PhD - Vice Chancellor, Kisii University.

Topic Areas: Challenges for Sustainable Tourism Development around Lake Victoria

Prof. Anakalo Shitandi, PhD - Registrar (R&E), Kisii University
Prof. Albert Getabu, PhD - Senior Research Fellow, Kisii University
Prof. James Njiru , PhD- Director, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute
Prof. Yasindi Wamalwa,PhD -Senior Research Scientist, Biological Dept. Egerton University
Dr. Reuben Omondi, PhD – COD, Aquatic Sciences, Kisii University

WORKSHOP

Workshop Description: The scientific framework of the program will be centered around Water Quality and Toxicity, focusing on specific aspects such as environmental drivers of bloom toxicity and phytoplankton community composition. In particular, we will target the latest advances in the field of harmful algal blooms, which will illustrate the future research trends.

REGISTRATION FEES FOR WORKSHOP.

East Africa students:              Kshs  3,000

East Africa Participants        Kshs  6,000                 

International:  Students        USD   100

International Participants:    USD   200

TO BE PAID TO:

Bank:                     Kenya Commercial Bank

Branch:                  Kisii Town

Account Title:        Kisii University – Attention Symposium 2018

Account No:           1151310557

Bank Swift Code:   KCBLKENX

Invitation to attend

We invite all participants (Msc., PhD and Professionals) to submit details for registration via the email research@kisiiuniversity.ac.ke or ashitandi@kisiiuniversity.ac.ke

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