1st announcement for 2nd Seaweed for Health conference

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Dear everyone with a scientific and/or commercial interest in seaweed bioactives and health1st announcement for 2nd Seaweed for Health conference, June 21-24, Galicia, Spain 2020


Seaweed for health within: dietary and gut microbiome, cancer, vira, as antioxidants, antiaging and skin care, functional ingredient, animal health, risk assessments, legislation and other barriers, and other topics.


Jeong Ha Kim, University Pukyong, South Korea: ‘Traditional exploitation of Korean kelp species: food, feed, medicinal uses and conservation’

Alan Critchley, University of Cape Breton, Canada. Lifelong seaweed researcher experienced in industrial utilization of seaweed:´2020 vision: a phyconomic approach to supplying the global, future needs for seaweeds of commercial interest´

Prof. Deniz Tasdemir, GEOMAR Centre for Marine Biotechnology, Germany; ‘Chemical ecology and drug discovery studies on Baltic brown algae and their microbiome

Prannie Rhatigan, Medical Doctor, Ireland; ‘Seaweeds for the long haul- the benefits and ways to enjoy seaweed over a lifetime

Susan L. Holdt, Associate Prof., Denmark; ‘What do we know about contaminants in the seaweeds?’

Felix Lopez Figueroa, University of Málaga, Spain; ‘Cosmeceutics and blue biotechnology with marine algae and cyanobacteria

Important dates

Conference: Sunday June 21: Reception in the evening, Monday-Tuesday Conference incl. our trademark “the interactive kitchen show”, and Wednesday optional tours: seaweedy beach or city tour to Vigo.

December 2019: Online submission opens

January (end) 2020: Registration opens

March 9: Abstract submission deadline

April 30: Early bird deadline


Please visit our website: www.seaweed4health.org, follow us at Facebook group “Seaweed for Health Conference”, twitter: #seaweed4health, Instagram: @seaweed4health


If you want to be a sponsor: logo on website and on the conference app, or support the e.g. conference dinner, lunch, provide seaweed for the food, please contact Stefan Kraan: stefan@aquaceuticals.ie

The seaweed vision and mission of S4H

We have a dream that seaweed will be known to everybody as the healthy part of our everyday life. Therefore, we are bringing together knowledge and experience to this international “Seaweed for Health” conference for research and business within nutraceutical, bioactive and pharmaceutic compounds in seaweed, and we hope that you will join us.

We hope to see you in Ourense, Galicia, Spain for the conference next summer,

Local organizing committee: Herminia Domínguez, María Dolores Torres.

Scientific Committte: Susan L. Holdt (Denmark), Stefan Kraan (Ireland), Herminia Domínguez (Spain), María Dolores Torres (Spain), Féliz L. Figueroa (Spain), José Lucas Pérez-Lloréns (Spain)

S4H board: Susan L. Holdt, Ditte B. Hermund (Denmark), Stefan Kraan (Ireland), Michela Caprani (Ireland)

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