We are excited to invite you to participate in SyngBio 2020, the fourth meeting of researchers and other professionals working to understand the unique biology of Syngnathid fishes (seahorses, pipefishes, pipehorses, and seadragons).  SyngBio 2020 will be held in lovely Guangzhou, China from May 17-21, 2020, hosted by South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and co-hosted by Project Seahorse, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Keynote, oral and poster presentations will be aimed to embrace several aspects of seahorse, pipefish and seadragon biology, including: physiology, phylogenetics, phylogeography, genomics, sexual selection and mating systems, behavior, syngnathid breeding programs and aquaculture, and conservation and management. Attendees typically include almost 200 scientists, educators, aquarium professionals, graduate/undergraduate students, and government officials dedicated to understanding and protecting the unique biology of seahorses, pipefishes and seadragons.


 

Organizing Committees

Scientific & Communications Committee

Qiang Lin (Chair, Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Amanda Vincent (Co-chair, Professor, Director Project Seahorse, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Ingrid Ahnesjö (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Paula Carlson (The Dallas World Aquarium, USA)

Adam Jones (University of Idaho, USA)

Heather Masonjones (University of Tampa, USA)

Nuno Monteiro (Universidade de Porto, Potugal)

Atsushi Sogabe (Hirosaki University, Japan)

Steering & Funding Committee

Pedro Andrade (Universidade of the Algarve, Portugal)

Yali Liu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Xiao Ma (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Geng Qin (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Emily Rose ( University of Tampa, USA)

Xiong Zhang (The University of British Columbia, Canada)

Previous Meetings

Three SyngBio meetings have been held in the last 8 years - one in Portugal, one in Sweden and the latest in the USA.

 
Phycodurus eques / Photo By Gaetano Gargiulo / Guylian Seahorses of the world

Phycodurus eques / Photo By Gaetano Gargiulo / Guylian Seahorses of the world

SyngBio 2011  was held in beautiful Fiskebäckskil, Sweden at the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Research.

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Hippocampus Breviceps / Photo By Matt Testoni/ Guylian Seahorses of the World

Hippocampus Breviceps / Photo By Matt Testoni/ Guylian Seahorses of the World

SyngBio 2013 was held in lovely Faro, Portugal at the University of the Algarve.


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SyngBio 2017

Hippocampus Reidi / Karel Adriaanse / Guylian Seahorses of the world

Hippocampus Reidi / Karel Adriaanse / Guylian Seahorses of the world

SyngBio 2017 was held in gorgeous Tampa, Florida, USA at
at the University of Tampa.

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