We are delighted 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 Oceanoloy, Chinese Academy of Sciences and co-hosted by Project Seahorse at the 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.


 

Previous Meetings

Two Syngbio meetings have been held in the last 5 years - one in Portugal and one in Sweden.  

 
Solenostomus halimeda. photo by brandi mueller

Solenostomus halimeda. photo by brandi mueller

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

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Hippocampus histrix. Photo by brandi mueller

Hippocampus histrix. Photo by brandi mueller

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


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SyngBio 2017

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

Banner Image by: David Ludovic / Guylian Seahorses of the World