WELCOME TO Guangzhou!
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.
Scientific & Communications Committee
Qiang Lin (Chair, Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
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)
Three SyngBio meetings have been held in the last 8 years - one in Portugal, one in Sweden and the latest in the USA.