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  • Eco-physiology & cellular biology of harmful algae and cyanobacteria
  • Biological oceanography and limnology of HABs
  • Ecology – from the ecological niche to population dynamics and biogeography
  • Ecology - harmful algae and global change
  • Taxonomy
  • Toxin analysis – Novel detection methods
  • Metabolite diversity and biosynthesis
  • HumanToxicology
  • Risk assessment for algal and cyanobacterial toxins
  • Ciguatera and related benthic HAB organisms and toxins
  • HABs causing aerosol and/or direct contact toxicity
  • Medical applications of algae, cyanobacteria and their toxins
  • Microbial interactions (allelopathy, parasites…)
  • Impact of microalgae/cyanobacteria on aquatic organisms (incl. fish kills and shellfish mortalities)
  • New major events & exploitation of longtime series (monitoring & case studies)
  • New tools (omics, lab-on-a-chip, ecotron…)
  • Mitigation of HABs
  • Biotechnology or adding value to toxic and harmful algae
  • Epidemiology, reports of human outbreak cases
  • Socio-economic impacts of HABs
  • Integrated ecosystem assessment and foresight planning (scenario building, HABs and multi-use offshore platforms, HABs and desalination…)