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  • First announcement and call for papers

Third GCC Marine Biotechnology Conference: Emerging opportunities and future perspectives


8 – 9 December  2021

Al Faham Stage, SQU Cultural Center

Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman


First announcement and call for papers


This conference will bring together the community of scientists working in the general area of marine biotechnology in Oman and in GCC countries. Additionally, world-leading experts in marine biotechnology are invited. The focus of the conference will be on current and proposed marine biotechnology research and the opportunities for its application in the Gulf. The conference will extend over 2-days and will host overseas speakers, speakers from SQU and other universities in Oman and GCC countries, representative ministries and the commercial sector.


The main objectives of this conference are to assess and promote the development of marine biotechnology in the Gulf and to bring together scientists for the establishment of new collaborative activity. 


Registration is now open. The deadline of the submission of abstracts is extended until 31 May 2021.



The conference comprises the following major themes:

  • Fisheries and aquaculture biotechnology
  • Marine genetics and bioinformatics
  • Marine biofouling and antifouling
  • Marine ecology and natural products
  • Innovation and business opportunities in Oman


The conference will be held at Al Faham Stage, SQU Cultural Center, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman.


Abstract submission

For abstract submission, please download the format by clicking this link abstract submission. 

Abstracts should be emailed to cemb@squ.edu.om. The deadline is extended until 31 May 2021. Also, indicate on your email if the abstract is for oral or poster presentation.



For registration, please visit the website: https://forms.gle/cYYK6mRmS9cRhc6c9


Deadline of the registration of the participants: 30 November 2021 (UTC+04:00)


For further information

For more information, please contact the conference coordinator Mrs. Cristina B. Angel (cemb@squ.edu.om) or visit the website https://conferences.squ.edu.om/3marbio