2018 Cyanobacteria Twitter Competition

On 24 October 2018, the International Day of Climate Action, the Australian Rivers Institute (ARI), Griffith University, Australia, is excited to host the 1st online Cyanobacteria Twitter Conference with a focus on climate change effects on cyanobacterial blooms and its management.

More information.

Primary objectives

  • keep abreast of research developments and impact;
  • strengthen our network using online platforms;
  • identify new opportunities for collaboration; and
  • provide outreach and engagement to a broad audience.

Why a Twitter conference?

Twitter Conferences cannot replace the valuable interactions experienced at traditional conferences. However, they can be a cost-effective platform to build networks and share knowledge, enabling participation by people from around the world. Since the conference is online, the climate footprint is minimised by eliminating the need to travel, which is highly appropriate given the conference will be held on the International Day of Climate Action.

We would like to invite you to participate in the event by searching for hashtag #cyanoTC2018 and following @GriffithARI. If you are new to Twitter, it would be worthwhile to follow some of the larger cyanobacterial groups - this will help you get an idea of tweeting best practices.

Suggestions: @cyanoTracker @CyanoLakes

How to participate

  • Follow the twitter hashtag #cyanoTC2018 to see all posts related to the conference
  • The conference will start at 8am AEST (Brisbane) on the 24 October 2018
  • Discussion and questions are encouraged. When asking a question, please direct your tweet to the individual using their handle and use the hashtag #cyanoTC2018 For example: @manxiaogu Do the strains of the same cyanobacterial species respond to light in the same way? #cyanoTC2018
  • You are very welcome to submit an abstract to be included as a presenter at the conference

Submit an abstract

  • You must have a twitter account (sign up here)
  • Register and submit your abstract by 30 September 2018
  • There are limited slots available – so abstracts will be reviewed and you will be advised by the 10 October 2018 of the outcome

Download 2018 book of abstracts

Instructions to presenters

  • After you have been selected to ‘present’, you will be given a time slot (14 min) in which to tweet your research based on your time zone
  • Make sure your account is not private and your tweets are not protected, otherwise we will be unable to see them
  • Your presentation can only be a maximum of 6 tweets (each tweet is 280 characters)
  • Every tweet needs to start with the hashtag #cyanoTC2018 be numbered (1-6) (e.g., 1 #cyanoTC2018, note that there is a space in between)
  • Your tweets should start with an introductory tweet, then have 4 "body" tweets (methods /results), and end with a summary tweet
  • Links to extra text describing your research are not allowed except in your last tweet
  • Draft and schedule your tweets ahead of time to avoid issues during the event (using Tweetdeck or Hootsuite, etc)
  • It is vital that you are available during your presentation time slot to present and then answer potential questions you might receive, indeed just like at any conference
  • Get creative! Use graphics, photos, infographics and more to get people's attention
  • You can add @GriffithARI to the “who’s in the photo” option when you upload any images to your tweet so we can retweet and help amplify the reach of the conference

Further questions?

Get in touch with us via Twitter @manxiaogu or by email at m.xiao@griffith.edu.au

Schedule of Presentations

AEST(UTC+10)UTCTime ZoneLocal TimePresenterTitle
24/10/2018 8:0023/10/2018 22:00Welcome and logistics
24/10/2018 8:2023/10/2018 22:20UTC+1024/10/2018 8:20Michele BurfordWhat can cyanoHAB researchers learn from studies of marine HABs?
24/10/2018 8:4023/10/2018 22:40UTC+1024/10/2018 8:40Philip OrrDerivation and application of aerosol and animal exposure guidelines for the cyanobacterial toxins MCYST, STX and CYN
24/10/2018 9:0023/10/2018 23:00UTC-423/10/2018 19:00Aaron MorrisonNutrient Removal  / Water Treatment Technology
24/10/2018 9:2023/10/2018 23:20UTC+1024/10/2018 9:20Barbara RobsonModelling Trichodesmium and its role in the nitrogen budget of the Great Barrier Reef
24/10/2018 9:4023/10/2018 23:40UTC-523/10/2018 18:40Ted HarrisLarge-scale cyanobacterial experiments
24/10/2018 10:0024/10/2018 0:00UTC+1024/10/2018 10:00Simon TannockGrowing Competition - Removing the Cyano Advantage by Enhancing Diatom Growth to Stabilise Water Conditions Year Round
24/10/2018 10:2024/10/2018 0:20Break
24/10/2018 10:4024/10/2018 0:40UTC +1324/10/2018 13:40Jonathan PuddickUnderstanding microcystin sequestration in non-toxic cyanobacteria and its ecological function
24/10/2018 11:0024/10/2018 1:00UTC-423/10/2018 21:00Justyna HampelRecycled N as a driver of cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms: lessons for nutrient management practices
24/10/2018 11:2024/10/2018 1:20UTC+1024/10/2018 11:20Marieke FrasslLooking into the future of cyanobacteria: The need to further develop our models
24/10/2018 11:4024/10/2018 1:40UTC-723/10/2018 18:40Rey AllenAxenic Biofilm Formation and Aggregation by Synechocystis PCC 6803 Is Induced By Change in Nutrient Concentrations
24/10/2018 12:0024/10/2018 2:00UTC+824/10/2018 10:00Maxine Allayne Darlene MoweRising temperatures may increase growth rates and microcystin production in tropical Microcystis species
24/10/2018 12:2024/10/2018 2:20Break
24/10/2018 13:4024/10/2018 3:40UTC+224/10/2018 5:40Bas IbelingsContinetal scale distribution of cyanobacteria in a heatwave summer
24/10/2018 14:0024/10/2018 4:00UTC+224/10/2018 6:00Anusuya WillisVariation in cell concentrations of Raphidiopsis raciborskii strains to CO2 
24/10/2018 14:2024/10/2018 4:20UTC+224/10/2018 6:20Triantafyllos Kaloudis on behalf of CYANOCOSTCYANOCOST: International network for toxic cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in water resources 
24/10/2018 14:4024/10/2018 4:40UTC+324/10/2018 7:40Sevasti-Kiriaki ZervouAn innovative method for the analysis of different classes of cyanotoxins in one run
24/10/2018 15:0024/10/2018 5:00UTC+224/10/2018 7:00Jolanda VerspagenImpact of rising CO2 on freshwater phytoplankton - from cell to bloom dynamics
24/10/2018 15:2024/10/2018 5:20UTC+224/10/2018 7:20Petra M. VisserMitigation of cyanobacteria in lakes by dilute hydrogen peroxide
24/10/2018 15:4024/10/2018 5:40Break
24/10/2018 16:0024/10/2018 6:00UTC+224/10/2018 8:00Joaquín Giner LamiaThe NtcA regulon during early acclimation to nitrogen starvation in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp PCC6803
24/10/2018 16:2024/10/2018 6:20UTC+124/10/2018 7:20Emma GrayDistinguishing the separate impacts of mixing depth and water temperature change for a modelled phytoplankton community
24/10/2018 16:4024/10/2018 6:40UTC+224/10/2018 8:40Anastasia HiskiaResearch on transformation products of cyanotoxins; identification and reaction pathways
24/10/2018 17:0024/10/2018 7:00UTC+224/10/2018 9:00Theodoros TriantisAdvanced analytical methods for the determination of saxitoxins and gonyautoxins in environmental samples and food supplements 
24/10/2018 17:2024/10/2018 7:20UTC+224/10/2018 9:20Arash ZamyadiCyanobacterial bloom management: Lessons learnt from monitoring in water treatment plants at high and low risk