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Seagriculture 2018

7th International Seaweed Conference

6-7 November, Galway, Ireland

Meet your conference speakers

Adrie van der Werf

Senior scientist, Wageningen University & Research, NL

"Seasonal and genotypic variation in productivity and chemical composition of sea lettuce"

Adrie van der Werf is a senior scientist at Wageningen University & Research. He has been working on many topics within the plant biology domain, i.e. plant physiology, agronomy and grassland ecology. More recently, he initiated projects on fresh water aquatic farming systems. A few years ago he got the opportunity start doing research on the wonderful and mysterious world of seaweed biology. Together with the scientific community and private partners we analyse the whole seaweed value chain, from sporulation, via cultivation to ultimately end-products.


In our presentation we will demonstrate a large variation in productivity of Ulva spp., even when collected from sites that are closely situated to each other. We will give information on seasonal variation in chemical composition and discuss this in relation to market potential for food, feed and bio-based products.