Bioaqua 2024: From basic research to applied science

The Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of Havana (CIGB) and the Organizing Committee have the pleasure to announce the third edition of the international meeting «BioAqua2024: from basic research to applied science».

In this conference, the most recent results in aquatic organism’s basic research and biotechnology applied to Aquaculture will be presented. Previous editions were very fruitful in terms of scientific exchanges and opportunities to establish global research networks.

The main topics will be:

  • Fish and shellfish immunology
  • Vaccines and immunostimulants for aquaculture
  • Functional diets
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Functional genomics
  • Diagnostics
  • Evolution of the immune response and neuro-endocrine functions
  • Neuroendocrine regulation of growth
  • Reproduction
  • Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD)


May 28th in the afternoon (15:00 to 17:00)

STONY CORAL TISSUE LOSS DISEASE (SCTLD) is a highly lethal disease that has devastated coral reefs throughout Florida and the wider Caribbean in recent years. First detected off Miami’s coast in 2014, the disease affects many important reef-building coral species and has high rates of mortality. Indeed, once infected corals begin to lose living tissue, many will die within weeks to months without active intervention. Experts believe this may be the most lethal coral disease ever recorded. While extensive efforts are now underway to treat sick corals, understand the disease’s origins, rescue coral diversity, and restore reefs, more needs to be done if we are to protect the region’s remaining reefs and ensure they are resilient and sustainable for future generations. This is the reason that we decided to organize a satellite symposia on May 28th in the afternoon (15:00 to 17:00) as part of BioAqua 2024 to exchange about this important disease and possible contribution of scientific community to mitigate its impact.

Preliminary Program


May 26th


May 27th


May 28th


May 29th


May 30th


Transfer to hotel

8:30-9:30 Key Lecture Key Lecture Key Lecture 9:00-10:00 Closure ceremony
9:30-11:00 Oral Session Oral Session Oral Session
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break

Check in -Accreditation of the event, Chapelín Hall

11:30-13:30 Oral Session Oral Session Oral Session 11:00-12:00

Check out

  13:30-15:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
  15:00-17:00 Poster Session SCTLD workshop Poster Session Departure

Opening ceremony and welcome dinner at the Ranchon on the beach

20:00 Free night Free night Free night


Abstract submission: All submitted abstracts will be analyzed by a Scientific Committee for selecting them either as oral or poster presentation. The text of the abstract should not exceed 300 words. Abstracts may be presented in Spanish or English (preferably in English) and will be published as an Abstract Book. Oral presentations will be in English. The deadline for abstract submissions will be on May 1st, 2024.

Poster size should be until 120×90 cm (large x width). Submission process will be online using the Congress web site

Organizing Committee

President: Dr. Mario Pablo Estrada

Secretary: Dr. Yamila Carpio

Scientific program:

Dr. Rebeca Martinez

Dr. Yamila Carpio

Dr. Mario Pablo Estrada

General Program and commercial exhibition:

Dr. Lincidio Perez

Dr. Alina Rodriguez

MsC . Thailín Lao

MV. Héctor Machado

Registration and logistic:

Ing. Julio Enrique Duque

Cigry Pérez

BsC. Mariana Machado

BsC. Raisa Betancourt

Registration FEE

For additional information please contact to:

Dr. Yamila Carpio


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