49th European Marine Biology Symposium

September 8–12, 2014, St. Petersburg, Russia, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences


Conference program

Final program available for download (pdf)

Dear colleagues, we are still awaiting the information from several participants. However, please be sure that your talk will be kept within the same day of the conference, and if the changes of the time are made, we will inform you personally.

Oral presentation guidelines

The oral presentation will be given 15 minutes, and five minutes after it will be the time for the questions. We recommend strongly to keep the presentation within these time margins. The oral presentation may be accompanied by the PowerPoint slideshow, most of the file formats supported by Miscosoft are available to be presented. If you have the newest version of the software, or Mac/Linux system on your computer, we recommend strongly to contact us before saving the file in this format. In order to reduce the technical problems we encourage our presenters to test the file in a day before your talk at the conference computer.

Poster design requirements

Poster size: A0, which refers to 841 mm × 1189 mm, or 33.1 in × 46.8 in dimensions (if you have any doubts please refer here:

Orientation: PORTRAIT only. Please keep your poster orientation as indicated. The posters formatted as landscape orientation will be allowed to be presented only if there will be a place for them after all the portrait-oriented posters will be placed onto the boards.

Each participant having a poster presentation will get a number to place his poster on the board indicated by the same number. The necessary office accessories will be provided. You can pin up you poster during the day of the poster session. Please don't forget to remove your poster afterwards, especially if you have the poster presentation at Day 1.

MARS Poster Prize

This year at the 49th EMBS the European Network of Marine Research Institutes and Stations (MARS) will award the 3 best Poster Presentations by students and young researchers with a first prize of 200 ˆ and two second prizes of 100 ˆ each.

The Marine Biological Association Prize for the best oral presentation

The Marine Biological Association (MBA) was established in 1884 with a key aim being to “promote scientific research into all aspects of life in the sea”. The MBA has a wide national and international membership and is particularly keen to encourage the next generation of marine biologists. To this end the MBA will once again be offering prizes for the best oral presentations given by a student at the 49th EMBS. The prizes are as follows:
1st prize: 250 Euros
2nd prize: 100 Euros
3rd prize: 50 Euros
The presentations will be judged by a panel convened at the conference with the winners receiving the cash prize and a winner’s certificate. If you would like any further information on this, please contact Dr Matthew Frost at matfr@mba.ac.uk or Alexandra Street at alexa@MBA.ac.uk.