May 4-5, 2011

The semi-annual BEACONS International Research Meeting was held in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. During the meeting, all participants of the international collaboration gave a presentation of their latest research in the BEACONS project. After the presentations there were discussions regarding the overall progress achieved thus far and the future directions for the collaboration. This provided a forum for the researchers to interact in person, fostering a more successful research international collaboration.

The BEACONS project is made up of scientists from the U.S., Ireland, and Northern Ireland and is focused on developing novel detection methods for harmful algae and algal toxins. Participants are pictured below at Marble Arch Caves.

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