Annual Biology Symposium

Annual Biology Symposium
organised by the University's Department of Biology
Saturday 1st  December 2001
09:00 hours
John Borg Hall (formerly Science Lecture Theatre), University of Malta.
The General Public is cordially invited to attend.

The annual Biology Symposium will be held on Saturday 1st  December 2001 at 09.00 hours at John Borg Hall (formerly Science Lecture Theatre) of the University of Malta.

The symposium will be opened by the Pro-Rector Professor Joseph V. Bannister. The Minister for the Environment, Hon Dr Francis Zammit Dimech, will officially close the symposium in the afternoon session (3.00pm)

New information will be presented regarding a number of topical environmental issues. Some of the subjects to be discussed are the following: harmful algal blooms in Malta and how these may lead to seafood being contaminated with toxins; the state of pollution by oil and heavy metals in Maltese coastal waters; the threatened sand dunes of Malta and Gozo and how we may  protect them; impact of heat pollution from the Delimara Power Station; how the prickly pear may produce a product which is able to reduce stress in fish; genetic variability in the Maltese limpets; how to help protect the remaining Maltese variety of the grapevine; a review of the fish fauna of Malta.

These and other highly interesting and relevant themes will be discussed during the Biology SYMPOSIUM being organised by the Biology Department of the University of Malta. This has now become an established annual event which is eagerly looked forward to by all those interested in the dynamic science of Biology. During the SYMPOSIUM the current graduates of the Department are given the opportunity to make brief presentations of the work they have carried out in connection with their Final Year electives or dissertations.

29 November, 2001