Caitlin Berry Kilgour, PhD student from University of Otago, was the Winner of the Jill Bradley Memorial Poster prize at the 2023 Seaweed Summit, for her presentation on “Decellularised seaweed as a novel biomaterial for treatment of skin wounds”.
Jessica Roach, PhD student from Auckland University of Technology was awarded the Second Place prize for her presentation on “Creating opportunities for Bull Kelp aquaculture”.
The poster abstracts can be found here.
We were really pleased with the quality and relevance of the posters on show, and for our members to engage with very talented young seaweed scientists who may be the backbone of our industry in the future.
The poster prizes were made possible by a very generous gift from the estate of the late Jill Bradley, the founder of AgriSea and a pioneer in the New Zealand Seaweed industry sector, who passed away in June this year. This support will again be available for the poster session planned at the 2024 edition of the Seaweed Summit.