The NordAqua consortium thanks to the organisers, PhD student Azfar Bajwa, Ida Mattsson and PostDoc Martina Jokel, for a fantastic job! The Symposium was productive and energetic! Last but not least, we would like to thank all our students for their efforts in preparation of the joint SmartBio and NordAqua Symposium programme, presentations and for their fruitful contributions to discussions and scientific speed dating session.

We hope to see you next year! Pls stay tuned to our website and social media accounts!




  • Final programme of the SmartBIO Student Symposium!

We have finalised the final programme of SmartBio Student Symposium and updated information about the talks. Click here to check and download  the final programme! 

  • Welcome to the SmartBIO Student Symposium! 

We are pleased to inform that the abstract submission & registration for the SmartBIO Student Symposium are now open!

This event is open to only SmartBIO and NordAqua studentsPlease register before 15th of August 2018 via the registration link sent by email.

Our sister organization SmartBIO is the organizer of the one-day event which will be held on August 30th 2018 in Forum Marinum (Linnankatu 72), Turku, Finland.

The event will gather PhD students and early-career postdocs, and focused on the research methods aiming to share ideas and find collaborations. During the symposium,  the students will have scientific speed dating, presentations by fellow-scientists and motivational talks by SoturiCoaching ( The  day will finish with a social event on Rudolfina boat, cruising in the archipelago with food and drinks (

For any queries, please contact Martina Jokel  ( ,  Ida Mattsson ( and Azfar Bajwa  (