​The Red Sea Research Center (RSRC) Open Science Conference 2019 is a student and postdoctoral fellow-led symposium exhibiting RSRC research and featuring international keynote speakers.

As during previous Open Science Conferences in 2017 and 2018, we aim to provide a friendly platform for all RSRC students, postdocs, research technicians and research scientists to showcase their work (at varying stages of completion and/or success). Published something interesting? Let us know! Stuck with an intractable problem? Perhaps a member of the audience can suggest new ideas!

The talks will be punctuated by other exciting events: there will be a poster session and five keynote talks.

The keynote speakers are luminaries in marine science and include:


  1. Prof. Camilo Mora, University of Hawaii, U.S.A.
  2. Dr. Maria Dornelas, University of St. Andrews, U.K.
  3. Prof. Ameer A. Eweida, NEOM, Saudi Arabia
  4. Mr. Philippos Papageorgiou, National Fisheries Development Program, Saudi Arabia
  5. Prof. Kyle Lauersen, Department of Bioscience, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Organizing committee

  • Conference Chair: Dr. Daffne C. López Sandoval
  • Invited Speakers Committee: Dr. Daffne C. López Sandoval, Sebastian Overmans
  • Scheduling Committee: Dr. Fran L. Aparicio, Dr. Alexandra C. Camba, Dr. Ghaida Hadaidi, Walter Rich
  • Activities Committee: Dr. Eva Aylagas Martínez, Dr. Ricardo Alves
  • Design & Communications Committee: Shiou-Han Hung
  • Treasurer: Shiou-Han Hung
  • Significant Contributors: Christine Nelson, Seda Gasparyan, Manal Bamashmos, Jin Zhu, Prof. Michael Berumen