Registration for Algal Biology Toolbox Workshop is closed. 
Algal Biology Toolbox Workshop
May 24-25, 2016
207 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Meeting Description/Purpose:
The purpose of this workshop is to gather lead experts in the field of algal biology to discuss:
* The current state of algal biological tools, including our understanding of algal biology and biochemistry, available molecular toolboxes, ‘omics databases, and other resources; 
* Challenges to developing and applying a full suite of biology tools to improve algae performance and system robustness; and Strategies to advance progress towards commercial algal biofuels.
*Attendees will review the tools and resources available today to grow, monitor, valorize, and genetically enhance algae for biofuel production, and will help inform a strategy for leveraging these tools to realize a future where algae-based biofuels and bioproducts contribute significantly to the U.S. bioeconomy.

Suggested Lodging: 
A block of rooms at the workshop hotel have been set up at your convenience for the nights of May 24th and 25th.  The rate is $153 per night plus applicable taxes.  Please make your reservations as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, May 9th by 8pm Eastern Time.  After 8pm Eastern Time on Monday, May 9th, availability and the special, group rate cannot be guaranteed. 
Online Reservations: U.S. Department of Energy Algal Toolbox Workshop

Lodging Options for the night of May 23rd
A hotel room block has been secured for the night of May 23, 2016 at the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Old Town which is located 4.1 miles from the Hard Rock Hotel (the Workshop hotel) at the discounted rate of $189 plus taxes. The cut-off date for booking your room at this hotel is Monday, May 16, 2016. After this date, availability and the special, group rate cannot be guaranteed:

Book your group rate for U.S. Department of Energy Toolbox Workshop 

A small selection of lodging options near the Hard Rock Hotel are listed below:
Omni San Diego Hotel: 1 block
San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter: .01 mile
Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter: .01 mile
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp: .01 mile
Hotel Solamar:.02 mile
Courtyard San Diego Gaslamp/Convention Center: .02 mile
Horton Grand Hotel: .03 mile
Hilton San Diego Bayfront: .04 mile
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina: .04 mile

**The Workshop is currently full.