Pollutant Responses In Marine Marine Organisms; PRIMO16



We welcome you in attending the 30 year anniversary of PRIMO in sunny Southern California.  We hope to provide an entertaining venue with an excellent scientific agenda, a wonderful opening ceremony at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific and banquet on the luxurious Queen Mary.  The location will be perfect for add-on excursions to Disneyland Resorts, the beautiful beaches and other local attractions.  More information will be forthcoming regarding the Scientific Program, Publication of the Proceedings and Student Travel Awards.

Proposed Session Topics

  • Ocean Acidification
  • Climate Change
  • Omics (metabolomics, ionomics, genomics and proteomics)
  • Biomarkers, Mechanisms of Toxicity
  • Emerging compounds
  • Geno- and Phenotoxicity
  • Reproductive Endocrine Disruption
  • Non-reproductive Endocrine Disruption
  • Developmental Toxicity
  • Nano-materials
  • Ecosystem-level effects
  • Computational Toxicology
  • Deep Horizon Oil Spill


The International Symposium series, "Pollutant Responses in Marine Organisms" began in 1981 with a small group of NSF-funded investigators who were addressing questions related to "Chemical Effects and the Health of the Ocean" at a mechanistic level. The first PRIMO Symposium was held in Plymouth, UK, in 1981 with the goal of stimulating international scientific interactions in this area. The success of the first PRIMO meeting led to a second in 1983 in Woods Hole, USA, and then to biennial meetings held alternately in Europe and the United States. Although the word "marine" was used to produce the memorable acronym, the meeting has never distinguished between, and always has included, marine and freshwater organisms.