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Robert Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society, and the Environment (Scripps Seaside Forum)

Robert Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society, and the Environment (Scripps Seaside Forum)

Recent Events:

Birch Aquarium talk

October, 2016 - Brown-Bag talk at Birch Aquarium

*Tracey Somera and Julia Busch gave a talk on "Brominated natural products in the Southern California Bight region: from whale blubber to bacteria, and back again."


Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

Fall 2014 Seminar Series

*Brad Moore presented on Marine bacterial synthesis of polybrominated organic compounds relevant to environmental toxicology.


Breast Milk Study

Researchers at San Diego State University and University of California San Diego want to learn more about how the diet affects breast milk. Dr. Eunha Hoh from San Diego State is conducting this study in order to identify chemicals you are exposed to in your diet by measuring them in breast milk.

*Please see PDF flyer below for eligibility and details.


34th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants, Dioxin Madrid 2014

9/1/2014, 4 pm in Session: Halogenated natural products and chiral pollutants 

Title: Halogenated natural products identified in two ecotypes of southern California bottlenose dolphins: A nontargeted analytical approach and profile comparison

Presenter: Eunha Hoh


Conference: SETAC North America 34th Annual Meeting at Nashiville, TN, Nov 17-21

Session: Helping Contaminants Emerge: Non-targeted and Effect-directed Environmental Analysis (Chair: Eunha Hoh, Lincoln A room, 1:55 pm - 5:50 pm on Nov 18)

Session information:

*Nellie Shaul is presenting, "Comparison the profile of halogenated organic compounds in two ecotypes of Southern California bottlenose dolphins using non-targeted analysis"


Conference: Marine Natural Products Gordon Research Conference

Ventura, CA March 2-7, 2014

Session: Chemical and Biosynthetic Versatility of Marine Microbes

*Vinayak Agarwal is presenting: Biosynthesis of Polybrominated Organic Compounds by Marine Bacteria


OHH Grantee Conference 2014

Oceans and Human Health Grantees Meeting-  March 27th and March 28, 2014 at the Scripps Forum

Google Maps Link

There is no registration site. Please refer to the Attendee List below and confirm that you are your colleagues are on the list. If they need to be added, contact Sam Chin Hoang directly at

If you are interested in doing a poster, please submit authors and titles to Sam by February 28th.

Poster Dimensions: Up to 4 feet x 4 feet


Conference: Oceans and Human Health GRC 2014

Date: June 1 -6, 2014

Location: University of New England, Biddeford, ME

Conference Information:


Upcoming Events:

OHH Grantee Conference 2016

Oceans and Human Health Grantees Meeting-  April 13 -14, 2016 at NIEHS

See attached flyer below.