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Marine Microbes (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

'Omic Enabled Ecophysiology of Marine Microbes


June 21-22, 2014


Bentley University
Waltham, MA


Jody J. Wright

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Marine Microbes is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is to present cutting-edge research involving the integration of ‘omic and ecophysiology approaches to better understand microbial interactions and coupled biogeochemical cycles in the ocean. The Seminar will feature a wide range of topics including but not limited to: gene expression, single-cell genomics, data-intensive computing and visualization, cultivation, process rate measurements, secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), and Raman spectroscopy.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Marine Microbes" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session
Discussion Leader: Jody Wright (University of British Columbia / University of Washington)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmAlyson Santoro (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science)
"The Biogeochemical Potential of Marine Archaea"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmInnovative 'Omics Applications in Marine Microbial Ecology
Discussion Leader: Heather Olins (Harvard University)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmBryndan Durham (University of Georgia)
"Cryptic Element Cycling Between Surface Ocean Plankton"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmEmil Ruff (Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology)
"The Omics of Mud Volcanism: Microbial Community Succession and Functional Shifts in Response to Seafloor Disturbances"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmUlrike Pfreundt (University of Freiburg)
"The Primary Transcriptome of Trichodesmium erythraeum IMS101"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmJavier del Campo (University of British Columbia)
"Minorisa minuta and the Transition to Secondary Plastid Endosymbiosis in Chlorarachniophytes: A Single Cell Genomics Approach"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amIntegrating Traditional and Emerging Technologies for Microbial Biogeochemistry and Ecophysiology
Discussion Leader: Sandra Heinzelmann (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)
9:00 am - 9:20 amOrr Shapiro (Weizmann Institute of Science)
"Reef on a Chip - A Microfludic Model System for the Study of Coral-Pathogen Interactions"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amCara Fiore (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
"Molecular Level Characterization of Dissolved Organic Matter Released During the Growth of Marine Synechococcus elongatus"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amSteven Smriga (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"Feeding at the Trough: An Individual Diatom as a Nutrient Source for Swimming and Stationary Bacteria"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amCarriAyne Jones (University of British Columbia)
"Community Phospholipid Replacement in a P-Starved Aquatic Ecosystem"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmA Primer on Visualization for Insight and Communication
Discussion Leader: Jody Wright (University of British Columbia / University of Washington)
1:30 pm - 2:20 pmNils Gehlenborg (Harvard Medical School / Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard)
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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