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 discuss how shifts in marine microbial community structure and species interactions shape the ecology and biogeochemistry of the seas, and how to integrate diverse methodological approaches to answer these questions. Specifically, ‘omic’ technologies, from genomic to proteomic, have great potential to provide new insights into marine microbial communities, but how can we integrate these technologies with physiological studies in situ and of cultured isolates that are still critical to understanding marine microbiology. Additionally, a keynote talk will be given by E. Virginia Armbrust from the Univeristy of Washington.
|1:30 pm - 4:30 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:00 pm - 3:15 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:15 pm - 4:00 pm||Keynote Address|
|3:15 pm - 3:45 pm||E. Virginia Armbrust (University of Washington)|
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm||Discussion|
|4:00 pm - 5:30 pm||Poster Session I|
|5:30 pm - 7:30 pm||The Use Of 'omics' And Modeling Technologies In The Study Of Marine Microbial Ecology|
|Discussion Leaders: Jody Wright (University of British Columbia) and Gabrielle Rocap (University of Washington)
|5:30 pm - 5:50 pm||Christina Bienhold (Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology)
"Global biogeographic patterns of bacterial communities in deep-sea surface sediments"
|5:50 pm - 6:00 pm||Discussion|
|6:00 pm - 6:20 pm||Vaughn Iverson (University of Washington)
"Untangling Genomes from Metagenomes: Revealing the Life Strategies of the Uncultured Majority"
|6:20 pm - 6:30 pm||Discussion|
|6:30 pm - 6:50 pm||Erin Bertrand (J. Craig Venter Institute)
"Molecular ecophysiology of vitamin B12 acquisition and use in eukaryotic phytoplankton"
|6:50 pm - 7:00 pm||Discussion|
|7:00 pm - 7:20 pm||James Clark (University of Exeter)
"Controls on phytoplankton cell size distributions in contrasting physical environments"
|7:20 pm - 7:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Integrating Emerging Technologies Into The Study Of Marine Microbial Biogeochemistry|
|Discussion Leaders: Catarina Magalhães (CIIMAR, University of Porto) and Raffaella Casotti (Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn)
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Alyse Hawley (University of British Colombia)
"Spatial and temporal dynamics of nitrogen loss processes in a seasonally anoxic basin"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Jamie Becker (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
"Around the Loop: Dissolved Organic Matter from Biological Source to Sink"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Naomi Levine (Harvard University)
"Environmental, Biochemical, and Genetic Drivers of DMSP Degradation and DMS Production in the Sargasso Sea"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Sheri Floge (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences)
"Persistent virus infections in eukaryotic marine phytoplankton"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Keys to Successful Grant Writing|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Panel discussion with Lisa Campbell (Texas A&M University) and Johanna Wesnigk (Northwest Marine Research Association)|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|