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Marine Microbes
Bridging the Gaps from Genomes to Biomes
June 24-29, 2012
Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort
Lucca (Barga), Italy
Chair:
Raffaella Casotti

Vice Chair:
Gabrielle Rocap

Related Meeting Information
The Marine Microbes Gordon Research Conference was held in conjunction with the Marine Microbes Gordon Research Seminar. Please refer to the Marine Microbes GRS web page for more information.

The 2012 Gordon Conference on Marine Microbes will present cutting-edge research on several aspects of biodiversity and functioning of this essential part of the biosphere. Research on marine microbes is witnessing a Renaissance time, where many new organisms, processes and metabolic features are discovered and found to play fundamental roles in the ocean functioning. Including virus, bacteria, and protists and their interactions, this Conference will bring together scientists from different backgrounds and approaches and try to present an integrated way of the marine microbial life. While ‘omics will be treated in their different aspects, namely genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, integrative and systems approaches will also be covered and tentatively integrated. The Conference is organized in thematic sessions, including "Relevant scales of investigation", "’Omics", "Mechanisms of Physiology", "Biogeochemical implications", "Future trends and controversies", to cite only a few. The Conference will try to confront different approaches and views so to stimulate discussion and also to stimulate further thinking by bringing top-researchers from related fields. All participants are invited to present a poster on their research and young researchers and graduate students will participate to a contest for the best poster, who will be awarded a prize and allowed to offer a short presentation during a plenary session. The collegial atmosphere of this Conference, with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides an avenue for scientists from different disciplines to brainstorm and promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations in the various research areas represented.


Contributors

SUNDAY
4:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Check-in Desk Closed 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmPerspectives in Marine Microbial Biology and Ecology
Discussion Leader: Gabrielle Rocap (University of Washington, USA)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmE.V. Armbrust (University of Washington, USA)
"The 'omics in eukaryotic phytoplankton"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmCarlos Pedrós-Alió (CSIC, Barcelona, E)
"Understanding the tsunami of sequences"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmEcological Genomics
Discussion Leader: Mary Ann Moran (University of Georgia, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amJeroen Raes (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, B)
"From metagenomes to ecology: the Tara Oceans expedition"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amGroup Photo / Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amSteve Hallam (University of British Columbia, Canada)
"Microbial community responses to changing levels of water column oxygen-deficiency in the northeastern subarctic pacific ocean"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmMak Saito (Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA)
"Proteomic Investigations of Key Biogeochemical Marine Metalloenzymes"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmDebate I: The impact of 'omics in the field of marine microbes
Discussion Leader: Thomas Mock (University of Warwick, UK)
5:30 pm - 6:10 pmJed Fuhrman (University of Southern California, USA)
"'Omics should supplement and not replace traditional microbiological oceanographic measurements"
6:10 pm - 6:20 pmDiscussion
6:20 pm - 7:00 pmJack Gilbert (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
"The Earth Microbiome Project: A new paradigm in geospatial and temporal studies of microbial ecology"
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMicrobes Embedded In The Environment
Discussion Leader: Jim Mitchell (Flinders University, AU)
9:00 am - 9:40 amRoman Stocker (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"The ecology of chemotactic marine bacteria"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amMatthias Ullrich (Jacobs University Bremen, D)
"Molecular dissection of diatom-bacteria interactions leading to marine aggregate formation"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmRachel Foster (MPI Bremen, D)
"Nifty nanoSIMS imaging of open ocean N2-fixing cyanobacteria"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFunctional Interactions
Discussion Leader: Lisa Campbell (Texas A&M University, USA)
5:30 pm - 6:10 pmNicole Dubilier (Max Planck Institute of Marine Microbiology, D)
"Making the most out of almost nothing: metagenomic and metaproteomic analyses of chemosynthetic symbionts reveal novel pathways for gaining carbon and energy"
6:10 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 7:10 pmAlison Taylor (University of North Carolina, USA)
"Signaling and homeostasis in marine protists- towards understanding cellular responses to environmental cues"
7:10 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmLife In Extreme Environments
Discussion Leader: Antje Boetius (MPIMM, Bremen, D)
9:00 am - 9:40 amJulie Huber (Marine Biological Laboratory, USA)
"Meet the marine intraterrestrials"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amJan Pawloski (University of Geneva, CH)
"High throughput sequencing insight into the richness of abyssal protists"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmAlexander M. Anesio (University of Bristol, UK)
"Are glaciers and ice sheets hot spots of microbial activity and diversity?"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmDebate II: Molecular Evolution And Endosymbiosis Of Microbes
5:30 pm - 6:10 pmJohn Archibald (Dalhousie University, Canada)
"Genome mosaicism in marine microbial eukaryotes: how much and what does it mean?"
6:10 pm - 6:20 pmDiscussion
6:20 pm - 7:00 pmWilliam Martin (Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf, D)
"Primary endosymbiosis and gene transfers from organelles in eukaryote evolution"
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair
8:00 pmDinner
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMicrobial Ecology
Discussion Leader: Ramon Massana (CSIC, Barcelona, E)
9:00 am - 9:40 amMya Breitbart (University of South Florida, USA)
"Spatial and Temporal Variability of Marine Viruses"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amPaul Berube (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Nitrate assimilation and the ecology of Prochlorococcus: Features and implications of intraspecific diversity in a model marine phototroph"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmJosé Montoya (CSIC, E)
"Interaction Networks in Microbial Ecology"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmMarine Microbes Powering The Future
Discussion Leader: Bruce Rittmann (Arizona State University, USA)
5:30 pm - 6:10 pmKen Nealson (University of South California, USA)
"Extracellular electron transport, and the many applications of electromicrobiology"
6:10 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 7:10 pmRené Wijffels (University of Wageningen, NL)
"Marine microalgae for the production of food, chemicals and fuels"
7:10 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

 
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