The GRC on Archaea brings together scientists that share a fascination for the ARCHAEA from a range of disciplines including; microbiology, molecular, cellular and structural biology, biochemistry and biophysics, ecology and evolution. Each session seeks to place Archaea in a comparative context by emphasizing features of Archaeal biology that are in unique, or shared, with other organisms and their impacts on the evolving tree of life. The broad spectrum of topics discussed in this conference provides the opportunity to exchange scientific discoveries and unite them in pursuit of new lines of investigation. According to GRC tradition, this prestigious meeting combines presentations from early career researchers with the global leaders in their fields. A strong emphasis is put on facilitating interactions between young and established researchers. In addition, and in order to provide a specific platform for early-career scientists this GRC is - for the first time - associated with Gordon Research Seminars (GRS).
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2018. Please check back for updates.
- Keynote Session: Archaea at the Frontier of Comparative Biology
- Archaeal Phylogeny and New Lineages
- Archaeal Cell Biology
- Replication and Cell Cycle
- Genome Architecture and Dynamics
- RNA Biology
- Stress Response and Defense
- Viruses and Mobile Elements
- Gene and Regulatory Networks