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2016 Gordon Research Conference and Seminar on Marine Microbes

June 18, 2016 - June 24, 2016

Marine Microbes GRC
The Evolution, Nature and Function of Microbial Interactions

The theme of this Conference is “Evolution, nature and function of microbial interactions”. Marine/aquatic microbes live in diverse environments and individual cells and communities face strong ecological and evolutionary pressures on different spatial and temporal scales. In such a complex world, microbial interactions critically drive the evolution of diverse life styles, genome structure, and cellular response that shape their ecology and impact on biogeochemical cycles. The Conference will present and rigorously discuss concepts and ideas at the forefront of molecular microbial ecology and evolution in order to elucidate the nature and role of diverse interactions among microbes in all three domains of life (Archaea, Bacteria and Eukarya) and how it shapes the functioning of complex biological systems in diverse marine (oceans, seas) and aquatic (lakes, rivers, ice) environments. The Conference also aims to include cutting-edge research from diverse fields (biomedical, mathematics, modeling) relevant to the broad diversity of marine microbes (bacteria, archaea, phytoplankton, protists, and viruses). The Conference will feature presentations of unpublished work by investigators at the forefront of the field in and will provide opportunities for junior scientists, postdocs, and graduate students to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. A collegial atmosphere will be fostered through extensive discussion sessions and daily opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, providing an ideal setting for scientists from different disciplines to exchange ideas, brainstorm and discuss cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Chair: Catherine Legrand

Online application: http://www.grc.org/application.aspx?id=13275

Additionally, a Gordon Research Seminar will be held in conjunction with the above GRC. What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are a series of unique 2-day meetings held in conjunction with an associated GRC that enable graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience to come together in a highly-stimulating and non-intimidating environment to discuss their current research and build informal networks with their peers. The seminars are organized by young investigators with the support of leading scientists from the associated GRC.The Marine Microbes GRS is scheduled to take place from June 18-19, 2016 at PGA Catalunya Business and Convention Centre, Girona, Spain.

Marine Microbes GRS
Microbe Coexistence and Coevolution in a Changing Ocean

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.

Marine microorganisms interact constantly among themselves and with other members of the trophic network. These interactions define their evolutionary fate and underlie the biogeochemical fluxes that will drive ecological processes in current and future oceans. The seminar will bring together microbial ecologists and evolutionary biologists to discuss and debate about where, when and why marine microbes interact, who are the main players mediating these processes, and what will be the resulting evolutionary and ecological outputs.

Chairs: Javier del Campo & Bryndan Durham

Web site: http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=15346

Online application: http://www.grc.org/application.aspx?id=15346

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 21, 2016. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.


June 18, 2016
June 24, 2016


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