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Marine Microbes (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Microbe Coexistence and Coevolution in a Changing Ocean


June 18-19, 2016


PGA Catalunya Business and Convention Centre
Girona, Spain


Javier Del Campo & Bryndan P. Durham

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.

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.

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.


Final Meeting Program

1:30 pm - 4:30 pmArrival and Check-in
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmKeynote Session: The Impact of Aquatic Microbes in the Tree of Life
Discussion Leader: Javier Del Campo (University of British Columbia, Canada)
3:15 pm - 3:55 pmThomas Richards (University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
"New Branches on the Tree of Life Residing in Aquatic Environments"
3:55 pm - 4:00 pmDiscussion
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmDiversity and Evolution of Marine Microbes
Discussion Leader: Flora Vincent (Institut de Biologie de l'École Normale Supérieure (IBENS), France)
5:30 pm - 5:50 pmAles Horak (Institute of Parasitology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
"Unexpected Diversity and Abundance of Planktonic Diplonemids in the World Ocean"
5:50 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion
6:00 pm - 6:20 pmSara Cregeen (Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany)
"Microbiota of Dominant Copepods from the Atlantic: Pleuromamma Species Host Betaproteobacterial Symbionts"
6:20 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 6:50 pmHugo Doré (Station Biologique de Roscoff, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France)
"Biogeography of Marine Picocyanobacteria Reveals Interactions with Both Their Picocyanobacterial Pairs and Abiotic Factors"
6:50 pm - 7:00 pmDiscussion
7:00 pm - 7:20 pmElisabet Alacid (Institut de Ciències del Mar, Spanish National Research Council, Spain)
"A Game of Russian Roulette for a Generalist Parasitoid of Dinoflagellates: Host Susceptibility Is the Key to Success"
7:20 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amMicrobial Interactions in a Changing Ocean
Discussion Leader: Jamie Becker (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amSalvador Almagro-Moreno (Dartmouth College, USA)
"Mucin Components Prime Environmental and Human Host Colonization of Marine Pathogens"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amSheila Roitman (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
"Closing the Gaps on the Viral Photosystem-I psaDCAB Gene Organization"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amBennett Lambert (MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography, USA / ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Investigating the Chemical Preferences of Marine Microbes In Situ at Organismal Scales"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amMarine Landa (University of Georgia, USA)
"Bacterial Metabolism in a Three-Member Bacterial-Phytoplankton System as Revealed by Time Course Transcriptomics"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Career Building
Discussion Leader: Bryndan Durham (University of Washington, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:15 pmJulia Kubanek (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
"Designing a Scientific Career for the 21st Century"
2:15 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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