A New Age of Discovery for Aquatic Microeukaryotes

Країна: Германія

Місто: Heidelberg

Тези до: 22.10.2015

Дати: 26.01.16 — 29.01.16

Область наук: Біологічні;

Е-мейл Оргкомітету: http://www.embo-embl-symposia.org/contact/index.php

Організатори: EMBO


New discoveries about the unexpected lifestyles of aquatic microbial eukaryotes (protists) are advancing rapidly through the targeted exploration of cultured isolates and whole communities using molecular sequencing and imaging techniques in concert with evolutionary theory and geochemical analysis. Three major contributions to microeukaryote biology, ecology, and evolution that are catapulting the field forward are the Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project (MMETSP), the Tara Oceans Expeditions, and the Malaspina Expedition. Although these three efforts focused on marine organisms, they have provided an unprecedented wealth of new data to the broader protist ecology, evolution, biogeochemistry, and model system research communities. Moreover, these efforts are enabling development of new concepts about the interactions of protists with viruses, bacteria, and archaea. The goal of the symposium is to increase the impact of the new knowledge generated from these unique datasets and to foster new collaborations among aquatic microbial ecologists, evolutionary biologists, oceanographers, limnologists, cell and molecular biologists, geneticists, and more. The objective is also to address “What questions can we now ask because of the completion of the marine field campaigns and with the arrival of new technologies, methods, and concepts from all corners of the biological sciences?”

  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Molecular evolution, systematics 
  • Ecophysiology and the environment
  • Organism–organism interactions
  • Biogeochemical cycles
  • Molecular and cell biology
  • Bioinformatics, databases and data exploration
  • Experimental model systems in environmental protistology
  • Signalling and communication / Adaptation

Веб-сторінка конференції: http://www.embo-embl-symposia.org/symposia/2016/EES16-01/index.html