AusME 2017 Conference – Registration Open

Take advantage of the earlybird discount rates by registering your attendance for the inaugural Australian Microbial Ecology conference (AusME). To register please click here. Only one month remaining to get the discounted rate and submit your oral abstract.

The Australian Microbial Ecology (AusME2017) meeting focuses on cellular and acellular microbes in the environment – their identity, abundance, function, and ecosystem impact. AusME2017 will be a single stream, 2.5-day conference with half days devoted to 4 broad microbiome systems (aquatic, terrestrial, symbiotic and engineered environments) and a fifth microbial ecology toolbox session.

Latest developments and applications of molecular “omics”, single-cell technologies, computational analyses, and more will be presented on microbes and their complex consortia in earth, aquatic, atmospheric and symbiotic settings.

Abstract Submissions

Oral abstract deadline is only 1 month away!
You will be able to select one of the following session themes for your submission:

  • Aquatic
  • Terrestrial
  • Symbiosis
  • Microbial Toolbox
  • Engineered Systems
Proffered Oral Presentations will be given to Early Career Researchers (<5 years) and Mid Career Researchers (<15 years)

The scientific program includes 3 plenary speakers and 5 invited speakers along with selected oral presentations from the proffered abstracts in the 5 main themes.

Focus: Prof Madeleine van Oppen, Plenary Speaker, Tuesday 14th February.

Madeleine will focus her talk on the symbiosis between corals and their photosynthesising dinoflagellate Symbiodinium spp., which are involved in provisioning photosynthate, enhancing calcification and contributing to nitrogen fixation. Madeleine’s research also explores coral viromes and aspects of potential roles of viruses of Symbiodinium in thermal stress response will be covered. Madeleine’s recent PNAS paper (in 2015) hypotheses 4 assisted evolution approaches that could facilitate coral adaptation and survival in a rapidly changing global environment.

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