August 25, 2009
Researchers invited to upcoming ASLO session on microbial oceanography
MBARI researchers Alexandra Worden and Elif Demir, along with Andrew Allen of the J. Craig Venter Institute, are organizing a group of talks titled Ecology and Diversity of Aquatic Protists: Advances and Methodologies for the February 2010 meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. The researchers are currently soliciting abstracts from scientists who would like to present their work at this session.
In their description of this session, the organizers state, “Protistan microbes are central players in global biogeochemical cycles. This session seeks to bring together scientists developing and using different methodologies as well as to highlight research at the forefront of the field.”
“This session seeks to bring together scientists developing and using different methodologies as well as to highlight research at the forefront of the field. The overall session goals will be interrelating comparative genomic, metagenomic and transcriptomic research with targeted in situ methods, such as FISH and qPCR, flow cytometry and diversity measures (clone libraries and TAG sequencing). In addition, culture-based studies on physiology, gene function and genome analyses as well as investigation of protists within the context of the broader community are welcome.”
All researchers with an interest in microbial oceanography are invited to attend this session. Please see the session poster (PDF) for details. Researchers who would like to present at the session must submit abstracts by October 15, 2009.
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