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  Information - BG1.10 Molecular geobiology: Linking geochemical processes to community structure, genomic biology and beyond

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The last two decades have seen a tremendous progress in our standing of which
microorganisms are out there in the environment using cultivation independent
molecular tools. However, we are only beginning to understand what
microorganisms actually do in the environment, and how they change the
geochemistry of their habitats on a molecular scale.
The general idea of the session is to present the latest results and
developments in linking structure, function, and identity of microbial
populations involved in geochemically important processes. Moreover, genomic
and postgenomic analyses of model organisms now increasingly facilitate to
obtain insights into the mechanisms of element cycling. The session aims at an
integrative dialogue of molecular scale geochemical and microbiological
processes. Contributions that expand our understanding of microbial geobiology
from a molecular perspective are welcome.
Characterization of microbial communities involved in important geochemical
processes
Detection of active microbes using stable isotope probing of nucleic acids
and other biomarkers
Metagenomic analysis and environmental proteomics
Characterization of molecular mechanisms involved in geochemical cycling
Genomics, functional genomics, and molecular biology of element cycling
microorganisms: e.g., metal reducers
New methodological developments for analyzing structure and function
relationships

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Michael Wagner (Dept. of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna):
New insights into nitrogen and sulfur cycling: From microarrays to environmental genomics

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