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  Information - BG6.02 Molecular Geomicrobiology: Linking geochemical processes to community structure, genomic and evolutionary biology (co-sponsored by ISME)

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The last two decades have seen a tremendous progress in assessing 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 in the area of microbial geomicrobiology, especially from a molecular perspective, are welcome, e.g.:

+ 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
+ Novel methodological developments for analyzing structure and function relationships
+ Novel microbial pathways and metabolic capacities with geological and geochemical impact

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Hilary M. Lappin-Scott, University of Exeter, School of Biosciences
"Microbial structure and function towards understanding geomicrobiology processes"

Michael Wagner, Dept. of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna
"Raman-FISH and isotope arrays: New approaches for linking processes with
microbial communities"

ISME - International Society for Microbial Ecology

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