The molecular life of diatoms

Rapid progress in genomics and molecular genetics in selected model diatoms, together with the novel resources derived from modern oceanography and materials science are providing new opportunities to understand diatom biology and ecology, and to exploit them for biofuels and nanotechnology. This EMBO Workshop aims to be a platform to share the most recent research, establish new collaborations, and open up novel directions to fully harness the enormous potential of these fascinating organisms.
The conference in Paris in 2013, together with subsequent conferences (Seattle (WA, USA) 2015, Norwich (UK) 2017), will explore research using diatoms as model systems in cell biology, evolution, ecology, nanotechnology and biotechnology that take advantage of sophisticated novel molecular tools to manipulate the diatom cell. It will serve as a platform to share the most recent research findings, establish new collaborations, and open up novel research directions to fully harness the tremendous potential of these fascinating organisms.

Topics will include:
Cell biology
Nanotechnology
Biotechnology
Ecology
Oceanography
Evolution
Physiology
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PROGRAMME (PRELIMINARY)

Registration open on 25 June at 8.00 am, and meeting will start at 9.00 am.
The meeting will end on 28 June at 6.00 pm.

TUESDAY 25TH:
Morning session:
Cell biology
Afternoon session:
Physiology

WEDNESDAY 26TH
Morning session:
Evolution
Afternoon session:
Physiology

THURSDAY 27TH
Morning session:
Nanotechnology/ Biotechnology
Afternoon session:
Oceanography

FRIDAY 28TH
Morning session:
Ecology/Signalling
Afternoon session:
Nanotechnology/ Biotechnology
End of the meeting

Speakers:
Andrew E. Allen, J. Craig Venter Institute, USA
Pedro Cermeño, University of Vigo,Portugal
Lieven De Veylder, VIB, Ghent Belgium
Mick Follows, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Mark Hildebrand, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA
Julie La Roche, Dalhousie University, Canada
Jacques Livage, Collège de France, France
Pascal J. Lopez, Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, France
Dusan Losic, University of Adelaide, Australia
Linda K. Medlin, Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls, France
Micaela S. Parker, University of Washington, USA
Nicole Poulsen,B CUBE, TU Dresden, Germany
Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Alison R. Taylor, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA
Edward Theriot, University of Texas, USA
Paul J. Treguer, European Institute for Marine Studies, France
Assaf Vardi, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Christian Wilhelm, University of Leipzig, Germany
Adriana Zingone, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Italy

25 Jun - 28 Jun 2013
Paris
France
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