Start of the Gordon Research Conference on “Animal-Microbe Symbioses as Nested Ecosystems”

The Gordon Research Conference on “Animal-Microbe Symbioses as Nested Ecosystems” started on June 16th 2019 in Vermont, USA. Principle Investigator of the CRC 1182 Ute Hentschel Humeida is chairing the GRC.

Four young researchers of the CRC 1182, Dr. Lucía Pita Galán, Shauni Doms, Nancy Obeng and Kai Rathje, have been awarded with a CRC 1182 Travel Fellowships for the GRC on “Animal-Microbe Symbioses as Nested Ecosystems” (June 16th-21st) and the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) “Symbiotic Tipping Points: Evolutionary Forces Driving Symbiotic Interactions” (June 15th-16th). The fellowships will cover their travel and conference fees.

The GRS is a meeting organized by early-career scientists for early-career scientists, which brings together an interdisciplinary and international team of junior researchers from the areas of biology, microbiology, ecology, medicine, and chemistry. Postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and others with comparable levels of expertise studying symbioses will have the opportunity to present and discuss their research through both poster and oral contributions. Dr. Lucía Pita Galán and Nancy Obeng have been selected by the GRS committee to present their research.

Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) “Symbiotic Tipping Points: Evolutionary Forces Driving Symbiotic Interactions”

Sunday, June 16th

09:00 am – 09:15 am Nancy Obeng (Kiel University, Germany) “Bacterial Perspectives on Evolving an Association with a Host”
10:00 am – 10:15 am Lucia Pita Galan (GEOMAR – Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany) “Microbial Recognition in Marine Sponges”

 

Several other members of the CRC 1182 will be present at the GRC to present their research results.