Keynote Lectures

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:


Rudolf Amann
Department of Molecular Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany

Visualizing bacterioplankton succession and bacterial polysaccharide utilization in a coastal sea


Felix Baerlocher
Biology Faculty, Mount Allison University, Canada

Fungi – neglected key players in aquatic ecology


Tom Ian Battin
Stream Biofilm and Ecosystem Reasearch laboratory, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Biofilm ecology in stream ecosystems


Emilio O Casamayor
Continetal Ecology Department, Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes, Spain

Microbial ecology in alpine lakes


Annette Summers Engel
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, USA

Microbial roles in aquatic karst ecosystems


Gurvan Michel
Marine Glycobiology group, Station Biologique de Roscoff, France

Habitat and taxon as driving forces of carbohydrate catabolism in marine heterotrophic bacteria: a focus on the model algae-associated bacterium Zobellia galactanivorans DsijT


Thomas Mock
School of Environmental Sciences University of East Anglia Norwich, United Kingdom

The Evolution and Significance of Diverged Alleles in Diatoms


Victoria Orphan
Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech, USA

Specific partnerships and syntrophic mechanisms between methane oxidizing archaea and sulfate-reducing bacteria


Jillian Petersen
Division of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Austria

Marine symbioses: How animals gain new functions by cooperation with microbes


Christa Schlepper
Archaea Biology and Ecogenomics Division, University of Vienna, Austria

Ecological patterns and functional diversity of marine thaumarchaeota


Matthew Sullivan
Department of Microbiology, The Ohio State University,  USA

The global ocean virome: Re-imagining patterns, processes and paradigms on the high seas 


Thorsten Stoeck
Ecology Department, University of Kaiserslautern,  Germany

Environmental DNA barcoding of benthic protists is a strong tool for environmental impact assessment of salmon farming


Assaf Vardi
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Mapping the virus-induced metabolic seascape during algal blooms in the ocean


Tanja Woyke
Targeted Genomics Lab, DOE Joint Genome Institute, USA

Targeting taxonomic ‘blind spots’ & functional traits via single-cell approaches