SAME15 Programme

Programme in pdf

Sunday, 3.9.

14:00 – 17:00  Registration opens

17:00 – 17:30  SAME Welcome – Sandi Orlić, representative of the University and Ministry

17:30 – 18:00  Felix Baerlocher: Fungi – neglected key players in aquatic ecology (IL)

18:00 – 18:30  Tanja Woyke: Targeting taxonomic ‘blind spots’ & functional traits via single-cell approaches (IL)

18:30 – 21:00 – Welcome party

Monday, 4.9.

Chair and moderator: Assaf Vardi

8:45 – 9:15      Matthew Sullivan: The global ocean virome: Re-imagining patterns, processes and paradigms on the high seas (IL)

Session 1: Viruses: understanding the power of the smaller

9.15     Ian Hewson: Come and go as you please! Widespread endemism and transiency in echinoderm-associated picornaviruses

9:30     Rohit Ghai: A thousand ways to kill: Genomes of freshwater phages infecting major microbial groups in freshwater habitats

9:45     Sheila Roitman: Cyanophage-encoding lipid desaturases: Fiddling with cyanobacterial membranes

10:00   Sophia Zborowsky: Resistance Strategies Differ Against Generalist and Specialist Cyanophages

10:15   Daniela Schatz: Communication via extracellular vesicles during host-virus interactions in the ocean

10:30   Anna Szekely: The effect of viruses during bacterial community coalescence: no viruses are as bad as your own and not everyone has the same immunity

10:45 – 11:15 – Coffee break

11:15 – 11:45  Rudolf Amann: Visualizing bacterioplankton succession and bacterial polysaccharide utilization in a coastal sea (IL)

Session 2: Microbial behavior in aquatic systems: from individual cells to communities

11:45   Bennett Lambert: Chemotaxis-driven interactions between microorganisms revealed through in situ microfluidics.

12:00   Clara Ruiz-González: Individual abundance distributions unveil the different lifestyles of prokaryotes inhabiting the global surface ocean

12:15   Dina Spungin: Programmed cell death in diazotrophs and the fate of C and N in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean

12:30 -14:00 – Lunch break

Chair and moderator: Gianluca Corno

14:00 – 14:30  Thorsten Stoeck – Environmental DNA barcoding of benthic protists is a strong tool for environmental impact assessment of salmon farming (IL)

Session 2: Microbial behavior in aquatic systems: from individual cells to communities

14:30   Dirren Sebastian: Grazing of Nuclearia thermophila and Nuclearia delicatula (Nucleariidae, Opisthokonta) on the toxic cyanobacterium Planktothrix rubescens

14:45   Leon Dlugosch: Roseobacters are the most active cell-proliferating bacterioplankton group during early summer in the North Sea

15:00   Magdalena J. Mayr: Methanotrophs in stratified Swiss lakes: First evidence of C. Methylomirabilis oxyfera-like bacteria and ecological differentiation of aerobic methanotrophs

15.15   Marco Giardina: Imaging and quantifying Nitrogen uptake by phytoplankton- associated heterotrophic bacteria

15.30   Mireia Mestre: Vertical connectivity in the ocean microbiome: Sinking particles as dispersal vectors

15.45   Ramiro Logares: Evidence of different community structuring patterns in eukaryotic vs. prokaryotic picoplankton inhabiting the sunlit global ocean

16:00 – 16:30 – Coffee break

Session 2: Microbial behavior in aquatic systems: from individual cells to communities

17:00   Sophie Crevecoeur: Bacterial community assembly across a steep environmental gradient in a small water continuum

17.15   Trista Vick-Majors: A functional perspective on microbial community assembly along an aquatic continuum

17:30 – 19:00 – Poster section

20:00 – 22:00 – Night in the museum


Tuesday, 5.9.

Chair and moderator: Stefan Bertlisson

9:00 – 9:30 – Emilio Casamayor: Microbial ecology in alpine lakes (IL)

Session 8: Making a living of what is available: Microbial chemoautotrophic metabolisms in aquatic environments

9:30     Alfredier Albin: Pathways of carbon dioxide fixation used by nitrifiers in lakes

9:45     Barbara Bayer: Comparative proteomics of three Nitrosopumilus species and their interaction with a heterotrophic Alphaproteobacterium

10:00   Massimiliano Molari: Expanding the ecological niche of the genus Sulfurimonas

10:15   Petra Pjevac: Discriminating and quantifying inorganic carbon fixation by green and purple sulfur bacteria in a stratified seawater lake

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30  Victoria Orphan: Specific partnerships and syntrophic mechanisms between methane oxidizing archaea and sulfate-reducing bacteria (IL)

Session 4: Microbial metabolic networks in biogeochemical cycles: Who does what? Strategies/success stories in linking (microbial) diversity to function”

11:30   Alexander Bochdansky: Shift of community composition towards eukaryotic microbes on deep-sea marine snow

11:45   Christin Koch: Searching the ecological niche of electroactive microorganisms

12:00   Clara Martinez Perez: A new player in the Marine N cycle? Genome and physiology of a new diazotroph isolate from the Peruvian oxygen minimum zone

12:15 – 14:00 – Lunch break

Chair and moderator: Gian Marco Luna

14:00 – 14:30 Thomas Mock: The Evolution and Significance of Diverged Alleles in Diatoms (IL)

Session 4: Microbial metabolic networks in biogeochemical cycles: Who does what? Strategies/success stories in linking (microbial) diversity to function”

14:30   Clemens Krawautz: In or out – Structure and function of submersed methylotrophic biofilms vs. subaerial snottites in a iodine-rich mineral spring cave

14:45   Eva Ortega Retuerta: A snapshot of prokaryote community structure in the Mediterranean Sea reveals high spatial structuring by depth and basin

15:00   Kang Soo Lee: Raman-activated sorting of isotopically labeled microbial cells in a microfluidic device

15:15   Laura Gomez Consarnau: Mosaic patterns of B-vitamin metabolism in a natural marine microbial community

15:30   Laura Zeugner: Visualization of two glycoside hydrolase genes of family 92 in Formosa strain B with direct geneFISH and super-resolution microscopy

15:45   Luca Zoccarato: Whole genome comparative analyses uncover gene modules and functional traits potentially involved in host-bacteria interactions

16:00 – 16:30 – Coffee break

16.30   Maliheh Mehrshad: The enigmatic SAR202 cluster up close: shedding light on a globally distributed dark ocean lineage involved in sulfur cycling

16:45   Stefan Bertilsson: Nature and control of biological mercury methylation in lakes

17:00 – 19:00 – Poster section


Wednesday, 6.9.

Chair and moderator: Meinhard Simon

8:30 – 9:00  Christa Schlepper: Ecological patterns and functional diversity of marine thaumarchaeota (IL)

Session 5: Microbes in future aquatic environments (Response of aquatic microbial communities to environmental changes)

9:00     Eva Teira: Size-fractionated microbial plankton B1 and B12 vitamin uptake and kinetic parameters in a coastal upwelling system

9:15     Eyal Rahav: Sewage outburst triggers Trichodesmium bloom in the coastal southeastern Mediterranean Sea

9:30     Gianluca Corno: Modulate response of the microbiome and resistome of natural bacterial communities exposed to treated wastewater effluents

9:45     Giulia Gionchetta: Storms and hyporheic humidity as key factors for resistance of streambed microbial heterotrophs to drought

10:00   Kasia Piwosz: Throughout insight into bacterial growth rates: getting high resolution data

10:15   Malin Olofsson: Has Skeletonema marinoi adapted to increased eutrophication during the last century?

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee break

11:00 – 21:00 – Free program


Thursday, 7.9.

Chair and moderator: Matthew Sullivan

8:45 – 9:15      Tom Battin: Biofilm ecology in stream ecosystems (IL)

Session 7: Handling the flow: from small scale turbulence to stream and river microbiology – Stream microbiology

9.15     David Scheidweiler: Unveiling biofilm structure and function in porous environments mimicking the hyporheic zone

9:30     Robert Niederdorfer: Ecological strategies and metabolic trade-offs of complex environmental biofilms

Session 2: Microbial behavior in aquatic systems: from individual cells to communities

9:45     Vojtech Kasalicky: Environmental factors influencing the freshwater aerobic anoxygenic photoheterophs

10:00   Weizhou Zhao: A tale of two ends: Dispersal of horizontally acquired genes in fresh and saltwater Actinobacteria into the brackish waters of the Baltic Sea

10:15   Matthias Hoetzinger: Microevolution of a pelagic Polynucleobacter species

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee break

Session 5: Microbes in future aquatic environments (Response of aquatic microbial communities to environmental changes)

11:00   Allison R Rober: Ecological consequences of warming on the toxicity of cyanobacteria blooms

11:15   María Arias-Andrés: Microplastics particles increase antibiotic resistance transfer in aquatic ecosystems

11:30   Sergi Compte: Assessing the impact of metal contamination over sediment-dwelling Archaea from pristine high-mountain lakes

11:45   Raven Bier: Effects of environmental fluctuations on the temporal dynamics of community assembly mechanisms

12:00   Cecilia Alonso: Bacterioplankton community composition as environmental indicator

12:15   Angel Franco: Microplastics act as new surfaces for the development of non-native bacterial communities in marine systems.

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch break

Chair and moderator: Michaela Salcher  

14:00 – 14:30  Jillian Petersen: Marine symbioses: How animals gain new functions by cooperation with microbes (IL)

Session 6: Symbiotic interactions in the aquatic environment

14:30   Ramsy Agha: Chytrid parasitism facilitates trophic transfer between bloom-forming cyanobacteria and zooplankton

14:45   Oliver Jäckle: Physiological showcasing of an alphaproteobacterial SOX symbiont – Ca.Riegeria sp. ‘standrea’

15:00   Gianna Pitsch: The green Tetrahymena utriculariae n. sp. (Ciliophora, Oligohymenophorea) with its endosymbiotic algae (Micractinium sp.), living in traps of a carnivorous aquatic plant

15:15   Desponia Sousoni: One-to- one interactions in marine microbes: Phototroph vs. Heterotroph

15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee break

16:00 – 16:30  Assaf Vardi: Mapping the virus-induced metabolic seascape during algal blooms in the ocean (IL)

16:30 – 18:30 – Poster section

20:00 – 04:00 – Gala Dinner


Friday, 8.9.

Chair and moderator: Cecilia Alonso

9:00 – 9:30      Gurvan Michel: Habitat and taxon as driving forces of carbohydrate catabolism in marine heterotrophic bacteria: a focus on the model algae-associated bacterium Zobellia galactanivorans DsijT (IL)

Session 3: Model organisms in aquatic microbiology

9:30     Veronika Will: Proteomics analysis of Marinobacter adhaerens during its interaction with diatoms

9:45     Michaela Salcher: ‘Ca. Methylopumilus planktonicus’: highly abundant freshwater methylotrophs as models for genome-streamlining in planktonic microbes

10:00   Matthias Wietz: Succession of proteomic, transcriptomic and exometabolomic signatures in Alteromonas macleodii degrading a mix of macroalgal polysaccharides

10:15   Lea Weinisch: Schmidingerothrix salinarum – an ideal model organism to investigate haloadaptations in heterotrophic protists

10:30   Danny Ionescu: Community-like genome in single cells of Achromatium sp.

10:45-11:15 – Coffee break

11:15 – 11:45  Annette Engel: Microbial roles in aquatic karst ecosystems (IL)

11:45 – 12:00 – Final remarks

12:00 – Closing of the congress