This is a reminder that the deadline for abstract submission to the Eighth
International Symposium on Microbial Ecology is Monday March 2. Abstracts
can be submitted electronically following the instructions on the ISME8 web
I am hoping to have a large representation of biofilm papers at this
conference. If numbers permit, we hope to highlight some of these
contributed presentations at an oral session.
I am appending some other details of the conference below.
>> Eighth International Symposium on Microbial Ecology
>> Halifax * Nova Scotia * Canada
> World Trade and Convention Centre
> August 9-14, 1998
>> Microbial Biosystems : New Frontiers
> ISME-8 will highlight the central role of microbes in the regulation
> of biosystems. The scale of this regulation is from microscopic to
> global, and the diversity of biosystem organization is from single
> cells to human systems, and beyond, to the entire biosphere. This
> diversity and breadth of scale establishes microbial ecology as the
> new frontier in our search for useful solutions to the environmental,
> agricultural and medical challenges facing humanity today.
>> Plenary Lectures:
> - W. Ford Doolittle : "Microbial evolution: the new synthesis".
> - Roger Knowles : "Factors responsible for localization of nitrogen
> transformation in soils".
> - Evelyn B. Sherr : "Microbial activity in aquatic systems from cell
> to biosphere".
> - David C. White : "Manipulation of biofilm microbial ecology".
> - Julian D. Davies : "Antibiotics: present and future"
> - James M. Tiedje : "Microbial ecology: 20 years after Dunedin".
>> Symposia (Titles and Convenors):
> - Microbial ecology of estuaries (Tim Hollibaugh)
> - Molecular ecology in gastrointestinal ecosystems (Rod Mackie)
> - DOC degradation in freshwater and marine systems (Richard Robarts)
> - Stress genes: role in physiological ecology (Alberto Macario)
> - Microbial biofilms (Robert McLean)
> - Methods of microbial community analysis (Kornelia Smalla)
> - Viruses as regulators of microbial systems (Curtis Suttle)
> - Mortality of microbes in aquatic environments (Kazuhiro Kogure)
> - Microbial processes during composting (Heribert Insam)
> - Microbial interactions in aquaculture (Laura Brown)
> - Polar microbial ecology (Warwick Vincent)
> - Cyanobacterial diversity and adaptation (Michelle Wood)
> - Plant-microbe interactions Hani Antoun)
> - Ecology and diversity of extremeophiles (Juergen Wiegel)
> - Bioremediation (Kenneth Lee)
> - Subsurface microbial ecology (James Fredrickson)
> - Ecology of infectious diseases (Val Smith)
> - Microbial ecology of oil fields (Gerrit Voordouw)
> - Remote sensing and microbial ecology (Rita Colwell)
> - Industrial microbial ecology (James Romesser)
> - Claude Zobell : Pioneer microbial ecologist (H.M. Lappin-Scott)
> - Impacts of humans on soil microorganisms (Ed Topp)
> - To grow or not to grow: nonculturability revisited (Jan Gottschal)
> - Rumen microbial ecosystems (Robert Forster)
> - Aquatic microbial food webs: structure & function (Fereidoun
> - Modelling in microbial ecology (Julian Wimpenny)
>>> For information contact:
> Dr. Colin R. Bell
> Microbial Ecology Laboratory Tel: 902-542-2201 ext. 1328
> Department of Biology Fax: 902-542-3466
> Acadia University E-mail: isme8 at acadiau.ca> Wolfville, Nova Scotia
> Canada B0P 1X0
R.J.C. (Bob) McLean, Ph.D.
Southwest Texas State University
San Marcos, Tx 78666
Email: RM12 at swt.edu
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