Meeting on microbial ecology update

Gianfranco Novarino gn at nhm.ac.uk
Mon Mar 9 07:53:22 EST 1998


Thank you to all of those who registered for the microbial ecology meeting
to be held on 3rd April 1998 at the Natural History Museum (London). The
final programme is in the course of being prepared and will be sent out
shortly to all participants.

The announcement is generating considerable interest. In order to avoid the
possibility that the meeting becomes oversubscribed, a deadline has been
set for receipt of registrations. Anyone intending to participate and not
having registered yet is kindly requested to do so by replying to this
e-mail BY FRIDAY 13th MARCH AT THE LATEST.

A copy of the announcement follows.

Best Regards,

Franco
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Dr Gianfranco Novarino
Head of Protistan Plankton Research Programme,
Ecological Patterns and Processes Research Theme

Department of Zoology
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD, UK
Tel [+44] (0)171 938.9103
Fax ----------------.8754
e-mail: gn at nhm.ac.uk

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         ********************      ANNOUNCEMENT  ************************


A one-day meeting-workshop will be held on Friday 3rd April 1998 in the
Natural History Museum (London), entitled:

     THE DIFFERENCE OF BEING SMALL: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MICROBE

under the auspices of the Natural History Museum Ecological Patterns and
Processes Research Theme.

The general ecological principles as we know them have been derived mostly
from macroorganisms, most notably vertebrates and flowering plants. Can
these concepts be applied "en bloc" to microorganisms? What is the
"operational unit" of microbial ecology?

The meeting will concentrate mostly on the eukaryotic microbes (protists),
with both the heterotrophs and photoautotrophs discussed in the talks. It
is envisaged that the meeting will appeal to a broad audience with
protozoological, microalgal, protistological or general ecological
backgrounds.

Confirmed speakers: Tom Fenchel (Helsingor). Michael Sleigh (Southampton),
Paul Tett (Edinburgh), Eileen Cox (London).

Talks will be followed by an afternoon discussion workshop.

Talk titles, final programme and other contributed talks to be confirmed.

All are invited to attend. There are no registration fees but R.S.V.P. as
soon as possible so that I can have an idea of attendance. Coffee and tea
will be with the organisers' compliments. Participants wishing to take
lunch will be asked to make a contribution towards costs.

Further details will be sent to those who reply to this e-mail to signify
their interest and intention to attend.

Hope to see you in London!

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