Please check the Metagenomics Bulletin Board
for follow-ups to the seminars and ads related to Microbiology, Genomics
All times are in CET (Central European Time).
- Thursday 14th July
Bas E. Dulith (European Virus Bioinformatics Centre, Friedrich
Schiller University Jena, Utrecht University, Netherlands)
"Mapping the microdiverse and modelling its drivers"
- Thursday 30th June
Rachel Whitaker (Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology,
University of Illinois, USA)
"Tracking viral epidemics in microbial populations with CRISPR-Cas"
- Thursday 16th June
Meinhard Simon, Leon Dlugosch, Felix Milke (Institute for Chemistry
and Biology of the Marine Environment, Germany)
"The Atlantic Ocean Microbiome - its shaping ecological organisms
and functional traits"
- Thursday 26th May
Maxim Rubin Blum (Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research,
"Metabolic versatility of microbes in deep-sea hydrocarbon seeps"
- Thursday 19th May
Mart Krupovic (Institute Pasteur, Paris, France)
"Teasing out the secrets of the archaeal virosphere"
- Thursday 21st April
Yusuke Okazaki (Bioinformatics Center, Institute for Chemical
Research, Kyoto Uniersity, Japan)
"Long- and short-read-resolved microdiversity of lake
- Thursday 31st March
Robert Bowers (JGI, California, USA)
"Hot spring genomics, one cell at a time"
- Thursday 17th March
Alejandro Palomo (Southern University of Science & Technology,
"Discovery and description of complete ammonia oxidizers"
- Thursday 24th February
Alejandra Prieto Davˇ (Unidad Sisal, UNAM Mexico)
"Microbial diversity and potential for natural products discovery
in the Maya underworld"
- Thursday 17th February
Clara Fuchsman (UMCES Horn Point Laboratory, Combridge MD, USA)
"Phylogenetic metagenomic read placement: utilization for
zooplankton, SAR11 ecotypes and viral host genes"
- Thursday 3rd February
Felipe Hernandes Coutinho (ICM-CSIC, Department of marine biology and
"New viral geochemical roles revealed through metagenomics"
- Thursday 27th January
Donato Giovannelli (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
"Metagenomics of subsurface microbial communities at convergent
- Thursday 20th January
David W. Ussery (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA)
"Mash-based analyses of Escherichia coli genomes reveal 14 distinct
- Thursday 13rd January
Louis-Marie Bobay (University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA)
"The impact on recombination on microbial species"
- Thursday 23th December
Martin Wu (University of Virginia, USA)
"16S rRNA copy number prediction and its implications in microbial
- Thursday 9th December
Jose R. de la Torre (San Francisco State University, San Francisco,
"Ecological genomics of globally distributed populations of
thermophilic ammonia-oxidizing archaea"
- Thursday 2nd December
Yu-Hsiang Chen (Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei,
"Illuminating microbial dark matter with long- and short-read
- Friday 19th November
Per HalkjŠr Nielsen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
"The global wastewater treatment microbiota - How close are we on
revealing its structure and function?"
- Thursday 11th November
W. Ford Doolittle (University of Dalhousie, Canada)
- Thursday 4th November
Fernando Meyer (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany)
"Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation - The Second
Round of Challenges"
- Thursday 28th October
Matthias Hotzinger (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
"Pan-genome structure of a freshwater bacterial species distributed
- Thursday 21th October
David Walsh (Concordia University, Canada)
"Introducing the Canadian Lake Pulse Network: A continental-scale
assessment of lake microbiome diversity"
- Thursday 14th October
Manuel Martinez-Garcia (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
"Not everything is said with metagenomics: Lessons from single
virus genomics in the viral world"
- Thursday 7th October
Asaf Levy (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
"The extracellular contractile injection system - a new
environmental toxin delivery system"
- Thursday 30th September
Simon Roux (DOE Joint Genome Institute, Berkeley, California, USA)
"Metagenomics exploration of Diversity-Generating Retroelements:
the who, where, what and why of targeted mutagenesis in the
- Thursday 23th September
Chuanlun Zhang (Southern University of Science and Technology,
"Archaea and the Earth: A geologist's view of Thaumarchaeota
speciation coinciding with major geological events"
- Thursday 16th September
Henk Bolhuis (NIOZ, The Netherlands)
"Spatiotemporal variations in a coastal microbial mat"
- Thursday 2nd September
Laura Villanueva (Dpt. od Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry,
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, The Netherlands)
"Membrane lipids of Archaea: From ecology to evolution"
- Friday 23th July
Edward F. DeLong (University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA)
"Functional metagenomics: Physiological and biochemical
characterization of wild genes"
- Friday 16th July
Lucas Ustick (University of California, Irvine, USA)
"Metagenomic analysis reveals global-scale patterns of ocean
- Friday 2nd July
Karel Kopejtka (Institute of Microbiology, Trebon, Czech Republic)
"Simultaneous presence of Bacteriochlorophyll and Xanthorhodopsin
genes in a freshwater bacterium"
- Friday 25th June
Danny Ionescu (Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries,
"Achromatium: A giant bacterium with split personalities"
- Friday 18th June
Stilianos Louca (Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of
Oregon, Eugene, USA)
"The rates of global bacterial and archaeal dispersal"
- Friday 11th June
David Moreira (CNRS Paris, France)
"Illuminating the lifestyle of the predatory CPR bacterium
Vampirococcus lugosii from its genome sequence"
- Friday 4th June
Valerie De Anda (Marine Science Institute, The University of Texas,
"Expanding the microbial tree of life"
- Friday 28th May
Eric D. Becraft (University of North Alabama, Florence, USA)
"Evolutionary stasis of a deep subsurface microbial lineage"
- Friday 21th May
Luis M Rodriguez-R (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
"Testing the specialization-disturbance hypothesis in microbial
- Friday 14th May
Damien Devos (Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain)
"Microbiology's Platypus: novel biological model for divergent
biology and redefining the Tree of Life"
- Friday 7th May
Sarahi L. Garcia (Stockholm University, Sweden)
"The chemical diversity of dissolved organic matter upkeeps the
taxonomic diversity of heterotrophs"
- Friday 30th April
Jaime Huertas (UPM-INIA, Madrid, Spain)
"Functional and ecological significance of microbial gene families:
a global metagenomics survey"
- Friday 23th April
Philipp Engel (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
"Eco-evolutionary dynamics of gut microbiomes - quantitative
metagenomics of the honey bee gut microbiota"
- Friday 16th April
Angela Sessitsch (Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria)
"Plant microbiota from rhizosphere to seeds: ecology and how plants
- Friday 9th April, 12:00
Eduardo Rocha (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France)
"Spread, acquisition and invention of novel functions by horizontal
- Friday 26th March, 12:00
Amanda Clare (Aberystwyth University, UK)
"Haplotype recovery from metagenomes"
- Friday 12th March, 12:00
Rohit Ghai (Biology Centre CAS Institute of Hydrobiology, Czech
"A search for the function of heliorhodopsins"
- Friday 5th March, 16:00
Thomas Hackl (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Tycheposons - mobile genetic elements abundant in marine viruses
and vesicles shape Procholorococcus' genomic plasticity"
- Friday 26th February, 12:00
Rafal Mostowy (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
"Bacterial Genomics and HGT: from evolution to coevolution"
- Friday 12th February, 12:00
Joanne Boden (University of Bristol, UK)
"The Evolution of Cyanobacteria: A Focus on Antioxidant Enzymes and
- Friday 5th February, 12:00
Paul Wilmes (University of Luxemburg, Luxemburg)
"Systems Ecology of Microbiomes"
- Friday 22nd January, 12:00
John Paul Balmonte (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
"Diverging influences of viral enrichment on particle vs.
free-living bacterial community metabolism, structure, and
particulate vs. dissolved elemental pools"
- Friday 15th January, 18:00
Frank O. Aylward (Virginia Tech, USA)
"Larger than life: the underexplored world of giant viruses"
- Thursday 7th January, 13:00
Rotem Sorek (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
"The pan-immune system of bacteria: Beyond CRISPR"
- Friday 18th December, 12:00
Nicola Segata (Univ. Trento, Italy)
"Strain-level large-scale human metagenomics: tools, applications,
and future perspectives"
- Friday 11th December, 16:00
Anja Spang (NIOZ, The Netherlands)
"The evolving tree of life in the genomics era"
- Friday 4th December, 19:00
Daniel Portik (Pacific Biosciences, California, USA)
"Metagenomics with HiFi Reads"
- Friday 27th November, 19:00
Mikhail Kolmogorov (Univ. of California San Diego, USA)
"metaFlye: long-read metagenome assembly using repeat graphs"
- Friday 13th November, 12:00
Mario Lopez-Perez (Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Spain)
"The evolutionary success of the marine bacterium SAR11 analyzed
through a metagenomic perspective"
- Friday 6th November, 12:00
Joseph Christie-Oleza (Universidad de las Islas Baleares, Spain)
"How do dominant marine bacteria avoid sinking"
- Friday 30th October, 12:00
Christopher Bellas (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
"Reconstructing virus pangenomes from glacial ecosystems"
- Friday 23rd October, 12:00
Jaime Iranzo (Centro de Biotecnolog´┐Ża y Genomica de Plantas,
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
"Modeling evolution of microbial and viral genomes"
- Friday 16rd October, 12:00
Alex Mira (CSISP Valencia, Spain)
"Improving oral health through metagenomics"
- Friday 2nd October, 19:00
Alyson Santoro (Univ. Santa Barbara, USA)
"Metabolic versatility in dark ocean 'autotrophs'"
- Friday 25th September, 12:00
Tal Dagan (Univ. of Kiel, Germany)
"The Darwinian fitness of extrachromosomal genetic elements"
- Friday 18th September, 12:00
Moritz Buck (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden))
"mOTUlizer: Bayesian approach to leverage metagenomic bins for
- Friday 24th July, 12:00
Philip Hugenholtz (Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, Australia))
"A scalable prokaryotic taxonomy in the age of Big Data"