Following successful workshops in Germany (2010), Switzerland (2012), France (2014) and Spain (2016), this workshop will, once again, bring together researchers from Europe and beyond to discuss advances in the research on aquatic biofilms in marine and freshwater ecosystems.
The overall topic of this workshop will be omic approaches in biofilm research, including meta-genomics, -transcriptomics, -proteomics and –metabolomics. Other specific issues that will be covered include various high-throughput sequencing techniques and bioinformatics approaches for data analysis.
Invited speakers will provide a cutting-edge perspective on methods currently available for omic approaches on biofilms research that are revolutionizing our understanding of microbial diversity, microbial processes, species interactions and their link with ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services, when faced with different environmental stressors (e.g. chemical pollutants, ocean acidification, salinity, elevated temperature, etc.).
The workshop will include lectures, poster presentations and discussion meetings. It will provide an opportunity for professionals and students to be updated on state-of-the art of important omic approaches, define the main research priorities in the field for the next few years, and continue or initiate collaborations between research groups with the ambition of increasing the impact of research on biofilm ecology and ecotoxicology on a European scale.
The meeting will be held at Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure – Kristineberg at the University of Gothenburg. Kristineberg are located by the Gullmar fjord and offers a nice and creative environment for workshops and inspiring meetings as well as offering comprehensive marine infrastructure. More information about the Lovén Centre Kristineberg can be found here
Registration to the workshop is now open, deadline for application is 1st June 2018. Note that there is limited number of participants. REGISTER HERE
Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure – Kristineberg