Minisymposium: Autotrophy in extreme environments


This event is part of a series of workshops covering various research themes central for SciLifeLab. The topic of this workshop is Biodiversity – Autotrophy in extreme environments, and will take place at SLU in Uppsala on 8 November 2019. There will be ample time for discussion, as the aim is to stimulate collaborations.

The event is open for all researchers in the field. Welcome!

Venue

The Symposium will be held in Loftet, SLU Campus Ultuna, Uppsala. Visiting address of Loftet is Duhrevägen 8, 756 51 Uppsala.

Scientific Committee

Sari Paura, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Sarahi Garcia, Stockholm University

Invited Speakers

Chris Greening, Monash University, Australia (website)
Karen Lloyd, University of Tennessee, USA, (website, TED-talks)

Paul Hudson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Sarahi Garcia, Uppsala University
Domenico Simone, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Gaëtan Martin, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Program

08:30

Registration and Coffee

09:15

Welcome

Sari Peura, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

09:20

Living on air: atmospheric trace gases are a universal energy source for soil and marine bacteria

Chris Greening, Monash University, Australia

10:20

Global distribution and niche specialization of the Class Chlorobia

Sarahi Garcia, Stockholm University

10:40

Coffee Break

11:00

Metabolic engineering of two autotrophic bacteria

Paul Hudson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

11:20

Patience reveals hidden treasures: microbial life in the deep subsurface

Domenico Simone, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

11:40

Lunch

Ulls Restaurant

13:15

Autotrophy across the Costa Rican subduction zone

Karen Lloyd, University of Tennessee, USA

14:15

Chemotrophy fuels carbon fixation in oxygen stratified boreal lakes

Gaëtan Martin, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

14:35

Coffee Break

14:50

Expansion through cooperation: ecological strategies of microbes in the deep oligotrophic groundwater habitat

Maliheh Mehrshad, Uppsala University

15:10

High dark 14C-fixation in the sulfidic deep water of a clear-water Stockholm archipelago bay

Jakob Walve, Stockholm University

15:30

Concluding Words

Sari Peura, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)


Registration

Registration is now closed. For late requests – please contact david.gotthold@scilifelab.se.