BAGECO 15

15th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology
"Ecosystem drivers in a changing planet"
26–30 May 2019 • Lisbon/Portugal

BAGECO 15

15th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology
"Ecosystem drivers in a changing planet"
26–30 May 2019 • Lisbon/Portugal

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Technical University of Graz, Austria

Session 9 – Living in an increasingly aseptic world? Microbiology in the built and social environment
Title "Built environments – new insights into the microbiome and resistome" 

Learn more about Prof. Gabriele Berg and her work

University of Cranfield, UK

Session 6Microbiomes for sustainability: Environmental pollution and bioremediation – current and future challenges
Title "Central role of microbial biofilms in the biodegradation of hydrocarbons" 

Learn more about Prof. Frederic Coulon and his work

University of Leuven, Belgium

Session 10 – Building a modern microbial ecological theory – conceptual and technical advances
Title "What are the mechanisms behind alternative community states and how do we distinguish between them?"

Learn more about Prof. Karoline Faust and her work

University of Aveiro, Portugal

Session 5 – Host-microbe interactions – ecology and evolution
Title "Modulation of fish micro-interactions in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS)"

Learn more about Dr. Newton C. M. Gomes and his work

Technical University of Denmark

Session 3 – Microbiomes for sustainability – boosting agri- and aquaculture ecosystems
Title "Probiotic bacteria as disease control agents in marine fish larval rearing" 

Learn more about Prof. Lone Gram and her work

University of Kiel, Germany

Session 5 – Host-microbe interactions – ecology and evolution
Title: "Sponge holobionts: from microbes to ecosystems"

Learn more about Prof. Ute Hentschel and her work

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Session 2 – Microbial adaptation, functioning and biodiversity in a changing planet

Learn more about Prof. Kirsten Küsel and her work

Joint Genome Institute, University of California at Berkeley, USA

Opening lecture – The future of microbiome research – from products to data
Title "The future of microbiome research – from products to data" 

Learn more about Dr. Nikos Kyrpides and his work

Catholic University of Portugal, Porto, Portugal

Session 2 – Microbial adaptation, functioning and biodiversity in a changing planet
Title "Contaminant antibiotic resistance in water environments" 

Learn more about Prof. Célia M. Manaia and her work

Univeristy of Coimbra, Portugal

Session 6 – Microbiomes for sustainability: Environmental pollution and bioremediation – current and future challenges
Title to be announced 

Learn more about Prof. Paula V. Morais and her work

Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brazil, and University of Carlifornia at Davis (UC Davis), USA

Session 4 – Host-microbe interactions as driving forces of ecosystems/ Round table
Title "Microbiome manipulation of marine hosts and its potential to foster ecosystem resilience"

Learn more about Prof. Raquel Peixoto and her work

AgBiome, USA

Session 3 – Microbiomes for sustainability – boosting agri- and aquaculture ecosystems
Tilte to be announced 

Learn more about Dr. Shawn Semones and his work

Julius Kühn Institute, Braunschweig, Germany

Session 1 – Horizontal gene transfer, mobile genetic elements and antibiotic resistance 
Title "The transferable resistome of produce – the missing link?"

Learn more about Prof. Kornelia Smalla and her work

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Session 7 – Microbiology in the metagenomics era – tools, applications, and the emergence of a novel tree of life
Titel "Horizonal transfer of antibiotic resistance genes in urban water systems"

Learn more about Prof. Søren Sørensen and his work

University of Jena, Germany

Session 8 – The wonders of secondary metabolism – from natural products to novel biocatalysts
Title "Role of chemical mediators in aquatic interactions across the prokaryote-eukaryote boundary: The sea lettuce ulva only gets into shape with the right bacteria"

Learn more about Prof. Thomas Wichard and his work