March 21, 2020

Saturday 21 March


9:00-9:25 S2 (cont’d)- invited talk 17: Indigeneous Prochlorococcus from oxygen-depleted oceanic waters. Invited speaker: Osvaldo Ulloa

9:25-9:50 S2-invited talk 18: Emerging complexity of N cycling in Prochlorococcus
populations. Invited speaker: Paul M. Berube

9:50-10:15 S2-invited talk 19: Identifying the role of transport in open ocean
cyanobacterial symbionts by expression in model heterologous systems. Invited speaker: Rachel Foster

10:15-10:30 S2-short talk 14: Electron transport and carbon metabolism in low-light and high-light ecotypes of Prochlorococcus marinus. Ondrej Prasil

10:30-10:45 S2-short talk 15: Novel constraints improve divergence time estimates for picocyanobacteria, suggesting a history marked by mass extinctions and recoveries. Gregory Fournier

10:45-11:00 S2-short talk 16: Stabilization of extensive fine-scale diversity by dispersal and ecologically driven spatio-temporal chaos. Daniel Fisher

11:00-11:20 Coffee break Organizers: Conference center staff

Session 3: Predation and trophic interactions. Chairs: E. Zinser (morning) / D. Lindell (afternoon) / S.J. Biller (after roundtables)

11:20-11:45 S3-invited talk 20: Cyanobacteria-cyanophage interactions. Invited speaker: Debbie Lindell 

11:45-12:00 S3-short talk 17: From viromes to virocells: Community context for marine cyanos. Matthew Sullivan

12:00-12:15 S3-short talk 18: Temporal transcriptional patterns of cyanophage genes suggest synchronized infection of cyanobacteria in the oceans. Qinglu Zeng

12:15-12:30 S3-short talk 19:  Phenology, diversity and protozoan grazing of Synechococcus at a long-term time series within the Gulf of Maine, USA. Nicole Poulton

12:30-12:45 S3-short talk 20: Proteomics of nitrogen incorporation in Synechococcus, Prochlorococcus and their phage. Jacob Waldbauer

12:45-13:00 S3-short talk 21: Biochemical characterization of cyanophage encoded auxiliary metabolic proteins give insights into their role during infection. Nicole Frankenberg-Dinkel

13:00-14:00 Lunch in conference center. Organizers: Conference center staff

14:00-14:25 S3-invited talk 21: Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus: Friends, enemies, frenemies?. Invited speaker: Erik Zinser

14:25-14:50 S3-invited talk 22: Cyanobacterial extracellular vesicles: origins, contents, and community interactions. Invited speaker: Steven J. Biller

14:50-15:05 S3-short talk 22: Extracellular vesicles secreted by Synechococcus: effect of stress in their production and content. María del Carmen Muñoz-Marín

15:05-15:20 S3-short talk 23: Nutrient cycling in picocyanobacteria-heterotroph interactions. Joseph Christie-Oleza

15:20-15:35 S3-short talk 24: Prochlorococcus rely on mixotrophy and microbial interactions rather than on chlorotic resting stages to survive long-term stress. Daniel Sher

15:35-16:00 Coffee break. Organizers: Conference center staff

16:00-17:00 2nd Poster session + 3 parallel roundtables:
– R1: Phylogenomics and species/genus concept
– R2: New flow technologies for analyzing picocyanos
– R3: Exploiting the wealth of metagenomics data
Attendees circulate among the 4 parallel events

17:00-17:25 S3-invited talk 23: Experimental Evolution of a Simple Prochlorococcus Community. Invited speaker: Jeffrey Morris

17:25-17:50 S3-invited talk 24: Oceanic viral ‘photosynthesis’. Invited speaker: Oded Béjà

17:50-18:40 Keynote speech 3: Cyanobacteria in symbiosis: learning from new models. Keynote speaker: Jonathan P. (Jon) Zehr

18:40-19:00 Wrap up, general discussion and concluding remarks. Z. Johnson, J.M. García-Fernández, F. Partensky & S.W. Chisholm

19:00 End of conference

Dinner in town. Attendees on their own


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