Thank you, workshop participants!

ICON4 Workshop

Preliminary Program:

Saturday, June 27, 2015
7:00–10 pm Welcome reception for workshop attendees and early arrivals (Aurora Room Lister Hall); Workshop registration with room check-in (Lister Hall)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

9:00-9:10: Opening remarks and welcome from workshop organizers Jessica Kozlowski and Hanna Koch: Overview of workshop attendee survey results

Session 1: N-cycle Ecology, Ecogenomics, and Niche Differentiation

(9:10-10:10; 15 min. talks including 3 min question/discussion period)

Session Chairs: Petra Pjevac and Chris Sedlacek

9:10-9:30: Ricardo J. E.Alves: Phylogeny, diversity and evolution of the archaeal ammonia monooxygenase subunit A – a framework for classification and ecological analysis of ammonia-oxidising archaea

9:30-9:50: Andrew Giguerea: Uncoupling of ammonia oxidation from nitrite oxidation, and its impact upon nitrous oxide production in a grassland soil

9:50-10:10: Xuefeng Peng: Nitrification in the eastern tropical North and South Pacific OMZs

10:10-10:40: Keynote talk 1; Graeme Nicol: Nitrogen networks: forming collaborations and making them work

10:40-11:00: Coffee/Tea Break

Session 2: Physiology and Adaptation of N-cycle organisms

(11:00-12:00; 15 min. talks including 3 min question/discussion period)

Session Chairs: Hanna Koch and Jessica Kozlowski

11:00-11:20: Jong-Geol Kim: Hydrogen peroxide detoxification by α-ketoacid oxidation is required for stimulation of growth of a marine ammonia-oxidizing archaeon

11:20-11:40: Mee-Rye Park: Impact of hydroxylamine on the growth kinetics and gene expression of enriched Nitrospira spp.

11:40-12:00: Linda HinkDifferences in nitrous oxide yield from bacterial- and archaeal-driven soil nitrification

Lunch in CCIS lounge (12:00-1:00)

1:00-2:00: Poster Session with coffee/tea

2:00-2:30: Keynote Talk 2; Christa Schleper: Planning your scientific career (?) – the truth

Session 3: Engineering and Application

(2:30-3:30; 15 min. talks including 3 min question/discussion period)

Session Chairs: Ellen Lauchnor and Ryan Bartelme

2:30-2:50: Jennifer B. Glass: Isotopic and Kinetic Investigations of Abiotic Nitrous Oxide Formation from Nitrification Intermediates and Redox-Active Metals in Seawater

2:50-3:10: S.E. Vlaeminck: Reactivation of microbial nitrogen cycling conversions after Lower Earth Orbit Space exposure

3:10-3:30: Alexandra Fumasoli: Modeling the population dynamics during nitrification of urine 

3:30-4:00: Keynote Talk 3; Kartik Chandran: Industry university partnerships for translational research

4:00: Closing Remarks and Group photo!

Organizers: Jessica Kozlowski (Univ. Alberta) and Hanna Koch (Univ. Vienna)

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