The 2019 Sea Ice Symposium of the International Glaciological Society will take place on 19-23 August 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Organizers of the following session invite abstracts:
SESSION 23: Sea-ice Ecosystems: Genomes and Phenomes of Sea Ice Microbes
Conveners: Eric Collins, Eeva Eronen-Rasimus, Maria Bautista, Jeff Bowman, and Jody Deming
High throughput DNA, RNA, and protein sequencing approaches (“-omics”) have revolutionized biology over the past decade, but there are still major gaps in understanding of how to use these enormous datasets to predict microbial function in situ. This session invites submissions of studies utilizing -omics, modeling, and phenotypic approaches (lipids, pigments, growth rates, growth limits, metabolism, etc.) on bacteria, archaea, algae, protists, fungi, viruses, plasmids, or other mobile genetic elements from sea ice. The goal of the session is to bring together field-, laboratory-, and computational-based researchers to better understand the ecology of sea ice microbes at the cellular level, and to work towards a future where phenotypes can be accurately predicted from population genotypes.
Conference Website: http://igswpg.com/
Sessions List: http://igswpg.com/sessions/
Abstracts Due: March 20
Registration Opens: April 10
Early Registration Deadline: June 24
Final Registration Deadline: July 29
Opening Reception: August 18
Symposium: August 19-23
Excursion to Churchill: August 24-28
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