August 5-9, 2018 – Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sunday,  August 5th:
12:00 – 16:50 – Registration
17:00 – 18:00 – Keynote presentation

Thursday,  August 9th:
15:00 – end of last session

Additional details of the schedule may be found on on Schedule page

Session Topics and confirmed Plenary Speakers are:

  • Phylogeny, Taxonomy and Evolution
    • Tanai Cardona
      Research Associate, Imperial College London
    • Jörg Overmann
      Director, Leibniz-Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen
    • Patricia Sanchez-Baracaldo 
      Royal Society Fellow and Reader in Microbiology, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol

    • Osvaldo Ulloa
      Department of Oceanography (DOCE), University of Concepcion
  • Environment and Ecology
    • Meinhard Simon
      Professor, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), University of Oldenbur
    • Julia Maresca
      Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware
    • Elke Dittmann
      Professor, Microbiology, University of Potsdam
    • Arpita Bose
      Assistant Professor, Biology, Washington University St. Louis

  • Physiology, Metabolism and Sensory Transduction
    • Conrad Mullineaux
      Professor, Cell and Molecular Biology, Queen Mary University
    • Annegret Wilde
      Professor, Molecular Genetics of Prokaryotes, University of Freiburg
    • Judith Armitage
      Professor, Biochemistry, University of Oxford
    • John Allen
      Honorary Professor, Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London
  • Bioenergetics, Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis
    • Fevzi Daldal
      Professor, Biology, University of Pennsylvania
    • Neil Hunter
      Professor, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield
    • Wil Vermaas
      Foundation Professor, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
    • Eva-Mari Aro
      Professor, Molecular Plant Biology, University of Turku
  • Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology
    • Cheryl Kerfeld
      Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University
    • Diana Kirilovsky
      Director, Institute of Integrative Biology of the Cell, Université Paris-Sud, CNRS, and CEA
    • Devaki Bhaya
      Professor, Department of Plant Biology, Stanford University

Stay tuned for further program details coming soon!