Schedule

Tentative schedule:  most recent update April 5, 2018

There will be two Keynote Speakers, one on Sunday afternoon, and the other on Wednesday afternoon. Parallel sessions will start each morning Mon-Thu. Topics (not necessarily in order) will be:

  1. Phylogeny, Taxonomy and Evolution (Chairs, S. Crowe and V. Yurkov)
  2. Environment and Ecology (Chairs, A. Poulain and A. Lang)
  3. Physiology, Metabolism and Sensory Transduction (Chairs, T. Hanson and G. Owttrim)
  4. Bioenergetics, Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis (Chairs, D. Bryant and T. Beatty)
  5. Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology (Chairs, C. Kerfeld and D. Bhaya)

Each session will be chaired by one of the LOC as noted above. All sessions have 3 to 4 “Plenary” speakers who will be given 30 min (25 + 5 min for questions). Depending on the number of abstracts obtained, each session may range from 10 to 31 talks (numbers based on ISPP 2015). Therefore, some sessions may extend over more than one day. The remainder (50 to 60) of the oral presentations of 20 min (15 + 5 min for ques) will be chosen from the submitted abstracts by the session chairs.

Posters will be displayed in atriums adjacent to the lecture halls, from Sunday night to Thursday morning. Even number poster presenters attend the Monday poster session, and odd numbers on Wednesday.

 

Day Time Activity
Sun Aug 5 11.00-16.30 Registration
16.30-17.30 Keynote presentation — Robert Blankenship
17.30-19.00 Catered social gathering
Mon Aug 6 9.00-10.30 Parallel sessions
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Parallel sessions
12.30-13.30 Box lunch (provided)
13.30-15.00 Parallel sessions
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Parallel sessions
17.00-19.00 Poster session + food & drinks
Tue Aug 7 9.00-10.30 Parallel sessions
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Parallel sessions
12.30-13.30 Box lunch and IOC meeting
afternoon Free time and volleyball competition
~19.00-23.00 Banquet at the Museum of Anthropology https://moa.ubc.ca/about-moa/. Banquet attendees have free entry to explore the museum
Wed Aug 8 9.00-10.30 Parallel sessions
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Parallel sessions
12.30-13.30 Box lunch
13.30-15.00 Parallel sessions
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15:30-16:30 Parallel sessions
16.30-17.30 Keynote presentation — Donald Bryant
17.30-19.00 Poster session + food & drinks
Thu Aug 8 9.00-10.30 Parallel sessions
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Parallel sessions
12.30-13.30 Box lunch
13.30-15.00 Parallel sessions
15.00 Final announcements and farewell