ISME18 Sessions and Speakers

       * Preliminary program of ISME18      

Note that all names and dates are still subject to change


For more information on the session, please click the link in the session name. 

Session Convenors
Monday 15 August
A theoretical perspective on microbiome dynamics Katharine Coyte & Babak Momeni
Ecological drivers of microbes in foods Marie-Christine Champomier-Vergès & Maria Marco
Global biogeochemical cycles Gene Tyson & Bess Ward
Marine microbial ecology Raquel Peixoto & Daniel Sher
Microbial ecology of viruses and phages Corinne Maurice & Martin Polz
Newly discovered branches of the tree of life Purificación López-García & Ken Takai
Plant microbial ecology Cara Haney & Claudio Valverde
Early Career Researchers Session: "Scaling our frame of reference: microbial ecology across space, time and phylogeny" Ann Gregory & Maggie Sogin
Tuesday 16 August
Computational and experimental approaches in microbial ecology - from bulk community to single-cell approaches Shinichi Sunagawa & Haruko Takeyama
Computational models to understand microbial ecology Jonathan Friedman & Stefanie Widder
Engineering microbial communities Seppe Kuehn & Sara Mitri
Evolution of microbial communities Alvaro Sanchez & Marjon de Vos
Metabolic interactions in microbiomes Kiran Patil & Sarela Garcia-Santamarina
Spatial organisation of microbial communities Mette Burmolle & Knut Drescher
Translational microbial ecology and One Health Delphine Destoumieux-Garzón & Angela Sessitsch
Wednesday 17 August  
Public Event - "Discover the Microverse"  
Thursday 18 August  
Controlling microbiome composition, one at a time Wolf-Dietrich Hardt & Didier Mazel
Deep subsurface microbial ecology Cara Magnabosco & Yohey Suzuki
Drivers of microbial invasion success Elze Hesse & Zhong Wei
Host-microbe associations across the animal Tree of Life and beyond Takema Fukatsu & Jillian Petersen
Microbial ecology of the built environment Adey Feleke Desta & David Weissbrodt
Molecular aspects of microbes-microbes - microbes-host interactions Frédérique Le Roux & Luis Teixeira
Soil microbial ecology Noah Fierer & Olubukola Babalola
Synthetic biology in microbial ecology David Riglar & Yolanda Schaerli
Friday 19 August
Freshwater microbial community dynamics and ecosystem functions Byron Crump & Silke Langenheder
Extreme environments: evolutionary paths towards ecological success of microbial life Tom Battin & Beatriz Díez
Microbiomes and us: integrative research across the globe Filipa Godoy-Vitorino & Pascale Vonaesch
Microbes in a changing world: resilience, responsiveness and resources Jennifer Pett-Ridge & Franciska de Vries
Microbial chemical interactions and communication Paolina Garbeva & Choong-Min Ryu
Microbial ecology of antimicrobial resistance Amy Pruden & Tong Zhang
Microscale and biophysical interactions in microbial ecosystems Nadav Kashtan & Jonasz Słomka
Warfare and cooperation in fungal interactions with other biota Teresa Pawlowska & Lukas Y. Wick