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Microbial Diversity 2021
Advances in Microbial Diversity

Virtual Event

December 14-15, 2021

Programme

Day 1 - December 14th, 2021

15:30 - 15:35 Welcome and Introduction from SIMTREA President, Prof. Luca Cocolin

Session I: Systems biology, synthetic biology and ecology and integration of omics


Chair: Luca Cocolin

  1. 15:35 - 15:55 Nicholas Bokulich: Bioinformatics platforms for microbial ecosystems surveillance
  2. 15:55 - 16:15 Bas Teusink: Systems biology for microbial interaction modeling
  3. 16:15 - 16:35 Rudolf Amann: A polyphasic approach for studying the diversity and function of complex marine microbiomes
  4. 16:35 - 16:50 General discussion


Session II: Exploitation of microbial diversity (including culture collections)

Chair: Giovanna Felis

  1. 16:50 - 17:10 Maria Marco: Intraspecific diversity of lactic acid bacteria
  2. 17:10 - 17:30 Sarah Lebeer: Exploring Lactobacillaceae diversity to improve probiotic strategies
  3. 17:30 - 17:50 Peter Vandamme: Applying culturomics in food microbiology
  4. 17:50 - 18:05 General discussion



Day 2 December 15th, 2021


Session III: Interactions among microorganisms and with environmental matrices

Chair: Daniele Daffonchio

  1. 9:30 - 9:50 Korneel Rabaey: Electromicrobiology: wiring up Microbial Communities
  2. 9:50 - 10:10 Pascal Saikaly: Novel electroactive microorganisms and their applications in microbial electrochemical systems
  3. 10:10 - 10:30 Federico Aulenta: Bioremediation of petroleum-contaminated environments using microbial electrochemical systems
  4. 10:30 - 10:45 General discussion


Session IV:
Microbial ecology and society:the Mediterranean diversity hotspot

Chairs: Marilena Budroni and Carlo Viti

  1.  10:45 - 11:05 Hadda Imene Ouzari: Mediterranean microbial diversity as source of new biotechnological processes
  2.  11.05 - 11:25 Petek Cakar: Evolutionary engineering and molecular characterization of stress resistant Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  3.  11:25 - 11:45 Marcello Scalisi: The role of the research in Mediterranean sustainable development
  4.  11:45 - 12:00 General discussion


12:00 – 12:10 Closing Luca Cocolin