Shaping the Earth's Microverse (GRC)
As one of the longest running of all Gordon Research Conferences, Applied and Environmental Microbiology (AEM) continues to provide a unique forum for discussing new approaches, technologies, and insights that advance our understanding and increase our appreciation of the oldest life forms on Earth.
The 2019 Conference will address one of the most urgent questions in microbiology: How can we employ what we have learned from the co-evolution of Earth with microbial life to address current challenges of the Anthropocene? Microbiomes impact nearly all (eco)systems on Earth. They govern the health and fitness of macrobes, including us, by forming “superorganisms”.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Keynote Session: Origin of Life
- Co-Evolution of the Geosphere and Biosphere
- Viral Ecology: The Power of the Smallest
- Ecology and Evolution of Superorganisms
- Advances and Applications of Human Microbiome Research
- Insights into Microbial Species Interactions
- Linking Microbial Physiology to Ecosystem Functions
- The Microverse of the Anthropocene
- Concepts to Understand the Earth’s Microverse