Unique Biology of the Archaea Bridging the Gap Between Bacteria and Eukaryotes (GRC)
The GRC on Archaea discusses the latest developments in the field from a wide range of disciplines including microbiology, molecular, cellular and structural biology, biochemistry and biophysics, ecology, genomics and evolution. The spectrum of topics discussed in this conference provides the broadest view on archaeal research, and the ideal platform to exchange scientific discoveries and unite them in pursuit of new lines of investigation. For the 2019 conference, each session seeks to place Archaea in a comparative context by emphasizing features of their biology that are unique, or shared, with Bacteria and Eukaryotes, and their impact on the evolving Tree of Life. A strong emphasis is put on facilitating interactions between young and established researchers. In addition, and in order to provide a specific platform for early-career scientists, this GRC is – for the first time – associated with a Gordon Research Seminar (GRS).