Marine Microbiota 2019

August 28th – 30thin Oldenburg, Germany


  • Registration closed. We are looking forward to an inspiring symposium!


  • SAME16 takes place subsequent to this symposium, September 1st to 6th 2019 in Potsdam, Germany



Twitter: @MarBio19

Organised by: CRC Roseobacter

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Meinhard Simon



Presentation guidelines

Contributed talks will be 15min - including time for questions.

Poster size should be A0 portrait oriented (width: 84.1cm, Length:118.9cm).

Final program

28 August 2019, Wednesday

TimeSubject Speaker
14:00-16:00Arrival, registration and poster set up  
16:00-16:15Welcome adress and introduction Meinhard Simon
 Session I.   Function and Diversity  
16:15-17:00Marine Microbial Community Patterns and Interactions Jed A. Fuhrman
17:00-17:30From the ocean to molecular mechanisms and back – what Roseobacters have told us Irene Wagner-Döbler
17:30Informal get together  


29 August 2019, Thursday

 Session I.   Function and Diversity  
09:00-09:30Microbial Ecology and Proteogenomics of Marine Polysaccharide Utilization by Bacteroidetes Rudi Amann
09:30-10:30Contributed talks   
10:30-11:00Coffee break  
11:00-11:45Contributed talks  
11:45-12:15Poster Pitches  
12:15-13:15Lunch break  
 Session II.   Chemistry and Physiology  
13:15-13:45Cryptic Natural Products in Bacterial Monocultures and Microbial Symbioses Mohammad Seyedsayamdost
13:45-14:45Contributed talks  
14:45-15:15Coffee break  
15:15-17:15Poster session   
 Time for discussions  
19:00Symposium dinner at the "alte Fleiwa"  


30 August 2019, Friday

 Session II.   Chemistry and Physiology  
09:00-09:30The Role of Algal-Bacterial Interactions in Global Biogeochemical Cycles Einat Segev
09:30-10:15Contributed talks  
10:15-10:45Coffee break  
10:45-11:30Contributed talks  
11:30-12:30Lunch break  
 Session III.   Viruses and Systems Biology  
12:30-13:00Diverse and Novel Podoviruses Infecting Abundant Marine Roseobacter - the RCA Lineage Yanlin Zhao
13:00-13:45Contributed talks  
13:45-14:15Cyclic-di-GMP-mediated Regulation of Gene Transfer in Rhodobacter capsulatus Andrew Lang
14:15-14:45Wrap-up and farewell Meinhard Simon
15:00End of the Symposium  



I.     Function and Diversity

Structural and functional diversity are key features of marine microbial communities. They reflect adaptations to environmental conditions, controlling variables and biotic interactions. In this session we welcome contributions addressing questions in this context on the level of communities and pure and mixed culture model systems.

II.    Chemistry and Physiology

Microbes are the key players in the decomposition, modification and synthesis of chemical compounds and in cycling of matter in marine ecosystems. Often they act in concert with other microbial partners and carry out chemical cross-talk performing unique physiological reactions. In this session we welcome contributions addressing physiological issues and the natural product chemistry of individual mono- and mixed cultures.

III.   Viruses and Systems Biology

Viruses and phages are important players in structuring marine microbial communities due to their distinct host ranges, varying infection modes and inducing resistance in hosts. Systems Biology and Ecology aim at modelling growth and metabolic features of microbes in pure cultures and complex microbial communities. In this combined session we welcome contributions addressing question of marine phage ecology as well as Systems Biology and Ecology.


(Stand: 09.06.2021)