Extreme environments

Clyde Auditorium
08 July 2019 14:30 - 15:30

Extreme environments include habitats with a diverse microbial population adapted to cope with extremes of environmental parameters such as temperature, pH, salinity, etc. In this workshop we will focus on different aspects of extremophilic microorganisms (archaea, bacteria, eukaryotes), from metagenomics- to genomic-based studies on hypersaline habitats, hot springs, deep-sea sediments, mud volcanoes, soil hot deserts, soils in Antarctica or Arctic tundra. Other aspects such as the genomic determinants of respiratory metabolism in extremophiles or living at low pH will be presented and discussed.

Chair: Antonio Ventosa, University of Sevilla, Spain


Title Time Appointment Abstract
Microbiomes of hypersaline soils and salterns assessed by metagenomics
08 July 2019 14:30 - 15:00
High bacterial species novelty in metagenome assembled genomes (MAGs) from hot springs around the world (32 - 98 °C): metabolic insights of new phyla, classes and orders of thermophilic bacteria
08 July 2019 15:00 - 15:10
brockarchaeota, a new archaeal phylum containing unique pathways for hydrogen-dependent methylotrophy
08 July 2019 15:10 - 15:20
Prokaryotic diversity in terrestrial mud volcanoes of Taman peninsula, Russia
08 July 2019 15:20 - 15:30