[Coral-List] ICRS mini-symposium "Genomic approaches to coral reef biology"
Christian R. Voolstra
christian.voolstra at kaust.edu.sa
Wed Jun 29 04:36:40 EDT 2011
We would like to draw your attention to the mini-symposium "Genomic approaches to coral reef biology" at the 2012 International Coral Reef Symposium, which will take place in Cairns in July 2012 (http://www.icrs2012.com). The abstract is below.
We very much look forward to your contribution and to eventually seeing you in Cairns! If you have any questions with respect to this mini-symposium, please do not hesitate to contact any of us!
With best regards,
Christian R. Voolstra <christian.voolstra at kaust.edu.sa>
David Miller <david.miller at jcu.edu.au>
Monica Medina <mmedina at ucmerced.edu>
Tim Ravasi <timothy.ravasi at kaust.edu.sa>
Sylvain Foret <sylvain.foret at anu.edu.au>
Coral reefs are disturbed on a global scale by means of human-induced environmental changes including global warming and progressive rise of sea surface temperatures as well as increases in carbon dioxide that lead to ocean acidification. Although the last decade has seen a lot of progress in our understanding of the responses and adaptation of the coral and its symbionts to these environmental changes, still little is known about the molecular mechanisms that underlie these responses. Mostly, because to date there have been only few efforts to apply systems biology and genomic approaches to the holistic understanding of the biology of coral reefs.
An important goal for the mini-symposium is to provide crash course introductions to some of the latest achievements in coral genomics and systems biology approaches to coral reef biology. Another purpose is to promote research in this direction and to promote interaction between coral reef researchers from different areas. The speakers will present both the wide scope of the topic and important new results. The mini-symposium will be an excellent opportunity to shed light on this new systems biology and genomics era for coral reef biology.
OPENING DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: 1 July 2011
CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: 1 October 2011
IMPORTANT: Please send your submission through the ICRS website, and not directly to us.
Christian R. Voolstra
Assistant Professor of Marine Science
Coral Reef Ecological Genomics, Red Sea Research Center
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
23955-6900 Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Phone: +966 5 44 7000 87
E-mail: christian.voolstra at kaust.edu.sa
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