[Coral-List] ICRS Session #13: Diseases on the Reef: Presence, persistence and responses

Greta Aeby greta at hawaii.edu
Fri Dec 11 01:39:44 EST 2015

Dear coral-listers,

We would like to invite submission of abstracts to a session on Diseases on
the Reef: Presence, persistence and responses *(Session #13)*.
*Category D*-Ecosystem
Processes Biochemistry, Symbiosis, Microbial Interactions, Disease.

*Session 13 Synopsis** - Diseases on the Reef: Presence, persistence and

Diseases have contributed to the decline of coral reef ecosystems and the
frequency of outbreaks is increasing worldwide.  The goal of this session
is to update coral reef researchers about advances in marine disease
research that are critical for disease diagnoses, management and control.
A broad mix of disciplines working in collaboration is required to advance
understanding of the complex mechanisms of marine disease.  Accordingly,
the following four subsections are encompassed in Session 13: *Ecology and
Management of Marine Diseases, Cellular Responses to Disease, Microbial
and Molecular Insights into Disease Processes, and Immune Recognition and
Responses of Coral Reef Organisms.*  We encourage submissions that aid
understanding of disease processes, from the level of molecular biology to
that of reef community ecology.

The 13th International Coral Reef Symposium is being held 19-24 June 2016 in
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Information about the conference agenda, with links to individual symposia,
can be found at:  https://www.sgmeet.com/icrs2016/pre-agenda.asp.  The link
for abstract submission is now open; the deadline for submission is *January


*Disease ecology & management*

Greta Aeby, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

Marilyn Brandt, University of the Virgin Islands

Laurie Raymundo, University of Guam Marine Lab

Bette Willis, James Cook University

*Cellular responses to disease*

Esther Peters, George Mason University

Michael Sweet, University of Derby

*Microbial & molecular insights*

Ariel Kushmaro, Ben Gurion University

Esti Kramarsky-Winter, Ben Gurion University

*Immune recognition & response*

Laura Mydlarz, University of Texas at Arlington

Nikki Traylor-Knowles, Stanford University

Greta Aeby, PhD
assistant researcher
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
Oahu EOR coordinator
email: greta at hawaii.edu

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