[Coral-List] Invitation to the 9th International Symbiosis Society Congress

Jack C Koch jack.c.koch at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 10:56:06 EDT 2017

Hi Coral Listers,


On behalf of the International Symbiosis Society, I would like to invite you to the 9th ISS Congress. The meeting will be held at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA from July 15-20, 2018. The ISS Congress is the sanctioned meeting of the International Symbiosis Society and is held every three years. It is the primary international meeting focusing on symbioses, including complex interactions between hosts and their microbiomes. The Congress is anticipated to bring together 400 symbiosis scientists from up to 20 nations to present the latest research in symbioses, their ubiquity in nature and their impact on all environments on the planet. 


Please visit the ISS Congress 2018 website for more information on the meeting: https://symbiosissociety2018.org/

Follow ISS Congress 2018 on Twitter (@ISS_2018), Facebook (@ISSCorvallisOregonUSA2018), and Instagram (@ISS_2018)!


Abstract submission: January 1 – March 1. 2018 

Registration begins: February 15, 2018 



 The Congress will be organized around a series of cross-cutting themes: 
Susceptibility and resilience of symbioses in the Anthropocene 
Ecology of symbioses 
Mechanisms of host-microbiome interactions 
The host-microbe interface: signaling, recognition and regulation 
Tinkering with symbiosis: experimental insights into host-symbiont systems 
Rise and fall of symbiosis: evolutionary transitions 
New tools and approaches for studying symbiosis 

Keynote speaker: Ed Yong, science writer and author of the book on symbiosis: I Contain Multitudes 


There will be eight plenary speakers. Speakers to date: 
Betsy Arnold, U. of Arizona, USA 
Ruth Gates, University of Hawaii, USA 
Margaret McFall-Ngai, University of Hawaii, USA 
Joel Sachs, University of California at Riverside, USA 
Toby Spribille, University of Alberta, Canada 
Liping Zhao, Rutgers University, USA, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China 

Some travel awards will be available to students 


Features to plan for: 
Field trips to the Oregon coast and mountains 
Farm-to-table banquet at a local orchard 

Watch the website and follow social media for updates. I hope you can join us! 








Jack C Koch

Ph.D Student


Oregon State University

Department of Integrative Biology

3029 Cordley Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331

kochja at science.oregonstate.edu

(919) 612-3212


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twitter: @jackckoch

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