[Coral-List] Call for abstracts for the 9th International Symbiosis Society Congress

Jack Koch jack.c.koch at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 15:44:32 EST 2018

Greetings Coral Listers,
Call for abstracts for the 9th International Symbiosis Society Congress July 15-20, 2018, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA <https://symbiosissociety2018.org/>th  <https://symbiosissociety2018.org/>International Symbiosis Society Congress July 15-20, 2018, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA <https://symbiosissociety2018.org/>

Deadline for abstract submission: Thursday, March 1, 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.  The primary aim of the ISS is to support and promote the dissemination of knowledge and understanding of symbioses, both to the research community and wider public, and so highlight the widespread ecological and socio-economic importance of symbioses for the public good.


Session Organization

There will be two types of oral sessions for the 9th ISS Congress. There will be 7 Thematic Sessions that are designed to address overarching cross-cutting topics that span the field of symbiosis. Each of these will be kicked off by a plenary speaker in this area. All thematic sessions will be held as single sessions with no other activities occurring during that time. There will be 5 Focused Sessions that are organized loosely by microbial taxon.  The aim with this structure is to encourage exposure to areas of symbiosis outside of subfields while still grouping presentations around taxon. These focused sessions will be run as two concurrent sets of presentations. Oral presentation length will be announced at the time of abstract acceptance and will likely be 15-20 minutes. The Poster Session(s) will be held in the late afternoon (with refreshments) and will have no overlap with other activities.

The Program Committee may move submissions from their original session to a different session depending on the balance of the submissions. It is possible that there will not be space in the program for all requested oral presentations. In this case, the presenter will be invited to give a poster.


Thematic Sessions:

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
Focused Sessions:

Protist-host interactions (including corals, lichens, other algal host interactions)
Fungal-host, symbiont-fungal interactions (including lichens, mycorrhizae, insects,)
Bacteria-host interactions (including gut symbionts, plant epiphytes/endophytes, insect endosymbionts, chemoautotrophic bacteria-animal symbioses, luminous bacteria-animal symbioses)
Virus-host interactions
Microbe-microbe interactions
Submitting Abstracts Guidelines:

Abstracts may have more than one author
Must be 500 words or less summary
Will require a choice of thematic or focused session
Will require a choice of presentation type – oral or poster
Submission: Please note that you will have to create a free account to submit your abstract. Click here <https://apps.ideal-logic.com/cms?key=F3T9-25VWY_K9KH-5PTF_14484200> to submit.

Please visit the ISS Congress 2018 website for more information on the meeting: https://symbiosissociety2018.org/ <https://symbiosissociety2018.org/>
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Jack C Koch
Ph.D Student
Oregon State University
Department of Integrative Biology
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