[Coral-List] World Symbiosis Day Webinar

Ashley M Dungan adungan at student.unimelb.edu.au
Tue Jul 14 21:30:23 UTC 2020

*World Symbiosis Day Webinar - Symbiosis: When living together is a win-win*

International Symbiosis Society (ISS) is pleased to invite you to its first
webinar on Symbiosis as part of the annual celebration on designated ‘World
Symbiosis day’ dedicated to different types of symbioses and focusing on
how symbiotic living together is a win-win for the ecosystem. This webinar
aims to discuss the multiple benefits of different types of symbioses as a
key contributor in sustaining life on this planet involving all its members
who are spread across the globe.

Date Time:  Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 19:00 GMT
Registration free
Participation certificates, PPTS and video to be shared with registrants
Scan code or click to register


19:00 - 19:05 | OPENING REMARKS – Dr. Manju M. Gupta
19:05 – 19:10 | INAUGURAL ADDRESS - Professor Simon Davy President ISS
19:10 – 19:30 | KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – Perspective: Plant Endophytism,
Rhizophagy Cycle, and Why the International Symbiosis Society is Important
- Professor James White, The State University of New Jersey, USA
19:30 – 19:50 | KEYNOTE PRESENTATION -Coral symbiosis cell biology in the
age of climate crisis: Turning discovery into solutions for saving reefs –
Professor Virginia M Weis, Oregon state University USA
19:50 – 20:10 |KEYNOTE PRESENTATION –Origin and evolution of Mycorrhizal
symbiosis - Professor Marc-André SELOSSE Muséum national d’Histoire
naturelle, France
20:10 – 20:30 | OPEN SESSION - Discussion moderator - Dr. Cristina Cruz
20:30 – 20:35 | Message for students – Ms.  Ashley Dungan (student
representative ISS))
20:35 – 20:40 | ISS- holobiont meeting Lyon France - Professor Marc-André
20:40 – 20:45 | Recent developments in Journal Symbiosis – David Richardson
20:45 – 20:50 | CONCLUSION –   Dr. Erik Hom


The International Symbiosis Society (ISS) plans to observe 'World Symbiosis
Day' July 30th every year, which is in the same spirit as 'International
Friendship Day (30 July) ' of the United Nations. The Society works to
promote the integrative discipline of symbiosis.  This advocacy includes
building connections among researchers in various symbiotic sub-fields
involving organisms from all three domains of life. The breadth of the
research spans the biological continuum from molecules to biomes and
includes a diverse array of habitats such as marine, alpine, geothermal
soil, desert, caves and freshwater. The ISS is also strongly committed to
the integrating of symbiosis into both pre-college and university life and
earth science curriculums.

Executive Committee
Professor Simon Davy (President)
Professor Marc-Andre (education and outreach officer)
Professor Sharon Doty (Vice president)
Dr. Christiana Cruz (Vice President)
Dr. Manju M Gupta (Vice President and Convenor)
Dr. Silvana Munzi (Secretary)
Dr. Erik Hom (Treasurer)
Ms. Ashley Dungan (Student representative)

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