Program of the Conference

Tentative program of the conference. Will be updated as more information becomes available.

Thursday, August 18th

Section IV. Databases and culture collections

moderator: Nicole Pietrasiak

9:00 - 9:20

CyanoSeq: a curated reference database of cyanobacterial sequences with cyanobacterial-driven taxonomies for environmental studies

Forrest W. Lefler, David E. Berthold, H. Dail Laughinghouse IV

9:20 - 9:40

BCCM/ULC: a Public Culture Collection for ex situ conservation of the cyanobacterial diversity and support for taxonomic research

Marcelo G. M. V. Vaz, Anne-Catherine Ahn, Kim Beets, Véronique Simons, David Berthold, H. Dail Laughinghouse IV & Annick Wilmotte

9:40 - 10:00

Coffee Break

Section V. Cyanobacteria as inhabitants of extreme habitats

moderator: Nicole Pietrasiak

10:00 - 11:00 plenary talk

Cyanobacterial biocrusts of Australia defined by their resilience to disturbance

Wendy J. Williams, Maria Vega, Colin Driscoll, Susanne Schmidt, Paul Dennis & Angela Chilton

11:00 - 11:20

Cyanobacteria as an important biocrust component in areas under sandization processes in southern Brazil

Carla L. Webber, Vera R. Werner, H. Dail Laughinghouse IV, David E. Berthold, Jéssica A. M. Altarugio, Forrest W. Lefler, Vanessa M. Didoné, Steffen Seitz, Thomas Scholten & Ulisses F. Bremer

11:20 - 11:40

Using simulated wildland fire to assess microbial survival at multiple depths from biocrust and bare soils

Brianne Palmer, Nicole Pietrasiak & David Lipson

11:40 - 12:00

Comparison of the diversity of Cyanoprokaryota of biological crusts in three arid environments from the state of Puebla

Itzel Becerra-Absalón, Pilar Mateo, Ángeles M. Muñoz-Martín, Karina Osorio-Santos & Gustavo Montejano

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch (included in fee)

Section V. Cyanobacteria as inhabitants of extreme habitats

moderator: Jeff Johansen

13:30 - 13:50

New species of cyanobacteria in genera presently restricted to Brazil from soil crusts of San Nicolas Island, California, USA

Brian M. Jusko, Mathew Luknis, Salvadore Peron & Jeffrey R. Johansen

13:50 - 14:10

Metagenomic profiling and metabolic potential of mats-forming cyanobacteria from the cold desert of Eastern Pamir

Nataliia Khomutovska, Rochelle Soo, Malgorzata Sandzewicz, Łukasz Łach & Iwona Jasser

14:10 - 14:30

Chlorophyll-f-producing cyanobacterial communities in selected karst caves of the Lessini Mountains (Verona, Italy)

Francesco Bellamoli, Leonardo Latella, Marco Cantonati, Matteo Calgaro, Camilla Laiti, Stefano Cazzaniga, Nicola Vitulo & Matteo Ballottari

14:30 - 14:50

Coffee Break

14:50 - 15:10

Phylogenomics of the Antarctic Halotia branconii CENA392 and annotation of a cold-shock response gene

Rafael B. Dextro, Endrews Delbaje, Paloma N. N. Freitas, Vanessa Geraldes, Ernani Pinto & Marli F. Fiore

15:10 - 15:30

Desertinostoc kobbiae gen. et sp. nov., a new cryptic Nostoc-like genus (Nostocaceae, Cyanobacteria) isolated from desert soil crusts (Siwa Oasis, Egypt)

Abdullah A. Saber, Adel F. Hamed, Radka Hauerová, Lenka Štenclová, Jan Mareš, Marco Cantonati & Hala R. Nosair

15:30 - 16:30

Symposium Overview & The Next IAC Planning


Farewell Party - in Solnice Pub in downtown České Budějovice (included in fee)