Invited Speakers

List (alphabetical):
Bonnie K. Baxter, Kathleen C. Benison, Erhard Bremer, Rick Cavicchioli, Charles S. Cockell, Jocelyne DiRuggiero, Nina Gunde-Cimerman, Hans-Jörg Kunte, Terry McGenity, Maria S. Muntyan, Mechthild Pohlschröder, Amy Schmid, Francisco Rodriguez-Valera, Elina Roine, Jörg Soppa, Michail M. Yakimov (16)


Prof. Bonnie K. Baxter
Director, Great Salt Lake Institute,
378 Meldrum Hall, Westminster College
1840 South, 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105, Utah, USA
Phone: +1 (801) 832-2345
Homepage: http://people.westminstercollege.edu/faculty/bbaxter/
E-mail: bbaxter@westminstercollege.edu
Tentative topic: Great Salt Lake birds and the biogeography of halophiles


Dr. Kathleen C. Benison
Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University,
98 Beechurst Ave. Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
Phone: +1-(989) 954-0701
E-mail: kcbenison@mail.wvu.edu
Tentative topic:


Prof. Erhard Bremer
University of Marburg,
Karl-von-Frisch-Strasse 8, 35043 Marburg, Germany
Tel. +49 6421-28-21529
Fax: +49 6421-28-28979
Homepage: https://www.uni-marburg.de/fb17/fachgebiete/mikrobio/molmibi
E-mail: bremer@staff-uni-marburg.de
Speaker of the SFB 987: http://sfb987.de
Tentative topic: Synthesis of the “extremolytes” ectoine and hydroxyectoine in response to osmotic stress


Prof. Rick Cavicchioli
School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences,
O. 4105, L4 West, Bioscience South E26,
UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Phone. +61-2-9385-3516
E-mail: r.cavicchioli@unsw.edu.au
Web: https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/professor-rick-cavicchioli
Tentative topic: Environmental ‘omic’ methods for studying Antarctic microbial communities


Prof. Charles Cockell
Room 1502, School of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Edinburgh,
James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road,
Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, UK
Phone: +44 131 650 2961
E-mail: c.s.cockell@ed.ac.uk
Website: www.ph.ed.ac.uk/people/charles-cockell
UK Centre for Astrobiology: www.astrobiology.ac.uk
Tentative topic: Habitability and life in sulfate brines: on Earth and beyond


Dr. Jocelyne DiRuggiero
Department of Biology,
Johns Hopkins University,
3400 North Charles Street, Mudd Hall 235,
Baltimore, MD 21218-2685, USA
Phone: 410.516.8498
Fax: 410.516.5213
E-mail: jdiruggiero@jhu.edu
Webpage: http://krieger2.jhu.edu/biology/labs/diruggiero/lab/index.html
Tentative topic: TO BE ANNOUNCED


Prof. Nina Gunde-Cimerman
Chair of Molecular genetics and Biology of Microorganisms
Dept. Biology, Biotechnical Faculty
University of Ljubljana
Večna pot 111, Ljubljana,
Slovenia
Phone: +386 1 3203400.
E-mail: nina.gunde-cimerman@bf.uni-lj.si
Tentative topic: 100 genomes of halophilic fungi – what have we learnt?


Dr. Hans-Jörg Kunte
Fachbereichsleiter
4.1 Biologische Materialschädigung und Referenzorganismen
Unter den Eichen 87, 12205 Berlin,
Germany
Phone: + 49 30 8104-1410
Fax: + 49 30 8104-1417
E-mail: hans-joerg.kunte@bam.de
Web: www.bam.de
Tentative topic: DNA protection by solutes


Prof. Terry McGenity
School of Biological Sciences
University of Essex, 3SW.5.17, Colchester Campus,
Colchester, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1206 872535
E-Mail: tjmcgen@essex.ac.uk
Web: https://www.essex.ac.uk/bs/staff/profile.aspx?ID=1235
Tentative topic: Life in a pinch of salt


Dr. Maria S. Muntyan
Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology,
Lomonosov Moscow State University,
Moscow 119991, Russia
E-mail: muntyan@genebee.msu.ru
Tentative topic: Bioenergetics of haloalkaliphiles


Prof. Mechthild Pohlschröder
Department of Biology
201 Leidy Labs, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Phone: +1-215 573 2283
Web: http://www.bio.upenn.edu/people/mecky-pohlschröder
E-mail: pohlschr@sas.upenn.edu
Tentative topic: TO BE ANNOUNCED


Prof. Amy K. Schmid
Department of Biology,
125 Science Dr, French Family Science Center 4105,
Duke University,
Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
Phone: +1-919 613-4464
Web: http://sites.biology.duke.edu/schmidlab/
E-mail: amy.schmid@duke.edu
Tentative topic: Co-evoulution of transcription and metabolic networks in halophilic archaea.


Prof. Francisco Rodriguez-Valera
Universidad Miguel Hernandez
Campus de San Juan, 03550 San Juan de Alicante, Spain http://egg.umh.es
Phone. +34 965919451 cell. +34 660399668
E-mail: frvalera@umh.es
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=xWYOZ0wAAAAJ&hl=en
Tentative topic: TO BE ANNOUNCED


Dr. Elina Roine
Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme
Molecular Virology Unit
P.O. Box 56 (Viikinkaari 9)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +358-2941 59109
E-mail: elina.roine@helsinki.fi
Tentative topic: New developments in the field of halophilic viruses


Prof. Jörg Soppa
Faculty of Biological Sciences,
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Biocentre, Campus Riedberg, Building N240, Room 007
Max-von-Laue-Str. 9, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone. +49-069 798-29564
Fax +49 069 798-29564
E-mail: soppa@bio.uni-frankfurt.de
Tentative topic: TO BE ANNOUNCED


Dr. Michail M. Yakimov
Marine Molecular Microbiology & Biotechnology
CNR – Institute for Coastal Marine Environment
Spianata San Raineri, 86 – 98122 Messina, Italy
Phone: +39 090 6015437
Fax: +39 090 669007
Google scholar: http://scholar.google.it/citations?hl=it&user=mA9cEU4AAAAJ
Tentative topic: Microbial diversity in the deep-sea anaerobic hypersaline environments with emphasis on the role of anaerobic haloarchaea in C and S cycles

Halophiles 2019 – Confirmed Invited Speakers List

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