Simpósio Internacional BIOTA Micro-organismos

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The São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP, within the scope of the Biota-FAPESP Program, invite you to the International Symposium

THINKING BIG ABOUT SMALL BEINGS: RECENT ADVANCES ON MICROBIAL DIVERSITY, ECOLOGY AND BIODISCOVERY

The aim of this Symposium is to provide presentations and debates to the Brazilian scientific community on the most recent advances of the research of microbial diversity, ecology and biodiscovery; to forge the interest on the importance and new strategies for the research on microbiology and related sciences; as well as to discuss the future of the research on microbiology and related areas, aiming to stimulate collaborations between Brazilian and international researchers.

Dates: April 28th, 29th and 30th – 2014 
Venue: FAPESP – Rua Pio XI, 1500 – Alto da Lapa 

Registrationwww.fapesp.br/eventos/biota_microorganismos/inscricao 

Official language: English

Event free of charge / Limited registration 

Information: 
(11) 3838-4216  |  meletti@fapesp.br

Parking suggestion: 
Pio Park – Rua Pio XI, 1320 
Tonimar – Rua Jorge Americano, 89
 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

April 28 th – 2014

13:30

Registration

14:00

Opening session

14:30

Biodiscovery opportunities from Actinobacteria of extreme environments
Alan T. Bull (School of Biosciences, University of Kent, Kent, UK) PDF

15:20

Magnetotactic bacteria: biology, diversity and biotechnology
Ulysses Garcia Casado Lins (Instituto de Microbiologia Prof. Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) PDF

16:10

Coffee break

16:30

The plant microbiome: ecology and functionality of bacterial endophytes and how plants can benefit
Angela Sessitsch (Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, AIT, Tulln, Austria) PDF

17:20

Searching for anti-cancer and anti-parasite leads from filamentous fungi
Cedric Pearce (Mycosynthetix, Inc., Hillsborough, USA) PDF

April 29 th – 2014

8:30

Successful drug discovery informed by Actinobacterial systematics
Michael Goodfellow (School of Biology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) PDF

9:20

Microbial diversity of Brazilian environments: from basic to applied
Alexandre Soares Rosado (Instituto de Microbiologia Prof. Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) PDF

10:10

Coffee Break

10:30

Physiological and phylogenetic diversity of microbial life in hypersaline environments
Aharon Oren (The Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel) PDF

11:20

Full genome sequencing of Samba virus: a giant virus of the Mimiviridae family isolated from Negro River, in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest
Jônatas Santos Abrahão (Departamento de Microbiologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brasil) PDF

12:10

Lunch (restaurants around FAPESP)

14:10

Marine Actinomycete biodiversity: implications for natural product discovery
Paul R. Jensen (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, San Diego, USA) PDF

15:00

The structure and rearrangements of a complete polyketide synthase module during its catalytic cycle
David H. Sherman (Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA) PDF

15:50

Coffee Break

16:10

Microbial collections and biological resources centers
Manuela da Silva (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) PDF

17:00

Microbial diversity of the deep-sea piezophilic microorganisms, and their pressure adapted mechanisms
Chiaki Kato (Institute of Biogeoscience, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan) PDF

April 30 th – 2014

8:30

Discovering natural products from myxobacteria with emphasis on rare producer strains in combination with improved analytical methods
Rolf Müller (Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany)

9:20

Brazilian biodiversity as an inexhaustible source of tools for biotechnology - bioproducts generating bacteria
Luiziana Ferreira da Silva (Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil). PDF

10:10

Coffee Break

10:30

Technology’s big impact on microbial small-molecule research
Robert H. Cichewicz (Natural Products Discovery Group, University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA) PDF