Aquatic microbiomes: Impact in man-made and natural ecosystems

Start Date: 

28 Jun 2019 (All day)
Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen
Aquatic microbiomes: Impact in man-made and natural ecosystems

28th of June 2019
Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen

Microbes are at the basis of all life on earth, catalysing all major biogeochemical cycles thereby also providing many ecosystem services. In light of all global challenges and securing a sustainable future for our planet a more comprehensive understanding of the functioning of microbial communities and their interaction with the environment is necessary. Microbiome research, focussing on all microbes (bacteria, archaea, fungi, prozoa) in a particular environment, has gone through a revolution in the past decade - mainly facilitated by comprehensive sequencing technology unlocking diversity and metabolic potential in large numbers of habitats and under various environental conditions. The present CWE symposium aims at bringing together examples of microbiome research in aquatic systems with relevance for biogeochemical cycling, human health, aquaculture, aquatic foodwebs and aquatic plant growth.            


Jason Woodhouse (Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Biology and Inland
Fisheries, Berlin):
Microbiome research in aquatic ecosystems.

Luc Hornstra (KWR Watercycle Research Institute): Antimicrobial
resistance and aquatic environments, consequences for drinking water

Laura Dijkhuizen (Utrecht University): Partners & Passengers: The
endophytic microbes persistent across the genus Azolla.

Eric Hester (Radboud University Nijmegen): The rhizosphere microbial
community of the wetland plant Juncus acutiflorus under elevated
nitrogen load.

Ellen Decaestecker (Catholic University of Leuven): The Daphnia
microbiome and host genotype as interactors in cyanobacterial tolerance.

Detmer Sipkema (Wageningen University & Research): Deep Impact:
sponge-associated microbes and antimicrobial activity change with

Irene de Bruijn (Koppert Biological Systems BV & NIOO-KNAW):
Beneficial microbes to combat diseases in salmon aquaculture.

Cornelia Welte (Radboud University Nijmegen): Methane cycling in
Arctic thermokarst lakes.

Jeanine Geelhoed (University of Antwerp): The electric microbiome:
microbial ecology of cable bacteria in sediments.