Darwin & NESSC Days: Programme

Thursday 20 November 2014

10.00 – 10.20 Registration – Coffee
10.20 – 10.30 Opening Scientific Director Darwin Center for Biogeosciences, Prof. dr. J. Middelburg
10.30 – 11.30 Lectures by Darwin PhD/PD (part I):
Yvonne Lipsewers (NIOZ)
‘The role of anammox and denitrifying bacteria in hypoxic/anoxic and sulfidic SALINE lake sediments’
Eli Moore (NIOZ)
‘Abundant trimethylornithine lipids and specific gene sequences suggest Planctomycete importance at the oxic/anoxic interface in Sphagnum-dominated northern wetlands’
Andries Temme (VU)
‘From the low past to the high future: Plant growth across CO2 levels’
11.30 – 12.15 Keynote: Ros Rickaby
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch + posters
13.15 – 14.00 Keynote: Paul Falkowski
14.00 – 15.20 Lectures by Darwin PhD/PD (part II):
Dorina Seitaj (NIOZ-Yerseke)
‘Microbial innovation and the quest for electron donors in marine sediments’
Diana Vasquez Cardenas (NIOZ-Yerseke)
Derya Ozuolmez (WUR)
‘Propionate and butyrate conversions in marine sediments: competition or cooperation?’
Martina Sollai (NIOZ)
‘Heterocyst glycolipids in the Baltic Sea: species distribution and potential applications as tracers of anoxic events’
15.20 – 15.40 Coffee
15.40 – 17.40 Lectures by Darwin Alumni:
Petra Schoon
‘Impacts of coastal ocean acidification: Biomarkers and ‘zombie’ forams’
Lennart de Nooijer
‘Biomineralization in foraminifera’
Francien Peterse
‘Assessing soil bacterial tetraether lipids as tracers for land-sea soil organic carbon transfer’
Darci Rush
‘Anammox: source of BHT stereoisomer in marine sediments’
Thorsten Bauersachs
‘Temperature induced changes in the heterocyst glycolipid distribution of N2 fixing heterocystous cyanobacteria’
Melike Balk
‘From the isolation of C1-utilizing microorganisms to Nickel isotope fractionation by methanogens’
17.40 Drinks
19.00 Diner

Friday 21 November 2014

9.30 – 10.00 Registration – Coffee
10.00 – 10.15 Opening SIAM, Prof. dr. ir. Mike Jetten
10.15 – 11.15 Lectures by SIAM researchers
Irene Sanchez Andrea (WUR)‘Novel acidophilic sulfate- and sulfur-reducing bacteria from Rio Tinto sediments’
Eveline van den Berg (TUD)‘DNRA vs denitrification’
Olivia Rasigraf (RU)AOM in Bothnian Sea Sediments
11.15 – 12.00 Keynote: Richard Pancost‘The Uncertain World: How examination of past climate and biogeochemical processes can help us understand the future’
12.00 – 12.45 Lunch
12.45 – 13.00 Opening NESSC, Prof. dr. ir. Jaap Sinninghe Damsté
13.00 – 14.40 Lectures by NESSC work package leaders
WP1: Prof. dr. Stefan Schouten
WP2: Prof. dr. Lucas Lourens
WP3: Prof. dr. Michiel van den Broeke
WP4: Prof. dr. Appy Sluijs
WP5: Prof. dr. ir. Henk Dijkstra
14.40 – 15.10 Introduction of NESSC researchers
Loes van Bree
Luke Blauw
Sarah Bradley
Anne Roepert
Esmee Geerken
Cindy Schrader
Robin van der Ploeg
15.15 – 15.20 Conclusion by Darwin Center Scientific Director Prof. dr. Jack Middelburg
15.20 Drinks

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