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European Nitrogen Fixation Conference – deadline today!

May 31, 2014

The 11th European Nitrogen Fixation Conference will be held on September 7 to 10, 2014 at Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.  I would like to remind you that today is the deadline for early registration: the price goes up tomorrow.  Today is also the deadline for offering an oral presentation.

There is already a great line-up of invited speakers for the conference – check the web site – but the full programme is not yet decided because the organisers will be choosing more speakers from the abstracts that have been offered.  This is your opportunity for 15 minutes of fame, so get your abstract in today!

As usual, I am organising a satellite workshop on the genomics of N-fixers, and this will take place on Sunday 7 September before the main meeting opens.  The workshop consists entirely of offered talks, and I have had plenty of offers, so the programme is already full and I can share it with you here and now.


Satellite Meeting

Workshop on the Genomics of N-Fixing Organisms

Dream Hotel, Gran Tacande, Tenerife

7 September 2014

Organiser: Peter Young (York, UK)


08.30 – 09.00              Registration for Workshop

09.00 – 10.40       Session 1


09.00 – 09.20

Anton Hartmann (Munich, Germany): Genomic comparison of Azospirillum brasilense with the opportunistic human pathogens Roseomonas fauriae and Roseomonas genomospecies 6

09.20 – 09.40

David Durán (Madrid, Spain): Comparative Genome Analysis of Bradyrhizobium valentinum sp. nov. LmjM3T Isolated from Lupinus mariaejosephae and related Bradyrhizobium strains.

09.40 – 10.00

Kristina Lindström (Helsinki, Finland): Neorhizobium galegae: ten genomes to describe the two symbiovars

10.00 – 10.20

George diCenzo (Hamilton, Canada): Genomic analysis of the pSymA megaplasmid and pSymB chromid of Sinorhizobium meliloti

10.20 – 10.40

Jelena Chuklina (Moscow, Russia): Transcription Start Site and Promoter Map of Bradyrhizobium japonicum USDA 110


10.40 – 11.10             Coffee

11.10 – 12.50       Session 2


11.10 – 11.30

Xavier Perret (Geneva, Switzerland): Transcriptome analyses of Sinorhizobium fredii strain NGR234 and associated hosts

11.30 – 11.50

Dagmar Krysciak (Hamburg, Germany): RNA-seq analysis of Sinorhizobium fredii NGR234 identifies a large set of genes linked to quorum sensing-dependent regulation in the background of a traI and ngrI deletion mutant

11.50 – 12.10

Changfu Tian (Beijing, China): Host adaptation of Sinorhizobium sp. NGR234 as revealed by RNA-seq and reverse genetics

12.10 – 12.30

Ana Alexandre (Évora, Portugal): Global transcriptional analysis of Mesorhizobium loti MAFF303099 shows a reduced general stress response

12.30 – 12.50

Sharon Long (Stanford, CA, USA): Bioinformatic and experimental analyses of Sinorhizobium meliloti gene expression.

12.50 – 13.50            Lunch


13.50 – 15.30      Session 3


13.50 – 14.10

José Vinardell (Sevilla, Spain): Analyses of the Sinorhizobium fredii HH103 genome and of its secretome in the presence and absence of genistein

14 .10 – 14.30

Marina Roumiantseva (St Petersburg, Russia): Genomic islands in bacteria: with particular focus on Sinorhizobium meliloti

14.30 – 14.50

Beatriz Jorrín (Madrid, Spain): Genomic Structure of a Soil Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. viciae Population

14.50 – 15.10

Alessio Mengoni (Florence, Italy): Evolution of regulatory networks in Sinorhizobium meliloti is species- and replicon-specific

15.10 – 15.30

Michael Hynes (Calgary, Canada): Genomics of rhizobial phages

15.30                         End of workshop


I hope you agree that this programme looks really exciting, so don’t forget to register for the Genomics Workshop at the same time as you register for the main ENFC.  I look forward to seeing you in Tenerife!


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