Detailed information about the course
14-15 June 2021
Dr Karim Benzerara, Institut de Minéralogie, CNRS, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France - Carbonate biomineralization by bacteria.
Geomicrobiology is the interdisciplinary field that focuses on the interaction between microorganisms and mineral materials. It deals both with the role of microbes in biogeochemical processes, as well as with the influence of minerals and metals on microbial activity. Both prokaryotes and fungi are recognized as major biogeochemical agents; however, up to now, the role of prokaryotes has been more thoroughly characterized as compared to fungi. As a result, there is still a large scope in developing fundamental research in this field. In addition, such knowledge is essential in applied fields such as bioremediation and metal recycling for instance. Therefore, in an era of increased awareness regarding sustainable development, this research field is more than ever a timely answer to develop environmental-friendly approaches using the geomicrobiological potential of microbes. In this workshop, experts in the field of geomicrobiology will present and discuss with PhD students the most recent advances regarding knowledge and methodologies used to answer open questions in this field.
This two-day activity is intended for both microbiologists and geologists. It consists in three activities:
June 14th: University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des Sciences, Rue Emile-Argand 11, Building UniMail, room E301-304.
9h15-10h15 Lecture by Karim Benzerara (via webex)10h15-10h45 Coffee break
Hybrid: Université de Neuchâtel and online!
Full attendance and active participation.
Make sure to sign the attendance list each and every day!
First day onsite: University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des Sciences, Rue Emile-Argand 11, Building UniMail, room E301-304.
Second day online.
PhD students are eligible for the reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class).
The online reimbursement system is now in place: within 15 days after the course, please request the reimbursement via your MyCUSO account, no need for paper anymore!
To register, please use your MyCUSO account!
Deadline for registration: 31.05.2021
Priority is given to PhD students of the co-organising programs 31.05.2021 - after this deadline places will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis, starting from the people in waiting list.
Free for PhD students enrolled in the co-organising programs.
In case of cancellations, before the deadline: 31.05.2021
Late cancellations (after 31.05.2021) or no-show: 20 CHF administrative fee
Other participants: please contact the program coordinator at microbiologie(at)cuso.ch
|Deadline for registration||31.05.2021|