Workshop: Marine Nitrogen-Fixing Symbioses
Organizers: Ulisse Cardini, Maurizio Ribera d’Alcalà, Alessandra Rogato
Subtitle: A model for biotic interactions in marine biota
Where: Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, National Institute of Marine Biology, Ecology and Biotechnology. Villa Comunale, Napoli, Italy (about 15 minutes walking distance from the Royal Continental Hotel, ENFC2020 venue).
When: to be advised
Registration fee: 25 Euro (covering lunch and coffe breaks)
To sign in, please select the proper fee during the online registration

Session 1:
Planktonic N2-fixing symbioses and the Tara Ocean dataset
Chair: Dr Marina Montresor; Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy
Invited speaker: Dr Chris Bowler, Institut de Biologie de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure (IBENS), Paris, France
Session 2:
N2-fixing symbioses at the benthos: the role of the holobiont
Chair: Ulisse Cardini, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy
Invited speaker: Dr Jeroen van de Water; Centre Scientifique de Monaco, Monaco
Session 3:
Modeling N2-fixing symbioses
Chair: Maurizio Ribera d’Alcalà, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy
Invited speaker: Dr Angela Landolfi; GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
Understanding the functioning and relevance of symbiotic interactions among marine organisms is a growing research area in marine science. In particular, the interest in N2-fixing symbioses has exponentially increased in recent years, with new associations found in a wide array of organisms, from planktonic diatoms to scleractinian corals and chemosynthetic symbioses.
The workshop “Marine Nitrogen-Fixing Symbioses” is designed to foster an interdisciplinary exchange covering disciplines such as microbiology, ecology, oceanography and marine biology, while seeking to attract scientists from different countries and fields of research. We aim to explore how symbioses involving N2-fixing microorganisms function and evolve in marine habitats, and to benefit from the participation of a broad audience including both marine and terrestrial scientists. The workshop will provide a forum for attendees to interact and discuss recent achievements and trends in a friendly and open environment, with the underlying goal of paving the way to a durable synergy between terrestrial and marine scientists.
If you would like to attend the workshop, please register via the conference website.
The programme will consist of short oral presentations and posters that will be selected from submitted abstracts.