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Wednesday, June 21, 2006


  09:00 – 09:30

Welcome address

  Functional genomics I
Chair: Michael Hecker
  09:30 – 10:15

Amann, R., Bremen, Germany
Exploring unknown microbial diversity by environmental genomics

  10:15 – 10:50 Piel, J., Butzke, D., Bonn, Germany, Fieseler, L., Hentschel, U., Würzburg, Germany, Wen, G., Platzer, M., Jena, Germany
Exploring natural product pathways in invertebrate metagenomes
  10:50 – 11:20

Coffee break

  Metagenomics I
Chair: Thomas Schweder
  11:20 – 11:50

Eck, J., Meurer, G., Schulze, R., Lorenz, P., Zwingenberg, Germany
Accessing metagenomes for industrial applications

  11:50 – 12:20 Schüler, D., Bremen, Germany
Making magnets by microbes: New insights into magnetosome formation in magnetotactic bacteria
  12:20 – 12:40 Long, P., London, UK
Universal gene cloning and heterologous expression of marine natural product biosynthetic pathways
  12:40 – 14:15



Natural products I
Chair: Peter Proksch

  14:15 – 15:00 Fusetani, N., Hakodate, Japan
Antitumor leads from Japanese marine invertebrates
  15:00 – 15:30 König, G., Müller, D., Nett, M., Seibert, S., Bonn, Germany
Marine and “marine-like" natural products from microorganisms
  15:30 – 16:00 de la Calle, F., Madrid, Spain
Drug discovery of marine microorganisms as source of new antitumor compounds at PharmaMar
  16:00 – 16:20 Maas, E., Kilbirnie, New Zealand
Screening for cytotoxic compounds from marine bacteria
  16:20 – 16:50

Coffee break


Symbiosis I
Chair: Rolf Müller

  16:50 – 17:20 Müller, W.E.G., Mainz, Germany, Ushijima, H., Tokyo, Japan, Belikov, S.I., Irkutsk, Russia, Müller, I.M., Schröder, H.C.
Porifera a reference phylum for evolution and bioprospecting: Or - the power of marine genomics
  17:20 – 17:50 Hentschel, U., Würzburg, Germany, Piel, J., Bonn, Germany, Grozdanov, L., Scheuermayer, M., Würzburg, Germany
Characterizing microbial diversity and function of marine-sponge associated microbial consortia
  17:50 – 18:10 Felbeck, H., San Diego, USA
Riftia pachyptila: The poster child for symbiosis with chemoautotrophic bacteria
  18:10 – 18:30 Markert, S., Greifswald, Germany, Arndt, C., Berlin, Germany, Felbeck, H., San Diego, USA, Becher, D., Albrecht, D., Hecker, M., Schweder, T., Greifswald, Germany
Functional genome analysis of the bacterial endosymbiont from the deep sea tube worm Riftia pachyptila
  18:30 – 18:50 Lalk, M., Kuhn, M., Teich, C., Methling, K., Greifswald, Germany
Pharmacological screening of Riftia pachyptila
  19:00 – 21:00

Poster session / Cheese & Wine



Thursday, June 22, 2006

  Natural products II
Chair: Nobuhiro Fusetani
  09:00 – 09:30

Proksch, P., Ebel, R., Düsseldorf, Germany
Sponge-derived fungi – a prolific source for new natural products

  09:30 – 10:00 Schulz, B., Braunschweig, Germany
Secondary metabolites of fungi isolated from algae, sponges and plants from marine habitats
  10:00 – 10:20 Kelman, D., Berman-Frank, I., Bar-Ilan, Israel
Antioxidant chemical defense by the bloom-forming marine cyanobacterium, Trichodesmium spp.
  10:20 – 10:40

Dobretsov, S., Kiel, Germany, Qian, P.Y., Dahms, H.-U., Kowloon, Hong Kong
Comparison of antifouling activity and microbial diversity of congeneric sponges from different geographic regions

  10:40 – 11:00

König, T., Walter C. Erlangen, Germany
Screening and biosynthesis of microalgae compounds with activities towards human pathogen viruses

  11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
  Chair: Gabriele König
  11:30 – 12:00

Hill, R.T., Peraud, O., Baltimore, USA, Kasanah, N., University, USA, Anderson, M. A., Enticknap, J.J., Baltimore, USA, Hamann, M.T., University, USA,
Microbial sources for pharmaceutically important compounds derived from marine invertebrates

  12:00 – 12:20 Hertweck, C., Jena, Germany
Biosynthesis of Toxins by Endofungal Bacteria
  12:20 – 12:40 Hagemann, M., Rostock, Germany
Salt acclimation of cyanobacteria - molecular biology and possible application
  12:40 – 13:00 Lukowski, G., Greifswald, Germany
Micro particles for controlled release of natural products
  13:00 – 14:00

Lunch (sponsored by Brucker)
Spraul, Bruker
Coupling of LC-MS/NMR and statistical approaches for the analysis of metabolites in complex mixtures

  Metagenomics II
Chair: Jörn Piel
  14:00 – 14:30 Müller, R., Saarbrücken, Germany
From terrestrial genome analysis to marine natural product producers?
  14:30 – 15:00 Streit, W., Hamburg, Germany
Metagenomes of biofilms: an intriguing resource for the isolation of novel biocatalysts and other bioactive molecules
  15:00 – 15:30 Golyshin, P.N., Braunschweig, Germany, Ferrer, M., Madrid, Spain, Yakimov, M.M., Messina, Italy, Timmis, K.N., Braunschweig, Germany
New proteins from (meta)genomes of marine hydrocarbon-degrading organisms and their consortia
  15:30 – 15:50 Hong, K., Chengxi, China
Exploiting bioactive genes from mangrove soil by metagenome approach
  15:50 – 16:20

Coffee break

  Functional genomics II
Chair: Michael Hecker
  16:20 – 16:50

Glöckner, F.O., Bauer, M., Teeling, H., Lombardot, T., Würdemann, C., Wecker, P., Ellrott, A., Bremen, Germany
Genome analysis of environmentally relevant marine bacteria – Lessons from the Rhodopirellula baltica SH1T genome

  16:50 – 17:10 Bauer, M., Teeling, H., Richter, M., Lombardot, T., Quast, C., Würdemann, C., Simonato, F., Wecker, P., Ellrott, A., Amann, R., Glöckner, F.O., Bremen, Germany
Functional genome analysis of the marine bacterium ‘Gramella forsetii’, a predicted specialist for degradation of polymeric organic matter
  International affairs
Chair: Ulrike Lindequist
  17:10 – 17:30

Schories, D., Bonn, Germany
Stimulation of biotechnology and knowledge transfer by the International Bureau (IB) of the BMBF

  17:30 – 18:00 Olafsen, J., Tromso, Norway
Marine Biotechnology Networks: A web of knowledge to promote open communication and innovation?
  18:30 – 19:30 A short introduction to more than 5 centuries of the University history in Greifswald

Conference diner



Friday, June 23, 2006

Chair: Thomas Schweder
  09:00 – 9:30 Feller, G., Liège-Sart Tilman, Belgium
Biocatalysis at low temperatures: a challenge for life
  9:30 – 9:50 Lange, S., Karpouchova, A., Kabaoglu, F., Brümmer, F., Schmid, R.D., Stuttgart, Germany
Accessing novel enzymes from associated bacteria of the marine sponge Aplysina aerophoba
  9:50 – 10:10 Damare, S.R., Raghukumar, C., India
Deep-sea Fungi as a source of cold-tolerant proteases
  10:10 – 10:40

Coffee break

  10:40 – 11:10 Liebl, W., Göttingen, Germany
Extremophiles: from genomes to enzymes
  11:10 – 11:40 Bornscheuer, U.T., Greifswald, Germany
Tools for high-throughput screening and optimization of biocatalysts
  Marine Proteomics
Chair: Werner Müller
  11:40 – 12:00 Voigt, B., Greifswald, Germany
Marine proteomics
  12:00 – 12:20 Bert, M., Greifswald, Germany
A marine proteome database
  12:20 – 12:30 Closing remarks

End of Symposium



Saturday, June 24, 2006

  Excursion to the Island Usedom
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