I want to draw your attention to the workshop "Single Cell Alternatives to Metagenomics in Environmental Microbiology", which will take place in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, during September 9-11:We want to gather the different groups developing microbial single cell genomics (SCG) methodology, exchange information, and thereby enable the field to make faster progress; to examine the dominant science questions that are best addressed by this powerful new tool. The use of SCG will likely have a major impact on the fields of microbial ecology, evolution, and bioprospecting, by enabling partial or complete genome assembly of the uncultured taxa from complex communities, thus providing a critical link between isolate genomics and metagenomics. We envision workshop participants as a mix of about 30 principal investigators, graduate students, and postdocs.Please see the website (above) for more information and how to apply.Sincerely,Ramunas Stepanauskas
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Just got this email from Ramunas Stepanauskas regarding a workshop on single cell genomics. I had mentioned in my blog last week about how this seems to be a critical technology for the future of environmental microbiology. And if you want to get in early into this new technology --- apply to this workshop.