Thursday, July 19, 2007

Single Cell Genomics Workshop at Bigelow Laboratory

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.

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.

Ramunas Stepanauskas

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