EESS - Environmental Engineering Seminar Series

The series aim at broadening the range of disciplines of interest within the faculty of IIE and ENAC as a whole, as well as fostering new and/or stronger research synergies.
Gulf of Mexico, United States

These weekly seminar series are organized during the Spring and Fall semesters since 2005.

They have been successively coordinated by Professors Marc Parlange (2005-2006), Alexis Berne (2007-2009), Tamar Kohn (2010-2012), Samuel Arey (2012-2016) and Satoshi Takahama (2016 onwards).

EESS talk on "The metaorganism frontier - we are not alone"

2019-10-22 12:15:00 13:00:00

With: Dr Christian R Voolstra, Professor of Genetics of Adaptation in Aquatic Systems,Dpt of Biology, University of Konstanz, DE. His research area is environmental genomics with a focus on acclimation and adaptation of marine invertebrates. In particular, Dr. Voolstra studies coral metaorganism function combining ecological, environmental, microbial, and molecular approaches. Corals are metaorganisms composed of the coral host, intracellular photosynthetic dinoflagellate symbionts, and associated microbiota. Together these so-called coral holobionts form the keystone species of reef ecosystems. Dr. Voolstra’s most recent research has particularly advanced knowledge of how the bacterial microbiome contributes to coral animal host acclimation and adaptation. Dr. Voolstra has published over 150 peer-reviewed research papers, various book chapters, and holds patents related to bioactive lead structures from marine organisms. Dr. Voolstra is a Scientific Coordinator of the Tara Pacific consortium and a steering committee member of the Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA). Dr. Voolstra received his PhD at the Institute for Genetics in Cologne, Germany in 2006 and was a Postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Merced from 2007-2009. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Marine Science at KAUST’s Red Sea Research Center in 2009, and in 2015 was promoted to Associate Professor. From 2016 to 2019, Dr. Voolstra served as the Associate Director of the Red Sea Research Center at KAUST. In 2019, Dr. Voolstra became Professor of Genetics of Adaptation in Aquatic Systems at the University of Konstanz, Germany.
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