2016 Edition

Topic : ” Microbes in a changing world: diversity and biogeochemistry”

10th – 15th July – 2016 – Barcelona (ICM-CSIC)

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Since summer 2013, the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) is holding the Ramon Margalef Summer Colloquia, a series of annual summer encounters aimed at recent PhDs and advanced graduate students in Marine Sciences and Oceanography. Its main objective is to promote the exchange of ideas between experienced and promising young researchers on a relevant topic in Marine Sciences. The central topic of the colloquium changes from year to year. The colloquium includes lectures and other activities, all within this central topic, as well as group discussion sessions. Main activities are held at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC), right by the beach and near downtown Barcelona. Accommodation is available at student residences nearby (information here).


The Summer Colloquia are organized as a joint effort of the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) and the Catalan Association of Oceanographers (ACOIO). The Chairperson for the 2016 edition is Josep M. (Pep) Gasol. He counts with the scientific organization support of Silvia G. Acinas, Elisa Berdalet, Cèlia Marrasé, Ramon Massana, Josep Lluís Pelegrí, Francesc Peters, Montse Sala, Rafel Simó and Dolors Vaqué. Carles Molina, Eli Bonfill, Fernando Condal and Aurora Requena members of ACOIO, will handle all the logistic organization issues.


The 2016 Ramon Margalef Summer colloquim is possible thanks to support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Agbar Foundation, the Scientific Committe on Oceanic Research of the International Council for Science, the International Society for Microbial Ecology, the Campus de Excelencia Internacional del Mar and the Institute of Marine Sciences.

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