Animal-Microbe Symbioses, Gordon Research Conference

Host-Microbe Associations at the Foundation of the Biosphere

Dates: June 11-16, 2017
Location: Mount Snow West Dover, VT

Chair: Edward G. Ruby
Vice Chair: Ute Hentschel Humeida

Application Deadline
Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 14, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline.

Preliminary Program
The topics and speakers for the conference sessions are displayed below (italics denote discussion leaders). The Conference Chair is currently developing their detailed program, which will include the complete meeting schedule, as well as the talk titles for all speakers. The detailed program will be available by February 11, 2017. Please check back for updates.

Contextual Symbiosis
(Joerg Graf / Martin Blaser / Vince Young)
Symbiosis in the Anthropocene
(Christina Tobin Kahrstrom / Tobias Rees / Ruth Gates / Gloria Dominguez-Bello)
Creating a Conceptual Framework
(Joao Xavier / Toby Kiers / Joan Strassmann)
He Says, She Says: The Host’s Perspective
(Jo Handelsman / June Round / Katrine Whiteson / Thomas Bosch)
Emerging Model Systems
(Luis Teixeira / Hinrich Schulenburg / Rodrigo Almeida)
Getting It Right: The Ecology of Specificity
(Daniel Distel / Nicole Dubilier / Martin Polz / Margaret McFall-Ngai)
IMAGEne That! Visualizing Symbiotic Interactions at the Micron Scale
(Angela Douglas / Gary Borisy / Anders Meibom)
Diversity Rules: Multi-Kingdom Symbioses
(Andreas Schramm / Nancy Moran / Heidi Goodrich-Blair / Marilyn Roossinck)
Solving Problems with Symbioses
(Joseph Graber / Mark Morrison / Liping Zhao)