Center for Oceanographic Research

   Interaction between microbes and metals


A one-day Symposium offered by the International Course “Ecology and Diversity of Marine Microorganisms” (ECODIM V) and the Austral Summer Institute VIII (ASI VIII)

Friday January 18, 2008

Auditorium Claudio Gay

Faculty of Natural and Oceanographic Sciences,

University of Concepcion

Symposium organizers: Dr. Bernardo González & Dr. María Angélica Mondaca


08:45 – 09:00 Welcome Bernardo González, Osvaldo Ulloa

09:00 – 10:00 Sébastien Monchy, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Biology Department, USA

Cupriavidus metallidurans CH34, a bacterial model for multiple resistance to heavy metals

10:00 – 11:00 María Angélica Mondaca, Universidad de Concepción

Microbial interactions with heavy metals

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30 Jorge Yañez, Universidad de Concepción

Biogeochemical cycle of arsenic: A case of study

12:30 – 13:30 Bernardo González, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Copper effects on the structure of microbial communities from marine and terrestrial environments

13:30 – 15:30 Lunch

15:30 – 16:30 Santiago Andrade, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Chemical speciation of copper in marine ecosystems

16:30 – 17:30 David Gillan, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bélgica

The structure of microbial communities in heavy metal contaminated North Sea sediments

Sponsored by the Agouron Institute and the Millenium Nucleus in Microbial Ecology and Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology (EMBA)

The Symposium is open to the general public