12th European Nitrogen Fixation Conference
 12th European Nitrogen Fixation Conference

Genomics of Nitrogen-Fixing Organisms

At the 4th European Nitrogen Fixation Conference in Sevilla, in 2000, a small workshop was held before the main conference to discuss the genome of Sinorhizobium meliloti and studies based on the emerging sequence. Since then, a workshop on genomics has been a well-attended feature of every ENFC. The scope has broadened to cover many different organisms, but with a focus on the nitrogen-fixing microbes themselves rather than their symbiotic partners. We include not just studies of the genome sequences, but all the “genome-enabled” science that flows from this knowledge: transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics etc.

Highlights of these topics will be covered in the main conference, but there are many laboratories that will not have the chance to present a lecture on their research. The workshop will provide a more extended opportunity for us to hear from all the groups who are doing relevant work. We are happy to include presentations from group leaders, from postdocs or from graduate students.

All participants, whether speaking or not, need to pay the separate registration fee for this workshop.

Registration is available in the main database of the ENFC conference.

After the final registration you will be able to select this option in the “Optional menu”.

Normal registration fee: 50 EUR
Student registration fee: 35 EUR

 The registration fees include:

  • coffee break – August 25, 2016
  • lunch – August 25, 2016
Organisers & contacts

Attila Kereszt – kereszta@gmail.com
Peter Young – peter.young@york.ac.uk


09.00 –  09.30

Registration for Workshop

09.30 – 10.30
Session 1

09.30 – 09.50

Beatriz Jorrín (Madrid, Spain)
Comparative genomics of Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. viciae strains selected by different Fabeae legume hosts in a mesocosm experiment
09.50 – 10.10Stig Andersen (Aarhus, Denmark)
Population genetics of Rhizobium leguminosarum based on 192 de novo assembled genomes
10.10 – 10.30Aregu Aserse (Helsinki, Finland)
Draft genome sequence and description of Rhizobium boleqi sp. nov.
10.30 – 10.50Turlough Finan (Hamilton, Canada)
Towards the minimal symbiotic genome of Sinorhizobium meliloti
10.50 – 11.20Coffee
11.20 – 12.40
Session 2
11.20 – 11.40

Van Nguyen (Stockholm, Sweden)
An assemblage of Frankia cluster II strains from California contains the canonical nod genes and also the sulfotransferase gene nodH

11.40 – 12.00Evgeny Andronov (St Petersburg, Russia)
Pictures at an exhibition: a few illustrations from rhizobial genome and gene evolution
12.00 – 12.20Tim Haskett (Perth, Australia)
Evolution of N2-fixing symbiosis through acquisition of tripartite mobile genetic elements
12.20 – 12.40Juan Imperial (Madrid, Spain)
Comparative genomics of hydrogenase-recycling rhizobia
12.40 –  13.40Lunch
13.40 –  15.30
Session 3
13.40 – 14.00George diCenzo (Hamilton, Canada)
Deciphering genome annotations into a working metabolic representation: in silico modelling of the Sinorhizobium meliloti genome
14.00 – 14.20Barbara Reinhold-Hurek (Bremen, Germany)
Global expression analysis of the response to microaerobiosis reveals an important cue for endophytic establishment of Azoarcus sp. BH72
14.20 – 14.40Benjamin Gourion (Paris, France)
Exploring the bacteroid life style in inhospitable nodules
14.40 – 15.00Sharon Long (Stanford, USA)
Genetic requirements for Sinorhizobium in Medicago symbiosis

End of workshop