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Monday, May 23rd
5:45 PM

Comparative Genomic Analysis of Microcystis Strain Diversity Using Conserved Marker Genes

Laura Reitz, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Jacob Evans, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Vincent Denef, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Gregory Dick, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Harmful algal blooms of the cyanobacterium Microcystis cause deleterious effects in aquatic organisms: Implications for freshwater biodiversity conservation

Rene S. Shahmohamadloo, University of Guelph
Xavier Ortiz Almirall, Universitat Ramon Llull
Denina B D Simmons, Ontario Tech University
Satyendra P. Bhavsar, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Seth M. Rudman, Washington State University
John M. Fryxell, University of Guelph
Paul K. Sibley, University of Guelph

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Mobilomics of toxic/bioactive peptide production in the bloom-forming cyanobacterium Planktothrix

Rainer Kurmayer, University of Innsbruck
Elisabeth Entfellner, University of Innsbruck
Ruibao Li, University of Innsbruck

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Molecular insights into toxic bloom development through metaproteomics

Daniel John Nebauer Mr., University of Newcastle - Australia

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, May 24th
5:45 PM

Metagenomic characterisation of cyanobacterial bloom development within wastewater treatment ponds

Caitlin Romanis, University of Newcastle - Australia
Daniel Nebauer, University of Newcastle - Australia
Brett Neilan, University of Newcastle - Australia

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Metatranscriptomics of a cyanobacterial bloom in a freshwater estuary: Analysis of a community shift from a Planktothrix dominated community

Michelle Neudeck
Robert Michael McKay, Univeristy of Windsor
George S. Bullerjahn, Bowling Green State University

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Plasmid-mediated microcystin production in Fischerella CENA161

Marli F. Fiore, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Danillo O. Alvarenga, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Tiago F. Leao, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Endrews Delbaje, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

The neurotoxin 2,4-diaminobutanoic acid (2,4-DAB): genomic insights into how and why it is biosynthesised in some cyanobacteria

Maria Jose Q. Mantas, The University of Edinburgh
Peter B. Nunn, Queen Mary University of London
Ziying Ke, University of Edinburgh and Wellcome Sanger Institute
Geoffrey A. Codd, University of Stirling and University of Dundee
Daniel Barker, University of Edinburgh

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM