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Marine Flavobacteria, Ecology, Pathology, Genomics, Integrative Biology, Cargèse 2018

First International Conference on Marine Flavobacteria

Ecology, Pathology, Genomics and Integrative Biology

Cargèse (Corsica, France), June 4-8 2018

Abstract submission deadline 30th April 2018
Early Bird registration deadline 16th April 2018
Late registration deadline 15th May 2018


Bacteria belonging to the family Flavobacteriaceae are an important and abundant component of heterotrophic marine bacterial communities. They are found in the water column, in tidal flat sediments or at the surface of marine algae, plants and animals. Several species are major pathogens of fish whereas others are key actors of the degradation of marine organic matter playing a significant role in these ecosystems.

Our knowledge regarding marine flavobacteria has been boosted by the “OMIC” revolution and many complete genomes are now available, confirming the huge diversity of this bacterial clade. At an international level, some species have emerged as model organisms and are now subjected to intensive biological studies.

However, the scientific community working on marine flavobacteria is rather small and fragmented. The congress “Marine Flavobacteria – Cargese - 2018” aims at gathering the most active scientists on the different aspects of the biology of these fascinating microorganisms.

The focus will be on recent discoveries and open questions that provoke curiosity and require new research. The workshop will be held in an informal scientific community atmosphere and will encourage free discussion and presentation of preliminary or unpublished research and ideas.

Eric Duchaud & Gurvan Michel

Marine Flavobacteria

Les bactéries appartenant à la famille des Flavobacteriaceae, ou flavobactéries, sont une importante et abondante composante des communautés bactériennes hétérotrophes marines. On les retrouve à l’état libre dans la colonne d’eau, dans les sédiments des zones de marnage et à la surface d’algues, de plantes ou d’animaux marins. Certaines espèces sont de redoutables agents pathogènes de poissons tandis que d’autres se sont avérées être des éléments clefs pour la décomposition de la matière organique marine et jouer un rôle essentiel dans ces ecosystèmes.

Nos connaissances sur les flavobactéries marines ont été enrichies par la révolution « OMIQUE » et de nombreux génomes complets sont désormais disponibles, confirmant la très grande diversité de ce clade bactérien. Au niveau international, certaines espèces sont devenues des organismes modèles soumis à des études intensives.

Cependant, la communauté scientifique travaillant sur les flavobactéries marines est de taille modeste et fragmentée. Le congrès “Marine Flavobacteria – Cargèse - 2018” a pour ambition de réunir les scientifiques les plus actifs sur les différents aspects de la biologie de ces microorganismes fascinants.

Nous vous attendons avec impatience à cette conférence pour assister à des exposés passionnants et échanger des idées.