Preliminary Program

Sunday, July 23

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Career & Graduate Student Workshop. Dedicated event for young scientists.
12:00 – 5.00 pmRegistration
12:00 – 5.00 pmPoster mounting
5:00 – 5.15 pmOpening remarks and welcome
5:15 – 5.30 pmMartin Klotz (The City University of New York, USA). ICoN – a look back
5:30 – 6:15 pmOpening keynote lecture. Lisa Stein (University of Alberta, Canada). Evolution and modularity of N-cycling complexes
6:15 – 8:30 pmWelcome reception

 

 Monday, July 24

8:30 - 9.15 amKeynote lecture. Marcel Kuypers (Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany)
9:15 – 9.40 amCoffee Break
9:40 – 9:50 am

Introduction to session: New Physiologies, New Organisms, New Interactions.
Session chairs: Sebastian Lücker and Jeanette Norton

9:50 – 10:20 amSatoshi Tsuneda (Waseda University, Japan). Microcolony isolation opens the door to new functions of yet-uncultured nitrifiers
10:20 – 10:50 amPetra Pjevac (University of Vienna, Austria). News on comammox
10:50 – 11:10 amCoffee Break
11:10 – 11:30 amContributed talk
11:30 – 11:50 am Contributed talk
11:50 am – 12:20 pmTo be announced
12:30 – 1:45 pmLunch
2:00 – 4:00 pmPoster session
4:00 – 4:10 pm

Introduction to session: Biochemistry and Biomarkers
Session chairs: Boran Kartal and Jörg Simon

4:10 – 4:40 pmKyle Lancaster (Cornell University, USA). Mechanistic and electronic structural insights into the metallobiochemistry of autotrophic nitrification
4.40 – 5:10 pmMartin Könneke (University of Bremen, Germany). An emerging view on thaumarchaeal lipids and their function as chemotaxonomic biomarker and geochemical proxy
5.10 – 5:40 pmJoachim Reimann (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands). A glimpse into the molecular foundation and energy conversion mechanism of anaerobic ammonium oxidation
5:40 – 6:00 pmContributed talk

 

Tuesday, July 25

Session continued: Biochemistry and Biomarkers
8:30 – 9:00 amMaria Mooshammer (University of Vienna, Austria). Cyanate as substrate for nitrifiers in the environment
9:00 – 9:20 amContributed talk
9:20 – 9:40 amContributed talk
9:40 – 10:00 amCoffee break
10:00 – 10:30 am

Ivan Berg (University of Münster, Germany). Autotrophic CO2 fixation in ammonia-oxidizing archaea

10:30 – 11:30 amTen selected poster talks
12:00 – 1:15 pmLunch
1:15 – 1:25 pm

Introduction to special session: Sustainability and the N-cycle (in collaboration with the Austrian Academy of Sciences and open to the public)
Session chairs: Gerhard Herndl and Bess Ward

1:25 – 2:10 pmKeynote lecture. Eric Davidson (University of Maryland, USA). Manure happens: Unintended environmental consequences of nourishing over seven billion human omnivores
2:10 – 2:40 pmTo be announced
2:40 – 3:00 pmContributed talk
3:00 – 3:45 pmKeynote lecture. Jan Erisman (Louis Bolk Institute, The Netherlands)
7:00 – 11:00 pm Conference dinner (vegetarian) in the historic main building of the University of Vienna (ICoN5 participants only)

 

Wednesday, July 26

8:30 – 9.15 amKeynote lecture. Sung Keun Rhee (Chungbuk National University, South Korea). Niche differentiation of ammonia-oxidizing archaea
9:15 – 9.40 amCoffee break
9:40 – 9:50 amIntroduction to session: Engineered Systems
Session chairs: Satoshi Okabe and Yuichi Suwa
9.50 – 10:20 amMark van Loosdrecht (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands). Anammox in engineered systems
10:20 – 10:50 amTo be announced
10.50 – 11:10 amContributed talk
11.10 – 11:30 amCoffee break
11:30 am – 12:00 pmBarth Smets (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark). N2O dynamics of N-transforming microbial communities: from mechanistic insights to full-scale process control
12:00 – 12:30 pmJosh Neufeld (University of Waterloo, Canada). The enigmatic ecology of ammonia oxidation within engineered water treatment system environments
12:30 – 1:45 pmLunch
2:00 – 4:00 pmPoster session
4:00 – 4:10 pmIntroduction to session: Evolution and Ecology
Session chairs: Lars Bakken and Jim Prosser
4:10 – 4:30 pmContributed talk
4:30 – 5:00 pmSophie Abby (University of Vienna, Austria & CNRS, France). Insights into the evolutionary success of ammonia-oxidizing archaea
5:00 – 5:30 pmAndreas Richter (University of Vienna, Austria)
8:00 pm - (open end)Getting together in the Museumsquartier

 

Thursday, July 27

Session continued: Evolution and Ecology
8.30 – 9:00 am

Mark Trimmer (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom). Anaerobic ammonium oxidation to N2 and N2O from headwater streams to the open ocean

9:00 – 9:20 amContributed talk
9.20 – 9:40 amContributed talk
9.40 – 10:00 amCoffee break
10:00 – 10:30 amPeter Bottomley (Oregon State University, USA). Exploring the bands that connect the oxidations of ammonia and nitrite
10:30 – 11:15 amClosing keynote lecture. Laura van Niftrik (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands). Cell biology and biochemistry of the enigmatic anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing (anammox) bacteria
11:15 – 11:45 amClosing ceremony and invitation to ICoN6