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Holger Daims

Professor of Microbial Ecophysiology at the University of Vienna, Austria. Research interests include biogeochemical cycles with focus on the microbiology of nitrogen cycling, microbial functional genomics, microbial ecology, and molecular and isotope approaches to study the physiology of uncultured microorganisms. An additional research focus is on fluorescence microscopy and digital image analysis methods for studying the composition and structure of biofilms, flocs, and other spatially complex assemblies in free-living and host-associated microbial communities.

Joshua S Davis

Josh is a clinician researcher, and divides his time between clinical work as an Infectious Diseases physician in Newcastle, and research work as a principal research fellow based at Menzies.

He completed his clinical infectious diseases training in 2004, and then worked on a PhD from 2007-2010 on the epidemiology, pathophysiology and adjunctive treatment of sepsis in the Top End of the Northern Territory (NT).

His main clinical interests are general infectious diseases, viral hepatitis, hepatology, HIV infection, refugee health and infections in the critical care setting. His main research interests are clinical trials in the management of severe infections and epidemiology of severe bacterial infections.

Josh is the vice president of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) and is also the deputy chair of the ASID clinical research network. In 2015, Josh was awarded a prestigious career development fellowship from the NHMRC and also a $1 million project grant to conduct a randomised controlled trial investigating the use of combination antibiotic therapy for MRSA blood stream infection (the CAMERA study).

Donatella de Pascale

Mainly involved in the discovery of new bioactive compounds from Antarctic and Arctic bacteria. Also working on on Antarctic psychrophilic microorganisms with potential biotechnological applications, and the dissection of the virulence determinants of some human pathogens by the use of non-vertebrate host model, like Caenorhabtidis elegans.

Carlos Eduardo De Rezende

Dr. Carlos Eduardo de Rezende is a Full Professor in the Environmental Sciences Laboratory of the Biosciences and Biotechnology Center at the North Fluminense State University (UENF). Prof. Rezende is a senior researcher from the Brazilian National Council for Science and Technology (CNPq) (Level 1B), Scientist of Rio de Janeiro state from Foundation for Science Development (FAPERJ) and coordinator of the Future Earth Coasts in South America. Dr. Rezende has a professional experience including studies on the dynamics in continental aquatic environments (e.g.: rivers, lakes), terrestrial and coastal ecosystems (e.g., estuaries, mangroves and lagoons) and ocean. At UENF, Prof. Rezende held various institutional leadership roles (e.g., Vice-Rector, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Center Director and Head of Environmental Sciences Laboratory), and he has participated in several boards and councils. Actually, Prof. Rezende is conducting studies on Hg and inorganic (e.g.: Al, Fe, Mn, carbonate) and organic geochemical supports (e.g. elemental and isotopic composition) as well as their ecosystem interactions; use of molecular markers (e.g., lignin phenols, carbon black) as geochemical tools to enhance the understanding on the alterations of biogeochemical cycles in the transition between terrestrial and aquatic environments.

Kristen M DeAngelis

Assistant professor in Microbiology at UMass Amherst; microbial ecology aimed at understand how microbes affect ecosystem processes, with a current focus on soils, climate change, lignocellulose degrading bacteria and biofuels; Current representative on the User Executive Board of the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, PNNL

Michael Diamond

Professor of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology & Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine (USA) and the Co-Director of the Midwest Regional Center for Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease Research.

Jocelyne DiRuggiero

Associate professor of Biology and Earth and Planetary Sciences; member of the Center for Astrophysical Sciences; co-founder and director of the Institute for Planets and Life. We use extremophiles to address fundamental questions in biology, in particular mechanisms underlying the diversity of microbial communities, their functioning, and their responses to environmental perturbations. At the molecular level, we use archaeal model systems to investigate adaptive mechanisms to environmental stresses.

Martina A Doblin

Professor of Oceanography and Team leader of Productive Coasts program, C3 research institute. Member College of Experts, Australian Research Council; Past leader of NSW-IMOS (Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System); Past Secretary Australasian Society of Phycology and Aquatic Botany; Chief Scientist for Marine National Facilty.

Jan Dolfing

PhD in Environmental Microbiology from Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Post-doctoral experience at Michigan State University (with Jim Tiedje) and EAWAG/ETH in Switzerland (With Rene Schwarzenbach and Joseph Zeyer).

My main interest is in the applicability and application of thermodynamic logic to microbial processes and interactions in methanogenic ecosystems. Ongoing projects include: Reductive dechlorination of chlordecone, a legacy compound used for pest control in the French West Indies.

Alexis Dufresne

CNRS researcher in the ECOBIO lab (Ecology - Biodiversity - Evolution) at the university of Rennes 1.

My research interests center on the roles of microorganisms in ecosystem functioning of ecosystems and how microorganisms perceive and adapt to environmental changes. My current work focuses on microorganisms in groundwater and the relationship between hydrological and hydrochemical processes and the diversity and activity of microbial communities.

Peter Dunfield

Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Calgary. Alberta Ingenuity New Faculty. Formerly Senior Scientist, Extremophile Research Group, Institute for Geological and Nuclear Sciences, New Zealand, and Research Group Leader, Max-Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany

Leo Eberl

Professor of Microbiology and Head of the Department of Microbiology, University of Zürich, Switzerland.