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Marine Microbiology Initiative

Workshops and Convenings

Beyond our grants portfolio, we support a variety of activities to expose and explore new challenges, catalyze new connections among scientists, and address barriers currently hindering progress in the field. These activities include convening groups of researchers and sponsoring workshops, symposiums and conferences to promote scientific exchange around topics of critical importance to the marine microbial ecology and related communities. We also support courses for researchers at varying career stages and training the next generation of researchers.


MMI Workshops and Convenings:

Research Associate and Postdoctoral Scholar Summit, February 3-6, 2014, Dorado, Puerto Rico

Symposium on Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Oxygen-Deficient Marine Waters, March 18-22, 2013, Santa Cruz, Chile

Merging Complex “-omic” Data and Computational Ecosystem Models, March 6-7, 2013, Miami, FL, USA


Other Sponsored events: 









  • November 19–22, 2008, Association of Polar Early Career Scientists IMPETUS 2008 Workshop, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • November 3, 2008, 7th International Genomic Standards Consortium Workshop, San Diego, CA, USA
  • July 13–18, 2008, Gordon Research Conference – Marine Microbes, Lucca, Italy
  • July 6–11, 2008, Aquatic Virus Workshop, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • June 9–11, 2008, American Academy of Microbiology Colloquium - Large-Scale Sequencing: The Future of Genomic Sciences? San Francisco, CA, USA
  • May 30–31, 2008, Prochlorococcus 20th Anniversary Colloquium, Cambridge, MA, USA





  • December 6, 2005, University of California San Diego Symposium – Celebrating a Decade of Genome Sequencing, La Jolla, CA, USA