2013 Science Program
SMBE 2013 officially begins on the evening of 7/7/2013, with an address (the Nei Lecture) by the Society President and a welcome reception. Programming ends at 6:30 p.m. on 7/11/2013. Please note that coffee breaks will generally be held at 10:00 am and 4:30 pm near the session rooms and in the exhibit/poster areas.
Below you will find the final program in PDF format as well as a listing of all programmed abstracts.
NOTE: Online Program updated as of 07/09/13.
Program is subject to change, please check back for the final order.
Meal changes as of 7/09/2013
Wednesday, July 10, 9:45 - 10:45 AM Coffee break (Regency Foyer)
July 10 12 - 1:30 PM Boxed Lunch (Riverside)
July 10 7:30 - 10:30 PM Dinner at Field Museum (Ticket required, shuttles begin at 6:30 PM)
Thursday, July 11 9:45 - 10:45 AM Coffee break (Regency Foyer)
Thursday, July 11 12 - 1:30 PM Lunch Buffet (Riverside)
Oral Abstracts by Symposium/Category
(Download All Oral Abstracts - 3.5MB
Poster Abstracts by Session
(Download All Poster Abstracts - 3.2MB
All Programmed Abstracts
(Download All Poster Abstracts - 6.7MB
High-throughput community sequencing approaches such metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, and whole-genome sequencing have revolutionized the way microbial communities are sampled. We are only beginning to understand how gene content shapes microbial communities and what this means for microbial community structure and function. Many extant questions center around functional diversity, how biodiversity is maintained, and how communities adapt to change through either adaptive evolution or genetic drift. Here we invite presentations that show how insights into the gene content of microbial assemblages can help identify potential biogeochemical processes, lead to the discovery of previously unknown genes or functions, decipher complex community interactions, and explore sources and consequences of microbial biodiversity. We particularly encourage presentations that attempt to integrate these perspectives through novel applications of ‘-omics’ techniques such as transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics.