Students Ninth International Symposium on Subsurface Microbiology

Congratulations to the following student presenters
on receiving an ISSM 2014 Student Travel Grant of $500:
Bahareh Asadishad
Bahareh Asadishad
McGill University
"Role of Cold Climate and Freeze-thaw on the Survival, Transport, and Infectivity of Selected Bacteria"
Emma Bell
Emma Bell
Newcastle University
"Ecophysiology of Heat-resistant Endospores along an Estuarine Gradient Suggests Certain Thermophilic Sulfate-Reducing Desulfotomaculum Spp. Originate in Hot Subsurface Ecosytems"
Sarah Ben Maamar
Sarah Ben Maamar
University of Rennes 1
"Coupling Metagenomics and Geochemistry to Unveil Microbial Diversity and Functions in Hardrock Aquifers"
Cheryl Bertelkamp
Cheryl Bertelkamp
Delft University of Technology
"The Effect of Organic Carbon Composition and Concentration on OMP Removal and Microbial Diversity in RBF Systems"
David Case
Cheryl Bertelkamp
California Institute of Technology
"Carbonate-hosted Microbial Community Ecology and Dynamics at the Hydrate Ridge Methane Seep, OR, USA"
Jing Chen
Jing Chen
The University of Hong Kong
"Novel Phylotypes of Nitrite-dependent Anaerobic Methane-oxidizing Bacteria in Surface and Subsurface Sediments of the South China Sea"
Toni Cox
Toni Cox
University of Melbourne
"Deep Seawater Circulation through Oceanic Crust Fuels Sulfate-dependent Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane at ~400 Meters below the Seafloor in the Nankai Trough, Southwest Japan"
Janine Görsch
Janine Gorsch
University of Potsdam
"Metagenomic Analysis in Deep-biosphere Sediments of the El'gygytgyn Crater Lake: How Has the Microbial Community Changed over the Last 3.6 Million Years?"
Zahid Hassan
Zahid Hassan
VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"Diverse Arsenic- and Iron-cycling Microbial Communities in Arsenic-contaminated Drinking Water Wells in Bangladesh"
Pauline Henri
Pauline Henri
Institute of Physics of the Globe of Paris
"Structural Iron (II) of Basaltic Glass as an Energy Source for Zetaproteobacteria"
Caleb Levar
Caleb Levar
University of Minnesota
"Genetic Evidence that Geobacter Sulfurreducens Uses Specific Pathways of Electron Transfer for Metals of Different Redox Potential"
Daniel Lipus
Daniel Lipus
University of Pittsburgh
"Analysis of Microbial Ecology and Metabolism in Marcellus Shale Produced Water Eighteen Months Post Completion"
Thomas Reid
Thomas Reid
University of Windsor
"A Novel GUST Microcosm System to Assess Biostabilization of Sediments and Microbial Community Structure within Finite Sediment Layers"
Salini Sasidharan
Salini Sasidharan
Flinders University of South Australia
"The Impact of Nanoscale Charge Heterogeneity on the Fate and Transport of Viruses: Effects of Solution pH, Ionic Strength, and Phosphate"
Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith
University of Manchester
"Impacts of Alkaliphilic Microorganisms on the Transport Characteristics of Sandstone; Implications for a Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal Facility"
Elizabeth Trembath-Reichert
Elizabeth Trembath-Reichert
California Institute of Technology
"Deep Coalbed Biosphere Incubations Contain Active Community with Methylotrophic Metabolisms"
Katrina Twing
Katrina Twing
Michigan State University
"Microbial Diversity and Metabolic Potential from the Coast Range Ophiolite Microbial Observatory"
Danielle VanMensel
Danielle VanMensel
University of Windsor
"Investigating the Microbial Response to Gamma-irradiated Oil Sands Processed Material"
Hannah Woo
Hannah Woo
University of Tennessee
"Lignin-degrading Microbes of the Eastern Mediterranean Sediment and Seawater"
Student research represents the next generation of breakthroughs in subsurface microbiology and microbial ecology. Therefore, the organizers of ISSM 2014 are committed to assisting students from universities across the globe to attend and participate at the conference.