Created 02/10/2022 Updated 12/10/2022
05 Oct
07 Oct
Scientific symposium for the 150th anniversary of the Roscoff Marine Biological Station on 6 and 7 October. Join us online !



Symposium PROGRAM 



9H00 / Welcome
Catherine Boyen, Director of the Station Biologique de Roscoff

Session 1. «Major advances at the SBR over the past 40 years»

Moderator: Mirjam Czjezk

09h05 /Marine Biological Stations: 150 years seeking knowledge by the sea
Ibon Cancio, Plentzia Marine Station, University of the Basque Country, Plentzia, Spain

09h35 / What do marine metazoans tell us about cellular and molecular mechanisms in ourselves?
Patrick Cormier, Station Biologique, Roscoff, France

10h05 / The Seaweed revolution during 150 years at Station Biologique de Roscoff
Philippe Potin, Station Biologique, Roscoff, France

10h35 -11h05 // Coffee break

11h05/ A brief history of Plankton in Roscoff
Daniel Vaulot, Station Biologique, Roscoff, France

11h35 / Roscoff and deep-sea hydrothermal vents: a 40 years story
François Lallier, Station Biologique, Roscoff, France

12h05 /  From natural history outpost to marine genomics core facility at SBR (1980-2022)
Jeanine Olsen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands


Session 2. « Evolution and life cycle »

Moderator: Fabrice Not

14h30 / A 20-year journey uncovering the private life of brown algae
Susana Coelho, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tubingen, Germany

15h00 / Molecular focus on the microbial world: from oceans to the Earth’s biomes
Puri López-García, Institut d’Ecologie et Evolution du Vivant (IDEEV), Université Paris-Saclay, France

15h30 / From gene regulatory networks to cell type evolution: lessons from sea urchins
Maria Ina Arnone, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy

16h00-16h30 // coffee break

16h30 / Genome Evolution and lifecycle in picophytoplancton
Gwenael Piganeau, Observatoire océanologique de Banyuls, Banyuls sur mer, France

17h00 / The evolution of ploidy: from algae to sex chromosomes
Thomas Lenormand, Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier, Montpellier, France

17h30 / Evolution of a transmissible cancer in marine mussels
Nicolas Bierne, Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier, Montpellier, France


7th OCTOBER : « Exploring and understanding marine biodiversity»


Session 3. «Interactions in the marine environment»

Moderator: Eric Thiébaut

09h00 / Exploring microbial dark matter in sponge symbioses
Ute Hentschel Humeida, Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

09h30 / Chemical signaling shapes the complex microbial consortia of the plankton
Georg Pohnert, Friedrich Schiller University, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany

10h00/ Pairing up in the plankton: insights on the ecology, genomic diversity, and activity of planktonic symbioses
Rachel A. Foster, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

10h30 -11h00 // Coffee break


Session 4. « Understanding marine biodiversity at different scales »

Moderator: Catherine Leblanc

11h00 / Exploration of marine microbiome by merging “omics” and culturing approaches
Sylvia Acinas Gonzales, Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM), Barcelona, Spain

11h30 / Algae control carbon cycling and carbon sequestration in the ocean
Jan-Hendrik Hehemann, Max Planck Institute for marine microbiology, Bremen, Germany

12h00 / eDNAbyss: A DNA-based exploration of the largest biome on Eart
Sophie Arnaud Haond and the eDNAbyss consortium, Marine Biodiversity, Exploitation & Conservation (MARBEC), Sète, France

13h00 - 14h30 // Lunch Gulf Stream

14h30 / Genetic diversity and connectivity of the Mediterranean seagrass Posidonia oceanica
Gabriele Procaccini, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy

15H00/ Macroecology & macroevolution of the oceanic plankton
Hélène Morlon, Institut de Biologie de l’École Normale Supérieure (IBENS), Paris, France

15h30 -16h00 // Coffee break


Session 5. « Biodiversity and global change »

Moderator: Stéphane Egée

16h00 / Marine introduced species and the Ocean Sprawl: What did we learn from DNA-based studies?
Frédérique Viard, Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier, Montpellier, France

16h30 / Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change: 70 years tracking intertidal species around the UK and northern France
Nova Mieszkowska, Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, UK

17h00 / Measures to limit climate change and its impacts, and to rebuild marine life
Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Institut de la mer de Villefranche (IMEV), Villefranche sur Mer, France

17h30 - 17h45 // Closing word