CRC1182 / KAUST Workshop “Metaorganisms in Extreme Environments”

March 29/30 2017, Kiel

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The workshop “Metaorganisms in Extreme Environments” to be held at Kiel University in March 29-30 2017 will bring together researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the Collaborative Research Centre 1182 at Kiel University using plant and animal model systems to gain insight into the cellular and genomic events underpinning the origin and evolution of metaorganism diversity and complexity in extreme environments.

The multi-organismic nature of life ( V )

Thomas Bosch interviews the leading experts in the emerging field of metaorganism research

In a series of short interviews Thomas Bosch talks in the Collaborative Research Center “Origin and function of Metaorganisms” with leading experts in symbiosis research which have initiated a paradigm shift in the Life Sciences: organisms, health and disease are fundamentally multiorganismic.

on Ancient DNA and Tracing Ancestral Holobionts
(Hendrik Poinar, McMaster University)


Prof. Hendrik Poinar of McMaster University lines out how ‘time travel’ via ancient DNA-studies helps to unravel the evolution of early ancestral holobionts.

The multi-organismic nature of life (IV)

Thomas Bosch interviews the leading experts in the emerging field of metaorganism research

In a series of short interviews Thomas Bosch talks in the Collaborative Research Center “Origin and function of Metaorganisms” with leading experts in symbiosis research which have initiated a paradigm shift in the Life Sciences: organisms, health and disease are fundamentally multiorganismic.

on Phylosymbiosis
(Seth Bordenstein, Vanderbilt University)

Mini Symposium

on Animal-Microbe Symbioses at DZG Meeting

bosch_dzg_meeting_2016-855x480As a novelty, the German Zoological Society (DZG) this year introduced a new mini symposium into their meetings.

Prof. Thomas Bosch, conference chair of the 109th Annual Meeting of the DZG and head of the Collaborative Research Centre 1182 “Origin and Function of Metaorganisms”, used this oppurtunity to hold a mini symposium on animal-microbe symbioses – and thus presented the research scope of Kiel University’s new research centre to a broad audience of fellow scientists.

The multi-organismic nature of life (III)

Thomas Bosch interviews the leading experts in the emerging field of metaorganism research

In a series of short interviews Thomas Bosch talks in the Collaborative Research Center “Origin and function of Metaorganisms” with leading experts in symbiosis research which have initiated a paradigm shift in the Life Sciences: organisms, health and disease are fundamentally multiorganismic.

on the role of symbiosis in multicellular organisms
(John Archibald, Dalhousie Universit)


An anthropology of microbes.

The multi-organismic nature of life ( II )

Thomas Bosch interviews the leading experts in the emerging field of metaorganism research

In a series of short interviews Thomas Bosch talks in the Collaborative Research Center “Origin and function of Metaorganisms” with leading experts in symbiosis research which have initiated a paradigm shift in the Life Sciences: organisms, health and disease are fundamentally multiorganismic.

on the Hologenome Theory
(Dr. Ilana Zilber-Rosenberg and Prof. Eugene Rosenberg)

The multi-organismic nature of life ( I )

Thomas Bosch interviews the leading experts in the emerging field of metaorganism research

In a series of short interviews Thomas Bosch talks in the Collaborative Research Center “Origin and function of Metaorganisms” with leading experts in symbiosis research which have initiated a paradigm shift in the Life Sciences: organisms, health and disease are fundamentally multiorganismic.

on Metaorganism Research:
(Margaret McFall-Ngai, University of Hawaii)


Exploring the microenvironments that determine symbiont specificity in the squid-vibrio symbiosis.

Collaborative Research Center 1182 funded

logo-enThe Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has decided to fund a new Collaborative Research Center (CRC 1182 /SFB 1182 ) on “Origin and Function of Metaorganisms”. Principal investigator and coordinator Thomas Bosch and his colleagues in North Germany will use the 10 million Euro to explore the multi-organismic interactions in plants, animals and humans.SFB_1182_Members
Original press release from Kiel-University