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TU Berlin Campus El Gouna

Sunday, Nov. 18: Arrival Day

All day

Arrival at Hurghada airport and hotel transfer

16.00

Registration (Arena Inn Hotel)

Get together Dinner (TU Berlin El Gouna Campus)

20.00

Monday, Nov. 19: Day one

8.30

7.30

9.00

Welcome: Representatives of the sponsors (AvH, DFG, DAAD, BMBF, STDF, JSPS, CU, IGZ)

Registration continued (TU Berlin El Gouna Campus)

Opening keynote address: The plant microbiome, current challenges and future perspectives

Session 1:

9.30-11.30

Recent developments in culture-independent metagenomics techniques for environmental microbiomes, with potential implications on plant microbiome research.

Session 2:

11.30-13.30

Recent progress in culture-dependent techniques towards the application of culturomics to the plant microbiome research.

13.30-14.30

Lunch

Session 3:

14.30-16.30

The plant microbiome: Diversity of fungi in plant compartments/spheres

16.30 -17.30

Tea break and poster session (1)

Tuesday, Nov. 20: Day 2

Session 4:

8.30-10.30

The plant microbiome: Diversity of bacteria in plant compartments/spheres.

Session 4: cont. 11.00-12.30

The plant microbiome: Diversity of bacteria in plant compartments/spheres.

12.30-13.30

Lunch

Session 5:

13.30-16.45

Eco-physiological conditions orchestrating composition and function of the plant microbiome and its phyto-metabolome.

16.45-17:45

Tea break and poster session (2)

Wednesday, Nov. 21:  Day 3

Session 6:

8.30-10.30

Water quality and availability shape the plant microbiome and challenge future agricultural productivity

Session 7:

Information sessions on Ph.D., post-doctoral and research funding opportunities

11.00

12.00

Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung (AvH): Sponsorship and programmes.

Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS): Programmes and Alumni in Egypt. 

13.00

Lunch

14.00

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany: Research and research funding opportunities

- Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD): Study programmes in Germany

- The Egyptian-German Day 4-2018: The latest progress on student activities of Cairo University within the 

   frame of cooperation with DAAD, AvH, BMBF/STDF

15.00

TU Berlin El Gouna campus: Tour and on-going activities

14.20 

Session 8:

Official closure, conclusions and prizes for oral and poster presentations of junior researchers

Announcement on Luxor one-day trip: Latest information

20.00

Gala dinner