Studying these organisms will reveal important, novel, and basic insights into the unique metabolic features of microbes in the deep biosphere.
Background: Core samples from IODP Leg 206 (photo credit IODP-USIO).
Above: HOV Alvin samples a hydrothermal vent (credit WHOI).
Community Activities and Opportunities
The Energy of Life
Marlow and Amend
Subseafloor Biosphere Linked to Hydrothermal Systems
Ishibashi, Okino, Sunamura, eds.
Request for Articles: Frontiers in Microbiology special issue
A special issue of Frontiers in Microbiology journal on the topic of "Recent Advances in Geomicrobiology of the Ocean Crust" is seeking contributions from the C-DEBI community. For more information, contact topic editors Beth Orcutt, Cara Santelli, or Jason Sylvan, or visit the journal webpage.
Recommended Practices for Integrating Education, Diversity, and Research: Five Lessons Learned from NSF Science and Technology Centers Bruno et al. C-DEBI Contribution 231
Frontiers in Microbiology
Marine sediments microbes capable of electrode oxidation as a surrogate for lithotrophic insoluble substrate metabolism
Rowe et al. C-DEBI Contribution 255
Elsevier: Developments in Marine Geology
Earth and Life Processes Discovered from Subseafloor Environments, 1st Edition
Chapters 2.2(b), 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 4.22 are C-DEBI Contributions 246, 230, 224, 207 and 228
L'Oréal USA: For Women in Science Fellowships
Applications are due on Friday, March 20, 2015.
IODP: Apply to sail on Expedition 362 Sumatra Seismogenic Zone aboard the JOIDES Resolution
The deadline to apply is April 15, 2015.
CIFAR/GBMF: Call for Proposals for Workshops in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution
Proposals are due Monday, March 9, 2015.
NSF: Genealogy of Life (GoLife) program solicitation
Full proposal deadline: March 25, 2015.
ECORD: Research Grants for Graduate Students and Postdocs at ECORD Country Institutions
Deadline: March 31, 2015.
NSF: Dimensions of Biodiversity Program Solicitation
Full proposal deadline: April 09, 2015.
National Academies Research Associateships for Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Researchers
There are four annual review cycles and the next closes May 01, 2015.
IODP-USSSP: Proposals for Pre-Drilling Activities and Workshops
The U.S. Science Support Program (USSSP) accepts proposals on a rolling basis for pre-drilling activities and semi-annually for workshops, next submission deadline May 15, 2015.
WHOI: Woods Hole Partnership Education Program, June 1 - 26
Priority in admissions and financial support will be given to students who have applied on or before February 20, 2015.
C-DEBI: Apply for Community College Internship (CC-RISE)
MBL Application Deadline: March 13, 2015
UCSC Application Deadline: March 16, 2015
Stanford: Hopkins Microbiology Course, June 19 - July 18
Application deadline: March 1, 2015.
12th Annual Southern California Geobiology Symposium: University of California, Riverside, April 11, 2015 The due date for abstract submissions and registration is March 6, 2015.
Astrobiology Science Conference 2015: Habitability, Habitable Worlds, and Life, June 15-19, 2015, Chicago, IL
The deadline for abstract submissions is Wednesday, March 4. There are many session groups relevant to the C-DEBI community, including "Extreme Earth: Omics Research on Microbial Communities, Their Chemistries, and What it Means for Life in the Solar System" (Organizers include C-DEBI Researcher Katrina Twing (Michigan State University)).
IODP: Investigating Cascadia Subduction Zone Geodynamics Through Scientific Ocean Drilling; April 29 - May 1, 2015; Seattle, Washington
The deadline to register is March 15, 2015.
UTK: Professor and Head Department of Microbiology, The College of Arts & Sciences
Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
UAF: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Chemical Oceanography, SFOS
For full consideration applications should be received by March 1st, 2015.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Postdoctoral Fellow in microbiology (“microbial dark matter” biology)
The review of materials will begin December 01, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography: Two Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Oceanography
The committee will begin to review applications on October 24, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.