9:00 AM09:00

JAMS 8th Annual Symposium

11:00am – 12:00pmRegistration and student poster setup 
Register at the Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum, 1 William Street Sydney
Posters to be set up in Harbour View Room, Level 4 of the Australian Museum

12:00pm – 12:15pmWelcome and acknowledgement of Country 

12:15pm – 12:45pmDaniel Vaulot, CNRS & Nanyang Technological University, Singapore  
“A short history of oceanic picoplankton. . .”

12:45pm – 1:15pmErica Donner, Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia  
“Antimicrobial resistance in the water cycle”

1:15pm – 1:45pmAndrew Holmes, University of Sydney  
“New microbial ecology – the future beyond developing techniques for data generation”

1:45pm – 2:00pmPresentations by Platinum and Gold sponsors 

2:00pm – 3:05pmStudent poster session with refreshments  
Harbour View Room, Level 4 of Australian Museum 

3:15pm – 3:45pmEmma Gagen, University of Queensland  
Harnessing microbial processes for accelerated iron duricrust re-formation” 

3:45pm – 4:15pmLiz Watkin, Curtin University, Western Australia  
Acidihalobacter: Novel, halotolerant, iron-and Sulfur oxidizing acidophiles with potential for saline water bioleaching”

4:15pm – 5:00pmJames Tiedje, Michigan State University, United States   
“Drilling deeper into microbiome’s status and future”

5:00pmSymposium conclusion  
Short walk to Harpoon Harry’s for dinner and drinks 

6:00pm – 10.30pmDinner at Harpoon Harry’s
40-44 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills

6.15pmConcluding remarks 
Announcement of the winner of the Jeff Powell Forever-Student Award

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8:00 AM08:00

Christmas in July

BABS Floor 4 Party.

Grand Canyon Track, Blackheath, 6km ~2-3 hours.

Directions: From Sydney, head out along the M4 and then into the Blue Mountains along the A32 all the way to Blackheath. Turn off east down Evans Lookout Road just before getting into Blackheath itself. The car park is 100m past Victoria Road on the right hand side. 


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