OOB summer schools MicroWorlds

The marine microbiome is composed of very diverse microorganisms (bacteria, phytoplankton, protozoa, viruses, etc.) playing a key role in the functioning of all oceanic ecosystems. The techniques to explore marine microbiomes have considerably been improved these last years. Indeed, marine research laboratories have developed sophisticated tools for collecting, characterizing and experimenting on these microbial populations. Thus, the study of biofilms, holobionts, or of the role of microorganisms in the functioning of oceanic biogeochemical cycles are continuously growing research themes.

Along this summer school, we offer students a practical approach to explore this field of research, based on a practical training composed of courses and mini-projects. Students will thus acquire the basic skills to the study of the composition and role of marine microbial communities, and will be trained to implement experimental strategies to address scientific questions related to marine microorganisms.

Summer school 3 to 13 july 2023 - Registrations from March 10 to 26, 2023.

Profile of candidates

Master students. Possibly open to Bachelor students or PhD students.


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Teachers team from Sorbonne University

Raphaël Lami, François Lantoine, Fabien Joux, Stéphane Blain, Laurence Besseau.

With the support of the Observatory technological platforms, Bio2mar (microbial culture and molecular biology) and BioPIC (Imagery-Cytometry), and the sea services.

Observatoire Océanologique
de Banyuls-sur-Mer
1 avenue Pierre Fabre
66650 Banyuls-sur-Mer
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