|VII Meeting Minutes|
|Monday 12 May 2003
Cesare - Approval of the agenda; introduction.
Discussion on the Cruises, possible project extension and the future
Targets of the June Cruise
Targets of the November Cruise
Time tables: old version and possible adaptations.
WP1 - Hans - Description of the new improvement to the MODUS-SCIPACK system: optical connector, thrusters, video-line; possible adaptation of other components.
WP2 - Andreas - Results of the analysis of water
column and brines; suspended matter; sediment trap material; sediments
and pore water.
WP2 - John T.- Sediment accumulation rate (from 210Pb analysis) in cores from the 2002 Urania Cruise
WP2 - Sotirios - Results of the analysis of sediments and suspended particulate matter in seawater and brines.
WP2 - Elisa - Coccolith fluxes at depth above UB (1999-2000)
WP3 - Daniele - Microbial communities along the interface gradient; characterisation of the microbial community on basalt, rhyolite, nylon and sediment trap samples
WP3 - Andrea - Community structure fingerprinting: from water, brine, interface, sediments (AB, BB), sediment trap samples
WP3 - Peppe - Phylogenetical analysis of active DHABs bacteria
WP3 - Eleni - Meiofaunal and macrofaunal community structure in the DHABs and in adjacent oxic sediments (Urania 2001)
Tuesday 13 May 2003
WP3 - Paul - Evaluation of the microbial communities in the 4 DHABs
WP4 - Andrea - Cultivation experiments with oxic and anoxic media and identification of the isolates
WP5 - Andrea - Understanding of ecological relations between the microbial communities and the functioning of DHAB environments
WP4 - Sara - Isolates and identification of the isolates
WP5 - Sara - Screening of the isolates for selected metabolioc activities
WP4 - Peppe - Analysis of the isolates
WP5 - Danielle - Anaerobic activities; heterotrophic activity
WP5 - Vito - Ecological relations between microbial communities and the functioning of DHAB environments
WP6-WP7 - Vito - Screening of isolates for enzymatic activities; metagenomic expression libraries
WP4-WP5-WP6-WP7 - Fabienne - Isolation and characterisation of the isolates (2002)
WP7 - Gilles - Overview of transferred clones; molecular screening and Biodeep clone database
Needs for the management:
WP6 - Daniele - Genetic characterization of isolated microorganisms and of enzymes interesting for biotechnological application
WP7 - Sara - Screening and characterization of the new products with potential biotechnological application
WP8 - Cesare - Discussion on the management and scientific reports; cost statements to be received soon; papers to be prepared by the Consortium by integrating the results from the DHABs.
Peppe - A conceptual model summarizing the DHABs conditions
Discussion: possible themes for publication of integrated results (preliminary list, following discussion). Deadlines?
Wednesday 14 May 2003
Main targets of the November microbiological Cruise
Logistic aspects of the Cruises:
Discussion on the integration of geochemical and microbiological
Discussion on the future of Biodeep