Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

Following the 9th International Symbiosis Society Congress

For researchers and educators interested in developing Aiptasia and Symbiodinium into a model system for the study of cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis.

This workshop is open for invited attendees only

This workshop is part of a grant from the National Science Foundation titled: “IOS EDGE: Functional-genomics tools for cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis” that was awarded to Virginia Weis (OSU), John Pringle (Stanford U.), Arthur Grossman (Carnegie), Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty and Matt DeGennaro (Florida International U.). The EDGE program is aimed at rapid development of model systems for the study of big questions in biology. A core tenet of EDGE is near-real time dissemination of technical advances as a means toward making rapid progress in a field. Several communications platforms that have been developed and utilized for the EDGE group will be introduced to the broader community.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together the world’s leading Aiptasia/Symbiodinium researchers and educators to share developing technical successes and roadblocks to making Aiptasia/Symbiodinium system a mainstream model. This workshop will provide educators who use Aiptasia/Symbiodinium regularly in their classrooms the opportunity to meet and network with researchers, and to foster and facilitate collaboration among groups of researchers and educators worldwide. The workshop will be comprised of short talks, discussion sessions and break out groups.

Workshop Schedule


Saturday, July 21:
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 Opening remarks
9:30 – 12:00 EDGE presentations
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 Short talks
 3:00 – 6:00 Breakout sessions and group discussions
 6:00-8:00 Dinner
Sunday, July 22:
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 12:00 Short talks
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00-4:00 EDGE group only meeting





Register Here



Hilton Garden Inn at Oregon State University

Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis
2500 SW Western Boulevard
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
Tel: (541) 752-5000
Fax: (541) 752-5001
Group Code: APSC

A select number of rooms are available at Oregon State University’s headquarters hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn, which is across the street from the LaSells Stewart Center. To reserve a room at the Hilton Garden Inn and receive the special group rate of $139.00 + 10.8% tax per night,  call 1-541-752-5000 and mention the group code “APSC” for the block rate or click here to reserve your room online. If you are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, parking is free in the hotel lot. We recommend leaving your car at the Hilton and walking the short distance between the Hilton and the CH2M HILL Alumni Center.