The course was dedicated to advanced master students, PhD students, post-docs and young researchers interested in microbial ecology of aquatic environments and in bioinformatics. The course aims to teach microbial ecologists to measure and analyze the activity and the functioning of aquatic microbial communities with practical and theoretical sessions under the guidance of international experts.
Topics and Techniques: Sample collection and processing for prokaryotic abundance estimation by epifluorescence microscopy and by flow cytometry. Measurements of exoenzymatic actvity. Analysis of functional metagenomic.