Deep Underground Laboratory Integrated Activity in biology (DULIA-bio)

The workshop DULIA-bio (Deep Underground Laboratories Integrated Activities in biology) will take place in Canfranc (Spain) on Oct 13 and 14, 2015. The aim of the workshop is to establish a common path for European underground laboratories in deep life studies and its application to astrobiology. The workshop goals are to spread interest in this research field, put together a new community working in underground laboratories and be the first of a series of meetings to be held in the four deep underground labs in Europe.
  • Aldo Ianni
  • Alessandro Bettini
  • Carlos P. Garay
  • Consuelo Marco
  • Cristina Sarasa
  • Cristina Escudero Parada
  • Cristina Vilanova
  • César Gracia Salvador
  • Daniel Martinez Martínez
  • Enrique José Gómez FErnández
  • Fabrice PIQUEMAL
  • Francesc Monrabal Capilla
  • Francisco Javier Martínez Hernández
  • Grzegorz Zuzel
  • Hugo Castillo
  • Jennifer Wadsworth
  • Johanna Kutuniva
  • Jose Manuel Marti Martinez
  • Juan Gonzalez
  • Juan José Gomez Cadenas
  • Luigi Satta
  • Manuel Martinez Garcia
  • Maria Antonella Tabocchini
  • Mónica Lluesma Gómez
  • Nathanael Lampe
  • Pierre Marin
  • Ricardo Amils
  • Sean Paling
  • Stefano Ragazzi
  • Thomas Kieft
  • Verónica Ruiz Torres
  • Ville Isoherranen
  • Vincent Breton
  • Warot guillaume
  • Tuesday, 13 October
    • 9:30 AM 9:40 AM
      Registration & Welcome
    • 9:40 AM 10:00 AM
      Canfranc Underground Laboratory: A. Ianni

      A. Ianni

    • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Deep science at the UK’s Boulby Underground Laboratory: S. Pauling

      S. Pauling

    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      The underground biology at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory: from Pulex to Cosmic Silence: A. Tabocchini

      A. Tabocchini

    • 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Coffee Break 30m

      Coffee Break

    • 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
      The IRIS project at LSM: F. Piquemal

      F. Piquemal

    • 12:00 PM 12:30 PM
      New underground laboratory in Pyhäsalmi Mine – CallioLab: J. Kutuniva

      J. Kutuniva

    • 12:30 PM 2:30 PM
      Lunch Break 2h

      Lunch Break

    • 2:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Visit to Underground Lab
    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Probing the Deep Biosphere: Mines Are Useful But Dedicated Underground Laboratories Will Be Even Better: T. Kieft
    • 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
      Examining the biological effects of ultra-low background radiation exposure within SNOLAB: C. Thome
    • 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
      Unveiling the microbial dark matter through single cell genomics: M. Martinez

      T. Kieft

    • 5:30 PM 6:00 PM
      Flies in a Mine: the metabolomics of working deep underground: T. Merritt

      T. Merrit

    • 8:30 PM 10:30 PM
      Social Dinner 2h

      Social Dinner

  • Wednesday, 14 October
    • 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
      The Gollum Project: Characterising subterranean bacterial communities in depth(s): C. Vilanova

      C. Vilanova

    • 9:30 AM 10:00 AM
      Below Background Radiation Experiments on Biological Cells at the U.S. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP): H. Castillo

      H. Castillo

    • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Microbes at extreme environments and the Spanish Network on Extremophiles: JM Gonzalez
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Geomicrobiology of the Iberian Pyrite Belt Subsurface: R. Amils


    • 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Coffee Break 30m

      Coffee Break

    • 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
      Petri-dishing the Dirt: An Overview of Astrobiology Projects at Boulby: J. Wadsworth

      J. Wadsworth

    • 12:00 PM 12:30 PM
      Some Lessons Tought by Searching for Life in the Universe: J. Perez-Mercader


    • 12:30 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h 30m


    • 2:00 PM 2:30 PM
      Departure 30m