Ecology of soil Microorganisms 2015
Microbes as Important Drivers of Soil Processes
29.11. - 3.12. 2015, Prague, Czech Republic
 
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Welcome
We welcome you to the second conference Ecology of Soil Microorganisms to be held in November/December 2015 in Prague. The conference is planned as an interdisciplinary platform where data from different experts can be linked and new strategies for further research topics can be defined. This includes questions addressing microbial communities and (meta)genomes in soils and their role in soil quality and soil health. An important link will be made to metatranscriptomics , metaproteomics and particularly enzymology, which is crucial to unravel what the measured rates of microbial processes tell us about the cycling of elements and organic matter as a whole. Another issue is a wide scope covering both bacterial and fungal ecology and the ecology of archaea. Overall the conference should help to build up a conceptual framework that incorporates not only the diversity of microorganisms, but also their functions and properties of their abiotic environments. Our aim is to bring experts from all these disciplines to a meeting where all can benefit from interaction. We hope that this was achieved already during our first meeting in 2011, attended by more than 400 delegates, and look forward to meeting you in Prague in 2015.

Past conference: Ecology of Soil Microorganisms 2011
 
Scientific Topics / Sessions
Decomposition and Carbon Cycling
Soil Biogeochemistry and Nutrient Cycling
Biodiversity and Functioning of Agricultural Soils
Biodiversity and Functioning of Forest Soils
Interactions among Micro- and Macroorganisms
Microbes in the Changing Environment
Microbial Life in Contaminated and Anthropogenic Soils
Archaeomicrobiology and Microbial Forensics
 
Keynote speakers
Michael Wagner (Austria)
Francis Martin (France)
 
Invited speakers
Petr Baldrian (Czech Republic)
Lynne Boddy (United Kingdom)
Michael Bonkowski (Germany)
Bruce Budowle (United States of America)
Tomáš Cajthaml (Czech Republic)
Jan Frouz (Czech Republic)
Ellen Kandeler (Germany)
George Kowalchuk (The Netherlands)
Björn Lindahl (Sweden)
David Myrold (United States of America)
Paolo Nannipieri (Italy)
James I. Prosser (United Kingdom)
Marc-André Selosse (France)
Angela Sessitsch (Austria)
Christa Schleper (Austria)
Michael Schloter (Germany)
Kornelia Smalla (Germany)
Søren J. Sørensen (Denmark)
Christoph Tebbe (Germany)
Leho Tedersoo (Estonia)
Jan Dirk van Elsas (The Netherlands)
Timothy Vogel (France)

 
Scientific Committee
Petr Baldrian (Czech Republic)
Lynne Boddy (United Kingdom)
Jan Frouz (Czech Republic)
George Kowalchuk (The Netherlands)
Paolo Nannipieri (Italy)
Michael Schloter (Germany)
Christoph Tebbe (Germany)
Jan Dirk van Elsas (The Netherlands)
 
Organizing Committee
Petr Baldrian (Institute of Microbiology, Prague)
Michael Schloter (Helmholtz Centre, Munich)
Vendula Brabcová (Institute of Microbiology of the ASCR, Prague)
Tomáš Cajthaml (Charles University, Prague)
Alica Chroňáková (Biology Centre ASCR, České Budějovice)
Anna Davidová (Institute of Microbiology of the ASCR, Prague)
Dana Elhottová (Biology Centre ASCR, České Budějovice)
Jan Frouz (Biology Centre ASCR, České Budějovice)
Markéta Marečková (Crop Research Institute, Prague)
Martin Pospíšek (Charles University, Prague)
Hana Šantrůčková (University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice)
Tomáš Větrovský (Institute of Microbiology of the ASCR, Prague)
 
Information and Contact
http://www.soilmicrobes.org,
Petr Baldrian, Phone: +420 723 770 570, E-mail: info@soilmicrobes.org, baldrian@biomed.cas.cz

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To join the conference Mailing list, please send an e-mail with your name and address to the e-mail "info @ soilmicrobes . org" and with the subject "Mailing list".
 
 
Venue
Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, where tourists can hardly choose between the visit of hundreds of Prague historical monuments, galleries, shopping malls and parks. The history of science in Prague goes back into the Middle Ages. In 1348, the oldest university in Central Europe, Charles University was founded in Prague. In the 20th century, Prague is connected with the name of Albert Einstein who spent several years of his creative life there and with the name of the Nobel Prize winner, Jaroslav Heyrovsky, the founder of polarography.

The meeting will take place in TOP HOTEL**** Conference Centre, Prague, Blazimska 1781/4, Prague 4. The venue is accessible by local transport – 10 minutes ride by bus No. 115 from the underground station “Chodov” to the station “Městský archiv”. Rooms in the conference hotel will be available for participants.

 
Registration
Early Bird rate (until June 2015): delegate - 490 EUR, student – 390 EUR. Registration includes abstract book, lunches, coffee breaks and the welcome reception.
 
Accommodation, Social Events
Please see the conference webpage for details (coming soon).
http://www.soilmicrobes.org
 
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