Ecology of soil Microorganisms 2015
Microbes as Important Drivers of Soil Processes
29.11. - 3.12. 2015, Prague, Czech Republic
 
Welcome
Scientific Topics / Sessions
Conference Flyer
Keynote speakers
Invited speakers
Scientific Committee
Organizing Committee
Information and Contact
Conference mailing list
Venue
Registration
Accommodation
Abstract Submission
Fungal Ecology Topical Issue
Important Dates
Meeting Attendance Support for Young Scientists
Social Programme
Partners
Sponsors
 
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Welcome
We are pleased to welcome you to the second conference on the Ecology of Soil Microorganisms to be held in November/December 2015 in Prague. This is the second conference on this topic after the first one organised in 2011 that was attended by more than 400 participants from all over the world. The conference is planned as an interdisciplinary platform that should offer as much interaction among various subjects within microbial ecology as possible. This includes questions addressing individual microbes, microbial communities as well as their interactions with the environment and other soil biota. We hope to link the modern molecular “omics” methods such as metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics with approaches based on soil chemical and biochemical analyses, the exploration of soil fauna and plant ecology. The other important goal of the conference is a wide scope covering the ecology of all microbes: bacteria and fungi as well as archaea and protozoa.We also cordially invite presenters from the emerging fields of ancient DNA and archaeomicrobiology. Our aim is to bring experts from all these disciplines to a meeting where all can benefit from interactions and to promote in this way the research in the field of soil ecology.

The conference is held under the auspices of the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences Prof. Jiri Drahos

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, Paleomicrobiology and Microbial Forensics
 
Conference Flyer

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Keynote speakers
Michael Wagner (Austria): Function first: New ways to study soil microbes on a single cell level
Francis Martin (France): Harnessing genomics for understanding tree-microbe interactions in forest ecosystems
 
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)
Mari Moora (Estonia)
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, Institute of Microbiology of the ASCR
Videnska 1083, 14220 Prague 4, Czech Republic
E-mail: info@soilmicrobes.org, baldrian@biomed.cas.cz 

Download conference flyer here
 
Conference mailing list
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 is often regarded as 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. Prague is easily accessible by plane from many European cities as well as several ones outside Europe.


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 from the underground station “Chodov”. 

 


   
   
   
   
 
Registration

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Conference fee will cover participation at all sessions, conference materials (programme and book of abstracts), lunches and coffee/tea during the conference, and the welcome reception. Registration, the gala dinner and social events for the accompanying persons can be booked through the conference website.

 

Student – Early bird registration rate (until August 15, 2015)

10760 CZK

390 EUR (approx.)

Student – Late registration

12420 CZK

450 EUR (approx.)

Regular – Early bird registration rate (until August 15, 2015)

13520 CZK

490 EUR (approx.)

Regular – Late registration

15180 CZK

550 EUR (approx.)


Proceed to registration fee payment ONLY after registration.


The prefered method of payment is by credit card in Czech Crowns. The payment system uses the most secure (3D-secure) on-line system currently available provided by Ceska sporitelna a.s. (ERSTE group) and is accesible after your registration via login with your unique registration number and personal password. Since the actual exchange rate may change during the year, the conference fee was calculated using the rate 1 EUR = 27,60 CZK.

However wire transfer payments are also possible:

When using wire-transfer in CZK please remit to:
Bank: Česká spořitelna a.s., Account #: 434096329/0800, IBAN: CZ67 0800 0000 0004 3409 6329, SWIFT: GIBACZPX
Bank address: Masarykovo nam. 35/4, Ricany, 251 01, Czech Republic
Account holder: Biologicals s.r.o., Sramkova 315, Ricany, 251 01, Czech Republic
Please add your your name and registration number (122XXXXX) for your clear payment identification. All bank transfer fees MUST be paid by the participant (bank code OUR)

When using wire-transfer in EUR please remit to:
BANK: CITFIN Prague Czech Republic
IBAN: CZ16 2060 0000 0000 0100 7829 SWIFT: CITFCZPPXXX  
Account holder: Biologicals s.r.o., Sramkova 315, Ricany, 251 01, Czech Republic 
Please add your your name and registration number (122XXXXX) for your clear payment identification.
After submitting your registration, you will still be able to CHANGE your registration DETAILS, to submit / change your ABSTRACT or to make your PAYMENTS by credit card. To do this, please log in at the top-right corner of this website.

Cancellation and refund:
Please note that your registration is binding. Cancellations need to be made in writing and will be accepted by August 15, 2015. An administrative fee of CZK 1650 ( EUR 60.00 approx.) will be deducted. Fees will be due in full after the above deadlines or in the event of non-attendance.

 
Accommodation
Rooms in the conference hotel will be available for participants at a special conference rates, such as 1200 CZK (44 EUR approx.) / night single Standard, 1500 CZK (54 EUR aprox.) / night double Standard, 1600 CZK (58 EUR approx.) / night single Superior, 2000 CZK (73 EUR aprox.) / night double Superior, all including breakfast, fees and VAT. More information about accommodation in the venue hotel as well as the link to the hotel and conference code will be sent to all participants upon registration. This offer is valid till August 31, 2015 or untill the booked rooms will be sold.
 
Abstract Submission
Abstract submission is due June 30, 2015 through the conference website. Each conference participant can offer one abstract to be considered for either oral or poster presentation. To promote the interaction among soil microbial ecologists, there will be no parallel sessions. Please note that the number of oral presentation slots will be limited.
 
To submit your abstract, you will need to register first. Then, you can use your conference login to upload your abstract.
 
Fungal Ecology Topical Issue
Topical Issue of the journal Fungal Ecology “Ecology of fungi in litter and soil” will be published after the conference combining solicited papers by invited experts as well as contributed manuscripts by conference participants. The topical issue will be edited by Petr Baldrian and Björn Lindahl. 
 
Important Dates
Registration opens open
Abstract submission  June 30, 2015
Young scientist support application  June 30, 2015
Manuscript acceptance acknowledgement July 10, 2015
Selection of contributed oral presentations   July 25, 2015
Early bird registration deadline   August 15, 2015
Final programme announcement    November 15, 2015
Conference   November 29 - December 3, 2015
Submission to Fungal Ecology thematic issue December 20, 2015
   
Conference at a Glance  
Sunday,November 29, 2015 Registration, Opening, Keynote Lecture, Welcome Reception
Monday, November 30, 2015 Sessions, Poster Session 1
Tuesday, December 1, 2015  Sessions, Poster Session 2
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Sessions, Gala dinner
Thursday, December 3, 2015 Sessions, Keynote Lecture, Closing
 
 
Meeting Attendance Support for Young Scientists
Moderate budget will be available to support the attendance of microbiologists younger than the age of 36. The applicant should be a working microbiologist and a presenting author of a contribution. 
 
The support will be provided as free registration to the conference (worth 390 EUR).
 
The deadline for application as well as abstract submission is June 30, 2015. Notifications on the acceptance/rejection of applications will be sent by e-mail, not later than on July 25, 2015. 
 
To apply, the applicant has to submit his/her abstract and to send his/her CV by e-mail to: info @ soilmicrobes . org with the subject „Attendance support for young scientists“
 
 
Social Programme
Welcome Reception, conference participant, November 29, 2015 included
Welcome Reception, accompanying person, November 29, 2015 550 CZK (20 EUR approx.)
Gala dinner, December 2, 2015 1650 CZK (59.80 EUR approx.)
 
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