Ecology of soil Microorganisms 2015
Microbes as Important Drivers of Soil Processes
29.11. - 3.12. 2015, Prague, Czech Republic
 
Welcome
Conference Flyer
Scientific Topics / Sessions
Keynote speakers
Invited speakers
Scientific Committee
Organizing Committee
Information and Contact
Join the Mailing list
Venue
Registration
Important dates
Abstract Submission
Meeting attendance support for young scientists
Social programme
Fungal Ecology Topical Issue
Accommodation
Partners
Sponsors
 
 
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, another 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 offers 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.

Past conference: Ecology of Soil Microorganisms 2011
 
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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
 
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)
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 

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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
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, excursions and the gala dinner 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 = 27,6 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 (107XXXXX) 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 (107XXXXX) for your clear payment identification.
 
 
Important dates
Registration opens March 1, 2015
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 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
 
 
Abstract Submission
Abstract submission is due June 30, 2015 through the conference website. Each conference participant can offer one abstract to be considered for 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.
 
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 1930 CZK (70 EUR approx.)
 
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. 
 
Accommodation
Accommodation in the venue hotel will be available. Please see the conference webpage for details (coming soon).
http://www.soilmicrobes.org
 
Partners
 
 
Sponsors