Ecology of Soil Microorganisms 2022
Microbes as Important Drivers of Soil Processes
June 19 - 23, 2022, Prague, Czech Republic
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We are pleased to invite you to the 4th conference on the Ecology of Soil Microorganisms to be held in Prague from 19 to 23 June 2022. This will be the fourth conference of the series of triennial symposia on this topic, last organized in Helsinky in 2018. The conferences were 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.
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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 and Paleomicrobiology
Scientific Committee
Petr Baldrian (Czech Republic)
Lynne Boddy (United Kingdom)
Hannu Fritze (Finland)
Petr Kohout (Czech Republic)
Taina Pennanen (Finland)
Joshua Schimel (USA)
Christoph Tebbe (Germany)
Jan Dirk van Elsas (The Netherlands)
Organizing Committee
Petr Baldrian (Institute of Microbiology, Prague)
Petr Kohout (Institute of Microbiology, Prague)
Martina Kyselková (Institute of Microbiology of the ASCR, Prague)
Vendula Brabcová (Institute of Microbiology of the ASCR, Prague)
Tomáš Cajthaml (Charles University, 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)
Jiří Bárta (University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice)
Ondřej Uhlík (Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague)
Tomáš Větrovský (Institute of Microbiology of the ASCR, Prague)
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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”.
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Thematic issue will be published by FEMS Microbiology Ecology.
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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