Ecology of Soil Microorganisms 2022
Microbes as Important Drivers of Soil Processes
June 19 - 23, 2022, Prague, Czech Republic
 
Announcement
Conference mailing list
Conference flyer
Scientific Topics / Sessions
Keynote Speakers
Invited speakers
Scientific Committee
Organizing Committee
Venue
Registration and payment
Meeting Attendance Support for Young Scientists
Accommodation
Abstract Submission and Contribution Types
Important Dates
Conference at Glance
Social Programme
Journal Thematic Issue
Contact
 
 
Announcement
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 aim to link the current 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. 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 two conferences: 
 
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Conference flyer
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Scientific Topics / Sessions
Biodiversity of Soils
Biogeochemistry and Nutrient Cycling
Interactions among Soil Organisms
Ecology of Agricultural Soils
Ecology of Forest Ecosystems
Global Change and Soils
Microbiology of Anthropogenic and Contaminated Soils
Archaeomicrobiology, Paleomicrobiology and Microbial Forensics

 
Keynote Speakers
Andreas Richter (Austria)
David Storch (Czech Republic)
 
Invited speakers
Ulisses Nunes da Rocha (Germany)
Petr Baldrian (Czech Republic)
Sue Grayston (Canada)
Lynne Boddy (United Kingdom)
Hannu Fritze (Finland)
Ellen Kandeler (Germany)
Petr Kohout (Czech Republic)
Stefano Manzoni (Sweden)
Taina Pennanen (Finland)
Joshua Schimel (USA)
Christoph Tebbe (Germany)
Jan Dirk van Elsas (The Netherlands)
 
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 of the CAS, Prague)
Jiří Bárta (University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice)
Tomáš Cajthaml (Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, Prague)
Anna Davidová (Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, Prague)
Dana Elhottová (Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice)
Jan Frouz (Charles University, Prague)
Jan Jansa (Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, Prague)
Petr Kohout (Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, Prague)
Jan Kopecký (Crop Research Institute, Prague)
Markéta Marečková (Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)
Martin Pospíšek (Charles University, Prague)
Martina Slaninová Kyselková (Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, Prague)
Ondřej Uhlík (University of Chemistry and Technology Prague)
 
Venue
Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with preserved architecture from roman to modern epoch, rich history and magical atmosphere. At the same time Prague is a popular place to live and meet, offering a variety of social and cultural events, beautiful walks in the city center and dozens of parks, and relaxation in cozy bars and restaurants.
Prague tourism webpage

Prague is easily accessible by plane from many cities round the world.
Prague airport

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 and payment
The conference is planned as an on-site event. The registration fee covers the access to the conference in the TOP HOTEL Conference Centre, Prague, conference materials (programme and book of abstracts), lunches, refreshments during coffee breaks and gala dinner.

In case of unfavorable COVID-19 pandemic situation, the conference will be switched to semi-virtual or virtual mode. In this case, the appropriate reduction of the registration fee will be applied.

Registration fees:

Early bird
(until March 15, 2022): Regular - 15400 CZK (approx. 590 EUR), Student - 12800 CZK (approx. 490 EUR)

Standard (March 16 – June 5, 2022): Regular - 18000 CZK (approx. 690 EUR), Student - 15400 CZK (approx. 590 EUR)

Late (June 6, 2022 – on site): Regular - 20000 CZK (approx. 770 EUR), Student - 17400 CZK (approx. 670 EUR)
       
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 GlobalPayments / 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 ≈ 26 CZK.

However wire transfer payment is also possible:

When using wire-transfer, please pay in CZK (Czech Crowns) and 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 name and registration number (128XXXXX) for your clear payment identification. All bank transfer fees MUST be paid by the participant (bank code OUR).

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 valid only after receiving your payment (other possibilities are negotiable directly with organizers). Cancellations are only accepted until March 15, 2022 and have to be made in writing. An administrative fee of CZK 2100 ( EUR 80.00 approx.) will be deducted from the payments. In case of change to virtual and/or semi-virtual mode of the meeting, a difference between the paid fee and fee of the virtual attendance will be refunded.
 
Meeting Attendance Support for Young Scientists
Early career scientists may consider submitting an application for meeting attendance support with the deadline on March 15, 12:00 CET. The support will be provided as a free registration to the conference (worth 490 EUR).
 
Accommodation
Rooms in the conference hotel will be available for participants at special conference rates. More information comes soon.
 
Abstract Submission and Contribution Types
Each conference participant can submit one abstract to be considered for either standard talk, brief talk (+poster) or only 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.

Standard talk – 15 min including discussion

Brief talk – 5 min without discussion. Presenter of a brief talk can also bring a poster with the same title.

Posters. Two poster sessions are planned during the conference. Please note that the brief talk option includes the opportunity to bring a poster with the same title.

After submission, abstracts can be edited online after logging in using presenters User ID. Abstracts will be open for editing until April 30, 2022.

You will need to register to obtain your conference login that allows you to upload your abstract. Please note that at this stage, your registration is not yet binding. Your registration will be binding only when we receive the payment of your registration fee (Early Bird deadline is on March 15, 2022, please refer to "Registration").
 
Important Dates
Abstract submission March 15, 2022
Early bird registration deadline March 15, 2022
Young scientist grant application March 15, 2022
Final programme announcement May, 2022
Conference June 19 – 23, 2022

 
Conference at Glance
Sunday, June 19, 2022 Registration (12:30 – 19:00), Opening (16:30)
  Keynote Lectures, Welcome Reception
Monday, June 20, 2022 Sessions, Poster Session 1
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Sessions, Conference Dinner
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Sessions, Poster Session 2
Thursday, June 23, 2022 Sessions, Closing (14:00)
 
Social Programme
Welcome Reception, conference participant, June 19, 2022 Included
Welcome Reception, accompanying person, June 19, 2022 800 CZK (30 EUR approx.)
Conference Dinner, conference participant, June 21, 2022 Included
Conference Dinner, accompanying person, June 21, 2022 1800 CZK (70 EUR approx.)
 
Journal Thematic Issue
Conference participants are welcome to submit full papers based on their results presented at the conference to the Special Thematic Issue of FEMS Microbiology Ecology „Ecology of Soil Microorganisms“. Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2022.
 
Contact
Petr Baldrian, Institute of Microbiology of the CAS
Videnska 1083, 14220 Prague 4, Czech Republic
E-mail: info @ soilmicrobes . org
http://www.soilmicrobes.org

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