Ecology of Soil Microorganisms 2018

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17.–21.6.2018, Helsinki, Finland



               ***  NEWS  ***                                                                    

23 May Amount of registration is now over 386. Wow!
Please note: If you want participate to the conference dinner on 19 of June, please make your registration before 29th of May.
16 May Instructions for presenters you will find here.
15 May The poster session list was mixed due to a human mistake. A corrected list has been published 15th May. ESM2018 Poster sessions
11 May The detailed program and distribution of posters in the sessions have been published. Check your own slot. Instructions for presenters will be sent soon.
30April See: Tentative schedule for the conference
  The abstract submission for ESM 2018 is closed.
  Conference dinner will be held on Tuesday 19 June at 19:00 instead of earlier informed Wednesday 20 June.
          Applicants of FEMS Early Career Scientist Grants have been chosen.
All applicants have been sent information about decision. 
We received altogether 70 applications from which 15 could be funded. Thank You!
  All notifications of acceptance of abstract has been sent. Please, remember to
guarantee your place in the program, at least one author must register for the meeting by 16th of April 2018 (early-bird deadline).
      We are pleased to welcome you to the third conference on the Ecology of Soil Microorganisms to be held in Helsinki, Finland in June 2018. The previous two meetings organised in Prague in 2011 and 2015 attracted almost 500 participants from all over the world. The ESM conference is an interdisciplinary platform addressing questions related to individual microbes (bacteria, fungi, archaea, protozoa and viruses), microbial communities and their ecological networks. Modern genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic methods are linked with approaches based on soil chemical, biochemical and functional analyses, exploration of soil fauna and plant ecology.      
  We cordially invite experts from all these disciplines to join us in Helsinki to promote state-of the art research in the field of soil ecology and enjoy the northern midsummer madness!  
  Scientific Topics  
  We are seeking for scientific contributions concerning carbon and nutrient cycling, decomposition, interactions of organisms, priming, climate/environmental change, microbial diversity and functions in all ecosystems, and particularly in the arctic and peatlands.
(see: Call for abstracts)

***Confirmed speakers*** 

    Petr Baldrian (The Czech Academy of Sciences)
    Gabriele Berg (Graz University of Technology)
    Lynne Boddy (Cardiff University)
    Rachel Creamer (University of Wageningen)
    Svetlana Dedysh (Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology)
    Jan Dirk van Elsas (University of Groningen)
    Hannu Fritze (Natural Resources Institute Finland LUKE)
Marcus Horn (University of Hannover)
    Annegret Kohler (French National Institute for Agricultural Research INRA)
    Yakov Kuzyakov (RUDN University, Moscow, Russia)
            Chao Liang (Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
David Lipson (San Diego State University)
    Taina Pennanen (Natural Resources Institute Finland LUKE)
    Wim van der Putten (Netherlands Insitute of Ecology)
    Judith Sarneel (Umeå University)
    Joshua Schimel (University of California)
    Nadia Soudzilovskaia (Leiden University)
    Christoph Tebbe (Thünen Institute)
    Marja Tiirola (University of Jyväskylä)
    Eeva Vainio (Natural Resources Institute Finland LUKE)
    Yong-Guan Zhu (Institute of Urban Environment/Chinese Academy of Sciences)

  Taina Pennanen, Hannu Fritze, Petr Baldrian
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