Program and Speakers

Ecology of Soil Microorganisms 2018


Program and Speakers


Confirmed speakers 


Prof. Joshua Schimel from University of California gives an Opening lecture on Sunday 17th.

Other speakers are:

  • 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)
  • 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)
Tentative schedule for the conference:
  Sun Jun 17th  
  12 Registration opens
  16 Conference starts
  19 Get-together reception
  Mon Jun 18th
  8–18 Scientific sessions
  19 Helsinki city reception
  Tue Jun 19th
  8–18.30 Scientific sessions
    Optional evening program (at cost price)
  Wed Jun 20th
  8–18 Scientific sessions
  19 Conference dinner
  Thu Jun 21st
  8 Special sessions start
  13.30 Conference ends