Ecology of Soil Microorganisms 2018




Confirmed speakers 

  Svetlana N. Dedysh is the head of the laboratory of Wetland Microbiology at the Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology, Research Center of Biotechnology of Russian Academy of Sciences. Her main field of research is the microbiology of northern wetlands. Areas of research expertise are: 1) biology and ecology of methane-oxidizing bacteria; 2) microbial diversity in Sphagnum-dominated wetlands; 3) cultivation of bacteria from poorly studied phyla (Acidobacteria, Planctomycetes), 4) bacteria responsible for biopolymer degradation in northern wetlands. She is a member of Bergey's Manual Trust and editor for Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria.
  Annegret Kohler received a PhD in plant physiology and molecular biology at the University of Kaiserslautern/ Germany in 1996. During a first post-doc she worked on Priming as a mechanism in induced systemic resistance in plants. In 2000 she joined the INRA group "Tree-microbe interactions", first as a postdoctoral fellow, since 2006 as a permanent staff member. During the last 10 years she was involved in many genomic projects and in particular in charge of the transcriptomic analyses within these projects. She published over 50 scientific papers related to genomics, transcriptomics and tree-microbe interactions.

Other invited speakers:

  • Petr Baldrian (The Czech Academy of Sciences)
  • Gabriele Berg (Graz University of Technology)
  • Lynne Boddy (Cardiff University)
  • Rachel Creamer (University of Wageningen)
  • Jan Dirk van Elsas (University of Groningen)
  • Hannu Fritze (Natural Resources Institute Finland LUKE)
  • Marcus Horn (University of Hannover)
  • 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)
  • Lasse Ruokolainen (University of Helsinki)
  • 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)