Extended Deadline: Call for Abstracts for the 1st Polar Microbes Symposium

Date: 
9 March 2018

Extended Call for Abstracts
1st Tvarminne Polar Microbes Symposium
14-17 May 2018
Helsinki, Finland

Extended abstract submission deadline: 19 March 2018

For more information and to submit an abstract, go to:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebt3l95Fhg6fOQw0CfJzA6iHb2v4Wm...

For questions, contact:
Eeva Eronen-Rasimus
Email: eeva.eronen-rasimus [at] ymparisto.fi

Eric Collins
Email: recollins [at] alaska.edu


Organizers invite abstract submissions for the 1st Tvarminne Polar Microbes Symposium. This symposium will convene 14-17 May 2018 at the Tvarminne Zoological Station in Helsinki, Finland.

This small symposium (40 participants) is intended to provide a unique opportunity to bring together molecular microbial ecologists specialized in different organism groups, share the latest results, and discuss methodological problems and future prospects in the field, including practical international collaboration.

The environmental focus will be on sea ice environments, but research in other cryospheric environments will also be considered for participation. The methods to be discussed will focus on 'omics' techniques, ranging from single cells to metagenomes, but research using additional methods will be considered as well.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers include:

  • John Bowman, University of Tasmania, Australia;
  • Jenni Hultman, University of Helsinki, Finland;
  • Thomas Mock, School of Environmental Sciences, United Kingdom;
  • David Thomas, Bangor University, United Kingdom;
  • Letizia Tedesco, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland; and
  • Hermanni Kaartokallio, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland.

Transportation from Helsinki to Tvarminne, shared lodging at Tvarminne Zoological station (few single rooms available), meals, and sauna for Monday through Thursday are included in the registration fee.

Extended abstract submission deadline: 19 March 2018

Registration deadline: 30 March 2018

For more information and to submit an abstract, go to:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebt3l95Fhg6fOQw0CfJzA6iHb2v4Wm...

For questions, contact:
Eeva Eronen-Rasimus
Email: eeva.eronen-rasimus [at] ymparisto.fi

Eric Collins
Email: recollins [at] alaska.edu