This small symposium (40 participants) is intended to provide a unique opportunity to bring together molecular microbial ecologists specialized in different organism groups, share our latest results, and discuss methodological problems as well as the future prospects in the field, including practical international collaboration. The environmental focus will be on sea ice environments, but excellent research in other cryospheric environments is also invited. The methods to be discussed will focus on 'omics' techniques, ranging from single cells to metagenomes, but exciting research using additional methods will be considered as well.
Organizers: Dr. Eeva Eronen-Rasimus (Finnish Environment Institute) and Dr. Eric Collins (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
Location: Tvärminne Zoological Station, 120km southwest of Helsinki, Finland https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research-stations/tvarminne-zoological-station
Schedule: Sun May 13 -- arrive in Helsinki Mon May 14 -- morning: charter bus travel to Tvärminne; afternoon: sessions Tue May 15 -- sessions Wed May 16 -- sessions Thu May 17 -- sessions; afternoon: charter bus return to Helsinki
Confirmed Plenary Speakers: Assoc. Prof. John Bowman, University of Tasmania, Australia Academy Research Fellow Jenni Hultman, University of Helsinki, Finland Prof. Thomas Mock, School of Environmental Sciences, UK Prof. David Thomas, Bangor University, UK Senior researcher Letizia Tedesco, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland Senior researcher Hermanni Kaartokallio, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland
Registration fee: 150€ Transportation from Helsinki to Tvärminne, Shared Lodging at Tvärminne Zoological station (few single rooms available), Meals, and Sauna are included (Monday -- Thursday) in the registration fee
Apply By: Wednesday, February 28 Decisions By: Wednesday, March 7 Registration Deadline: Friday, March 30
Links to travel funding opportunities: FEMS: https://fems-microbiology.org/fems-activities/grants/fems-meeting-attendance-grants/ Microbiology Society: https://microbiologysociety.org/grants/travel-research/travel-grants.html