Past Meetings

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September 24-29The International Society of Environmental Biogeochemistry’s 23rd Symposium (ISEB23)Palm Cove, Tropical North Queensland, Australia
September 03-08SAME15Zagreb, Croatia
August 28-September 01International Workshop on Marine GeomicrobiologySandbjerg Manor, Denmark
August 27-September 0114th International Meeting on Thermophile BiologySkukuza Conference Centre, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa
August 01-032017 Multi-omics for Microbiomes – EMSL Integration Conference Pasco, WA, United States
July 16-21Gordon Research Conference on Applied & Environmental Microbiology Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, United States
July 09-13FEMS 2017Valencia Spain
June 27-July 157th Summer Course on Environmental Life Sciences EngineeringNanyang Technological University, Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (Singapore)
June 25-296th International Symposium on Biosorption and Biodegradation/BioremediationPrague, Czech Republic
June 14-16NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Pan-microbial Trait EcologyNational Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville
April 21Topical Day on ionizing radiation: how do bacteria cope and what can we learn?Mol, Belgium
April 19-21International Conference on HolobiontsParis (Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle)


October 31-November 022nd World Congress and Expo on Applied MicrobiologyIstanbul, Turkey
September 04-07IWA Microbial Ecology in Water Engineering & Biofilms joint specialist conferenceCopenhagen, Denmark
August 21-26ISME16Montreal, Canada
July 16-21Gordon Research Conference on Applied & Environmental MicrobiologyMount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, United States
July 03-216th Summer Course on BiofilmsNanyang Technological University, Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering, Singapore
April 09-12ECCMID 2016 Amsterdam, the Netherlands
March 29-April 29Microbial and Geochemical Oceanography in Upwelling EcosystemsSam Nujoma Campus and Research Center of the University of Namibia, Namibia
January 31-February 06BRAAVOO Workshop and Creative Design CourseLausanne, Switzerland
January 26-29EMBO - EMBL Symposium: A New Age of Discovery for Aquatic Microeukaryotes Heidelberg, Germany
January 15Exploring the deepest and most mysterious regions of the ocean - live streamingMain Campus of the University of Concepcion, Chile
January 11-30Ecology and Diversity of Marine Microorganisms (ECODIM IX)Marine Biological Station of the University of Concepcion in Dichato, Chile


December 17-18MMEG 2015 (Molecular Microbial Ecology Group)London, United Kingdom
November 29-December 03Ecology of Soil Microorganisms 2015Prague, Czech Republic
November 23-25miCROPe2015 – Microbe-assisted crop production- opportunities, challenges & needsVienna, Austria
October 21-237th Annual Argonne Soil Metagenomics MeetingLisle, Illinois, USA
October 08-09Course on Metagenomic Analysis of Microbial CommunitiesSchool of Veterinary Medicine, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon. Escobedo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
September 29-October 026th European Conference on Prokaryotic and Fungal GenomicsUniversity of Göttingen, Germany
September 20-245th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany
September 14-16Multi-omics for Microbiomes ConferenceThree Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA, USA
August 31-September 0445th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and SwitzerlandGöttingen, Germany
August 25-27World congress on Beneficial microbes: Food, Pharma, Aqua and Beverages IndustryValancia, Spain
August 24-26International Conference on Influenza- 2015West Drayton, London, UK
August 23-28Second EMBO Conference on Aquatic Microbial Ecology: SAME14Uppsala, Sweden
July 19-August 01Host-microbe symbiosis: old friends and foes - Summer School for PhD studentsInstituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal, (Oeiras) Lisbon, Portugal
July 19-2310th International Symposium on Phyllosphere MicrobiologyMonte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland
June 28-July 014th International Conference on Nitrification and related processes (ICoN4)University of Alberta, Canada
June 22-24World Congress and Expo on Applied MicrobiologyFrankfurt, Germany
June 21-24Rhizosphere 4MECC Maastricht, Netherlands
June 14-18Third Microbial Single Cell Genomics WorkshopBoothbay Harbor, Maine, USA
June 14-1813th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology (BAGECO13)University of Milan, Italy
June 07-11FEMS MicrobiologyMaastricht, Netherlands
March 22-25Proteomic Forum 2015Technical University Berlin, Germany
March 18-2125th Annual Meeting of the Society for VirologyRuhr-University Bochum, Germany
March 15-20Postgraduate Course Microbial Ecosystem ServicesSoest, The Netherlands
March 01-04VAAM ( 2015 conference of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology)Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany


September 29-October 03Computational Molecular Analysis Summer School 2014Wilhelmshaven, Germany
September 14-19Course Metagenomic Methods for Microbial EcologistsNetherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Wageningen, The Netherlands
July 27-August 01International Union of Microbiological Societies 2014 CongressesMontréal, Canada
June 25-27International Symposium on Aeromonas and Plesiomonas (11th ISAP)Montpellier, France
June 24-26International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics – IPC2014Budapest, Hungary
June 10-122nd International Conference on Biogas Microbiology - ICBMUppsala, Sweden
May 27-June 28C-MORE Summer CourseHawaii, USA
May 11-13Biofilms6Vienna, Austria
April 28-29The Microbiome/Microbiota R&D and Business Collaboration ForumLondon
March 04-26Microbial and Geochemical Oceanography in Upwelling EcosystemsUniversity of Namibia (UNAM), SANUMARC, in Henties Bay, Namibia
January 06-25ECODIM-VIIIDichato, Chile


December 11-132nd Thünen Symposium on Soil MetagenomicsBraunschweig, Germany
October 03-06Molecular Life Sciences 2013Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
September 26-28Annual Meeting of the German Society for Biomaterials (DGBM) 2013Erlangen, Germany
September 08-125th International Conference on Polar and Alpine MicrobiologyBig Sky, Montana, USA
July 21-25FEMS 2013Leipzig, Germany
July 07-12GRC Applied & Environmental MicrobiologyMount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA USA
June 02-05Functional Metagenomics ConferencePretoria, South Africa
May 26-30EuroEEFG Conference - Frontiers in Ecological and Evolutionary GenomicsNH Conference Centre Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
March 11-15International winter school on symbiogenesis, lateral gene transfer and hybridization for master, phd and post-doctoral studentsLisbon, Portugal, Ciência Viva Knowledge Pavilion
March 10-13Annual Conference of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM) Bremen, Germany
March 06-0923rd Annual Meeting of the Society for VirologyKiel Germany
January 20-232nd Water Research ConferenceSingapore Expo, Singapore


November 05-083rd International Conference on Microbial Communication (MiCom 2012)Jena, Germany
November 01-03Annual Meeting of the German Society for Biomaterials (DGBM) 2012Handwerkskammer Hamburg, Germany
October 16-171st Swiss International Conference on Industrial Microbiology - Microscon 2012Olten, Switzerland
August 26-September 01Field Course in GeomicrobiologyEastern Swiss Alps
July 16-18How bugs kill bugs: progress and challenges in bacteriocin research University of Nottingham, UK
June 21-22Young Microbiologist Symposium University College Cork, Ireland
June 10-July 12GeoBiology 2012: An International Training course in a Rapidly Evolving FieldGreat Salt Lake and southern Wyoming, Colorado School of Mines, Caltech/JPL, USC Wrigley Institute, Catalina Island, USA
June 06-08DEBI RCN Ocean Crust Processes and Consequences for Life Meeting Bremen, Germany
May 06-092nd International Workshop on Microbial Life under Extreme Energy LimitationAarhus, Denmark
May 06-July 29The Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research & Education (CMORE) summer training course in microbial oceanography "Genomes to Biomes"The University of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
April 15-18EMBO Workshop on Microbial Sulfur MetabolismNoordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
April 02-04Electron transfer at the microbe-mineral interfaceUniversity of East Anglia, UK
March 29-30Pollutant degradation under environmental stress: towards rational bioaugmentationTrippenhuis Amsterdam, The Netherlands
March 18-21Annual Conference of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM) 2012Tübingen, Germany
February 21-23International Scientific Conference on Bacteriocins and Antimicrobial Peptides – BAMP2012Kosice, Slovakia
January 08-28ECODIM-VII - "Ecology and Diversity of Marine Microorganisms" offered by the Austral Summer Institute of the University of Concepción, ChileEstación Costera de Investigaciones Marinas (ECIM) of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile at Las Cruces, Chile


October 25-27International Scientific Conference on Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods – FF2011Kosice, Slovakia
October 18-20Life in Extreme Environments Dublin, Ireland
October 15-19Conference Jacques Monod on Integrative ecological genomicsRoscoff (Brittany), France
October 15-20Comparative genomics of eukaryotic microorganisms: understanding the complexity of diversitySant Feliux (near Girona), Spain
October 05-073rd Annual Argonne Soil Metagenomics WorkshopIndian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale, IL, USA
October 02-0626th Brazilian Congress of Microbiology - BCM26Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
September 21-24Annual Conference of the German Society for Neuropathology and NeuroanatomyUniversity of Tübingen, Germany
September 21RELU - Living with uncertainty in animal disease managementRoyal College of Surgeons of England, London
September 18-21ProkaGENOMICS 2011 - 5th European Conference on Prokaryotic and Fungal GenomicsUniversity of Goettingen, Germany
September 11-16International Symposium for Subsurface MicrobiologyGarmisch-Partenkirche, Germany
August 28-September 02SAME 12 - The 12th Symposium on Aquatic Microbial EcologyRostock/Warnemünde, Germany
July 09-23US-EC Course in Environmental Biotechnology 'Microbial Catalysts for the Environment'University of Lausanne, Switzerland
July 06-08MIMAS - Microbial Interactions in Marine SystemsGreifswald, Germany
June 30-July 01Microbial resource management in biotechnology: Concepts & applicationsGhent University, Belgium
June 05-18Microbial Metagenomics Summer CourseMichigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
May 29-June 02Bageco 11Corfu, Greece
April 27-May 01Ecology of Soil MicroorganismsPrague, Czech Republic
April 10-15Molecular Bioenergetics of Cyanobacteria: From Cell to CommunityHotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
March 09-11International Human Microbiome CongressVancouver, BC, Canada
March 06-09Deep Biosphere Sediment MicrobiologyChapel Hill, North Carolina, USA


December 08-10International Symposium on Soil MetagenomicsJohann-Heinrich von Thünen-Institute, Braunschweig (Germany)
September 19-24Workshop - Redefining Microbial Genomics: The power of sequencing individual cellsBoothbay Harbor, Maine, ME, USA
September 13-152nd Florence Conference on Phenotype MicroArray Analysis of MicroorganismsFlorence, Italy
September 06-09Society for General Microbiology Autumn 2010 Meeting University of Nottingham, UK
August 31-September 02Human Microbiome Research ConferenceSt Louis, MO, USA
August 14-18Phyllosphere 2010 - 9th International Symposium on the Microbiology of Aerial Plant Surfaces Oregon State University, USA
June 15-17International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics – IPC 2010Kosice, Slovakia
June 14Gastro-intestinal Models in the Research of Probiotics and Prebiotics – Scientific SymposiumKosice, Slovakia
June 14Bacillus Subtilis and Sporeformers – Scientific SymposiumKosice, Slovakia
June 14Scientific Symposium on Bacteriocins, Antimicrobial Proteins and PeptidesKosice, Slovakia
June 07-11XIth meeting of IOBC/WPRS Working Group "Biological control of fungal and bacterial plant pathogens"Graz, Austria
May 31-July 10Summer Program in Microbial OceanographyCenter for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (CMORE) at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
May 18-212nd SItEMICRO course "Detection and quantification of microbes in natural environments"Rome, Italy
March 29-April 01Society for General Microbiology Spring 2010 Meeting Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh - UK
March 19Third Symposium Frontiers in Environmental Microbiology: Lessons for InnovationsUniversidad del Turabo (Gurabo, Puerto Rico, USA)
February 19-212nd International Berlin Bat Meeting: Bat Biology and Infectious Diseases Berlin, Germany
January 04-23Ecology and Diversity of Marine Microorganisms Course (ECODIM) at Austral Summer Institute X (ASI X)Biological Station of the University of Concepción, in Dichato, Chile


December 06-10WAC (World Allergy Congress) 2009Buenos Aires, Argentina
October 19-212009 DEBI Meeting: Subseafloor Observatories and Exploration of the Deep BiosphereKohala Coast, Island of Hawaii, USA
September 20-2361th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Hygiene and MicrobiologyGoettingen, Germany
September 02-04Interdisciplinary Symposium, Biological Responses to Chemical Contaminants: from Molecular to Community LevelAveiro, Portugal
August 30-September 04SAME11 - Symposium on Aquatic Microbial EcologyPiran, Slovenia
August 09-1413th International Symposium on Phototrophic ProkaryotesMontreal, Canada
August 09-146th International Symbiosis Society CongressUniversity of Wisconsin at Madison, USA
July 12-17Gordon Research Conference for Applied and Environmental MicrobiologyMount Holyoke College, MA (USA)
June 21-26Individual-based Modeling of Microbial Interactions & Processes (Summer PhD Course)Technical University of Denmark
June 15-19Bageco-10Uppsala, Sweden
June 09-11Food and Function 2009, International Scientific Conference on Nutraceuticals and Functional FoodsZilina, Slovakia
March 20Second Symposium Frontiers in Environmental Microbiology: a Caribbean PerspectiveUniversidad del Turabo (Gurabo, Puerto Rico, USA)
March 18-2119th Annual Meeting of the Society of Virology (GfV)Leipzig, Germany
March 12How dead is dead? Survival and final inactivation of microorganismsUniversity of Bochum (Germany)
March 08-11Annual Conference of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM)Bochum, Germany


October 19-22WEBS 2008Pack Forest Conference Center, outside of Seattle, WA (USA)
October 16-17Workshop: Legionella: Perspectives and PracticeAdelaide, Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library of South Australia
October 14-19INTERNATIONAL FIELD WORKSHOP MATS2008 "Microbial mats and mat-related sedimentary structures in siliciclastic environment"Zarzis, Tunisia
October 07-109th International Congress on Cell Biology, ICCB 2008COEX in Seoul, Korea
October 06-08Biofilms IIITU Munich, Germany
June 08-13PhD Course, Individual Based Modelling of Microbial Interactions and ProcessesTechnical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, DK
April 15-17NASA Astrobiology Science ConferenceSanta Clara, California, USA
March 19-21Florence Conference on Phenotype MicroArray Analysis of Microorganisms: The Environment, Agriculture, and Human HealthFlorence, Italy
March 14First Symposium Frontiers in Environmental Microbiology: Emerging Roles of Microbes in a Changing WorldUniversidad del Turabo (Gurabo, Puerto Rico, USA)
March 04-07AXIOM-VIBE-eTRAP-HIGRADE Workshop: "Electron transfer processes at biogeochemical gradients"Leipzig, Germany


October 21-24International Workshop on "Microbial Life under Extreme Energy Limitation"University of Aarhus, Denmark
September 15-17International Symposium on Microbial Ecology Matsuyama, ISME Asia 2007Matsuyama, JAPAN
September 03-06Society for General Microbiology, 161th MeetingEdinburgh, UK
September 02-0717th International Biohydrometallurgy SymposiumFrankfurt, Germany
September 02-0710th Symposium on Aquatic Microbial Ecology FaroFaro, Portugal
August 26-31RHIZOSPHERE 2Montpellier, France


October 27-3022nd JSME Annual MeetingTokyo, Japan
October 16-192006 Genomes, Medicine and the Environment ConferenceHilton Head Island, SC, USA
September 11-14Society for General Microbiology, 159th MeetingYork, UK
September 01-30MicroEnGenRockville, MD, USA
August 20-2511th International Symposium on Microbial EcologyVienna, Austria
August 04-105th International Symbiosis Society CongressVienna, Austria
July 30-August 032006 Annual Meeting Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology MeetingBaltimore, MD, USA
July 25-28The Anaerobe Society of the AmericasBoise, ID USA
July 23-28Gordon Research Conference on Marine MicrobesBiddeford, Maine, USA
July 04-082nd International FEMS Congress of European MicrobiologistsMadrid, Spain
July 03-09International Symposium on Environmental Biotechnology ISEB ESEB JSEBLeipzig, Germany
July 02-062006 Annual Scientific Meeting & Exhibition of the Australian Society for Microbiology - ASM 2006, Gold CoastGold Coast, QLD, Australia
May 21-25American Society for Microbiology, 106th General MeetingOrlando, FL, USA
April 21-2345th Annual Northeast Algal Symposium (NEAS 2006)Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
April 03-06Microbial Activity at Biogeochemical GradientsLeipzig Germany
April 03-06Society for General Microbiology 158th MeetingWarwick, UK
April 02-07European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2006Vienna, Austria
April 01-0416th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious DiseasesNice, France
March 19-22Annual Conference of the Association for General and Applied MicrobiologyJena, Germany
February 21-22Israel Society for Microbiology Annual MeetingBen Gurion University of the Negev
February 21-22Israel Society for Microbiology Annual MeetingBen Gurion University of the Negev


November 13-15Sixth European Biotechnology SymposiumCopenhagen, Denmark
November 09-128th Annual Conference on Computational GenomicsCambridge, MA, USA
October 17-19Genomes, Medicine and the Environment Conference, Presented by the J. Craig Venter InstituteHilton Head Marriot Beach and Golf Resort Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
September 27-30Society for General Microbiology, Society for Medical Microbiology, Society for VirologyBergen, Norway
September 25-29Australian Society for Microbiology 2005 National ConferenceCanberra, Australia
September 12-16Society for General Microbiology (SGM) 157th MeetingKeele, UK
September 01-04The European Research Group for Oral BiologyGeneva, Switzerland
August 27-31Pseudomonas 2005Marseille, France
August 21-25Society for Industrial MicrobiologyChicago, Illinois, USA
August 21-26The 9th Symposium on Aquatic Microbial Ecology (SAME9)Helsinki, Finland
August 20-26International Workshop: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of ExtremophilesKamtchatka, Russia
August 14-19The Joint International Symposia for Subsurface Microbiology and Environmental BiogeochemistryWyoming, USA
July 24-29Gordon Conference on Applied & Environmental MicrobiologyNew London, CT, USA
July 23-28International Union of Microbiological SocietiesSan Francisco, USA
June 26-298th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and EcologyVilleurbanne, France
June 12-15MicroEngen IIShanghai, China
June 12-1814th International Congress on the Origin of LifeBeijing, China
June 05-09105th General Meeting of The American Society for MicrobiologyAtlanta, GA USA
June 05-095th International Conference on Shallow LakesDalfsen, The Netherlands
June 01-047th International Symposium on Microbial Iron Transport Storage and MetabolismParis, France
April 24-29European Geosciences Union - General Assembly 2005Vienna, Austria
April 10-13Biofilms 2005 Microbial adhesions to surfaces: Mechanisms and preventionArlington, VA USA
April 04-07Society General Microbiology 156th MeetingEdinburgh, UK

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