International Conference on Alpine and Polar Microbiology
Venue: Hotel HIlton, Innsbruck
|Event Date/Time: Mar 27, 2006||End Date/Time: Mar 30, 2006|
|Registration Date: Feb 28, 2006|
|Early Registration Date: Dec 20, 2006|
|Abstract Submission Date: Nov 01, 2005|
|Paper Submission Date: May 01, 2006|
The objective of this meeting is to bring together scientists and professionals to discuss all aspects of psychrophilic and cold-tolerant microorganisms, in a trans-polar and alpine context. It will be an exciting opportunity to enjoy the scientific content of the conference as well as the natural beauty of the Tyrolean Alps.
Arctic, antarctic, and alpine environments are characterized by low temperatures and are thus colonized by microorganisms that have evolved a series of adaptations to survive and grow successfully in these cold ecosystems. Psychrophilic and cold-tolerant microorganisms contribute essentially to the processes of nutrient turnover, biomass production and litter decomposition. Moreover, these microorganisms and their cellular constituents or products provide a large biotechnological potential.
The broad conference topics for oral and poster sessions are
A: Ecology and biodiversity of cold terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
B: Biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling in cold ecosystems
C: Biotransformation and biodegradation of biopolymers and xenobiotics at low temperatures
D: Physiology and metabolism of psychrophiles
E: Genetic approaches
F: Biotechnology using psychrophiles
H: Methods in alpine and polar biosciences
An excursion to a glacier close to the conference location will give you an impression of a typical cold alpine environment.
Venue and Accommodation
Innsbruck, the provincial capital of Tyrol (Austria), is situated in the center of the Alps in the heart of Europe (www.innsbruck.info). The conference will be held at the Hilton hotel, which is ideally situated in the center of the town and has a capacity for approx. 180 conference participants.
A block of rooms will be available at the Hilton hotel (conference venue) and other hotels in Innsbruck at a special rate for conference participants. More information can be found at www.alpine-polar-microbiology2006.at.
The registration fee includes attendance at all presentations, a copy of the abstract book, all coffee breaks and four lunches including beverages. To register, please download the registration form and payment instructions from our website.
Call for Abstracts
The deadline for abstract submission is November 1, 2005. To submit an abstract, please dowload instructions for the preparation of abstracts from our website and send a MS-Word file as attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Presenters will be invited to submit papers to a special issue of an international peer-reviewed journal.