Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the second Symposium on Polar Microbes and Viruses from 4-7 May 2020 at Tvärminne Zoological Station, Finland. 

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This symposium will bring together molecular microbial ecologists specializing in different organism groups to share our latest results and discuss methodological problems, as well as future prospects in the field, including practical international collaborations. The environmental focus will be on cryospheric environments including sea ice, glaciers, ice sheets, and permafrost, but excellent research in other polar 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 is encouraged as well.

Deadline for abstracts: 13 March

Deadline for registration: 3 April

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