Plenary Speakers

Forest soil microbiome: who does what and when (and why)

Petr Baldrian

Institute of Microbiology CAS (CZ)

Bacterial endophytes are a hidden player in plant fitness

Dilfuza Egamberdieva

National University of Uzbekistan (UZ)

Current and future research on fish-microbe interactions under the prism of microbiome concepts

Kostas Kormas

University of Thessaly (GR)

Beneath the surface: imaging and spectral cytometry combined with next-generation sequencing in analysis of algal-microbial communities

Natalie Barteneva

Nazarbayev University (KZ)

Exploring of thermophiles of terrestrial geothermal springs in Lesser Caucasus

Hovik Panosyan

Yerevan State University (AM)

Methane in lakes

Sandi Orlic

Ruđer Bošković Institute (HR)

The impact of climate change on microalgae and consequences for human society

Bogdan Druga

Institute of Biological Research (RO)

Science communication in environmental sciences

Aleksandra Ziembińska-Buczyńska

Silesian University of Technology (PL)

Experiences of surviving Western academia with an Eastern PhD

Anna J. Székely

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SE)

It takes more than science to build a career and become an established Aquatic Microbial Ecologist

Hans-Peter Grossart

Leibniz Institute for Freshwater
Ecology and Inland Fisheries (DE)

There and back again: Moving from Western to Eastern Central Europe in a scientific career

Michaela M Salcher

Institute of Hydrobiology CAS (CZ)

The Microbial Loop in Lake Ecosystems: Structure and Control

Meryem Beklioğlu

Middle East Technical University (TR)

Committee Members

Organizing Committee

Colin Murrell
Colin MurrellProfessor in Environmental Microbiology
University of East Anglia (GB)
ISME Executive Advisory Board
ISME Past President
Kasia Piwosz
Kasia PiwoszAssociate Professor
National Marine Fisheries Research Institute (PL)
ISME Ambassador for Poland
ISME Ambassador of the year 2019-2020
Attila Szabó
Attila SzabóResearcher
CER Institute of Aquatic Ecology (HU)
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SE)
ISME Ambassador for Hungary
Thulani P. Makhalanyane
Thulani P. MakhalanyaneProfessor
DSI/NRF SARChI Chair in Marine Microbiomics
University of Pretoria (ZA)
ISME Executive Advisory Board
ISME Ambassador Program Director

Local Committee

Gábor M. Kovács
Gábor M. KovácsProfessor
Eötvös Loránd University (HU)
CAR Plant Protection Institute (HU)
President, HAS Committee on Microbiology
Tamás Felföldi
Tamás FelföldiAssociate professor
Eötvös Loránd University (HU)
CER Institute of Aquatic Ecology (HU)
Balázs Vajna
Balázs VajnaAssociate professor
Eötvös Loránd University (HU)

Scientific Committee

Kasia Piwosz
Kasia Piwosz
Kostas Kormas
Kostas Kormas
Hovik Panosyan
Hovik Panosyan
Attila Szabó
Attila Szabó

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