Microbial Ecology: From Individuals to Ecosystems

The Microbial Ecology Special Interest Groups launch event!

Cost: Free to all BES members

As part of the launch of the new Microbial Ecology SIG, we will be holding a two-day event at the University of Salford.

Day 1: Talks that cover the diverse ways that microbes influence the ecology of organisms and ecosystems, including a plenary lecture from Prof. Alan McCarthy from the University of Liverpool.

Day 2: Includes a “Horizon Scanning Workshop” which, aims to identify the next big questions in microbial ecology (similar to previous events run by Prof. Bill Sutherland). This will require delegates to submit 10-20 questions relating to their field before the event, which will then be discussed at Salford and reduced to a number of leading and specific research questions.

The process and results of this workshop will then be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal for publication, with all contributors listed as authors. Please note, as the event is free to all BES members, it is a requirement of attendance that you contribute to this process before and during the workshop.

Please click here to submit an abstract form. Abstract Submission deadline: 23:59pm BST 10 June.

Please click here to submit research questions for the Horizon Scanning Workshop

Registration is now open


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