Deadline for abstract submission (poster/oral presentation):  28th February, 2014 NEW DEADLINE:  14th March, 2014

ATTENTION: Poster sizes are 110 cm (h) x 90 cm (L)

Instructions (maximum 450 words): Abstract template


Abstracts will be read and evaluated by at least two reviewers. Selection for oral presentations will consider the abstract originality, relevance and the potential for prompting discussion. 


Microbial Ecology - includes the study of genomic and metagenomic variation, taxonomic and functional microbial diversity, and adaptation of microorganisms to their environment (aquatic, soil, mangrove, forest, desert, tundra, grasslands, agricultural, animal/plant microenvironments, and others).

Microbiomes and Public Health – includes research in human microbiomes, human pathogens in the environment, vector biocontrol and other topics of interest to Public Health.

Biocontrol and biotechnology – includes the development of computer biochips, genetic engineering, ecotoxicology, environmental monitoring, biodegradation, biorremediation, bioleaching, biofuels, and other products of biotechnological relevance.

Population Interactions – includes the study of plant-microbe interactions, symbioses, diseases, animal-microbe interactions, probiotics, microbe-microbe interactions and others.

Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics - Includes new protocols, tools, and computational pipelines. 

Exobiology – includes research on processes leading to the origin, evolution and distribution of life on Earth or elsewhere in the universe, as well as ecological research on extreme environments.