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Symposium on Aquatic Microbial Ecology SAME 16

  • SAME 16 University Potsdam, Neues Palais Potsdam Germany (map)
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1st to 6th September in Potsdam, Germany,

Abstract submission until May 31, 2019  

The SAME 16 organization team is proud to present to you a highly diverse and exciting scientific program. Following the focus of several previous SAME meetings, we have chosen the motto: “From Boat to Bench“ (Integrating Field Observation with Lab Experiments). Our intention is to highlight the current need to better relate field observations, in particular modern multi-OMIC approaches with sophisticated lab based experiments to dissect observations. In times of rapid methodological improvements in several scientific fields, especially in molecular ecology and chemical analytics, an exciting progress in understanding environmental microorganisms has been achieved. However, these observations often lack the precise evaluation of mechanisms of processes and ecological patterns. With SAME 16, we hope to fill this gap and provide stimuli for future research avenues. At the same time, SAME 16 provides several social activities and sufficient time for personal exchange and hopefully lots of fun. Therefore, we have chosen the beautiful surroundings of the “Neue Palais”, one of the major tourist attractions in the historical city of Potsdam. Thanks to the University of Potsdam, we are able to hold the venue in this unique environment, which will provide lots of opportunities for scientific exchange and sightseeing at the same time. We wish you a nice, exciting and stimulating time at SAME 16, Potsdam 2019!

The theme of SAME16 will cover the topics of:

  • Microbial interactions (Protozoa/Fungi, Phytoplankton, Virus/Bacteria)

  • Aquatic Interphases (water atmosphere, surface microlayer (SML), microlayers, clines, sediment water, land water, groundwater etc.)

  • Modelling (Food web, ecological models) 

  • Biogeochemistry (revisiting old paradigms, mechanistic approaches, water column/sediments, environmental change) 

  • Frontiers/New Horizons (new research topics, interdisciplinary microbial ecology, emerging topics)


Confirmed Keynote Speakers (click names for personal webpages):


You can book your place at the early bird rate until March 31, 2019.

Note that the costs include not only access to scientific presentations, certificate of attendance and conference bag, but also welcome reception, gala dinner, lunch, the catering in the coffee breaks and childcare.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Please spread the word.

The Organizing Committee


„Scientific Committee“:

Roberto Danovaro (Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy), Ellen Decaestecker (KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium), Ellen van Donk (Netherlands Institute of Ecology, NIOO-KNAW, Wageningen, The Netherlands), Ester Eckert (Institute of Ecosystem Studies IES-CNR, Verbania, Italy), Pep Gasol (Institute de Ciències del Mar in Barcelona, ICM-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain), Paul del Giorgio (Université du Québec à Montréal, UQAM, Montreal, Canada), Anna Godhe (University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden), Yulia Gubelit (Russian Academy of Science, RAS, St. Petersburg, Russia), Nina Gunde-Cimerman (University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia), Gerhard Herndl (University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria), Jeff Huismann (University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Klaus Jürgens (Institute of Baltic Sea Research, IOW, Warnemünde, Germany), Veljo Kisand (University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia), Michal Koblížek (Algatech, Czech Academy of Science, Trebon Czech Republic), Gipsi Lima-Mendez (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium), Ramon Massana (Institute de Ciències del Mar in Barcelona, ICM-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain), Takeshi Miki (Ryukoku University Seta, Otsu, Japan), Sandi Orlić (Institut Ruđer Bošković, Zagreb, Croatia, Jörg Overmann (Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Braunschweig, Germany), Carlos Pedrós-Alió (National Center for Biotechnology, CNB, Madrid, Spain), Jakob Pernthaler (University of Zürich, Zürich Suisse), Helle Ploug (University of Gotheburg, Gotheburg, Sweden), Anupam Sengupta (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg), Daniel Sher (University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, Karel Šimek (Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, Czech Republic), Télesphore Sime-Ngando (Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France), Meinhard Simon University of Oldenburg, ICBM, Oldenburg, Germany), David Walsh (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada)

Earlier Event: August 19
Baltic Sea Science Congress 2019
Later Event: September 13
Rediscovering pelagic biodiversity