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The 9th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology

9-14 October 2022, German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

(Abstract submission is extended to July 20. The 2nd circular is downloadable here)


Registration goes to this link (click here). New early bird registration time closed on August 26, 2022. The final registration is due September 10, 2022. After that, late and on-site registration is still possible.

The initial sessions were re-arranged on August 26, 2022 (click here)

Travel grant application is not possible any further by 12:00 German Time, August 26, 2022.

FEMS Microbial Ecology invites participants to PAM 2022 to submit manuscripts that include work presented at the 9th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology to a Thematic  Issue on Polar and Alpine Microbiology (details are available here); target submission deadline of Jan 31st 2023.


After two years of pandemic, we are grateful to be able to invite you to the 9th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology held in Potsdam, Germany as presence meeting, on 9-14 October, 2022.

We cannot offer a hybrid mode option for participation but aim to stream selected talks each day for free, to broaden the audience.

The Potsdam meeting will be a continuation of the eight highly successful previous meetings of this conference series.

The objective of the Potsdam meeting is to bring together researchers from all over the world to discuss various aspects of microbial diversity, function and activity related to cold-adapted microorganisms in polar and alpine environments. Our aim is to foster discussions about recent developments in the field and to exchange ideas and experiences on an international scale.

The meeting will cover different aspects of polar and alpine microbiology:

  •     Microbial diversity and biogeography in permafrost environments
  •     Metabolic activity at subzero temperature
  •     Mechanisms of microbial adaptation and survival in permafrost environments
  •     Permafrost astrobiology
  •     Plant-microbe interaction
  •     Microbial communities and global change
  •     Carbon and nitrogen turnover
  •     Microbial gene pool of cold environments
  •     Biotechnology for cyrospheric microorganisms
  •     Eukaryotic microbial diversity (e.g. algae and fungi)
  •     Viruses in polar and alpine environments

We are looking forward to meeting you in Potsdam in October 2022.