UPDATE October 3 (10:50) SAME13OFFICIAL PHOTO GALLERY ONLINE (SEE SIDE MENU)

UPDATE September 27 (11:38) ABSTRACT BOOK FINAL VERSION UPLOADED!

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Dear friends,

the 13th Symposium SAME, this year called First EMBO Conference on Aquatic Microbial Ecology: SAME13 after the very welcome acknowledgment of the quality of the SAME series by the European Molecular Biology Organization is OVER. Thank you all for your amazing spirit, your great science, and for being so many! SAME13 was TERRIFIC, and the merit goes all to you! In the next days a few new pages will be published on the website, including a complete photo gallery. We hardly can wait 2 years to meet you all again in Uppsala for SAME14! Thank you, deeply, again!

Conference themes This meeting has been organized in the tradition of the very successful SAME symposia, coupling the outstanding scientific level of lectures and communications to the unique convivial atmosphere of SAME. We did not define one conference theme, in order to enlarge as much as possible the coverage of the different advances in aquatic microbial ecology achieved in the last years, as well as the most exotic perspectives.

Attendees 440 microbial ecologists, aquatic and environmental microbiologists, and scientists with an interest in aquatic microbial ecology from over 50 countries.

Concept A small-scale meeting without parallel sessions, ensuring the highest attendance to oral presentations, as well as to posters, with the participation by the world leaders in the field of aquatic microbial ecology. Outstanding keynote lectures, high consideration for PhD students and for young researchers, a number of social events in the relaxing environment ensured by warm and romantic Stresa. The conference was organized with the highest attention to the environment, ensuring zero impact for SAME13.

Location Congress Palace of Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy. Stresa, with its beautiful beachfront setting, has been an ideal place not only for conferences but also for holidays. The islands, the lake, the mountains are all reachable in a few minutes from the small city centre. The Victorian hotels, the art nouveau noble houses, the wonderful botanical gardens are a perfect frame for the SAME13 group picture. Stresa is at 45 minutes drive from Milan Malpensa International Airport and is served by a train station on the Simplon line.

Sincerely,

Gianluca Corno
Manuela Coci
Stefano Amalfitano
Gian Marco Luna
(SAME13 organizers)