SAME13 - Special Sessions and Pre-lunch Talks


Two additional sessions will be dedicated to topics suggested by a number of researchers, interested to discuss within the SAME13 the last advances in the following additional topics. For each session 4 talks (12 minutes long) will be followed by a short cumulative discussion. A dedicated Poster Session will be organized for each session. SAME13 attendants are free to apply for an oral slot or a poster. The selection will be made following the general SAME13 rules on Scientific Presentations.

S1. Ecology of waterborne pathogens in the light of climate change 

Ingrid Brettar (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany - link)
Luigi Vezzulli (SAME13 Local Committee and University of Genoa, Italy)

S2. Protists - the better looking microbes: the ecological meaning of species specific morphologies

Pierangelo Luporini (University of Camerino, Italy - link)
Thomas Posch (SAME13 Scientific Committee and University of Zurich, Switzerland)

* The Italian Society of Protistology offers two travel grants (250 euros each) for students submitting posters or oral presentations within the Session S2. More information is available at the page Travel Grants & Awards.


Moreover two Special Pre-lunch talks, 10 minutes long, will focus on specific aspects related to aquatic microbial ecology but outside the themes of the scientific sessions: open access publishing of scientific articles and funding policies in aquatic sciences. The two special Pre-lunch Talks are scheduled for the late morning on Tuesday and Wednesday, in the Plenary Hall.

S BertilssonTuesday, 10 Sept.
PLOS One and Frontiers: Open access Journals for Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Prof. Stefan Bertilsson (SAME13 Scientific Committee and University of Uppsala - Sweden)
D DaffonchioWednesday, 11 Sept.
FEMS and SAME: support and opportunities
Prof. Daniele Daffonchio (Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences - University of Milan)