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Funding available--Polar and Alpine Microbiology Conference

5th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology, Big Sky, Montana (USA), 8-12 September 2013

The 5th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology will be held in Big Sky, Montana (USA) from 8-12 September 2013. This meeting will be a continuation of the highly successful meetings previously held in Rovaniemi, Finland (2004), Innsbruck, Austria (2006), Banff, Canada (2008) and Ljubljana, Slovenia (2011), which brought together leading international researchers and students in this field. The objectives of the Big Sky meeting will be again to bring together scientists, students and professionals to discuss all aspects of cold-adapted microorganisms and the roles they play in polar and alpine environments, to address recent developments, and to exchange ideas and experiences on an international scale. The conference will provide a multi-disciplinary forum to explore emerging areas in the field and as always, will have a wealth of opportunities for the exchange of ideas and building of collaborations.

Funding for conference participation:

The 5th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology is pleased to announce funding for US Early Career Scientists to attend PAM 2013.  Generous support from the NASA Astrobiology Institute and the US Department of Energy has made these grants possible.  PAM 2013 will award several competitive grants in the amount of $1200 based on strength and relevance of abstract submitted. Further details on these grants and the application procedure can be found on the conference website.

The deadline for registration and abstract submission is 24 June 2013.

 Conference website:

http://polaralpinemicrobiology2013.montana.edu/