Summer School of MIKROBIOKOSMOS 2022
“The role of microbiome in ecosystem functioning, food security, human health and environmental protection”
4 July – 8 July 2022
Venue: Conference and Cultural Centre in the old Monastery Paou, Argalasti Pelion Greece (http://mpaou.uth.gr/en/)
A few words about the 2nd Summer School of MIKROBIOKOSMOS
The Hellenic Scientific Society of MIKROBIOKOSMOS was founded in 2008 and it is now considered the podium and niche of environmental microbiologists, food microbiologists, bioengineers, environmental biotechnologists in Greece. Following up the 1st Summer School in 2018, we are now organizing the 2nd Summer School of the Society of Mikrobiokosmos in the frame of a series of Training Events devoted to the training of the young members of the Society. The title of the 2nd Summer School “The role of microbiome in ecosystem functioning, food security, human health and environmental protection” is a reflection of the major advances in our understanding of the key role of microbiome on different process enabling its application in various sectors.
Venue: The Summer School was hosted in the Conference and Culture Centre of the Monastery Paou, Argalasti Pelion (http://mpaou.uth.gr/en/), which belongs to the University of Thessaly.
Attendees: The Summer School attracted PhD or MSc students who study the microbiome at different environmental matrices or the symbiome of different organisms (insects, animals, humans). The students attended the Summer School offered accommodation in the double bedrooms of the Monastery (include en-suite facilities). Lunch and coffee was offered to the attendees and a social dinner was organized for the participants in a local restaurant by the sea.
Lectures and Presenters: A list of top-class researchers from Greece and abroad working in academia and industry presented topics on food microbiome and impact on food safety and health, vine and wine microbiome, human and fish gut microbiome, metagenomics and amplicon sequencing approaches to study environmental microbiomes, plant-microbe interactions, and bioenergy production processes. In view of the increasing interest and use of bioinformatic tools in studying the microbiome, practicals on amplicon sequencing analysis was offered to the attendees in three afternoon sessions. You can find the full programme below in the flyer.