A few words about the 1st Summer School of MIKROBIOKOSMOS

The title of the Summer School ”The role of microbiome in ecosystem functioning, food security, human health and environmental protection”  is a  reflection of the major advances and state of the art research in microbiology which have highlighted the key role of microbiome on environment and human health.

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 aimed to attract PhD students which study the microbiome at different environmental matrices or the symbiome of different organisms (insects, animals, humans). The students attending the Summer School offered accommodation in the double bedrooms of the Monastery (include en-suite facilities). Lunch and coffee offered to the attendees and a social dinner was organized for the participants on Tuesday the 26th of June 2018 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 aquatic microbiology, metagenomics (sequence based and functional), plant-microbe interactions, human and food microbiome, biorefining processes, synthetic biology and fungal genomics. In view of the increasing interest and use of bioinformatic tools in studying the microbiome, practicals on sequence-based metagenomics, bacterial genome assembly and RNAseq data analysis was offered to the attendees. You can find a full list of the presenters accompanied by a brief personal description in the flyer.