SAME13 - the first EMBO Conference on Aquatic Microbial Ecology (13th Symposium on Aquatic Microbial Ecology)


Start Time:08 Sep 2013, 3:00 PM

End Time:13 Sep 2013, 1:00 PM

Where:Congress Palace, Stresa, Italy

Dear friends,

We are very pleased to invite you to 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. The meeting will be held in Stresa, on the shore of Lake Maggiore (Italy), from September 8th to 13th, 2013.

Conference themes  This symposium will be organized in the tradition of the very successful SAME meetings, coupling the outstanding scientific level of lectures and communications to the unique convivial atmosphere of SAME. We have not defined 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. 

Concept  A small-scale meeting without parallel sessions, ensuring the highest attendance to oral presentations, as well as to posters, with 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 will be organized with the highest attention to the environment, ensuring  zero impact  for SAME13.

Attendees  Microbial ecologists, aquatic and environmental microbiologists, and scientists with an interest in aquatic microbial ecology.

Location  Congress Palace of Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy. Stresa, with its beautiful beachfront setting, is 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 nobles 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.

So, just write down your abstract and join us at the amazing SAME13 in Stresa!


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

Early Bird Registration opens: 
Monday 21 January 2013

Submissions open:
Monday 21 January 2013

Deadline Submission of Abstracts:
Friday 12 April 2013

Deadline Early Bird Registration:
Friday 7 June 2013

Deadline Registration:
Friday 9 August 2013