The International Society of Subsurface Microbiology (ISSM) is pleased to invite delegates to attend ISSM 2017. This conference is the tenth in a series of international conferences devoted to providing a better understanding of the ecology, microbial community composition and function, and biogeochemistry of the earth’s subsurface environments. The Conference is being held in Rotorua, New Zealand, from 6-10 November 2017. Rotorua is a stunning location with a wide range of environments - physical, cultural and social, to discover and explore.
The conference promises to be an unforgettable event that will bring together a wide range of international delegates from all around the globe. The conference will span 5 days, including a day of excursions, and over this period conference delegates will hear from leading experts in subsurface microbiology and discuss cutting edge developments in this area.
I look forward to seeing you in Rotorua in November 2017.
ISSM 2017 Organiser
Conference Venue - Millennium Hotel, Rotorua
The conference will take place at the beautiful Millennium Hotel, set on the shores of Lake Rotorua, and only a brief stroll from Rotorua's town centre. You can book Hotel accommodation when you register for the conference, through the online registration form. There are many other accommodation options available, from hotels, to self contained motels, and backpacker accommodation, so there is an option for all budgets.
Millennium Hotel, 1270 Hinemaru St, Rotorua
Rotorua is New Zealand's coolest HotSpot. Rotorua Lakes District is home to many unique natural geothermal parklands, shimmering lakes, dramatic Redwood and native forests, all set against a backdrop of intriguing history and Maori culture.
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About The Organisers
The International Society for Subsurface Microbiology (ISSM) is made up of microbiologists, ecologists, geoscientists, and other researchers around the world fascinated by the various aspects of subsurface microbiology, a rapidly expanding field that focuses on microbial life below the surface of the earth. ISSM has organized numerous symposiums on subsurface microbiology in locations as diverse as Germany, Japan, USA and the UK. These symposia are meant to showcase the latest technologies and research in subsurface microbiology, including microbial ecology. To learn more about ISSM, visit http://www.subsurfacemicrobiology.com/
The Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) is a Government-owned Crown Research Institute that undertakes re search and provides specialised scientific services to organisations and companies throughout New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. It employs around 400 staff located primarily in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. Its science provides the backing for decisions that safeguard people’s health, protect our food-based economy, improve the safety of our freshwater and groundwater resources and provide the justice sector with expert forensic science. To learn more about ESR, please visit www.esr.cri.nz