Conferences and Meetings: April 2013

The 10th annual Astrobiology Graduate Conference (AbGradCon), an interdisciplinary conference organized by and for graduate students and early career scientists, will be held at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from June 10th - 14th, 2013. AbGradCon is for pre- and early-career scientists (astronomers, biologists, chemists, educators, engineers, geologists, planetary scientists and social scientists) whose research addresses a topic relevant to astrobiology.
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Registration and abstract submission deadline: June 1, 2013. The 5th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology (PAM5) 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.

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 5, 2013: This GRC will be held at Stonehill College in Easton, MA (USA) June 2-7, 2013.

Deadline for Abstract Submission - April 30th: The 10th international Congress on Halophilic Microorganisms - Halophiles 2013, will be held on the campus of the University of Connecticut, Storrs from June 23rd - 27th 2013.

August 25 - 30, 2013 in Florence, Italy - Abstract Submission Deadline: April 12, 2013: Convenors: Matt Schrenk, Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Chris Ballentine - Keynote: Eric Boyd (Montana State University)