Second international webinar of young microbial ecotoxicology researchers


What is EcotoxicoMicYR ?

Organized by and for young microbial ecotoxicologists, this series of three half-day webinars will take place each Monday afternoon (Paris time zone) from November 13 to 27, 2023.

International keynote speakers, Ph.D. students, Post-Docs and MS. c. students will present their research in Microbial Ecotoxicology to the international community as flash or classic presentations.

Abstract submission (limited to Ph.D. students, Post-Docs and MS. c. students)  is now closed.

The webinar is free and open to everyone!

More information about the scientific and organizing committeekeynote speakerssessionsabstract submission or presentation awards is available on the dedicated pages.


Participation is free of charge
  • Registration is open (and free of charge)

Keynote Speakers

We are happy to announce the confirmed participation of our three internationally renowned keynote speakers (one for each half-day webinar)

Dr Natàlia Corcoll

Dr Natàlia Corcoll is Senior Lecturer at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden).
Her research focuses on assessing the presence and effects of chemicals (pharmaceuticals, pesticides, metals), microplastics, and wastewater microorganisms on algal and microbial diversity, tolerance development, primary production, general carbon metabolism, and contaminant transformation.

Dr Júlia Rosa de RezendeI

Dr Júlia Rosa de Rezende is Assistant Professor at the Heriot-Watt University (UK)
She is interested in geomicrobiological processes in surface and subsurface environments, in particular oil reservoirs. Her research topics include geomicrobiology of carbon and sulfur cycling, sediment biogeochemistry, microbial ecology of oil reservoirs, and bioremediation of polluted environments, microbial technologies for sustainable industrial activity

Dr. Chiho Suzuki-Minakuchi

Dr. Chiho Suzuki-Minakuchi is Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo (Japan).
She is interested in the degradation of environmental pollutants using bacteria as a valuable method for bioremediation. Her research topics include the study of transcriptional networks which regulate physiological activity of bacteria and she is especially interested in the effect of plasmid carriage for host cells. She is also investigating the function of nucleoid-associated proteins, which play a key role in transcriptional networks between plasmid and host chromosome.


Chairmen: Caroline de Clerck & Nicolas Gallois

Keynote Speaker: Chiho Suzuki-Minakuchi

Chairmen: Giulia Cheloni

Keynote Speaker: Júlia Rosa de Rezendel

Keynote Speaker: Natàlia Corcoll

Detailed program

Your access to the webinar

We will be using SpatialChat for our webinar.

Don’t worry if you are not familiar with this tool : a support will be provided to all participants.


Thanks to a grant from the Environmental Science and Pollution Research (ESPR) Journal (Springer), the Best Live Presentations will receive an award: The awarded PhD Students and Post-Docs will be invited to present their work as invited speakers at the EcotoxicoMic 2022 Conference (Gothenburg, Sweden, 12-15th of November 2024)

The Best Flash presentations will be awarded with an original EcotoxicoMicYR T-shirt.

Presentation Guidelines

All presentations must be in English.
Live presentation

Information will be provided after abstracts have been selected.

Flash presentation

Your presentation can not exceed 3 minutes and must be recorded and sent several days before the start of the webinar (more information will be provided after abstracts have been selected).

A tutorial is available below to explain how to record your video presentation from PowerPoint ( 

Abstract submission


Abstract submission is opened for young researchers (PhD Students and Post-Docs) and MS. c. students (for Flash presentation only).

Two types of presentation are possible:

  • Live presentation in 10 min (for PhD students and Post-Docs)
  • Pre-recorded flash presentation in 3 min (for PhD students, Post-Docs and MS. c. students)


The abstracts which do not follow the format carefully will be sent back to the author(s) to be revised.

Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be sent by early October.

Scientific and Organizing Committee

The Scientific and Organizing Committee is exclusively composed of  Young Researchers.

Practical information and contact

Notification of acceptance of abstracts have be sent by mail early October. Details about the final programme and registration (free of charge but mandatory) are available above. For any information about EcotoxicoMicYR_2023, please contact the Scientific and Organizing Committee –


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