Last update: 21/03/2020
  • EcotoxicoMic Newsletter #9 (March 2020)

The 9th Newsletter is specifically dedicated to the EcotoxicoMic2020 International Conference is available on the following link:

  • EcotoxicoMic 2020: Register now to the DRomics Training Course


  • EcotoxicoMic 2020: Submissions and Registrations are open!


  • EcotoxicoMic Newsletter #8 (January 2020)

The 8th EcotoxicoMic Newsletter is available on the following link: EcotoxicoMic NewsLetter 8 – Janvier 2020
It includes, among others, informations about the next EcotoxicoMic webinar and the international conference EcotoxicoMic2020.
  • Next EcotoxicoMic webinar (27/01/2020)

Dr Muhamad ARSLAN (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany)Antimicrobials in constructed wetlands can cause in planta dysbiosis.

More details on the webinar page

  • The last EcotoxicoMic Webinar is avalaible on youtube:

Dr Teofana CHONOVA: Pharmaceuticals in freshwater environments and their effect on microbial biofilm communities – Webinar record: EcotoxicoMic webinar – Teofana CHONOVA

  • Announcement of the new International Erasmus Mundus MSc degree program “Environmental Contamination and Toxicology”

In september 2020, a new International Erasmus Mundus MSc degree program “Environmental Contamination and Toxicology” (ECT+) will be launched for international postgraduates students. More details here.

  • Next EcotoxicoMic webinar (04/12/2019)

Teofana CHONOVA (University of Innsbruck, AUSTRIA and INRA, Thonon les Bains, France).

More details on the webinar page

  • EcotoxicoMic Newsletter #6 (July 2019)

The 6th EcotoxicoMic Newsletter is available on the following link:

It includes, among others, the announcement of the 2nd International EcotoxicoMic Conference EcotoxicoMic 2020 that will be held from 6 to 9 October 2020 in Montpellier (France).

  • Next EcotoxicoMic webinars (18/03/2019)

Ferran ROMERO (ICRA, Girona, Catalonia, Spain) & Sandra KIM TIAM (MNHN, Paris, France). More details on the webinar page

  • EcotoxicoMic Newsletter #5 (January 2019)

The 5th EcotoxicoMic Newsletter is available on the following link: EcotoxicoMic NewsLetter 5 -January 2019
It includes, among others, informations about the main 2018 Highlights and the next EcotoxicoMic webinars.
  • SETAC Helsinki – Special session; Chairs: Dr Marie Simonin (Duke University, USA) and Dr Fabrice Martin-Laurent (INRA, France)

The EcotoxicoMic network in collaboration with the Microbiome Stress Project is supporting the organization of a session entitled ‘Adverse effects of chemicals on host-associated and free-living microbiomes’ chaired by O Admaovsky, M Simonin, J Bisesi and F Martin-Laurent at next SETAC meeting organized in Helsinki (FInland) from the 26 to 30 of May 2019.

The call for abstract is now open and available at

Fill free to submit an abstract before the deadline fixed to the 28 of November 2019.

Best regards

  • Announcement of HCMR Project- EU funded AQUACOSM

An upcoming large-scale mesocosm experiment which is part of the EU funded “AQUACOSM” project will take place at Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) in Heraklion, Greece. It will focus on the toxicity of silver nanoparticles/ions to microbial plankton with metagenomics, based on previous results  with viral and bacterial genome analysis. You can find details here:

It is now the time for interested users to apply for Transnational Access to the facilities at HCMR (next May-June). All travel expenses are covered for the whole duration of the experiment. Application deadline is 30th October. See here,

To apply and participate for some of the already-mentioned tasks or propose your own ideas, please contact Dr Anastasia Tsiola (

  • Replay the EcotoxicoMic 2017 Conference Keynote by Dr Rick Relyea : “The complexities of pollutants and ecological interactions: Lessons from freshwater ecosystems”

Please watch this conference on youtube

Dr Rick Relyea  (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA)  Relyea

Rick Relyea received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1998 and is currently the David D. Darrin ’40 Senior Endowed Chair in Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He has spent his career working to merge the fields of ecology, evolution, and ecotoxicology using a diversity of species and a wide range of experimental venues from the laboratory to outdoor field experiments. His research group has made a number of important discoveries regarding the synergistic effects of contaminants and natural stressors and how contaminant impacts on one species can have substantial impacts on the entire ecosystem due to the pervasive interconnectedness of food webs. 

  • Frontiers Research Topic: Submission Extended Deadline (December 17th 2018)

A Research Topic on Microbial Ecotoxicology is proposed by Frontiers.

Manuscripts can be submitted to this Research Topic via the following journals:


Image2Research Topic Editors

Stéphane Pesce, Fabrice Martin-Laurent, Ed Topp, Jean-François Ghiglione

Reduced Publishing Fees

Frontiers journals are Open Access and authors pay a publishing fee. For the general fee table, please visit the Frontiers website:

Exclusively, for attendees of EcotoxicoMic 2017  Frontiers will offer a 50% discount on the full publishing price for submissions to Frontiers in Microbiology and a 75% discount to authors publishing in Frontiers in Environmental Science.
Authors who wish to contribute, but have not attended the conference will receive a 15% discount.

Extended Submission deadline: December 17th 2018

The articles will be published as soon as they are accepted.

Articles will be compiled into a free-of-charge and free-to-access eBook, which we can be distributed electronically.

Please do not hesitate to share this information within your networks.

  • Replay the 2nd EcotoxicoMic Webinar

Dr Ed Topp  (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)  Topp

Impact of agriculture on environmental microorganisms: The case of antibiotics

Please watch this conference on youtube

  • Microbial Ecotoxicology Book

2017: Publication on the First book focusing on microbial ecotoxicology.

This book is a treatise on microbial ecotoxicology, discussing the effect of pollutants on microbial ecosystems and the role of microorganisms in ecosystems services. Emphasizing the microbial responses to pollution at different biological levels, it focuses on metabolic pathways, genetic adaptation and response at the whole-microbial community level. It also addresses the ecological indicators of ecosystem recovery, as well as microbial biomarkers and biosensors as tools for microbial ecotoxicology.


Book Editors

Cristiana Cravo-Laureau, Robert Duran, Christine Cagnon, Béatrice Lauga