Last update: 14/09/2020
EcotoxicoMic 2020 Virtual Conference Announcement
In light of on-going developments with COVID-19, we have decided to move our 2020 EcotoxicoMic Conference to a fully online, virtual experience. We believe this is the safest approach for the well-being of our global audience and we are excited that a virtual event makes it possible to gather the EcotoxicoMic community.
More details on https://ecotoxicomic20.sciencesconf.org/
Oral and poster Awards @EcotoxicoMic2020
The best oral and poster presentations by young researchers (PhD students and post-docs) during the EcotoxicoMic2020 conference will be awarded with a total prize of 4,500€ offered by Environmental Science and Pollution Research(ESPR).
It’s not too late to submit your poster abstract (deadline=September 15th) and register (Deadline for normal registration= September 6th).
EcotoxicoMic Newsletter #12 (July 2020)
The 12th EcotoxicoMic Newsletter is available on the dedicated page.
It includes, among others, informations about the free e-book on Microbial Ecotoxicology edited by Frontiers in Microbiology and about the scientific program of the International Conference EcotoxicoMic2020 (6-9 October 2020, France).
Frontiers e-book on Microbial Ecotoxicology
A Frontiers e-book, comprising all the articles featured in the Research Topic “Microbial Ecotoxicology” hosted by Frontiers in Microbiology and Frontiers in Environmental Science, has been compiled and is now available online. More details on the dedicated article.
EcotoxicoMic2020 Conference: The detailed programme of oral presentations is now available on the conference website
The organizers are in regular contact with the French authorities regarding the COVID situation. Sanitary measures during the conference will be adapted according to the latest directives and recommendations. Reimbursement will be made in case of impossibility to join the conference because of sanitary measures and travel restrictions and parts of the conference will be made available online.
Don’t hesitate to register. The deadline for early registration is July 17th. However, due to the 2020 uncommon situation, an intermediary registration fee is exceptionally proposed until September 6th.
EcotoxicoMic Newsletter #11 (June 2020)
The 11th EcotoxicoMic Newsletter is available on the dedicated page.
EcotoxicoMic2020 International Conference: Abstract Submission Extended Deadline
The abstract submission deadline and the deadline to apply to the free registration grant have been extended to April 26th. Please note this is the Final Extended Deadline. Submitting an abstract does not entail any obligation to register for the conference. Please don’t hesitate to send your abstract even if you are not sure to participate @ https://ecotoxicomic20.sciencesconf.org/
EcotoxicoMic2020: New Partnership with Frontiers in Microbiology
A Research Topic dedicated to Microbial Ecotoxicology is proposed for attendees of EcotoxicoMic2020 in the Open Access Journal Frontiers in Microbiology (IF=4.259).
Exclusively, for attendees of EcotoxicoMic 2020, Frontiers will offer a 50% discount on the full publishing price (for the first 40 manuscripts submitted). 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. More detais on the conference website.
EcotoxicoMic Newsletter #10 (April 2020)
The 10th EcotoxicoMic Newsletter is available on the dedicated page.
It includes, among others, informations about the 2nd EcotoxicoMic International Conference.
EcotoxicoMic Newsletter #9 (March 2020)
The 9th Newsletter is specifically dedicated to the EcotoxicoMic2020 International Conference is available on the following link: https://ecotoxicomic.org/2020/03/20/ecotoxicomic-newsletter-9-march-2020/
EcotoxicoMic 2020: Register now to the DRomics Training Course
EcotoxicoMic 2020: Submissions and Registrations are open!
EcotoxicoMic Newsletter #8 (January 2020)
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: https://www.ecotoxicomic.fr/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/EcotoxicoMic-NewsLetter-6-July-2019.pdf
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)
EcotoxicoMic Newsletter #5 (January 2019)
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 https://helsinki.setac.org/time-schedule/scientific-programme/call-for-abstracts/
Fill free to submit an abstract before the deadline fixed to the 28 of November 2019.
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: https://www.aquacosm.eu/mesocosm/cretacosmos/
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, https://www.aquacosm.eu/transnational-access/
To apply and participate for some of the already-mentioned tasks or propose your own ideas, please contact Dr Anastasia Tsiola (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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)
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:
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.
EcotoxicoMic Newsletter #2: July 2018
Replay the 2nd EcotoxicoMic Webinar
Dr Ed Topp (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
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.
Cristiana Cravo-Laureau, Robert Duran, Christine Cagnon, Béatrice Lauga