Welcome to the MicroEco 2021 conference!

“It’s clear to me that if you wiped all multicellular life-forms off the face of the Earth, microbial life might shift a tiny bit, if microbial life were to disappear, that would be it - instant death for the planet.” Carl Woese

Microbial metabolism and interactions support all life forms on Earth. A holistic view of the ecology of microorganisms in different environmental realms is essential to create a path for a sustainable future. In this meeting we will discuss fundamental aspects of microbial life in nature and ways to develop potential solutions for environmental problems.

For this aim, we invited a repertoire of great scientists from diverse fields of microbial ecology to get a wide perspective of microbial life. Moreover, representatives from the Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (ISEES) will participate and shed light on the process of science-based environmental decision-making in Israel.

Join us for this unique gathering of the vibrant microbial ecology research community in Israel!


Topic List:

  • Microbial Interactions in laboratory and natural environments
  • Microbial metabolism and cell biology shaping interactions
  • Host-microbe interactions
  • Chemical communication
  • Diversity, dynamics and succession of microbial communities
  • Harnessing microbes for environmental remediation and sustainable energy production
  • Microbial ecology in extreme environments
  • Life styles, adaptation and evolution in changing environments

Best student flash-talk awards!


  • The Lorry I. Lokey Research School of Biochemical Science | FGS
  • The Ekard Research School of Biological Science | FGS
  • The Solo Dwek and Maurizio Dwek Research School of Chemical Science | FGS
  • Faculty of Chemistry | WIS
  • The de Botton Center for Marine Science | WIS
  • Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences | WIS
  • Faculty of Biochemistry | WIS
  • Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences | WIS
  • Azrieli Institute for Systems Biology | WIS
  • Sustainability and Energy Research Initiative (SAERI)
  • International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME)
  • The Knell Family Center for Microbiology