8th International Conference on Polar & Alpine Microbiology

This conference will continue with the tradition of a single session divided into thematic topics related to the exciting research being carried out globally in polar and alpine ecosystems.

The conference is organised by The International Centre for Terrestrial Antarctic Research (ICTAR) at the University of Waikato and the local organising committee.

The schedule will include four days of oral and poster presentations with a mid-week day off to participate in a number of organised day trips into the heart of New Zealand.

Following the conference, we intend to host a series of workshops presenting some of the latest methods and developments in the field.

We intend to hold the conference dinner (feast) at the famous Hobbiton so that all attendees can experience a small piece of Middle Earth.


Don't forget to submit your abstract for the 8th International Conference on Polar & Alpine Microbiology, the abstract submission portal will be open until Sunday 30th September, 2018. Registration will be open shortly, make sure to register your interest here so we can let you know as soon as it opens, early-bird registration will close on Saturday 3rd November, 2018.


Monday, February 4, 2019 - Friday, February 8, 2019