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Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the Molecular Microbial Ecology Group (MMEG) is excited to welcome attendees to this year's meeting, hosted by the University of Southampton. Set over two days, from the 16th to the 17th of December 2024, the event takes place at the National Oceanography Centre located within the port of Southampton.

MMEG 2024 offers a welcoming and supportive setting for students and postdoctoral researchers to showcase their work. It's an excellent chance not only to build professional networks but also to gain valuable insights and feedback through discussions with fellow microbial ecology researchers—an essential component for career progression.

Topics range from fundamental to applied research in microbial ecology, including terrestrial and marine ecosystems, metabolic pathways, biogeochemical cycling, biodegradation, biotechnology, and human microbiome, among others.

Except for a single plenary lecture and panel discussion, all the talks will be given by early career scientists. A conference dinner will be held on the Monday evening to provide further opportunity for networking and discussion.


The MMEG meeting is the ideal place to give your first presentation, be it a poster presentation or a talk. Fill in the form below to submit your abstract - you will hear from us once all abstracts have been submitted about whether your application has been successful or not.

Abstract submission will open 3 June 2024.

The closing date for abstract submissions is 1 November 2024.

Successful abstract submissions will be notified by 15 November 2023.

Any poster or oral abstract submissions with requests to be considered for financial support must be received by 13 October 2024.

Poster Presentations

Poster boards are 6ft x 3ft and fit up to A1 posters If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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