The 3rd International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology will be held in Banff, Alberta, Canada from May 11 - May 15, 2008, coinciding with the International Polar Year (IPY). The meeting sessions and official accommodation will be at The Banff Centre
This meeting will be a continuation of the highly successful meetings previously held in March 2004 in Rovaniemi, Finland, and in March 2006 in Innsbruck, Austria, which brought together leading international researchers and students in this field. The objectives of the Banff meeting will be again to bring together scientists, students and professionals to discuss all aspects of cold-adapted microorganisms and the roles they play in polar and alpine environments, to address recent developments and to exchange ideas and experiences on an international scale. In addition, this meeting will have sessions dealing with cold-adapted fungi and viruses.