Conferences / Conferencias
Dr. Antonio


Prokaryotic Culturomics and Metagenomics of Hypersaline environments. Current position, institution: Professor of Microbiology, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Sevilla, Spain
Dr. Nicolás


Deciphering the molecular mechanisms involved in biofilm formation by acidophile bacteria belonging to the class Acidithiobacillia.

Full Professor, Faculty of Science, University of Chile
Dra. Verónica


Niches and nesting of functional microbial groups in high altitude wetland ponds.

Associate Professor, Playa Ancha University, Valparaíso, Chile
Dr. Rommel


Bioinformatic applied to extreme environment metagenomic data: the kind of information that can be extracted.

Associate Professor. Federal University of Pará. Institute of Biological Science. Faculty of Biotechnology, Brazil
Dr. Luiz

Henrique Rosa

Fungi in Antarctica: Diversity and biotechnological potential.

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dra. María Antonieta

Quispe Ricalde

Exploring the microbial biodiversity of extremophiles in Peruvian Andes.

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, National University of San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Perú
Dra. Patrizia


Fertile and Barren Landscapes: The Sacredness of Mother Earth.

Full-time Professor. Faculty of Arts, University of Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Dra. Virginia Helena


Multi-resistant microbes and extremo-photoreceptors: a tale from the highest UV-irradiated environment on Earth.

Head of Electron Microscopy Research Center and Core Facility (CIME), UNT-CONICET. Full Professor, University of San Pablo-Tucumán. Assistant Professor, National University of Tucumán, Argentine
Dra. Nina

Pastor Colón

The link between sequence, structure, function, and dynamics in proteins; the role of this link in adaptation to extreme conditions.

Full Professor, Cell Dynamic Research Center, University of Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Dr. Tuo


Salinity-remodeled cell walls of halophilic fungi: Structural view of osmoprotective strategy using solid-state NMR.

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, USA
Dr. Nina Gunde


From glaciers to refrigerators, from salterns to kitchens – the diverse world of poly extremophilic fungi.

Head of Molecular Genetics and Biology of Microorganisms and Head of the Infrastructural Centre Mycosmo. Full professor. Department Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana. Slovenia.
Dr. Ramón

Rosselló Mora

Culture-dependent (genomics) and -independent (metagenomics) reveal the role of the pangenome in maintaining species success under environmental perturbations.

Scientific Researcher at the Mediterránean Institute for Advanced Studies, Spain
Dr. Andrés

Yarzábal Rodríguez

May psychrophilic bacteria help us improve agriculture in cold regions? Lessons learned from glacier microbiology.

Researcher/lecturer at the Catholic University of Cuenca, Ecuador
Dr. Vitor


Cyanobacteria from land and sea: biodiversity and applications in the context of climate change.

Full professor at University of Porto and Director of CIIMAR, Portugal
Dr. Vanesa


Microbiology of Antarctic lithobionts

Research Associate, Research Institute in Biological Sciences Clemente Estable,

Montevideo, Uruguay