Invitation Letter

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the symposium “Power of Microbes in Industry and Environment 2016”, which will be held in Krk (island Krk), Croatia from September 28th to October 1st 2016.

This symposium which covers all important topics of applied microbiology is already the fifth in a row, starting with the meeting in Opatija in 2002 and followed by the symposia in Zadar in 2007, Malinska (island Krk) in 2010 and Primošten in 2013. Like the previous meetings, the one this year will be organized by the Croatian Microbiological Society and co-organized by several other European microbiological societies, promoting the collaboration among microbiologists in Central Europe and broader. The experience of the past meetings motivated our efforts to continue with this series with a clear tendency to include new societies and strengthen the scientific connections among research groups of neighbouring countries.

The new venue of the meeting, Krk is the biggest and the most attractive tourist destination situated at the island having the same name, located in the centre of the Kvarner bay just 30 kilometres away from the city of Rijeka. Its mild Mediterranean climate, good geographical position and variety of natural and cultural beauties gave it, even in ancient times, the name "Golden Island".

Respecting the moment and financial situation in most European countries, and with a wish to attract as many young researchers as possible, the Organization committee tried to provide lower registration fees, particularly for students, and special accommodation prices for participants of the meeting. The organization of the symposium is again supported by FEMS enabling grants for young scientists and invited speakers. As usually, all the necessary details can be found here, at the symposium web-site.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Krk!

Vladimir Mrša

President of the Organising Committee