Pickup  Registration Materials: Sunday – 15:00 to 22:00 at Management Centre Hotel

Welcome Mixer: 18:00 to 22:00 – Management Centre Hotel






The 5th International Conference

Introduction to Conference
The conference focuses on ecological and industrial applications and basic research on extracellular enzymes. Participants represent a wide range of disciplines including terrestrial and aquatic microbial ecologists and biochemists. The program is informally structured to provide unique, fruitful interactions among scientists who otherwise might not meet.
This is a follow-up to the highly successful conferences held in Granada Spain in 1999, Prague in 2003, Viterbo, Italy in 2007 and Bad Nauheim in 2011.
Bangor, Wales is in an area rich in Welsh culture, history and art.


29 April 2016 Early registration deadline
6 May 2016 Submission of poster & oral abstracts
24-28 July 2016 Conference




 Program Topics

  • Genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics of extracellular enzyme expression
  • From micro to macro- scale expression of extracellular enzymes in the environment
  • Enzymic remediation and biodegradation
  • Ecosensors
  • Microbial ecology of enzymes in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
  • Emerging microbial and enzymic methods
  • Extracellular enzyme expression in a changing climate
Novozymes North America, Inc
International Union of Soil Science

Dr. Petr Baldrian, Lab of Environ. Microbiology, Czech Republic
Pr. Richard Burns, University of Queensland, Australia
Pr. Jose M. Barea, Es. Exp. del Zaidin, CSIC, Spain
Dr. Carmen Trasar Cepeda, IIAG-CSIC, Spain
Pr. Ryszard J. Chrost, Warsaw University, Poland
Pr. Shiping Deng, Oklahoma State University
Pr. Richard P. Dick, Ohio State University, USA
Pr. Chris Freeman, Bangor University, Wales
Pr. Stefano Grego, Università della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
Pr. Ji-Dong Gu, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
Pr. Hans-Georg Hoppe, Inst. for Marine Sci., Kiel, Germany
Pr. Ellen Kandeler, Hohenheim University, Germany
Pr. Hojeong Kang, Yonsei University, Korea
Dr. Juergen Marxsen, Justus Liebig Univ. Giessen, Germany
Pr. Paolo Nannipieri, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Pr. Giancarlo Renella, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Pr. Anna Romani, University of Girona, Spain
Dr. Tom Speir, Inst. Environ. Sci. & Res., Ltd, New Zealand
Pr. Mary Stromberger, Colorado State University, USA
Executive Conference Director:
Program Information:

Pr. Richard P. Dick
School of Environ. & Natural Resources
Ohio State University, 210 Kottman
Columbus, OH 43210 USA
Tel: +1-614-247-7605
Fax: +1-614-292-7432
E-mail: Richard.Dick@snr.osu.edu
Organizational Director:
Pr. Chris Freeman
School of Biological Sciences
Bangor University
Deiniol Road, Bangor
Gwynedd, LL57 2UW
Wales, United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0) 1248 3823
Email: c.freeman@bangor.ac.uk
Fax +49-641-99-35709
Conference Management:
Dr. Timothy Jones
School of Biological Sciences
Bangor University
Deiniol Road, Bangor
LL57 2UW Wales, United Kingdom
Email: t.jones@bangor.ac.uk
Fax + 541-737-5725