The Symposium will cover the following topics:

1) Microbes in future aquatic environments (Response of aquatic microbial communities to environmental changes)

2) Viruses: understanding the power of the smaller

3) Making a living of what is available: Microbial chemoautotrophic metabolisms in aquatic environments

4) Microbial metabolic networks in biogeochemical cycles Who does what? strategies/suuccess stories in linking (microbial) diversity to function”

5) Microbial behavior in aquatic systems: from individual cells to communities

6) Handling the flow: from small scale turbulence to stream and river microbiology – Stream microbiology

7) Symbiotic interactions in the aquatic environment

8) Model organisms in aquatic microbiology