Soil Organic Matter - In a Stressed World - Abstract Submission now open

18th February 2019


SOM 2019 Organising Committee is seeking abstract submissions from delegates who wish to present their work to a large international audience.
Abstracts should be aligned with the session topics provided.  All submissions will be subject to peer review, and successful submissions will be offered either an oral (12 minutes + 3 minutes for questions) or poster presentation.

2019 themes

Microbes hitched to insects provide a rich source of new antibiotics

4th February 2019

In an exhaustive search of microbes from more than 1,400 insects collected from diverse environments across North and South America, a research team found that insect-borne microbes often outperformed soil bacteria in stopping some of the most common and dangerous antibiotic-resistant pathogens. 

Medicine was transformed in the 20th century by the discovery and development of antibiotics, the vast majority of which came from one source: soil bacteria.