13th International Congress on Extremophiles 2022

21st April 2021

Dear Colleagues and friends,

We regret to inform you that we have decided to postpone again the 13th International Congress on Extremophiles to September 2022.
The prognosis for the pandemic does not allow us to organize the congress in a face to face way as scheduled next September 2021.

The 13th International Congress on Extremophiles will be held in September 18th – 22nd 2022, same location and venue in Greece (Club Hotel Casino Loutraki).

In our opinion, online meetings can never fully substitute regular meetings, but in order to keep the scientific community in touch, we are organizing a free two days WEBINAR which will be held the 22nd and 23rd September 2021 starting at 15h00 and ending at 18h00 CET.

The Extremophiles Congress has a long tradition of almost a quarter of a century. The first meeting was organized in Japan in 1996 by Prof. Horikoshi, followed by excellent meetings every two years worldwide.

It has been an honour and privilege to be part of the Extremophiles family. These meetings helped to build links and networks with many scientists and friends all over the world. Therefore, it is very sad that we will not be able to meet this year in Greece. We are, however, confident, that we will master this challenge, but we will have for sure a different world in the future (the Post Corona world). We are thankful to Konstantinos Vorgias and the local organizers for their willing to organize the meeting in September 2022 in Greece.

We hope for your understanding and let us meet next year in September 2022 in Greece. Of course we will keep you updated.

Take care and best regards

Garo Antranikian on behalf of the International Organizing Committee
Konstantinos Vorgias - Chair National Organizing Committee
Harry Atomi - President of ISE
Marco Moracci - Vice president of ISE


Dear Colleagues,

the Organizers, the International Society for Extremophiles, and the Hellenic National Initiative “Mikrobiokosmos” are pleased to announce the 13th International Congress on Extremophiles (Extremophiles2022). The venue will be held at the Club Hotel Casino Loutraki (https://www.clubhotelloutraki.gr/hotel/en/) from the 18th to 223nd of September, 2022, in Loutraki (80 km from Athens, GREECE).
The Extremophiles2022 Congress, aims to bring into light all recent updates of basic and applied research on “life in extreme environments”. As a result, the program will include sessions in many aspects of “extremophilic research” including, among others, origin of life, ecology, astrobiology, molecular biology, physiology and biotechnology, as well as a special workshop on Mikrobiokosmos (the Hellenic Initiative for Microbial Diversity).

In parallel, the organizers aspire for Extremophiles2022 to provide a stimulus for high quality research interactions, to inspire young scientists and students through networking with senior and established scientists, and to pave the way for a bright future in this exciting field.

We kindly invite you to participate in
Extremophiles2022 and enjoy …

- a stimulating Congress
- a vivid and scenic spa resort town by the sea
- the famous Greek hospitality and cuisine

We particularly encourage young researchers to join and present their work.

We are working hard to ensure a very interesting Congress and a memorable event.
Looking forward to meet you in Loutraki!


On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee,

Professor Constantinos Vorgias
Congress Chair