Geomicrobiology is the combination of geology and microbiology. The field of geomicrobiology concerns the role of microbe and microbial processes in geological and geochemical processes. The field is especially important when dealing with microorganisms in aquifers and public drinking water supplies. Microbes are being studied and used to degrade organic and even nuclear waste pollution and assist in environmental cleanup. Some of the most important processes include weathering, Precipitation of carbonates and phosphates, Ocean crust support, nuclear waste disposal and Hot springs. Some metals and minerals transformations by microbes may result in spoilage and destruction of natural and synthetic materials, rock and mineral-based building materials, acid mine drainage and associated metal pollution, biocorrosion of metals, alloys and related substances, and adverse effects on radionuclide speciation, mobility and containment, all with immense social and economic consequences.

Relevant Conferences:

5th International Conference on Biodiversity Conference, March 10-12, 2016 Madrid, Spain; 4th International Conference on Oceanography and Marine Biology Conference, July 18-20, 2016 Brisbane, Australia; 3rd World Congress and Expo on Recycling, Oct 06-07, 2016 Miami, USA; International Conference on Pollution Control & Sustainable Environment Conference, April 25-26, 2016 Dubai, UAE; 5th International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change Conference, July 25-27, 2016 Bangkok, Thailand; Association for General and Applied (VAAM), March 13–16, 2016, Jena, Germany; 26th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, April 9 - 12, 2016, Istanbul, Turkey; International Conference on Nano biotechnology (ICNB 16), April 01 - 02, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic; 6th International Congress on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Sciences, May 10-12, 2016, Osaka, Japan; 7th International Conference on Food Engineering and Biotechnology (ICFEB 2016), Mar. 12-14, 2016, Singapore, Malaysia.

The consumables, equipment and technology markets in the microbiology industry totaled nearly $7.7 billion in 2012. This total is expected to grow from $8.5 billion in 2013 to $11.4 billion in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% for the five-year period, 2013 to 2018.

Geo-microbiological processes are relevant in many natural environments including aquifers, geological and geochemical processes, extreme environments and metal ion reduction. Geomicrobial activities play a role in mineral formation, mineral degradation, the cycling of organic and inorganic matter, chemical and isotopic fractionation and fossil-fuel genesis and degradation.

  • Biogeochemical cycles
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Atmospheric biogeochemistry
  • Micropaleontology

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July 6-8, 2017

5rd Global Geologists Annual Meeting

Bangkok, Thailand
July 20-21, 2017

2nd World Congress on GIS and Remote Sensing

Munich, Germany
September 04-05, 2017

3rd World Congress on GIS and Remote Sensing

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Dec 4-5, 2017

Annual Congress on Soil Sciences

Madrid, Spain

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