Halophilic microorganisms have been a subject of study for many years due to their interesting diversity, genetics and physiology. Studies of halophilic microorganisms are one of the trending topics in saline lake research. On behalf of the International Organizing Committee it is with great pleasure for me to invite you to the 11th Conference on Halophilic Microorganisms “Halophiles 2016”. The meeting will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico from May 22 to May 27th 2016. We hope you will be enriched by the scientific contributions and also enjoy the wonderful people, history, and tropical environment the island of Puerto Rico has to offer.
The meeting will have different sessions in which invited speakers will discuss different aspects and recent findings of halophiles, from Archaea, Bacteria, Eukarya and viruses. Sessions will cover topics on Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Biodiversity, Ecology, Physiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology. We encourage you to submit abstracts for poster presentation. Also, there will be a joint meeting of the ICSP-Subcommittees on the taxonomy of the Halobacteriaceae and Halomonadaceae.