VIII European Congress of Protistology (ECOP)
July 28 – August 2
The VIII European Congress of Protistology (ECOP) will be hosted by the Italian Society of Protistology (SIPonlus) in Rome from July 28 to August 2, 2019. The VIII ECOP will be organized for the second time as a joint meeting in partnership with the International Society of Protistologists (ISOP). Every four-years ECOP represents the cenacle of the European protistological community, organized by the Federation of European Protistological Societies (FEPS). Many European Societies are also affiliated to the ISOP and by the joining its annual meeting, an increase in worldwide audience and participation is guaranteed.
All topics of Protistology will be addressed in a comprehensive overview of the latest researches in compliance with the most recent and interesting environmental and health issues. The Congress will develop in Plenary Lectures, Symposia, Parallel Oral Sessions, Poster Sessions, and Workshops. Awards and student travel grants will be announced to promote the PhD Students and Young Post-doctors participation in all sessions. Protistology has an old tradition in Italy so that the first FEPS meeting took place in S. Benedetto (Marche Region) in 2003 joined with the European Conference of Ciliate Biology.
The Congress will be held in Rome at the Congress Center Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s Hotel Via Aurelia Antica 415, that is a large single venue located near the St. Peter Basilica in Rome, not so far from the ancient center.