It is our pleasure to welcome you to PAM 2013. This year's conference will be held just miles from Yellowstone National Park, in Big Sky, Montana, USA, September 8-12, 2013. This is the 5th international meeting with the continuing goal to share and review discoveries and progress in polar and alpine microbiology research across disciplines.
PAM 2013 continues the tradition of the highly successful meetings previously held in:
Rovaniemi, Finland, 2004
Innsbruck, Austria, 2006
Banff, Canada, 2008
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2011
Big Sky, Montana is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Southwest, Montana. The area is famous for outdoor recreation including hiking, skiing, fishing, and rafting. It is 48 miles / 77 kilometers from the entrance to Yellowstone National Park, home to a variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and many of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.