Welcome Letter

The 13th Conference on Halophilic Microorganisms: HALOPHILES2022
26th - 29th June, 2022 | Alicante (Spain)

The International Conference on Halophilic Microorganisms is held every three years to gather the community of scientists working on the different aspects of halophilic microbes, from molecular and cellular biology, to ecology, and biotechnology. This community has a longstanding tradition of international collaboration and encompasses researchers from all over the world.

The 2022 will be the second Halophiles meeting to be celebrated in Alicante and the third in Spain. This is not a mere confidence since there is a long tradition on the study of halophiles in this country, and in the extremophiles in general, as evidenced by the Spanish National Excellence Network of Extremophiles, active since 1995.

We encourage the active participation of Early Career Scientists both through the presentation of their results and their active role in the discussions. To this end, we have the support of FEMS which will fund junior research grants.

The host institution for the next edition, the University of Alicante, has been involved in the study of halophiles since its beginning and harbour several groups of microbiologists and biochemists working in this field.


We are very looking forward to meeting you in Alicante.

The Organizing Committee


Key dates

Abstract submission opens

9th February 2022

EXTENDED - Abstract submission deadline

18th April 2022

Selection notifications

2nd May 2022

EXTENDED - Early registration and presenting authors deadline

11th May 2022

Conference registration deadline

1st June 2022

Poster PDFs files submission

EXTENDED 20th June 2022


26th - 29th June 2022

Grants for Early Career Scientists thanks to