M-Fed 2023

Welcome to the third edition of the biannual Microbialites: Formation, Evolution and Diagenesis (M-Fed2023) conference

Updated Scientific program is online, all the abstracts can be found here

You can download the posters here

Talks will be 12 min + 3 min questions except for keynote talk that will be 30 min

No poster size specifications

Registration and ice breaker will start at 5 pm in the hotel lobby on Tuesday

Leysin, Switzerland

11th to 13th October 2023

The third edition of the biannual Microbialites: formation, evolution, diagenesis (M-fed) conference will be held the 11-13th of October 2023 in Leysin, Switzerland, and remotely.

The aim of the conference is to discuss state-of-the-art microbialite research, emerging techniques and proxies, and the latest outcomes in this field of research.

The conference is designed to promote active discussion and insights, particularly from graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. About 1-2 hours of each afternoon will be dedicated to small breakout group meetings or workshops on various topics of microbialite research.

Scientific Aims

Experimental approaches and pioneering methods in the lab and the field

Biogeochemistry of modern microbialites


Insights from ancient stromatolites in the fossil record

Throughout the conference there will also be an ongoing poster session accessible during coffee breaks and animated each evening before dinner. A scientific collection of microbialites under curation of P. Sans-Jofre and kindly lent by the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris will be exhibited in the poster room. This collection has been made by scientist for scientist. A new page on the Microbialite website has been created to that purpose and a dedicated workshop session will help to establish the rules of use and data sharing program. 

Dates and deadlines

  • Abstract Submission deadline : 18 July 2023
  • Early Registration deadline: 18 July 2023
  • Final registration deadline : 30 Sept 2023
  • 11-13th October, workshop