Judit MAKK's artistic photographs and pastels of diatoms will be shown during the conference.

Judit Makk received PhD in Eötvös Loránd University in 2003, where she is an assistant professor in Department of Microbiology. She started studying algae in 1994, as a PhD scholarships, completed her PhD thesis „Investigations of diatom-associated bacterial communities on the Danube biofilm”. Research interests include microbial ecology, polyphasic taxonomy of prokaryotes. She has long held a passion for electron microscopic photography of different biofilm environments. She also creates pastel drawings which were inspired by her electron microscope images.