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The conference date is approaching and we would like to remind you that the very latest deadline for submitting late-breaking abstracts is September 2nd 2015. To date, 620 works have been submitted for presentation at the conference.
“The “Hide and Seek Game” played by biofilms and bacteriophages”, by Dr. Joana Azeredo (Portugal)
“Marine hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria and their capabilities to bioremediate marine oil spills: Functional Genomics, Physiology, Biochemistry”, by Dr. Hermann J. Heipieper (Germany)
“Molecular detection and identification of microbial infections: methods and kits”, by Prof. Ali Karami (Iran)
“The human GI tract and its microbiome: About probiotics, ecosystems and host-microbe metabolism”, by Prof. Martin Kussmann (Switzerland & Denmark)
“Recent Advances on the Albumin Nanoparticle Synthesis as an Efficient Delivery System for Therapeutic Agents”, by Prof. Seyed Abbas Shojaosadati (Iran)
“Title to be announced. Topic: mathematical modelling of the spread of infectious agents”, Prof. Angel M. Ramos (Spain)
Workshop on microbial modelling:
The Conference will organize a workshop titled: "Modelling bacterial dynamics using the R software". The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with an excellent opportunity to learn the statistical approaches to fit non-linear models for the characterisation of bacterial kinetics. The workshop chairs will be: Dr. Ursula Gonzales-Barron and Prof. Vasco Cadavez (Portugal). More info can be found here.
September 2nd 2015: Late-breaking abstract submission
September 10th 2015: Registration
November 12th 2015: Submission of full papers to be considered for publication in the conference proceedings book (to be published after the conference)
The following general and specific topics have been proposed to be discussed at the conference:
Microbial production of high-value products: drugs, chemicals, fuels, electricity...
Methods and technology development
Some Hot Topics - Special Sessions:
Analytical and imaging techniques
Antiseptics and disinfectants
Attenuation of virulence as "antimicrobial" strategy
Bacterial polymers: biosynthesis, modifications and applications
Bacterial stress responses in biotechnological and environmental applications
Biocontrol by bacteriophages
Biosecurity and microbial forensics: awareness, prevention, preparedness, detection, response and recovery
Exploiting fungi in bioremediation
Going "single-molecule" and "single-cell": study of microbial biology using super-resolution techniques
High-throughput (next-generation) sequencing: novel applications, pros and cons
Interactions of microbial pathogens with host cells and processes
Metagenomics: complex microbial communities (soil, human body, ocean water...)
Microarrays in microbiology
Microbe-metal interactions in the environment
"Microbial oceanography": dynamics of marine microbial communities and their global impact
Microbial subversion or evasion of host cell pathways
Microbial surfaces and envelopes
Molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance
New antibiotics with no or weak selection for resistance and antibiotics alternatives
Plant pathogens and the need of a global increase of food production: understanding the relationship between bacterial, viral and eukaryotic filamentous pathogens and their plant hosts
Quantitative microbiology. Bioinformatics
Rapid microbiology of food-borne pathogens
Simulation of the microbial micro-environment through modern micro-scale engineering
Structural vaccinology: structure-based design of vaccines
Synthetic (micro)biology and microbial engineering: technological developments and applications
The human microbiome: structure, function, and relevance in important human diseases
In addition to the oral and posters presentations, a virtual participation mode has been established for those researchers who are unable to attend the conference personally. These participants will be requested to send "virtual papers", which will be exhibited and discussed at the online platform for virtual participation. These papers can be prepared using Power Point, Flash or similar software, or video recordings. Please click here to get more information on this modality.
Abstract Book: A book of abstracts will be produced including all abstracts of works presented at the conference. Every registered participant will receive a copy at the beginning of the conference. (It will be dispatched to virtual participants shortly after the conference).
Proceedings: The proceedings of the meeting will be formally released as a book titled "Microbes in the spotlight: recent progress in the understanding of beneficial and harmful microorganisms". It will be published by BrownWalker Press, which will ensure an adequate international distribution and availability. All details on full paper submission for the book can be consulted in the Call for papers section on the conference website.
We look forward to receiving your proposals for presentation at the conference.