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3rd Annual North American Microbiome Congress (5-7 February 2018, San Diego, USA)
2018-02-05 to 2018-02-07
San Diego, USA

In response to the growing momentum that the microbiome industry has accumulated in the last year, we are excited to announce our upcoming event, the 3rd annual North American Microbiome Congress in San Diego from the 5th to the 7th of February. Seen as a prime business community for academic researchers, clinicians, regulatory bodies, pharmaceutical and nutrition companies, investors and industry executives who want an insight into the front-running research, clinical trials and potential collaborative partnerships, this congress offers far more than just the latest research updates and trends.

One-to-One private meetings-Through our 'Meeting Mojo' platform you can schedule private meetings to enhance your industry relationships, broaden your network and enter into discussions on how to collaborate to translate academic research into clinically and commercially viable nutritional, diagnostic and therapeutic solutions.

Poster sessions & insight into unpublished data-Discover new technological advances and translational case studies to inform your future research while actively contributing your own microbiome research by submitting a poster to the dedicated poster presentation.

Investment Criteria-Uncover how investors and pharmaceutical companies evaluate potential collaborations and understand how to commercialize your innovation and IP into a viable business. link

Animal Microbiome Congress
2018-03-21 to 2018-03-22
Kansas City, USA
The Animal Microbiome Congress USA brings together leading veterinary researchers, innovative biotechnology companies, feed and strain manufacturers, animal breeders and producers, pharmaceutical companies, regulatory bodies, and cutting-edge solution providers to understand the latest research focusing on manipulating the animal microbiome, form successful product development strategies, and facilitate collaborations and business partnering. Techniques and products that manipulate the animal microbiome are set to be the next frontier in superior disease therapeutics, diagnostics, and nutrition in livestock, companion animals, and aquaculture. The conference will showcase unpublished data, new technologies, and translational case studies presented by leading academic and industry experts. link

Microbiology Society Annual Conference
2018-04-10 to 2018-04-13
Birmingham, UK

The Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018 will take place over four days between Tuesday 10 April and Friday 13 April and will be held at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Birmingham, UK.

The Society’s Annual Conference attracts over 1,400 attendees for the UK’s largest annual gathering of microbiologists and you can see what took place at our 2017 conference on YouTube.

To get the latest news and updates, follow us on Twitter @MicrobioSoc using the hashtag #Microbio18, and like our Facebook page. If you would like to exhibit or sponsor the event please email link

5th International Symposium on Microbial Sulfur Metabolism (ISMSM-5)
2018-04-16 to 2018-04-18
Vienna, Austria

We are pleased to invite you to Vienna to attend ISMSM-5, the 5th International Symposium on Microbial Sulfur Metabolism!

The regular meetings on microbial sulfur metabolism (2006 Münster - DE, 2009 Tomar - PT, 2012 Noordwijkerhout - NL, 2015 Helsingør - DK) are the prime opportunity for sharing the latest scientific research related to sulfur metabolism, links between sulfur cycling and other elemental cycles, sulfur-driven symbiosis between microbes and eukaryotes, and applications of insights from fundamental science to technical and environmental systems.

Be prepared for an exciting program that includes sessions on new physiologies and organisms, biogeochemistry and stable isotopes, genetics and biochemistry, biotechnology, symbiosis, evolution, and ecology. This wide range of topics will be covered by a vibrant mixture of keynote lectures, invited and contributed talks, and posters from leading experts and young scientists.

Follow us on Twitter for the latest news and updates: @SulfurMicrobes link

ECCMID 2018 (Madrid, Spain, 21-24 April 2018)
2018-04-21 to 2018-04-24
Madrid, Spain
The 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, which will take place in Madrid, Spain, from 21 - 24 April 2018, the most important international congress in the field of clinical microbiology, infectious diseases and infection control. link

10th International Symposium on VTEC (Florence, Italy, 6-9 May 2018)
2018-05-06 to 2018-05-09
Florence, Italy

Dear Colleague,

Italy is proud to host the next world congress on VTEC, in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. This triennial event represents the main opportunity for the VTEC community to share the latest research in this field and to gather together scientists of all areas of investigation in a one-health perspective. It will also be an amazing opportunity for networking, to reinforce the liaisons already in place or to grow up new scientific consortia around common research interests in a unique setting of art, history and excellent food and wine.

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, I’m delighted to invite you to attend the 10th International Symposium on VTEC and look very much forward to seeing you in Florence, May 6-9, 2018.


Stefano Morabito
Chair of the Local Organising Committee link

Biofilms 8
2018-05-27 to 2018-05-29
Aarhus, Denmark

Biofilms 8 is the 8th conference in a series that cover the topic of bacterial biofilms in the broadest sense. The conference focus is on the basic scientific question of how biofilms form, grow and interact with their surroundings. Hence the conference attracts researchers from the natural sciences, engineering, and health science to exchange their research on how biofilms develop, how they interact with their surroundings, and how they can be controlled in a natural, industrial, or clinical setting.

The conference is renowned for its broad and non-clinical scope, and has brought together the top biofilm researchers from Europe, North America and Asia ever second year since it was launched by Prof. Hans-Curt Flemming in Vienna in 2003. The conference alternates with the conference “Eurobiofilms” which is also held every second year, and which caters more for researchers that focus on pathogenic biofilms.

Main topics

  1. Molecular mechanisms in biofilm formation
  2. The biofilm matrix
  3. Bacterial attachment
  4. Modelling biofilms
  5. Biofilm ecology
  6. Evolution in biofilms
  7. Biofilm control
  8. Novel methods for biofilm characterization link

2nd Annual Microbiome Discovery and Development Congress
2018-06-07 to 2018-06-08
Berlin, Germany
Oxford Global is proud to present the 2nd Annual Microbiome Discovery and Development Congress, taking place on the 7-8th June 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The conference showcases world-class senior industry experts presenting case studies on the most exciting issues in the microbiome field, covering novel strategies in microbiome research, the latest therapeutic trends, and the challenges and opportunities involved in commercialising microbiome therapeutics.
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The congress will cover 2 areas focusing on:
•    Novel Strategies & Technologies for Microbiome Drug Discovery
•    Therapeutic Potential of the Microbiome
•    New for 2018! Workshop on commercialising microbiome therapeutics.
Further sessions will focus on subjects including bioinformatics, translational modelling, genomic approaches, IP concerns, investment in the microbiome, the gut-brain axis and autoimmune disorders. The two-day congress offers an interactive platform for high level scientific and business discussions, ensuring valuable networking and interactive sessions.
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For more information about our programme and to register for the congress, please contact Guillaume Alonso at link

18th International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections -ISSSI 2018
2018-08-23 to 2018-08-26
Copenhagen, Denmark
Dear Colleagues,

It is a pleasure to invite you to participate in the 18th International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections, which will be held on 23 - 26 August 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The ISSSI 2018 will cover a number of interdisciplinary subjects regarding staphylococci and staphylococcal infections. Sessions will be presented by the world’s leading experts in each of the research fields. Oral and poster sessions will be an integral part of the program as well, and all delegates are invited to submit abstracts. The wide range of social event activities should create excellent opportunities for the participants to build friendships and start new collaborations.
The venue of ISSSI 2018 is the newly opened Maersk Tower, which belongs to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. It is located next to the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet) and near the city centre of Copenhagen. See more information on the Maersk Tower.
We hope the symposium will serve as a platform for productive debate, smooth joint research efforts, and mutual exchange of experiences from the research field and look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen in 2018.

Kind regards from the Local Organising Committee:
Dorte Frees, University of Copenhagen
Anders Rhod Larsen, Statens Serum Institut (SSI) link

APCCMI cum IICC 2018
2018-08-30 to 2018-09-02
Hong Kong, China
APCCMI-IICC 2018 is an important meeting on clinical microbiology, infectious diseases diagnostics and management, infection prevention and control, which offers a unique opportunity for clinicians, scientists, researchers, pharmacists , infection control professionals / preventionist and other healthcare professionals to meet international experts from various parts of the world. Visit the congress website for more information: link

26th International ICFMH Conference - FoodMicro 2018
2018-09-03 to 2018-09-06
Berlin, Germany

The 26th International ICFMH Conference - FoodMicro 2018 will take place in the Henry Ford Building of the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, from 3rd to 6th September 2018.

The field of food microbiology has changed rapidly in the last decades and new methods help scientists all over the world to master the challenges of the 21st century. Socioeconomic changes necessitate changes in food production, supply, and handling. Previously unknown problems concerning spoilage and transmission of pathogens occur worldwide. Moreover, functional and novel foods gain importance and probiotic bacteria are in the focus of international research.

To merge these different research areas “Biodiversity of Foodborne Microbes” has been chosen as the common theme of the conference. Participants will be offered an excellent programme, demonstrating scientific diversity and subject depth. This will be achieved by utilizing the scientific expertise of the selected national and international committees, including the members of the International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH). link

2018-10-08 to 2018-10-11
Monash Prato, Italy
Following the great success of the preceding conferences, the fifth edition of VetPATHOGENS is planned for October 2018, to be once again held at the Monash University Centre in Prato, Tuscany, Italy. A cordial welcome is extended to join the 2018 VetPATHOGENS conference for a stimulating three days of bacterial pathogenesis with a veterinary edge. Although all aspects of bacterial pathogenesis and pathogen evolution will be covered as usual, the focus of this edition is on antimicrobial resistance. link