Biofilms7 will be hosted by the biofilm research groups of University of Minho and University of Porto. This event belongs to a series of well-known conferences. The two most recent ones were held in Vienna (Biofilms 6) and Paris (Biofilms 5).
Biofilms7 will address cutting-edge issues of biofilms in industry, environment and health. The main topics of the conference are:
•Biofilms and surfaces/interfaces: from nano to macro-scale. Microbial adhesion, surface-microbial interactions, new surfaces and modifications, molecular biology of cell adhesion and biofilm development.
•Biofilm detection and characterization methods (physical, chemical, biological). New approaches to study biofilms including architecture, composition, cell quantitation and localization at a molecular, single cell and community level.
•Biofilm prevention and control strategies. Emergent approaches for biofilm prevention and control in industry, environment and health.
•Biofilms and the environment. Biofilms in engineered and natural systems, biofilm ecology.
•Productive biofilms. Biofilm systems providing valuable biotechnological compounds and with beneficial effects.
•Biofilms, Industry and Energy. Industrial biofilms, biofouling in process equipment, contamination issues, microbial fuel cells and other biofilm energy producing systems.
•Modelling and Simulation.
Join us for a great meeting of the minds at our 10th biennial Gordon Research Conference "Exploring, Understanding and Applying the Diversity of One-Carbon Metabolism"!
The C1-GRC will highlight the most recent research on all aspects of microbial one-carbon metabolism, spanning natural and synthetic systems, under oxic and anoxic conditions, and at scales from molecules to ecosystems. It will feature the wide-ranging metabolic diversity of autotrophic microbes, methanogens, acetogens, methylotrophs and methanotrophs. Complementary cross-disciplinary perspectives on C1 metabolism from microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, structural biology, microbial ecology, environmental sciences and engineering will be provided. Innovative applications for production of biofuels and high added value chemicals, as well as for remediation of environmental contamination, will also be presented.
As in previous editions, the 2016 conference will bring together junior and senior investigators from the open and vibrant C1 research community, and provide a unique forum to present and exchange new data and ideas. Please note that a few speaker slots are still open, to be filled on the basis of the abstracts submitted by applicants to the conference.
For further details and the program, please see: http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=12764
The C1-GRC will be paired with a Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) that will take place immediately before the GRC at the same site. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows attending the C1-GRC are encouraged to participate in the C1-GRS as well. The GRS provides a unique platform for young scientists to showcase their own research and interact with key established and early-career scientists in the field. The 2016 C1-GRS will feature two keynote lectures by well-known senior and junior scientists of the "C1" community, and talks by GRS participants selected from submitted abstracts. The meeting will also include a mentoring session with experts in the field of academia, industry and scientific publishing, as well as poster sessions. Based on the current application situation, we suspect that the GRS will become overbooked, and we recommend interested students and postdocs to register soon and secure their place!
For further details and the program, please see: http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=15360