International Conference and Expo on
Microbiology

 Theme  :  Your Microbe, Your Research

  November 18-19, 2019

 Barcelona, Spain | Novotel Barcelona Sant Joan Despi Hotel

 Conference Brochure  Abstract Submission  Organizing Committee  Conference Program

Microbiology 2019

Dear Colleagues,

We are glad to announce the International Conference and Expo on Microbiology organized by Coalesce Research Group which is to be held on November 18-19, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. Microbiology has connected top applied research and early-stage innovations from universities, labs, and startups with industry end-users and prospectors. Innovative and Emerging applications of Microbiology have significantly reshaped the Manufacturing, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Environmental and Electronic markets.

In-depth market analysis of these technologies as well as trends, forecasts and profiles of major players from different analytical reports from various analysts prove how valuable the growth of microbiology has become. Efficiency of Microbiology has led to great and had a great environmental impact. This intriguing event has taken the initiative to gather the world class experts both from Academic and Industry in a common platform at Microbiology Conference to share their recent research finding to the world and enlighten other esteemed delegates on latest trends in the field of Microbiology. We cordially invite all concerned people from different countries of Europe (UK, London, Spain, Istanbul, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, Turkey, Israel, India, China, Japan) to come join us at our event and make it successful by your participation.

Join the world's brightest researchers, innovators, and technology prospectors as they convene in Barcelona, Spain.

Bacteriology, Bacterial Pathogens and Associated Diseases
Bacteriology, Bacterial Pathogens and Associated disease will cover a range of important topics relevant Bacteria and it’s impact. The latest information on Bacterial Pathogens and Associated diseases like Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, Streptococcus and Pseudomonas, Shigella, Campylobacter, and Salmonella and others will be featured in this track.
Subtracks:
1. Source and distribution of pathogens
2. Morphology, Ecology, Genetics and Biochemistry of bacteria
3. Relationships among bacteria on external surfaces
4. Specific bacterial pathogens and the diseases they cause
5. Principles of Diagnosis
6. Pathogenic mechanisms and Host defences
7. Host-parasite relationships

Mycology, Fungal Pathogens and Associated Diseases
This track focuses on the spectrum of fungi that infects humans. In previously healthy individuals, invasive fungal disease is rare because animals’ sophisticated immune systems evolved in constant response to fungal challenges. In contrast, fungal diseases occur frequently in immunocompromised patients. Paradoxically, successes of modern medicine have put increasing numbers of patients at risk for invasive fungal infections.
Subtracks:
1. Fungal evolution, phylogenetics, genomics, development, and pathogenesis
2. Fungi that infect healthy Humans, Entomophthoromycota, Ascomycota and Basidiomycota.
3. Fungi that infect Immunocompromised humans Ascomycota, Basidiomycota and Mucorales
4. Non-Fumigatus Aspergilli, Fusarium, Pseudoallescheria, and other opportunistic Ascomycetous fungal pathogens

Virology, Viral Pathogens and Associated Diseases
Virology, a subfield of microbiology or of medicine covering all aspects of new and reemerging viruses that cause severe and/or lethal diseases in humans and animals. Examples of these viruses include filoviruses (Ebola, Marburg), henipaviruses (Nipah, Hendra), Lassa virus, Lujo virus, South American hemorrhagic fever viruses (Junin, Machupo, Guanarito, Chapare, Sabia), Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, Rift Valley fever virus, hantaviruses, SARS coronavirus, MERS coronavirus, tick-borne encephalitis viruses, and Zika virus.
Subtracks:
1. Veterinary Virology
2. Medical Virology
3. Viral Oncology
4. Respiratory Viral Infections
5. Current Focus in Virology Research

Phycology, Nematology & Protozoology
The current researches and future trends in Phycology, Nematology & Protozoology are highlighted in this track.

Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance
One of our major health challenges today is the rising tide of antimicrobial resistance, with the emergence of "untreatable" microbes causing diseases that were once readily treatable. Find information regarding new antimicrobial agent discovery, preclinical investigations of new antimicrobial drugs in the pipeline, and first-look data of human clinical trials using new antimicrobial agents.
Subtracks:
1. Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance: Molecular Typing, Clinical & Molecular Epidemiology
2. Antimicrobial Agents: Mechanisms of Action & Mechanisms of Resistance
3. Antifungal Agents & Resistance
4. Antiviral Agents (including HIV Drugs) and Resistance
5. Antimicrobial Stewardship, including Quality of Care
6. Novel Approaches: Therapies, Diagnostics and Drug Discovery
7. Antimicrobial Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and General Pharmacology

Applied Science and Environmental Science
The most exciting findings in this field in the last few years will be presented including recent, game-changing discoveries of microbial players and physiologies in the major biogeochemical cycles, microbial interactions, and electromicrobiology and synthetic microbiology.
Subtracks:
1. Biofilms in Applied and Environmental Science
2. Biofuels and Bioproducts
3. Bioremediation, Biodegradation, Biofouling and Biocorrosion
4. Fermentation and Biotransformation
5. Synthetic Biology
6. New Microbial Processes for Resource Recovery, Carbon Capture and Resource efficiency
7. Geomicrobiology
8. Aeromicrobiology
9. Electromicrobiology

Environmental Microbiology (Soil Microbiology & Water Microbiology)
The track is organized into three thematic sessions: Soil Microbiology, Water Microbiology, and Environmental Biotechnology. The first sessions includes researches on soil as a habitat for microorganisms, and introduces the main types of soil microorganisms, how they interact with the soil, and the techniques used in their analysis. In the second section includes Freshwater, Wastewater, and Drinking Water Microbiology and assays of microbial pathogens-bacteria, viruses, and protozoan parasites which are used in food and water quality control as well as an exercise in applied bioremediation of contaminants in water. Environmental Microbiology also includes the study of microorganisms that exist in artificial environments such as bioreactors.
Subtracks:
1. Soil Microbiology
2. Water Microbiology
3. Detecting, Characterization, and Source-tracking of Environmental Microbes
4. Microbiology of the Built Environment
5. Genetic and Metabolic Functions in Environmentally Relevant Microbes

Aquatic & Marine Microbiology
We are in the era of speed and precision. Like many other disciplines in environmental biology, aquatic microbiology tends to move forward with new rapid and cutting edge tools to study water-related microorganisms from river banks to the abyss of the oceans. These innovations help to resolve the issues with determining the risks associated with climate change, human activities as well as the interactions between species to redefine what a healthy water environment is for all living organisms sharing these environments.
Subtracks:
1. Aquatic Microorganisms
2. Techniques for the study of Aquatic Microorganisms
3. Distribution of Microorganisms in the Aquatic Environment
4. The role and importance of Aquatic Microbial Ecosystems
5. Productivity of Aquatic Ecosystems
6. Biogeochemical Transformations
7. Bacterial indication of water pollution
8. Inorganic nitrogen assimilation in aquatic microorganisms
9. Freshwater, Wastewater, Drinking Water and Marine Microbiology
10. Marine Biotech

Clinical Infections and Vaccines
The latest information on common healthcare-associated infections, such as Clostridium difficile, pneumonia, and complicated urinary tract infections, will be featured. The science in this track works to bring together angstrom-level discovery and clinical research to reduce the burden of infectious diseases around the globe.
Subtracks:
1. Clinical Studies of Adult Infectious Diseases, including Clinical Trials and Diseases caused by Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, Prions or Parasites
2. Infection Prevention and Control: Healthcare-associated and Surgical Infections and Clinical Epidemiology
3. Global Health
4. Transplant Infectious Diseases
5. Pediatric Infectious Diseases
6. Vaccines and Immunization Science

Clinical and Public Health Microbiology
Delve into the science of antibiotic susceptibility testing: new protocols, new drug panels, new drugs in the pipeline, and new organisms to test. Sessions will also deep dive into testing and treatment of Clostridium difficile, a clinically important microbe with growing incidence.
Subtracks:
1. Administering the Clinical/Public Health Microbiology Laboratory
2. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
3. Diagnostic Bacteriology
4. Diagnostic Immunology
5. Diagnostic Mycobacteriology
6. Diagnostic Mycology
7. Diagnostic Parasitology
8. Diagnostic Public Health Microbiology
9. Diagnostic Veterinary Microbiology
10. Diagnostic Virology
11. Laboratory Safety, Security and Biodefense
12. Molecular Diagnostic Microbiology
13. Practical Tools for Bench Technologists
14. Global Health Practices and Impact
15. Laboratory Informatics

Microbial Ecology and Evolution
Microbial Ecology and Evolution encompasses many aspects of microbial and phage ecology and the roles of microbes in their natural environments. Our rapidly advancing knowledge of the complexity, immense diversity, and important roles of natural microbial communities will be highlighted in many of the exciting sessions.
Subtracks:
1. Microbial Ecology
2. Microbial Evolution and Comparative Genomics
3. Microbial Biodiversity and Systematics

Host-Microbe Biology
Sessions on studying phages, conflict and resolution in evolution, bacterial warfare within the host, and more will cover the cutting-edge biology in the field.
Subtracks:
1. Animal Infections
2. Genetic and Physiological Adaptation to the Host
3. Cell and Tissue Responses to Microbes
4. Cellular/Molecular Host-Microbe Interactions
5. Invasion and Survival in Host Cells
6. Manipulations of Host Functions by Microbes
7. Microbe-Plant Interactions
8. Microbial Symbioses with Invertebrate Hosts
9. Microbiome-Host Interactions
10. Phage-Host Interactions
11. Polymicrobial Pathogenicity and Symbiosis
12. Inflammation and Immunity
13. Surface Structures of Pathogenic Microbes
14. Toxins and Secreted Factors
15. Virulence Regulatory Mechanisms
16. Virus-Host Interactions
17. Microbial Metabolism and Host Association
18. Anti-Pathogen Strategies
19. Vaccine Development
20. Eukaryotic Microbe-Host Interactions

Molecular Biology and Physiology
Molecular and Biology and Physiology covers the full spectrum of molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie microbiological phenomena. The shared emphasis in the various sub-tracks is to achieve a detailed mechanistic understanding of microbial life at the cellular and molecular level.
Subtracks:
1. Structural Biology and Assembly of Complexes
2. Computational Genomics, Databases and Modeling
3. Biology of Eukaryotic Microbes
4. Gene Regulation and Microbial Stress Responses
5. Genome Dynamics, including Replication, Repair and Recombination
6. Development and Growth of Microbial Cells
7. Metabolism, Enzyme Mechanics and Physiology
8. Biofilms
9. Motility
10. Tools for Genetics and Genomics
11. Phage and Viruses
12. Protein Secretion and Microbial Cell Surfaces

Industrial Microbiology, Microbial Biotechnology and Future Bioindustries
Industrial microbiology is primarily associated with the commercial exploitation of microorganisms, and involves processes and products that are of major economic, environmental and gregarious consequentiality throughout the world.
Subtracks:
1. Industrial Processes end products
2. Bioprocess Engineering and Systems Biology
3. Microfactories: Microbial Production of Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
4. Biosurfactants: Purification, Mass Production, Applications
5. Biotechnologically relevant Enzymes and Proteins
6. Quantitative Models and Bioinformatics in Microbiology
7. Application of -Omics Technologies in Microbial Fermentation

Food Microbiology
Exciting developments in Food Microbiology has been the availability and application of molecular analyses that have allowed scientists to address microbial food safety questions beyond merely determining whether particular pathogens are in a food. Such global analyses are allowing scientists to ask deeper questions regarding food-borne pathogens and are currently leading the way to ascertaining the genes, proteins, networks, and cellular mechanisms that determine the persistence of strains in foods and other environments, determine why certain strains are more commonly isolated from foods, and determine why certain strains are more pathogenic. Such molecular tools are also making it possible to more fully determine the microflora present in foods along with pathogens, and to assess the effect that the food microbiota has on the death, survival, and pathogenicity of food borne pathogens.
Subtracks:
1. Foodborne Pathogens
2. Microbiology of Food, including Spoilage, Fermentation and Probiotics

Plant Pathology & Agricultural Microbiology
Plant Pathology outlines how to recognize, treat, and prevent plant diseases. It covers the wide spectrum of abiotic, fungal, viral, bacterial, nematode and other plant diseases and their associated epidemiology. It also covers the genetics of resistance and modern management on plant disease.
Subtracks:
1. Microbiology of Agricultural System
2. Parasitism and disease development
3. Effects of pathogens on plant physiological functions
4. Genetics of plant disease
5. How pathogens attack plants And How plants defend themselves against pathogens
6. Plant Diseases caused by Fungi, Prokaryotes, Viruses, Nematodes, Flagellate Protozoa, Parasitic Higher Plants, Invasive higher plants, and Parasitic green plants
7. Control of plant diseases

Others
This track is everybody's track. No matter what area of microbiology you work in and what stage in your career you're at, the topics covered in this session are things you can use right away in your own practice, from improving your communication and teaching skills to getting out in the community and being an advocate for the microbial sciences!
Subtracks:
1. Microbiology Education
2. Microbiology Communication and Outreach
3. Career and Professional Development
4. Microbiology Research and Policy Environments
5. History of Microbiology

Speaker Guidelines
For Speakers (Oral Presentation):

• Keep the number of slides in your Presentation to a minimum and follow the assigned slots.
• Please stop when suggested by the Chair.
• Personal laptops should not be used unless in any unavoidable conditions.
• The Videos will not be recorded.
• Question Sessions, thanks and acknowledgement of the speakers will take place during the session or after completion of the session, so please stay until the end of the session.
For Poster
• Each poster should be approximately 1x1m in size The title, contents, text and the author’s information should be clearly visible even from 1-2 feet.
• Present numerical data in the form of graphs, rather than tables.
• If data must be presented in table-form, keep it simple to be easily understandable.
• Visuals should be simple, clear and bold. Avoid acronyms and mathematical notations as much as possible.
• Posters with 800-1000 words or less are perfect.
• Avoid submitting compactly packed, highly worded- count posters.
• Categorize your poster into subdivisions, e.g., Introduction, Methods, Results; Discussion, Conclusions, and Literature Cited.
• Use bright colors to enhance the better visibility, beside your poster you can also include future research plans or questions.

Opportunities for Conference Attendees:
For Researchers & Faculty:

• Speaker Presentations
• Poster Display
• Organizing Workshop
For Universities, Associations & Societies:
• Association Partnering
• Collaboration proposals
• Academic Partnering
• Group Participation
For Students & Research Scholars:
• Poster Presentation Competition (Winner will get Best Poster Award)
• Young Researcher Forum (Award to the Best Presenter)
• Student Attendee
• Group Registrations
For Business Speakers:
• Speaker Presentations
• Symposium hosting
• Book Launch event
• Networking opportunities
• Audience participation
For Companies:
• Exhibitor and Vendor Booths
• Sponsorships opportunities
• Product launch
• Workshop organizing
• Scientific Partnering
• Marketing and Networking with clients

Abstract Peer-review Process/Guidelines:
• The Reviewing Committee of Microbiology Conferences ensures high-quality peer review process for all abstracts submitted to the conference.
• The decision of abstract acceptance will be judged by a panel of experts emphasizing whether the findings and / or conclusions are novel and make useful contributions to the field.
• The committee operates a single / double-blind peer review process for all the abstracts submitted, where both the reviewer and the author remain anonymous.
The following are the steps that each abstract of Microbiology Conferences undergoes during the process of peer review:
• All submitted abstracts are reviewed by internal editorial team to ensure adherence to the conference scope and abstracts which have passed this initial screening are then assigned to the session chair / review committee for evaluation.
• Once the reviews have been received, the review committee decides to accept or reject a manuscript, or to request revisions from the author in response to the reviewers’ comments. If the decision tends to be minor revision or major revision, authors will be given 14 days to resubmit the revised abstract.
The abstract should be reviewed according to the following criteria:
• Originality of concept/approach and level of innovativeness
• Significance/impact/relevance to conference theme
• Quality of research design/theoretical argument
• Conclusions and interpretations of results
• Way of presentation: Coherence and clarity of structure

Educational Opportunities:
Everyone can learn, without exposure to new points of view, we can miss new ideas and trends that can impact future results. Microbiology 2019 conference can expose you to new ways of conducting your research and help you discover how to be more innovative.

Networking with Peers:
Academic and Industrial conferences provide a great opportunity to network. Often researchers and scientists from other regions of the country can become valuable resources for referrals and best-practices. Avoiding peers for fear of others discovering your competitive advantage can actually limit your own success. Collaboration is the way to approach networking. While there are those whose intentions can be suspect, most people can help each other uncover ideas and spark inspiration when they get to know each other on a personal level.

Position yourself as an Expert:
Microbiology 2019 helps you to position you as an expert and you can develop a reputation as an expert to your peers. As you are engaged over the long term are often asked to speak at the events and to write articles for their academic and industrial publications. Like it or not, others like to associate with the experts in any industry. We feel good about meeting experts with those that are celebrated by their peers.

Encounter New Exhibitors and Sponsor’s:
A chance to meet some of the best people for you to get to know if you want to learn more about the current business climate. Discovering innovative products and services for your research and business is necessary to stay competitive in today’s fast-paced world. Plus, these exhibitors and sponsors who sell to your industry fully grasp what is happening inside your competition. Invest time with the sponsors at the event and turn them into your friends and allies.

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Organizing Committee

Fabio Geremia

Fabio Geremia

Akka Technologies Group, Italy

Biography

Jacques Thierie

Jacques Thierie

University of Brussels, Belgium

Biography

Gabriella Piatti

Gabriella Piatti

University of Genova, Italy

Biography

Nabil Al-Humadi

Nabil Al-Humadi

Food and Drug Administration, USA

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