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Welcome to the MiCom 2018!

 

The International Conference on Microbial Communication (MiCom) especially attracting young scientists started in 2010 and is organized by PhD students of the Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC). After the great success of the last conference in March 2017, we would like to cordially invite you to the 7th MiCom, which will be held on March 19-22 2018 in Jena, Germany.

The MiCom 2018 is a great platform to encourage discussions between young scientists and experts from all fields of research related to microbial communication. The conference traditionally consists of five chaired sessions, each containing two outstanding keynote lectures and a number of selected student talks.

The Chemical Ecology session focuses on the cross-talk between microorganisms and their living environment using chemical signals. Research includes the co-evolution within the communicating networks and signalling processes between individual entities.

The Environment session examines strategies used by microorganisms in colonizing the environment, which are of importance for microbial fitness and the formation of interactive communities. It also looks at microbial applications to the environment.

The Natural Products session aims to provide innovative ideas for mining of novel metabolites and correlated synthetic pathways from microorganisms, to engineer microbes as cell factories for mass production of valuable compounds, and even to contribute to drug discovery.

The Pathogenesis session focuses on microbial pathogenicity and virulence, examples include the molecular basis of damage to host immunity, and an overview of the host response to pathogen invasion.

The Systems Biology session aims to show the way the study of organisms, encompassing the examination of its cellular structure and dynamics as a whole, provides an improved overview of its functionalities.

In addition to all talks, the MiCom includes a poster session and provides diverse workshops, social activities, a welcome reception (including a Science Slam!) and an official dinner. For more information, please browse through our website and follow our updates on social media (Facebook/Twitter).

We look forward to seeing you in Jena and hearing about your research!

-The MiCom 2018 organizing team-