Spread the word: International microbial genomics conference Sept. 16-20

The 15th Annual International Conference on Microbial Genomics will be held Sept. 16-20, 2007 on the University of Maryland College Park Campus at the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center.

To help spread the word about this opportunity, please print out and post the conference poster, available at
The conference will continue the tradition of bringing investigators from biology, technology and computer sciences together to discuss the most recent advances in microbial genomics. This year’s series will continue to incorporate frontier areas including new microbial communities, metagenomics, structural proteomics, synthetic biology including the modeling and building of genetic circuits and metabolic pathways and conceivably the synthesis of completely artificial genomes. We will also emphasize a new topic for this conference, bioenergy. The combination of topics presented by leaders in the field, will offer attendees both the opportunity to build on existing genomic projects or initiate new research utilizing the latest technology. As with past meetings, we expect participants from a wide range of disciplines, including those from both academic and industrial institutions. In addition, this conference will provide fellowship awards to support graduate students in order to train the next generation of genomic experts.

The conference will consist of seven sessions:

(1) Community biology/metagenomics and pathogenesis;
(2) Bioenergy;
(3) Pathway engineering and Synthetic biology;
(4) Evolution and Comparative Genomics;
(5) Regulation of Genomes;
(6) Computer modeling resources and systems biology;
(7) Structural genomics and biology.

There will also be poster sessions offering the opportunity for all the participants to present their work (times and days to be determined).

Visit the conference website for information on program, registration and abstract submission.