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Annual Conference 2016 of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology - VAAM2016
Title: Annual Conference 2016 of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology - VAAM2016
Title abbreviated: VAAM2016
Venue: Jena
Start date: 2016-03-13
End date: 2016-03-16
Creator: Brakhage, Axel [Conference Chair]
Abstract: Dear participants of the Annual Conference 2015 of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology, I am pleased to meet you again a decade after the last Annual Conference took place here in Jena. And I am also pleased to welcome you again to our city! A city which not only inspired numerous philosophers, writers and entrepreneurs but which also became a home for many microbiologists. In recent decades, Jena with its university and other scientific institutions has evolved as a major player in microbial research. This success has been made possible especially by the cooperative working atmosphere extending across the disciplinary and institutional boundaries. Microbiologists, physicians, chemists, bioinformaticians, physicists, photonic scientists and other professionals coming together to work on a common problem are one example. Significant collaborative projects involving this year’s organizers – the University of Jena and the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute (HKI) – give testimony to this seminal cooperation: As an umbrella organization the Excellence Graduate School Jena School for Microbial Communication combines many scientific activities in the field of microbial communication and links them to an ambitious microbiological training. And at the Leibniz ScienceCampus InfectoOptics, for example, chemists, physicists and microbiologists are working together to develop new optical technologies for the detection and treatment of infections. The research campus InfectoGnostics also unites microbiologists with photonic scientists to develop novel ways to diagnose infections. The Collaborative Research Centre / Transregio “FungiNet” furthermore brings together microbiologists, physicians and bioinformaticians from Jena with their fellows from Würzburg. The scientists explore the complex mechanisms of fungal infections and generate new therapeutic options through a systems biology approach. In this regard, I also want to mention the consortium “InfectControl 2020” where scientists and entrepreneurs from all over Germany work together on new strategies for infection control and prevention. Within the Collaborative Research Centre “ChemBioSys” we examine how the composition of species and the interrelations of individual organisms of one or more species are regulated by natural products.Here in Jena, you will find a lively and - particularly important - collegial and friendly environment! I wish you an insightful Annual Conference 2016 with many good discussions and conversations! [Information of the supplier]
Subject: Specific topics in natural history of microorganisms, fungi, algae (579.1)
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