The European Spores Conference (ESC) has rapidly become one of the leading ‘focused’ microbiology conferences with a reputation for outstanding speakers, a beautiful venue and excellent social events. The ESC provides the only worldwide forum for scientists with an interest in spore-forming microbes and now attracts participants (academic and industry) from across the globe. The conference has followed earlier meetings in Slovakia and Italy and with the last three being held at Royal Holloway, University of London in April 2012, April 2014 and April 2016.
The 8th ESC is once again sponsored by FEMS who have generously provided grants for early stage researchers. We are very much interested in talks that cover the spectrum of spore formers, including:
The 8th ESC offers a number of invited speaker presentations as well as the opportunity for early stage researchers to present. Networking is encouraged and we offer:
Richard Losick – Keynote (Harvard, USA)
Aimee Shen – Keynote (Tufts, USA)
Jonathan Dworkin (Columbia, USA)
Kumaran Ramamurthi (NIH, USA)
Amy Hitchcock (Mount Holyoke, USA)
Trevor Lawley (Sanger Center, UK)
Mike Peck (IFR, Norwich, UK)
Munehiro Asally (Warwick, UK)
Isabelle Martin-Verstraete (Pasteur Inst, France).
Oral presentations will be chosen from abstracts submitted before 7th February 2018. Those interested in giving an oral presentation should send an abstract as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is not necessary for abstract submission and can be completed later.
Online registration opens: 1st November 2017
Early Bird Registration ends: 1st February 2018
Deadline for submission of abstracts for consideration as oral presentations: 7th February 2018
Deadline for submission of abstracts for inclusion in conference book: 7th March 2018
Registration closes: 31st March 2018
We look forward to seeing you at Royal Holloway in April 2018!
The organising committee
(Simon Cutting, Ezio Ricca, Imrich Barak and Neil Fairweather)