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 two being held at Royal Holloway, University of London in April 2012 and April 2014. The 7th ESC is once again sponsored by FEMS who have generously provided grants for early stage researchers. Following the 2014 conference, a selection of presentations were published in a special spores-themed issue of FEMS Microbiology Letters.
We are very much interested in talks that cover the spectrum of spore formers, including:
The 7th 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:
Kumaran Ramamurthi – Keynote (NIH, USA)
Peter Setlow (University of Connecticut Health Center, USA)
Lee Kroos (Michigan State University, USA)
Patrick Eichenberger (New York University, USA)
Daniel Paredes-Sabja (Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile)
Shonna McBride (Emory University, USA)
Sarah Kuehne (University of Nottingham, UK)
Anthony Wilkinson (University of York, UK)
Oral presentations will be chosen from abstracts submitted before 19th February 2016. 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 October 2015
Early-bird registration closes February 1st 2016
Deadline for abstract submission March 1st 2016
Registration closes March 31st 2016
We look forward to seeing you at Royal Holloway in April 2016!
The organising committee
(Simon Cutting, Ezio Ricca, Imrich Barak and Neil Fairweather)