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14–28 July 2023 The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Toxins


We are particularly excited this year to announce the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Toxins (IECT2023). The reason for this is that the meeting will serve to inaugurate an additional scientific domain, Toxinology, for our journal Toxins (ISSN: 2072-6651; Impact Factor: 5.075). The meeting will be hosted online at from 14 to 28 July 2023.

Topics for IECT2023 are organized into six sessions:

S1. Novel plant, animal, insect and microbial toxins.
S2. Mechanism of action and/or pathophysiology of toxins.
S3. Use of toxins as tools for research, drug discovery, and therapeutics.
S4. Impact of toxins on public health.
S5. Impact of toxins on agriculture.
S6. Evolution of toxins.

Within each topic of particular interest will be those at the interface of toxicology and toxinology.

IECT2023 offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without any concerns of expenditures regarding travel—all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to “attend” this conference by presenting your latest work. There is no registration fee. Abstracts (in English) should be submitted online before 7 April 2023.

We look forward to your participation in this exciting event.


Professor Jay W. Fox,
Chair of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Toxins
University of Virginia School of Medicine

1–15 December 2023 The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Microbiology


We are pleased to announce and invite you to join the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Microbiology (ECM 2023) that is hosted online by: Participation is free of charge for both authors and attendees.

ECM 2023 will present the latest research related to microorganisms.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

S1. Gut Microbiota and Health Disease
S2. Foodborne Pathogens and Food Safety
S3. Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance
S4. Emerging Infectious Diseases
S5. Microbiome and Soil Science
S6. Microbial Characterization and Bioprocess
S7. Microbe–Plant Interactions

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission: 30th June 2023
Acceptance Notification: 20th July 2023
Full Paper Submission: 10 September 2023
Final Paper Notification: 20 September 2023

All submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the conference committee. Upon acceptance of their abstract, authors will contribute an extended abstract for the conference proceedings and a slide presentation of their work. The authors of the most outstanding contributions will be invited to submit a full manuscript for potential publication in the Special Issue "ECM 2023" in the journal Microorganisms (Impact Factor 4.926) (submission to the journal is independent of the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer review, APC, etc.).

We look forward to your participation in this exciting event.

To find out more about the conference, please visit the following link:

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19–21 June 2023 The Bacteriocin International Conference (BIC) 2023

Lille, France

Participate in this unique international conference, dedicated to bacteriocins: BIC 2023
In Memoriam Professor Dzung B. Diep, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

While we were launching the organization of this international conference on bacteriocins, we unfortunately lost a member of the scientific committee and an appreciated colleague, Professor Dzung Diep, who dedicated his research activities to bacteriocins. Professor Diep was a valued colleague in this scientific community. This conference is therefore dedicated to his memory.

21–23 June 2023 The 13th International Symposium on the Biology of Acinetobacter

Coimbra, Portugal

Dear Colleagues,

After two challenging years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the 13th Symposium on the Biology of Acinetobacter will be held from June 21–23, 2023, in Coimbra, Portugal.

The meeting will focus on recent developments in Acinetobacter spp. research and will bring together experts from diverse scientific areas (clinical practice, antimicrobial resistance, environment, genetics, pathogenicity, new therapies, etc.). The preliminary programme will be posted soon. We also invite you to share your work by submitting abstracts for selected oral communications and poster sessions.

The symposium will start on Wednesday, June 21st, 2023, with a welcome reception in the evening, and on Thursday, June 22nd, we will have a dinner to get together in an informal environment. The symposium will finish in the evening of Friday, June 23rd. It is a unique opportunity to share novel scientific knowledge and to initiate collaborations in a friendly setting.

The conference will be held at The Auditorium of the Rectorate of the University of Coimbra, located at the Pólo I of the university, Rua Larga 3000, which is close to the Old University. The University of Coimbra was established in 1290, being one of the oldest universities in Europe; in 2013, it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in recognition of its historical buildings, open courtyard, cultural traditions, and stunning city-wide views. Coimbra is located 50 km from the Atlantic Ocean. You can access the city from the international airports of Lisbon and Porto by train, bus, or Coimbra shuttle. It is a touristic city and accommodation can be booked on this site, or independently if you wish, at your earliest convenience. Several options are provided on this site.

We look forward to meeting you at the symposium to exchange inspiring discussions on the latest research findings in the Acinetobacter spp. field.

See you all in Coimbra!

Gabriela Jorge da Silva
Organizing Committee Chair

20–25 August 2023 The 12th International Congress of Plant Pathology

Lyon, France

On behalf of the International Society for Plant Pathology, I am pleased to invite you to participate in the International Congress of Plant Pathology in Lyon, France, from August 20–25, 2023.  Plant pathologists and plant health researchers from around the world will meet to discuss their latest research, as well as current and future issues facing plant health experts. Our host, the French Phytopathological Society, has set an exciting and challenging theme for the congress, “One Health for All Plants, Crops and Trees”. This theme will provide a broad platform for talks, posters and discussions that consider the integral nature of plant health with human, animal and environmental health.

We look forward to welcoming you in person at this exciting event. In addition to an excellent program comprising keynote talks, concurrent sessions, poster presentations and networking opportunities, there will be a number of satellite events before the meeting dates to provide opportunities for in-depth discussions into a number of topics.

Rejoignez-nous! This international congress will provide an educational, thought-provoking event.

Jan E. Leach
Colorado State University, USA
Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences
President, ISPP

29 August–2 September 2023 The 16th International Congress Thermophiles in 2023

North Wales, UK

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 16th International Congress on Thermophiles. The conference will be held at the Reichel and Pontio Buildings of the Bangor University, Bangor, North Wales, UK, from 29 August to 02 September 2023.

We intend to provide a platform for top experts and established scientists in the field to meet and discuss recent developments and significant gaps in research on thermophiles, exchange new concepts and methodologies, and promote new collaborations. This conference will also provide an inspiring and inclusive atmosphere with an excellent opportunity for PhD students and early career scientists to meet and interact with experts from all over the world.

We invite you to take part in the conference and enjoy the picturesque areas of the North Wales, UK, between the Irish Sea coastline and Snowdonia Mountains. We particularly encourage young researchers to join and present their work.

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee,
Dr. Olga Golyshina (Chair) and Prof. Peter Golyshin (Co-Chair)

12–13 September 2023 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP: Combating Antimicrobial Resistance Using Bacteriophages for Eco-Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems-ECOPHAGE

Burjassot-Paterna Campus, Valencia, Spain

This international workshop aims at bringing together experts in research of bacteriophages as antimicrobials covering all food production sectors including agriculture, animal husbandry and, aquaculture, together with farmers, food companies, consumer representatives and, policy makers to identify the next steps in the development of phage-based strategies for preventing antimicrobial resistance in the ago-food system.

This workshop is open to early career and senior scientists working in academia and industry, and also to representatives of regulator authorities, who are interested in food sustainability and antimicrobial research.

17–19 September 2023 The 10th International Conference of Mikrobiokosmos

Larissa, Thessaly, Greece

Dear Colleagues,

Microorganisms have endured and thrived through the beginning of life on our planet, and this makes them the most resourceful biological “storytellers” of all living beings. They play key roles in biogeochemical cycling at different environmental compartments, with reciprocal and cascading effects in agriculture and animal, human and plant health.

Microorganisms are important for achieving sustainable agriculture as microbial pesticides, biofertilisers or bioremediating agents; they also mediate in environmental cleanup and biodepuration. Microorganisms support life in lakes and oceans, affecting all aquatic organism yields, and have an overall impact on the climate, thus regulating climate change. They contribute to food production, preservation and safety, thereby affecting animal and human health and nutrition. Microorganisms constitute an invaluable source of cellular and molecular materials for exploitation in biotechnology and bioenergy production. Last but not least, they constitute an important and integral part of all other living organisms: the microbiome.

Thus, the role of the microbial world—‘mikrobiokosmos’ in Greek—is considered more crucial than ever in the “One Health” and “One Planet” schools of thought, which comprise emerging concepts advocating the intertwining of healthy global ecosystems with healthy living beings.

With the significance of the microbial world mentioned above, the Hellenic Scientific Society MIKROBIOKOSMOS invites its members and all scientists involved in research in the field of Microbiology, especially young researchers, to participate in the 10th International Conference of MIKROBIOKOSMOS, which will be held in Larissa from 17 to 19 September 2023. The aim of the conference is to bring together a multidisciplinary audience of leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results in the field of Microbiology.

The first day of the conference will coincide with the “International Microorganism Day” (, which was the date that Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, a Dutch merchant with no fortune or university degree, sent a letter to the Royal Society of London in 1683 with the first description of a single-celled organism. For this reason, parallel activities will be organized for students and the general public.

The theme of the conference is “All Microbes for a Sustainable Future” to highlight the significant role of microorganisms in the following fields/sessions: agriculture/fisheries/aquaculture, One Health approach, food/nutrition, environment, bioengineering, and biotechnology/bioenergy, thus ensuring the sustainability of our planet. Advances in molecular mechanisms, model organisms, microbiome studies, omics approaches and bioinformatics tools, mechanisms of action, and host–microbe association and interaction are also included.

Distinguished scientists from Greece and abroad have been invited as speakers at the conference to present recent research developments in the above fields.

The conference will take place in the capital and the largest city of the Thessaly region in Greece, Larissa, at the Divani Larissa Hotel, and we hope to attract a broad European, Mediterranean and international participation.

The project “FunShield4Med” ( contributes to the conference’s organisation. This project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and the Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 101079173 and is implemented by the Hellenic Agricultural Organisation DIMITRA.

The conference is supported by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) (

On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committee
Dr. Chrysoula Tassou
President of Mikrobiokosmos

21–24 September 2023 XXXIV Congress of The Italian Society for General Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology (SIMGBM)

Cagliari, Italy

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to announce that the 34th Congress of the Italian Society for General Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology will be held in Cagliari, on the beautiful island of Sardinia, September 21–24, 2023.

The aim of “Microbiology 2023” is to showcase the progress of microbiological research in Italy and to build an international forum by providing the participants with the opportunity to present their latest achievements in a friendly and collaborative atmosphere in the warm Mediterranean climate. The Congress will be held completely in English and the scientific program, which involves prominent scientists from both European and American institutions, includes three plenary lectures from keynote speakers, six plenary sessions, and three parallel sessions in different fields of microbiology. You can download the poster and the preliminary program of the Congress at

We would like to invite microbiologists from all over the world to attend “Microbiology 2023” for active academic and scientific exchanges, as well as to fully experience Cagliari’s diverse historical heritage, culture, traditions, and food, as well as the wonderful landscapes of Sardinia.

Best regards,
The Organizing Committee of Microbiology 2023

You can find all the relevant information about the Congress at the following link:

24–29 September 2023 The 15th International Adenovirus Meeting 2023

Brač Island, Croatia

The International Adenovirus Meeting is a gathering place for scientists interested in all aspects of adenovirus infection. At this conference, leading international experts will share their ideas and latest results on adenovirus detection in nature; the clinical impact of adenoviruses; their use in therapeutic vaccines and oncolytics; their assembly and lifecycle; and their interactions with host proteins, receptors and cells.

Exchange of ideas and information among scientists working in all fields of adenovirus biology and applications is fundamental to advancing our ability to fight against adenovirus-induced disease outbreaks and to repurpose this virus family as an efficient tool in biomedicine.

The International Adenovirus Meeting is the only conference worldwide focusing entirely on this particular virus family, comprising all aspects of their biology, pathology and biotechnological applications. We warmly invite you to be part of this exciting meeting in Bol, one of the most beautiful destinations in Croatia. Spaces are strictly limited, so we encourage you to register early. We look forward to welcoming you in Bol, where we can share exciting advancements in adenoviral biology, facilitate new collaborations and create great memories together.

See you in Bol in September!

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Dragomira Majhen
Group Leader at Institute Ruđer Bošković


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