Theme: Microbiology: A Spectrum of Opportunities

World Microbiologists 2018

World Microbiologists 2018

 

 

With the success of Microbiologists 2016, held at Portland, USA during August 15-17, 2016, Conferenceseries feels proud and honoured in inviting the contributors across the globe to its premier "4th World Microbiologists and Molecular Genetics Annual Conference" to be held during Oct 30-Nov 1, in San Antonio, USA

This year's meeting will showcase the role of microbes in different ecosystems by relating them with the revolutionary science in diverse areas of microbiology through a wide range of scientific sessions. The meeting is all set to be graced by world-renowned speakers who will illuminate modernized microbiology techniques and updates. All those who are either starting your career or an old-time microbiologist can attend this conference to learn, hook-up and get galvanized. We are looking forward to welcome you all in San Antonio to presentation of new idea's  and research results in the fields of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Scope:

Microbiology has become increasingly important to human society. It has emerged as one of the most important branches of life sciences. As microbes practically affect all activities of our life like, food, clothing, shelter, health hygiene etc., microbiology has made vast progressive strides in all these fields in little less than a century to improve the quality of our life. Infectious diseases have almost been conquered by new drugs, quality of agricultural crops improved by using techniques of genetic engineering, new varieties of wines, liquors have been produced- all these are possible only because of microbiology. All these will make us wonder how our life would have been without the knowledge of microbiology.

 

Track 1: Infectious Diseases

Bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, the major subfields of microbiology are first covered with the general concepts of cytology and physiology of different microbes and then with major pathogens of humans. Stress on the mechanisms of infection characteristic of that type of microorganism, provide the audience with a framework for understanding rather than memorizing the clinical behaviour of the pathogens. The concepts and emerging trends in pathogenesis of microbes and their virulence mechanisms, their genetic background provide a deep insight into the understanding of disease establishment and progression. Recent research on nematodes and protozoans will contribute in making advancements in the emerging studies. Knowledge on parasites, diversified roles and their interactions with the host will bring awareness on the importance and existence of extremely minute organisms.  The next section comprises of introduction to the Polymicrobial diseases and the tropical diseases, arranged by organ system and provides transition for clinical considerations. Microbial generations are smart enough to bring about a change in their resistance patterns, thereby paving a way for development of newer strategies and emerging trends in combating the microbial infections.  There has been an enormous modification in the diagnostic methods and tools starting from the basic nucleic acid probing to circulating biomarker studies.

Related Conferences: Relevant Conferences:

International Conference On Microbial Engineering May 29-31, 2017 Beijing, China, Global Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference June 19-20, 2017 London, UK, International Conference on Fungal Diseases & Control September 25-26, 2017 Dubai, UAE, 7th Annual Congress on Clinical Microbiology September 25-26, 2017 Chicago, USA,   4th World Microbiologists Annual Conference(9 Plenary forums, 3 days, 1 event) Oct 30-Nov 1, San Antonio, USA

 

Track 2: Epidemiology and Pathogenesis

Epidemiology is the study of the causes, statistics and health effects of disease conditions in a particular population. Epidemiology shapes policy decisions and proof-based actions through identification of risk factors for disease and targets for preventive health. Epidemiologists with the help of study design, collection, and statistical analysis of data, and by interpreting and disseminating results which include peer review and occasional systematic review. Epidemiology helps to develop methodology to be used in clinical research studies, and, to a lesser extent, basic research in the biological sciences. Epidemiological studies involve an introduction, entire historical background, surveillance data sources, laboratory diagnosis, the biological characteristics of the organism, mechanisms and routes of transmission, pathogenesis and immunity, host response, and finally prevention, control and treatment. Emerging molecular methods are vast for future efforts. Traditional case control and cohort studies will be needed to define the action of such pathogens in disease causality.

Related Conferences: Relevant Conferences:

International Conference On Microbial Engineering May 29-31, 2017 Beijing, China, Global Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference June 19-20, 2017 London, UK, International Conference on Fungal Diseases & Control September 25-26, 2017 Dubai, UAE, 7th Annual Congress on Clinical Microbiology September 25-26, 2017 Chicago, USA,   4th World Microbiologists Annual Conference(9 Plenary forums, 3 days, 1 event) Oct 30-Nov 1, San Antonio, USA

 

Track 3: Public Health

Public-Health   involves science, technology and biomedicine for healthcare. . Diagnostics methods like physical examination, medical history, medical imaging cover the basics of first diagnosis of illness which follow further laboratory diagnosis of patient blood for any infectious agents. Health care is considered in the application of the knowledge which acquires through health science. Health care can be provided through a variety of fields, including pharmacy, dentistry and medicine fields.

Related Conferences: Relevant Conferences:

International Conference On Microbial Engineering May 29-31, 2017 Beijing, China, Global Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference June 19-20, 2017 London, UK, International Conference on Fungal Diseases & Control September 25-26, 2017 Dubai, UAE, 7th Annual Congress on Clinical Microbiology September 25-26, 2017 Chicago, USA,   4th World Microbiologists Annual Conference(9 Plenary forums, 3 days, 1 event) Oct 30-Nov 1, San Antonio, USA

 

Track 4: Beneficial Microorganisms

With the growing knowledge about bacterial and yeast-chemical behaviors, other biotechnological uses for the microbes were found. A few examples include the use of the bacterium Lactobacillus acidophilus to produce yogurt, the exploitation of a number of different bacteria to produce a variety of cheese, and the fermentation of cabbage to produce sauerkraut. In the agricultural sector, the discovery of Rhizobium sp. being able to convert elemental nitrogen to a form that was useable by a growing plant, led to the use of the microorganism as a living fertilizer that grew in association with the plant species.

Relevant Conferences:

International Conference On Microbial Engineering May 29-31, 2017 Beijing, China, Global Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference June 19-20, 2017 London, UK, International Conference on Fungal Diseases & Control September 25-26, 2017 Dubai, UAE, 7th Annual Congress on Clinical Microbiology September 25-26, 2017 Chicago, USA,   4th World Microbiologists Annual Conference(9 Plenary forums, 3 days, 1 event) Oct 30-Nov 1, San Antonio, USA

 

Track 5: Microbial Genomics

Microbial genomics is concerned with the transmission of hereditary characters in microorganisms. It plays a unique role in developing the fields of molecular and cell biology. It has also found applications in medical, agricultural, food and pharmaceutical industries. Microbes are ideally suited for combined biochemical and genetic studies, and are proven to be successful in providing information on genetic codes and gene regulations. After the discovery of DNA transfer, bacteria were of great interest because of their higher rate of reproduction and mutation than other larger organisms. Physical mapping, Genome sequencing and Gene mapping are the important methods for mapping the genes.. Recombinant DNA technology, selection, mutation, reproductive cloning, and use of plasmids form a part of genetic engineering tools. Metagenomics is the study of genetic material derived from environmental samples. Microbial genomics can be used to create new biofuels. Pathogenicity islands are discrete genetic loci that encode more virulent factors. 

Related Conferences: Relevant Conferences:

International Conference On Microbial Engineering May 29-31, 2017 Beijing, China, Global Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference June 19-20, 2017 London, UK, International Conference on Fungal Diseases & Control September 25-26, 2017 Dubai, UAE, 7th Annual Congress on Clinical Microbiology September 25-26, 2017 Chicago, USA,   4th World Microbiologists Annual Conference(9 Plenary forums, 3 days, 1 event) Oct 30-Nov 1, San Antonio, USA

 

Track 6: Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Pharmaceutical Microbiology includes the study of microorganisms associated with the manufacture and processing of drugs e.g. decreasing the number of microorganisms in a process environment, removing microorganisms and microbial residues like endotoxin and exotoxin from water and other starting materials, and confirming the finished pharmaceutical product is free of contamination i.e., sterile. Other important aspects of Pharmaceutical Microbiology include the research and development of antibiotic resistance, anti-infective agents, the use of microorganisms to detect carcinogenic and mutagenic activity in expected drugs, and the use of microorganisms in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products like human growth hormone and insulin. Pharmaceutical microbiology also focuses on drug safety. Pathogenic bacteria, fungi (moulds and yeasts) and toxins produced by microorganisms are all possible contaminants of pharmaceutical products or medicines. Pharmaceutical Microbiology also focuses on determining how a product will react in cases of contamination.

Related Conferences: 

International Conference On Microbial Engineering May 29-31, 2017 Beijing, China, Global Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference June 19-20, 2017 London, UK, International Conference on Fungal Diseases & Control September 25-26, 2017 Dubai, UAE, 7th Annual Congress on Clinical Microbiology September 25-26, 2017 Chicago, USA,   4th World Microbiologists Annual Conference(9 Plenary forums, 3 days, 1 event) Oct 30-Nov 1, San Antonio, USA

 

Track 7: Antimicrobial agents

Antimicrobials are agents that kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms. They can be grouped as antibacterial, antivirals, antifungals and antiparasitics. Anti-bacterial are used to treat bacterial infections, antimicrobials treating viruses are termed as antivirals, similarly, antifungals and antiparasitics are respectively for fungi and parasites. The toxicity of antibacterial in humans and other animals is generally low. An antimicrobial pesticide controls the growth of microbes by the use of disinfection, sanitation or inhibiting the development and also protects industrial processes or systems, surfaces, water, or other chemical substances from contamination, spoilage caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and algae.

Related Conferences: 

International Conference On Microbial Engineering May 29-31, 2017 Beijing, China, Global Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference June 19-20, 2017 London, UK, International Conference on Fungal Diseases & Control September 25-26, 2017 Dubai, UAE, 7th Annual Congress on Clinical Microbiology September 25-26, 2017 Chicago, USA,   4th World Microbiologists Annual Conference(9 Plenary forums, 3 days, 1 event) Oct 30-Nov 1, San Antonio, USA

 

Track 8: Biotechnology and Bioremediation

Bioremediation in a manner of saying is degrading what is “un-degradable”. It is nature's way of recycling wastes, or breaking down organic matter into nutrients that can be used by other organisms. "Degradation" means decay, and the prefix "bio-" signifies that the decay is carried out by a huge assortment of biological factors - microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, insects, worms, and other organisms that eat dead material and recycle it into new forms. In nature, there is no waste because everything gets recycled. It is with the use of Biotechnology, i.e. application of technology in life forms, that bioremediation takes place. The waste products from one organism become the food for others, providing nutrients and energy while breaking down the waste organic matter. Some organic materials break down fast some slowly, but eventually all decays. By harnessing these natural forces of biodegradation, people can reduce wastes and clean up some of the environmental contaminants. Through composting, we accelerate natural biodegradation and convert organic wastes to a valuable resource. Wastewater treatment also accelerates natural forces of biodegradation. In this case, the purpose is to break down organic matter so that it does not cause pollution problems when the water is released into the environment. Through bioremediation, microorganisms are used to clean up oil spills and other types of organic pollution. Composting and bioremediation provide many possibilities for student research.

Related Conferences: 

International Conference On Microbial Engineering May 29-31, 2017 Beijing, China, Global Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference June 19-20, 2017 London, UK, International Conference on Fungal Diseases & Control September 25-26, 2017 Dubai, UAE, 7th Annual Congress on Clinical Microbiology September 25-26, 2017 Chicago, USA,   4th World Microbiologists Annual Conference(9 Plenary forums, 3 days, 1 event) Oct 30-Nov 1, San Antonio, USA

 

Track 9: Biofilms

Microorganisms attach to surfaces and develop biofilms. Biofilm-associated cells can be differentiated from their suspended counterparts by generation of an extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) matrix, reduced growth rates, and the up- and down- regulation of specific genes. Attachment is a complex process regulated by diverse characteristics of the growth medium, substratum, and cell surface. An established biofilm structure comprises microbial cells and EPS, has a defined architecture, and provides an optimal environment for the exchange of genetic material between cells. Cells may also communicate via quorum sensing, which may in turn affect biofilm processes such as detachment. Biofilms have great importance for public health because of their role in prevention of certain infectious diseases and importance in a variety of device-related infections. A greater understanding of biofilm processes should lead to novel, effective control strategies for biofilm control and a resulting improvement in patient management.

Related Conferences: 

International Conference On Microbial Engineering May 29-31, 2017 Beijing, China, Global Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference June 19-20, 2017 London, UK, International Conference on Fungal Diseases & Control September 25-26, 2017 Dubai, UAE, 7th Annual Congress on Clinical Microbiology September 25-26, 2017 Chicago, USA,   4th World Microbiologists Annual Conference(9 Plenary forums, 3 days, 1 event) Oct 30-Nov 1, San Antonio, USA

 

Track 10: Applied Microbiology

Microorganisms have been used as sources of antibiotics, vitamins and enzymes and for the production of fermented foods and chemicals since many decades. In the current century, microorganisms are and will play a vital role in addressing some of the problems faced by mankind.  Microbes have a significant role to play in the discovery of antibiotics, microbial vaccines, immune system modulating agents, disinfectants, anti-microbial coatings, manufacturing of biofuels and bioplastics, using biotransformation for the production of fine chemicals and many other therapeutic agents. Hence, microbes have been proved to be beneficial for the survival of mankind.

Related Conferences: 

International Conference On Microbial Engineering May 29-31, 2017 Beijing, China, Global Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference June 19-20, 2017 London, UK, International Conference on Fungal Diseases & Control September 25-26, 2017 Dubai, UAE, 7th Annual Congress on Clinical Microbiology September 25-26, 2017 Chicago, USA,   4th World Microbiologists Annual Conference(9 Plenary forums, 3 days, 1 event) Oct 30-Nov 1, San Antonio, USA

 

Track 11: Diagnostic Microbiology

Diagnosis of infectious disease is mostly done by consultation of a patient's medical history and physical examination. Microbiology laboratory plays a vital role where diagnosis and final interpretation of causative agents are done by experts. Microbiological culture was the first method for isolation of infectious diseases in the laboratory followed by biochemical and by advanced serological assays and through polymerase reactions. Experts often treat patients on the basis of the strain of the microbe and its antibiotic resistances.

Identification of an infectious agent for a particular illness can be as done as clinical presentation; such as in gastrointestinal disease and skin infections. Diagnosis of infectious disease is mostly done by consultation of patient's medical history and a physical examination. Microbiology laboratory plays a vital role where diagnosis and final interpretation of causative agents are done by experts. Microbiological culture is the first method for isolation of infectious diseases in the laboratory followed by biochemical and by advanced serological assays and through polymerase reactions. Experts often make treatment as a step of prevention to the patient’s physician depending on the strain of microbe and its antibiotic resistances.

Related Conferences: Relevant Conferences:

International Conference On Microbial Engineering May 29-31, 2017 Beijing, China, Global Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference June 19-20, 2017 London, UK, International Conference on Fungal Diseases & Control September 25-26, 2017 Dubai, UAE, 7th Annual Congress on Clinical Microbiology September 25-26, 2017 Chicago, USA,   4th World Microbiologists Annual Conference(9 Plenary forums, 3 days, 1 event) Oct 30-Nov 1, San Antonio, USA

 

Track 12: Clinical Microbiology

Clinical microbiology  is a branch of science that deals with the interrelation of macro and microorganisms under normal and pathological conditions. It provides comprehensive information on the identification of different microorganisms and outlines recent vicissitudes in taxonomy. Microbial profiling is the relegation of microbes predicated on experiments, resulting expeditious identification. This system is developed for expeditious identification of clinically germane organisms and hence only known microbes can be identified.  The predominant proteomic technologies that have been explored for microbial identification and characterization include matrix-availed laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS); electro spray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS); surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization (SELDI) mass spectrometry; one- or two-dimensional sodium dodecyl sulphate–polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE); or the coalescence of mass spectrometry, gel electrophoresis, and bioinformatics. In the context of plants, two symbiotic systems have been actively studied for many years. One is arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) symbiosis and the other is root nodule (RN) symbiosis. Oral bacteria have evolved mechanisms to sense their environment and eschew or modify the host. 

Related Conferences: Relevant Conferences:

International Conference On Microbial Engineering May 29-31, 2017 Beijing, China, Global Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference June 19-20, 2017 London, UK, International Conference on Fungal Diseases & Control September 25-26, 2017 Dubai, UAE, 7th Annual Congress on Clinical Microbiology September 25-26, 2017 Chicago, USA,   4th World Microbiologists Annual Conference(9 Plenary forums, 3 days, 1 event) Oct 30-Nov 1, San Antonio, USA

 

 

Importance and Scope:

Microbiology has become increasingly important to human society. It has emerged as one of the most important branches of life sciences. As microbes practically affect all activities of our life like, food, clothing, shelter, health hygiene etc., microbiology has made vast progressive strides in all these fields in little less than a century to improve the quality of our life. Infectious diseases have almost been conquered by new drugs, quality of agricultural crops improved by using techniques of genetic engineering, new varieties of wines, liquors have been produced- all these are possible only because of microbiology. All these will make us wonder how our life would have been without the knowledge of microbiology.

Why  San Antonio??

San Antonio is centrally located between both coasts, so attendees don’t have to make cross-country flights. And with 26 million Texans, most are just a drive away. Great weather and temperate winters make San Antonio a great solution for those with seasonal weather challenges (or for those who enjoy year-round golf). Over 300 days of sunshine each year and an inland location provide worry-free planning options in all seasons. San Antonio’s unique heritage and mix of cultures gave way to a culinary landscape that’s truly one-of-a-kind. While we’re famous for our signature Tex-Mex, you’ll also find traditional Mexican cuisine along with German, French, English and Italian eateries. Quiet wine bars, well-known watering holes, lively dance halls and a duelling piano sing-along are just a few of the many popular stops.
 
The major attraction of San Antonio includes Spanish colonial missions, the Alamo, the River Walk, the Tower of the Americas, the Alamo Bowl, and Marriage Island. Commercial entertainment includes SeaWorld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme parks, and according to the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city is visited by about 26 million tourists a year. The city is home to the five-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs and hosts the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, one of the largest such events in the country

Major Microbiology Associations Around the Globe:

  • International Union of Microbiological Societies

  • Society for general Microbiology

  • American Society for Microbiology

  • Canadian Society of Microbiologists

  • British Infection Association

  • European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

  • Federation of European Microbiological Societies

  • Welsh Microbiology Association

  • Clinical Virology Network

  • Federation of Infection Societies

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America

Universities Associated With Microbiology:

Figure: Total number of universities with microbiology departments in USA, Europe, Australia and Asia.

 

Top ranked universities in core microbiology research:

Figure: Subject-wise highly ranked universities in USA, UK, Asia and Australia.

Global markets for microbiology technology, equipment and consumables:

Figure: Global consumable, technology, equipment and consumable market by microbiology industry.

Global market for microbes and microbial products:

Figure: Trends in global market for microbes and microbial products, 2010–2016 ($ millions)

Need for anti-microbial drug development:

The need for new antimicrobial agents is greater than ever because of the emergence of multidrug resistance in common pathogens, the rapid emergence of new infections, and the potential for use of multidrug-resistant agents in bioweapons.

Top 15 global pharmaceutical companies manufacturing antimicrobial products:

  • Merck and Co

  • Johnson and Johnson

  • Pfizer

  • GlaxoSmithKline

  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb

  • Aventis

  • Pharmacia

  • Novartis

  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche

  • AstraZeneca

  • Abott Laboratories

  • Wyeth

  • Eli Lilly and Co

  • Schering Plough

  • Bayer

Funding sources for microbiology research and prevention of microbial diseases in USA:

Many U.S agencies are working to improve the health of world’s population. Under the Global Health Initiative (GHI), there is a concerted effort to improve coordination across U.S. agencies to increase efficiencies and align investments with recipient country priorities, with the aim of making programs sustainable. Some of the major funding agencies include:

  • Centres for disease control and prevention

  • NIH

  • The global fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

  • UNAIDS

  • ASM

  • AAAS

  • ASTMH

  • IDSA etc.

Anti-microbial drugs approved by FDA in 2015:

  • Avycaz

  • Bexsero

  • Cresemba

  • Evotaz

  • Prezcobix

 

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