ISME8 - International Symposium on Microbial Ecology

BOB MCLEAN RM12 at swt.edu
Wed Sep 10 09:53:57 EST 1997


Dear colleagues;

Appended is some information on the upcoming 8th International Symposium on
Microbial Ecology, which will be held in Halifax, NS, Canada August 9-14, 1998. 
This meeting has traditionally been the best international forum for microbial
ecology since its inception 20 years ago in New Zealand.

I would like to encourage as many submissions of abstracts as possible from
indivduals doing research with biofilms or other exciting aspects of microbial
ecology.  With respect to biofilms, D.C. White will be giving a plenary lecture
on this topic.  Bill Costerton and I are organizing a symposium to address the
basic biological aspects of biofilms.  Topics to be covered here include: 
biofilm structure and patterns of gene expression (likely D. Korber), gene
transfer within biofilms (to be confirmed), role of quorum sensing genes
(homoserine lactone) (J.W. Costerton), effects of starvation-survival and
homoserine lactone antagonists (S. Kjelleberg), and biofilm
ecology/biomineralization (R.J.C. McLean).

Should sufficient abstracts be submitted, we may be able to feature some in an
oral session.  My hope here is that this oral session will highlight
presentations showing new aspects of biofilm ecology.  A poster presentation
format will also be available.

Hope to see you all in Halifax.

R.J.C. (Bob) McLean
Dept. Biology
Southwest Texas State University
San Marcos, Tx 78666
USA
(512)245-3365 phone
(512)245-8713 FAX
Email:  RM12 at swt.edu

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Dear fellow Microbiologist:

Its my pleasure to inform you that the 2nd Announcement for the 8th
International Symposium on Microbial Ecology has now been published
and is accessible at www.glinx.com/isme8

This announcement contains the call for abstracts, accomodation
reservation, registration, social program plus details of the 
scientific program, as it stands at the time of writing.  ISME-8
is encouraging delegates interested in this world-class event in
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (August 9-14, 1998) to register via
this web-site.

In an effort to reduce the expenses of a conference of this size
and stature, ISME-8 is offering an early-bird registration fee of
$395 US.  This represents 66% of the on-site fee but is only 
available until November 1, 1997.

I urge you to check out our site at your earliest convenience.

If you still would prefer a hard-copy of this announcement, please
contact me with your full postal address and I will be happy to mail
you a copy.

I hope to see you in Halifax next year.

Sincerely


Colin Bell

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Colin R. Bell
Chair ISME8
Microbial Ecology Lab, Dept of Biology
Acadia University, Wolfville
Nova Scotia, Canada
B0P 1X0
Tel: (902) 585-1328
Fax: (902) 585-1059
E-mail:  ISME8 at ACADIAU.CA
Homepage:  http://www.glinx.com/isme8



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