2018 International Symbiosis Society Congress: 15-20 July 2018, USA

The ISS Congress is the sanctioned meeting of the International Symbiosis Society and is held every three years. It is the primary international meeting focusing on symbioses, including complex interactions between hosts and their microbiomes.The 9th International Symbiosis Society Congress will be held on 15-20 July  2018 on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis, USA.

Thematic Sessions:

  • Susceptibility and resilience of symbioses in the Anthropocene
  • Ecology of Symbioses
  • Mechanisms of host-microbiome interactions
  • The host-microbe interface:signaling, recognition and regulation
  • Tinkering with symbiosis: experimental insights into host-symbiont systems
  • Rise and fall of symbiosis: evolutionary transitions
  • New tools and approaches for studying symbiosis

Focused Sessions:

  • Protist-host interactions (including corals, lichens, other algal host interactions)
  • Fungal-host, symbiont-fungal interactions (including lichens, mycorrhizae, insects,)
  • Bacteria-host interactions (including gut symbionts, plant epiphytes/endophytes, insect endosymbionts, chemoautotrophic bacteria-animal symbioses, luminous bacteria-animal symbioses)
  • Virus-host interactions
  • Microbe-microbe interactions

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 March 2018

Notifications of acceptance: 1 April 2018

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 15 June 2018

Scholarship application deadline: 15 March 2018



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