8th European Spores Conference: 16-18 April 2018, UK

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 from both academia and industry from across the globe.

The 8th ESC is once again sponsored by FEMS and grants are available for early stage researchers. The key topics of this conference include:

  • Bacillus as a model for studying cell differentiation
  • Spore structure and function
  • The impact of spores in the food industry
  • Clostridium difficile and the role of the spores in disease and dissemination
  • Bacillus anthracis
  • The use of spores in food as human dietary supplements and animal feed products including aquaculture
  • Applied uses of spores including bioremediation and biosensors

The 8th 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:

  • extended (40 min) breaks between sessions
  • poster sessions
  • trade stands and exhibits

Oral presentations will be chosen from abstracts submitted before 7 February 2018. Those interested in giving an oral presentation should email in an abstract as soon as possible. Registration is not necessary for abstract submission and can be completed later.

Important Dates

  • Online registration opens: 1st November 2017
  • Early Bird Registration ends: 1 February 2018
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts for consideration as oral presentations: 7 February 2018
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts for inclusion in conference book: 7 March 2018
  • Registration closes: 31 March 2018

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