International Symposium on Plasmid Biology - ISPB 2020
The conference will cover all aspects of plasmids and mobile genetic elements (MGEs), including replication and maintenance, horizontal transfer, genomics and systems biology, synthetic biology, industrial, agricultural and medical biotechnology, evolution, ecology, epidemiology, and the role of plasmids/MGEs in bacterial pathogenesis.
The conference will start on Sunday evening, September 6th with a keynote lecture on “Bacterial secretion systems” given by Eric Cascales from the CNRS, LISM in Marseille, France. The closing lecture on Thursday 10th will be given by the President of the ISPB, Barbara Funnell, from the University of Toronto.
We will showcase diverse topics and presenters. Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career scientists are particularly encouraged to attend and contribute to the meeting. Oral sessions will feature invited talks by leading international researchers and presentations chosen from submitted abstracts. The poster sessions will give all attendees an opportunity to present their latest findings, with ample time for informal discussions, socializing, and networking
We look forward to welcoming you to Toulouse in September 2020: come to learn about exciting science related to plasmids and other mobile elements and to explore the beautiful city of Toulouse.