We are happy to announce five keynote speakers: 

  • Toby Kiers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (soil microbiology, ecology)                                   
  • Andy Waters, Glasgow, United Kingdom (parasitology, tropical medicine)
  • Rotem Sorek, Rehovot, Israel (virology, phages)                
  • Bernard Hube, Jena, Germany (fungi and virulence)
  • Sang Yup Lee, Daejeon, South Korea (cell factory)

Read our interview with Toby Kiers, University Research Chair and Professor of Mutualistic Interactions at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.

Keep an eye out for more news on this website, as we continue to fill our scientific programme with interesting session covering all fields of microbiology.


  • Applied Microbiology
  • Biotechnology / Synthetic Biology / Systems Biology
  • Virology
  • Pathogens / Pathogenicity
  • Mycology
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Environmental Microbiology / Microbial Ecology / Microbial Communities
  • Taxonomy / Systematics
  • Education / Professional Development / Policies
  • Physiology / Biochemistry / Molecular Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology