11th International Symposium on the Genetics of Industrial Microorganisms（2010）
On behalf of the Local Organising Committee I have great pleasure in inviting international researchers and their companions to Melbourne, Australia in June/July, 2010 for the 11th International Symposium on the Genetics of Industrial Microorganisms, GIM2010.
GIM is an extra special meeting that occurs once every four years and this will be the first time GIM has been held in Australia. Therefore we are eager to offer our colleagues hospitality and exhibit the beauty of our natural resources. Melbourne is regarded as one of the top conference destinations in the world and we hope that you will come to agree.
Melbourne is situated on the Yarra River, at the north end of Port Phillip Bay in the state of Victoria. Our venue, the NEW Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will be superb. It has a six star energy rating and is well situated with respect to accommodation, transport (by bus, train, tram or boat), and restaurants. In addition, in a day's drive one can take in the delights of ocean or mountain scenery that will leave lasting impressions. On the fringes of Melbourne one can observe kangaroos, koalas, wombats and echidnas in the wild and if you are really good you may spot a platypus.
Melbourne has convenient access to a major international airport, where you can reach your home on the same or next day. In addition you can visit other spectacular parts of Australia in a matter of hours through the convenience of many daily flights to the far north, the west, the red centre, or our island state immediately to the south.
We have worked with The Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM) to offer back-to-back meetings: a Melbourne/Sydney double treat. ASM will hold its Annual Scientific Conference in Sydney in the week following GIM and several of our speakers will be part of their program too. Therefore there will be a great opportunity to take a weekend break and enjoy some unique Australian experiences.
We are very much looking forward to you joining us. We look forward to the scientific exchanges and the profile that you will bring to our community with the emphasis on the contributions of genetics coupled to microbiology. We hope to learn more from each other and share our expertise so we can provide further developments in our field. Already contributions in our field are impacting our daily lives, including our health and well-being. Our society faces many more needs that our technologies may help with. These include new products from microbes, renewable and clean energy, bioremediation, microbial models and beneficial microbes.
We have a very enthusiastic local organizing committee who are assembling an impressive scientific and social program to provide the latest breakthroughs. The bonus will be our location, offering a memorable Melbourne experience for you and your companion(s).
The program for GIM 2010 covers topics of major and current interest in the genetic manipulation and exploitation of industrial microorganisms.
Current advancements in these fields will be highlighted by industry leaders who will present their research findings in plenary lectures and symposia. In addition there will be numerous sessions, as well as poster sessions, to discuss developments in smaller settings. Attendees of GIM 2010 will have a valuable opportunity to meet the major players in industrial biotechnology, to gain insights into future opportunities, and to develop valuable networks. Our organising committee wishes to make your visit to Melbourne extra special. We look forward to meeting you.
Furthermore, the Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Conference will be in Sydney after GIM 2010 and the program will also cover Industrial Microbiological aspects. This offers a special opportunity for an extended visit to Australia.
The GIM 2010 program will be developed around the following streams:
Genetics & physiology of industrially important microorganisms
Sustainability & global resource management using microbial genetic resources
Omics of environmental technologies
Microbial processes for food & beverage industry
Microbial genome structure & evolution
Search & biodiscovery of new therapeutic agents
Viral genetics and discovery of novel antiviral compounds
New & alternative therapies