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International Symposium on Plasmid Biology

[Postponed Covid-19] New dates : 18th to 23rd September 2022


In the context of the Covid-19 worldwide expansion, the organizers and the Plasmid Society board have decided to postpone the ISPB2020 meeting. We will schedule a new date as soon as possible to organize it in Toulouse probably in September 2022. We will keep you informed on these changes when the situation would allow us setting up the new meeting. We wish you all the best during this epidemic period.

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 September 18th with a  keynote lecture on “Bacterial secretion systems” given  by Eric Cascales from the CNRS, LISM in Marseille, France. The closing lecture 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 2022: come to learn about exciting science related to plasmids and other mobile elements and to explore the beautiful city of Toulouse.