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The 15th Annual International Conference on Microbial Genomics will continue the tradition of bringing investigators from biology, technology and computer sciences together to discuss the most recent advances in microbial genomics. This year's series will continue to incorporate frontier areas including new microbial communities, metagenomics, structural proteomics, synthetic biology including the modeling and building of genetic circuits and metabolic pathways and conceivably the synthesis of completely artificial genomes. We will also emphasize a new topic for this conference, bioenergy. The combination of topics presented by leaders in the field, will offer attendees both the opportunity to build on existing genomic projects or initiate new research utilizing the latest technology. As with past meetings, we expect participants from a wide range of disciplines, including those from both academic and industrial institutions. In addition, this conference will provide fellowship awards to support graduate students in order to train the next generation of genomic experts.

The conference will consist of seven sessions:

  1. Community biology/metagenomics and pathogenesis
  2. Bioenergy
  3. Pathway engineering and synthetic biology
  4. Evolution and comparative genomics
  5. Regulation of genomes
  6. Computer modeling resources and systems biology
  7. Structural genomics and biology

There will also be poster sessions offering the opportunity for all the participants to present their work (times and days to be determined).

The conference will be held at the Riggs Alumni Center on the University of Maryland College Park campus from September 16 to 20, 2007.

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Organizer - Frederick R. Blattner
Phone:  (608) 890-0191
Fax:  (608) 262-2976

Organizing Advisory Committee

Dr. Frederick Blattner
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Dr. Tricia Kiley
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Dr. Jeffrey H. Miller
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Nicole T. Perna
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Dr. Elisabeth A. Raleigh
New England Biolabs, Ipswich, MA

Dr. Steven Salzberg
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Dr. George Weinstock
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Dr. Jizhong Zhou
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK