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Applications are warmly invited for a summer school on “Microbial Specialised Metabolites: Discovery, Biosynthesis and Evolution”, the eighth in the series of John Innes – Rudjer Bošković Summer Schools on Applied Molecular Microbiology, to be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 5-12, 2020. Full details, including the availability of grants to attend the summer school, are at We would also be very happy to answer any queries.

The summer school reflects the recent development of interest in microbial metabolites that has resulted from the sequencing of small molecule-producing microorganisms, coupled with the current explosive development of sequencing technology, bioinformatics and chemical analysis. Ecological studies highlighting the wide range of roles for small molecules in microbial communities provide another major driving force. These summer schools have established a reputation for the quality of the faculty and participants (around 45) and the high degree of productive interaction during the week-long courses. A special feature of the summer school will be hands-on computer workshops to interrogate genome sequences and analyse natural product gene clusters.

If appropriate, please consider applying for the summer school. We should also be very grateful if you would please forward this email to as many as possible of the people you know who might be interested, via email or social media.


All applicants should fill in the application form and send it to Mervyn Bibb ( by 14 February 2020. Applicants who are members of a FEMS Member Society may apply for a FEMS Meeting Attendance Grant. Note that the deadline for the FEMS application is 1 March 2020.

Scientists from less developed countries, and other applicants subject to financial constraints, may apply for a grant from the Summer School organisation. To apply, please attach a letter to your application making a case for financial assistance.

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University of Milano-Bicocca
Department of Biotechnologies and Biosciences

Application Deadline: June 13, 2019

Research projects focus on three main pillars:
• Sistema and molecular biology approaches for the study of complex biological functions
• Synthetic biology, Bio-organic and Green Chemistry
• Bioprospecting, Management and Valorization of Natural Resources

A maximum of 13 PhD positions are available:
• University scholarships (n°5)
• Scholarships funded by the Department (n°3)
• Scholarships funded by Eu projects (n°2)
• Scholarships co-funded by ENEA (n°1)
• Places without scholarships (n°2)

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Hands-on training in Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic metagenomics
6 -10 May 2019, Milano, Italy

The ICME10 is a practical course addressed to 30 PhD students and young researchers from all over the world interested in microbial ecology and metagenome
The course focuses on:
– Metagenomic Sequencing: history, application and project planning
– Assembly, Binning and Annotation: theory and hands-on training
Participants are selected based on their CV and motivation letter. Registration fee* is 420 euro/person and includes the full participation to all the course activities, lunches and social events.

Application Deadline: 12 April 2019

Send max 1 page CV and Motivation Letter to or directly through the webpage

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On April 4-5 2019, the Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne (LCB, CNRS, Marseille) is hosting "Microbiology at a Glance", a 2-days symposium gathering promising PhD students in their final year to discuss recent and exciting developments in Molecular and Cellular Microbiology.
The invited students will be given the opportunity to present 30 mn oral presentations of their original PhD work in themed sessions where work from the various LCB groups will also be presented.
*This mini-symposium aims at promoting new ideas and interactions to expand the exciting research that takes place at the LCB and thus more globally at the “Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée (IMM)”.*
The deadline for abstract submission at is set to January 31st 2019 and a scientific committee will make invitations based on the abstracts on February 28th 2019. The laboratory will cover charges linked traveling costs and housing.