Notizie SIMGBM

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to invite you to “Microbiology 2021”, XXXIV Congress of the Italian Society for General Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMGBM), which will be held in Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy, September 15-18, 2021. The aim of “Microbiology 2021” is to build an international forum and give the participants the opportunity to present their latest achievements in a friendly and collaborative atmosphere. The Congress will completely be held in English and the scientific programme, which involves prominent scientists from both European and American institutions, includes two plenary lectures from keynote speakers, seven plenary sessions and three parallel sessions in different fields of microbiology (Programme).

We would like to invite microbiologists from all over the world to attend “Microbiology 2021” for active academic and scientific exchanges, and to fully experience Cagliari’s diverse historical heritage, culture, traditions, food, and wonderful landscapes of Sardinia island.

Save the dates 15 – 18 September 2021 and join us in Cagliari!

Paolo Visca
SIMGBM President

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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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Recently, Microorganisms is organizing the 2019 Travel Award aiming to provide financial support for postdocs and PhD students who plan to attend conferences related to microbiology filed in 2019. We encourage students who are interested in this award to apply as early as possible.

By taking this chance, we would also like to invite you to help spread this exciting news, the following two channels would definitely make sense if possible.

1.You could contact the department office, inquiring whether it possible to post our news on the official website page of your department. In this way, students in your school could have an easy access to obtain this information. We welcome the application from your students.
2.On condition you belong to any society in microbiology filed, you could also help to connect the relationship between the societies and us. Thus, members of related societies could apply and may finally win the opportunity.

The deadline for this application is 20 November 2018. For more detailed information such as requirements and materials about this award, please find them on the application website:

Notizie SIMGBM

Al CUN, nella sua funzione di organo di consulenza del Ministro dell’Istruzione dell’Università e della Ricerca, è stata demandata la revisione complessiva delle Classi dei Corsi di Studio e dei Settori Scientifico-Disciplinari. Leggi la lettera inviata al Presidente della SIMGBM.

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