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- Early Registration Deadline
— March 16th, 2018
- Deadline For Abstracts Submission
— August 30th, 2018
As we face challenges brought by the climate change, population growth, water, energy and food shortages at global scale, advances in science and technology are igniting new interest in microbial biotechnology that will ensure sustainable futures through development of microbially-mediated advancements. Microorganisms with their majestic powers will continue to provide solutions and human and environmentally-friendly products and materials to be used by mankind. As a result, microbial genetic resources and their conservation are of immense importance for human beings. In line with these facts we have decided to organize the 1st MEBAC a Summit on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources in Bodrum, Turkey in 26-29 September 2018.
It is expected that the summit with the full support of the Turkish Society of Microbiology and the KUKENS, as well as the Eliava Institute in Georgia will make a valuable contribution to the Mediterranean, the Balkans and the Caucasus regional scientific community, particularly in the fields of medicine, pharmaceutical sciences, veterinary medicine, food and chemical engineering, as well as making scientific exchanges possible in the fields of biology and biotechnology. No doubt that, with a wider participation from eminent scientists delivering presentations, the conference will deliver a global success. Scientists participating in the summit from the four corners of MEBAC will have the opportunity to meet both local and regional expert colleagues and exchange information and know-how. Although summit is targeting participations from the Mediterranean, the Balkans and the Caucasus (MEBAC) regions, the conference is open to the entire world. The World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) accordingly, will have an “Observer” participant status in the Summit playing a key role in the world-wide dissemination of the advancements put forward by the MEBAC participants.
I therefore, cordially invite you all to the 1st MEBAC, a Summit on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources to be held in 26-29 September 2018 in Bodrum, Turkey. In this beautiful part of Turkey, we will warmly welcome you and work tirelessly towards the success of the 1st MEBAC.
I look forward to seeing you in Bodrum
Prof. Dr. Bülent Gürler
1st MEBAC, a Summit on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources