5th ASM Conference on Cell-Cell Communication in Bacteria

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San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Bacteria are the paradigm for unicellular life, yet they also exhibit elaborate coordinated behaviors that often defy unicellularity. Research over the past decade has revealed that a wide range of bacteria can communicate by diverse mechanisms. In most cases these microbial conversations occur through the exchange of diffusible signals, although there are also clear examples of contact-dependent communication. The 5th ASM Conference on Cell-Cell Communication will explore the chemical and physical signaling mechanisms employed by bacteria and the communication networks that lead from these processes. The goal of this conference is to act as a conduit for the exchange and synthesis of new ideas among leading US and international scientists working on bacterial communication, to foster the next generation of scientists to work in this area, and to attract other researchers (particularly those in systems and synthetic biology, evolution and ecology, and chemistry) to this exciting field.