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Introducing the all new application-based @ASM Conference format!

Held at the American Society for Microbiology headquarters in Washington, DC, @ASM Conferences are designed to foster interaction and facilitate collaboration between 50 participants. With each attendee contributing to the scientific program as either an invited speaker, poster presenter, or oral abstract presenter, the conference allows for in-depth discussions on a single topic and acts as an incubator for bringing new scientific specialty meetings to the microbiology community. 

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This conference is full and no additional registrations will be accepted.

@ASM Conference on Mechanisms of Interbacterial Cooperation and Competition
March 13-16, 2015 | ASM Headquarters | Washington, DC

The goal of this conference is to bring together groups of scientists interested in all aspects of interbacterial interactions and microbiological community development and maintenance. These groups, which include microbiologists studying microbial social behaviors, quorum sensing, biofilm formation, bacteriocin biology, gene regulatory networks, ecology, evolution, and Type 5 and Type 6 Secretion Systems, have not typically been included in or attended the same conferences, yet these scientists are studying the same, or closely related, microbial processes – just from different perspectives. Bringing these groups of scientists together to share their data, philosophies, and recent ideas will facilitate individual research programs as investigators incorporate new ideas and approaches into their projects, will foster the establishment of interdisciplinary collaborations, and will result in synergism to the overarching field, therefore speeding research progress and innovation.