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IUMS Daejeon 2020

Call for Abstracts

The Scientific Committee of International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) 2020 Daejeon, Korea is pleased to invite authors to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations, to be delivered under the theme ‘IUMS 2020 for Harmonious Diversity’. The abstracts under the following topics are welcome.

The congress will revolve around the sub-themes related to the field of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology, Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbiology and Virology and will feature prominent experts presenting upon critical issues.

Session Topics

Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology (BAM)

Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbiology (MEM)

Virology (VIR)

Cell Morphogenesis and Division

Fungal genomics  

Viral structure & entry

Unculturable Bacteria (incl. cultivation, metabolism)

Clinical mycology

Viral replication & gene expression

Bacterial Metabolism (incl. sugar transport, C1, messengers...)

Food mycology

Viral pathogenesis & transmission

Secondary Metabolism (incl. Actinomycetes)

Mushroom genomics and engineering 

Virus-host interaction

Gene Regulation and RNA Biology

Plant pathogenic fungi 

Viral evolution & genomics

Systems/Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering

Signal pathway in host-fungi interaction 

RNA interference & micro RNAs

Microbial Interactions (incl. inter-microbial, quorum sensing, biofilm)

Fungal metabolic engineering

Innate immunity & immune evasion

Microbial Interactions in Aquatic Ecosystems

Trichocomaceae taxonomy

Viral adaptive immunity

Host-Pathogen Interaction in Infectious Diseases (incl. air/water/food-borne, emerging/re-emerging)

Metals in fungal physiology and virulence

Vaccines & viral vectors

Microbiome I (incl. Human microbiome)

Mycobiome and commensal fungi in human

Antivirals & gene therapy

Microbiome II (incl. probiotics and fecal transplantation)

Fungal systems and synthetic Biology 

Viral ecology

Microbiome III (incl. agriculture, environment)

Algal symbiosis

Biodefense measures


Toxic eukaryote bloom 

Influenza virus

Bacterial Resistance, AMR

Host- Plasmodium interactions 

Hanta & arboviruses

Bacterial Evolution and Gene transfer

Functional genomic analysis of pathogenic protozoa

SFTS & emerging viruses

Bacterial Systematics and Phylogenomics

Fungal taxonomy (Workshop)

Paramyxovirus & coronavirus



RNA viruses

Extremophiles (incl. Archaea)


Neurotropic viruses

Food Bacteriology and Lactic Acid Bacteria



Biocatalysts and Protein Engineering


Hepatitis viruses

(Biodegradation and Bioremediation)


DNA viruses

(CRISPR/anti-CRISPR Interaction)


Veterinary viruses

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Submission Guidelines

  • 1. All abstracts must be submitted via the congress website ( ONLY. Abstracts sent by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.
  • 2. All abstracts should be written in English.
  • 3. It is the responsibility of the presenting author and the submitter to review the submission status & information and correct them. Submitters are responsible for any typing error in the abstract.
  • 4. The abstracts should be limited to 300 words.
  • 5. Acknowledgment of submission will not be received upon completing the abstract submission through the website. You can check your status in the ‘Abstract Submission’ section of/ under ‘MY PAGE’.
  • 6. Acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be notified by email within a month of the submission closing date. / Submitting authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection of abstracts by email within a month of the submission closing date.

Important Dates

  • - Call for Abstracts 11 November 2019
  • - Abstract Submission Deadline 30 April 2020
  • - Early Registration Deadline 30 June 2020

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Organized by
National Organizing Committee
Chairman: Sang-Ki Rhee
Address: 27, Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34168, Korea
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