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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 & Applied Microbiology (BAM)

Mycology & Eukaryotic Microbiology (MEM)

Virology (VIR)

Human Microbiome and Health

Fungal Metabolic Engineering

Vaccines & Viral Vectors

Domestication of the ‘As-Yet-Uncultured’

Fungal Genomics

Viral Ecology

Host-Pathogen Interaction

Algal Symbiosis


Gene Expression and Regulation

Fungal Systems and Synthetic Biology

Veterinary Viruses

New Insights into Phage-Bacteria Interactions

Clinical Mycology

Antivirals & Gene Therapy

Antimicrobial Resistance

Microalgal Biotechnology

Influenza Virus: Pathogenesis & Transmission

Gene Regulation and RNA Biology

Signal Pathway in Host-Fungi Interaction

Hepatitis Viruses

Secondary Metabolism

Plant Pathogenic Fungi

SFTS & Emerging Viruses

Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology

Host-Plasmodium Interactions

Innate Immunity & Immune Evasion

Non-Human Microbiomes

Mycobiome and Commensal Fungi in Human

Influenza Virus: Virus-host Interaction

Phylogenomics of Prokaryotic Diversity

Taxonomy and Application of Trichocomaceae

DNA Viruses

Microbial Interactions within Diverse Populations

Mushroom Genomics and Engineering

Coronavirus & Paramyxovirus

Molecular Basis for Bacterial Pathogenesis

Food Mycology

Viral Adaptive Immunity

Going Viral: Hidden Modulators of Biodiversity

Metals in Fungal Physiology and Virulence

Viral Epidemiology

Biocatalysts and Protein Engineering

Functional Genomic Analysis of Pathogenic Protozoa

Hanta & Arboviruses

Bacterial Evolution and Gene Transfer

(Workshop Ⅰ) Fungal Taxonomy

RNA Viruses

Translational Microbiome Research

(Workshop Ⅱ) Non-Conventional yeasts

Advanced Sequencing & Diagnostics

Food Bacteriology and Lactic Acid Bacteria

Biodefense Measures

Extremophiles and Archaea

Prion & Neurotopic Viruses

Biodegradation and Bioremediation

COVID-19 (Late Breakers)

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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 (Mon) November 2019
  • - Abstract Submission Deadline 30 (Tue) June 2020
  • - Early Registration Deadline 31 (Fri) July 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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