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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)

Domestication of the ‘As-Yet-Uncultured’

Fungal Metabolic Engineering

Vaccines & Viral Vectors

Host-Pathogen Interaction

Fungal Genomics

Antivirals & Gene Therapy

Gene Expression and Regulation

Algal Symbiosis


New Insights into Phage-Bacteria Interactions

Fungal Systems and Synthetic Biology

Prion & Neurotopic Viruses

Antimicrobial Resistance

Clinical Mycology

Influenza Virus: Pathogenesis & Transmission

Gene Regulation and RNA Biology

Microalgal Biotechnology

Hepatitis & DNA Viruses

Secondary Metabolism

Signal Pathway in Host-Fungi Interaction

SFTS & Emerging Viruses

Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology

Plant Pathogenic Fungi

Innate & Adaptive Immunity

Non-Human Microbiomes

Host-Plasmodium Interactions

Influenza Virus: Virus-host Interaction

Phylogenomics of Prokaryotic Diversity

Mycobiome and Commensal Fungi in Human

Coronavirus & Paramyxovirus

Microbial Interactions within Diverse Populations

Taxonomy and Application of Trichocomaceae

Viral Epidemiology

Molecular Basis for Bacterial Pathogenesis

Mushroom Genomics and Engineering

Hanta & Arboviruses

Going Viral: Hidden Modulators of Biodiversity

Food Mycology

RNA Viruses

Biocatalysts and Protein Engineering

Metals in Fungal Physiology and Virulence

Advanced Sequencing & Diagnostics

Bacterial Evolution and Gene Transfer

Functional Genomic Analysis of Pathogenic Protozoa

Biodefense Measures

Translational Microbiome Research

(Workshop Ⅰ) Fungal Taxonomy

Veterinary Viruses

Food Bacteriology and Lactic Acid Bacteria

(Workshop Ⅱ) Non-Conventional yeasts

Special Session: COVID-19
(Viral Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2)

Extremophiles and Archaea

Special Session: COVID-19
(Medical Interventions using Vaccine and Therapeutics)

Biodegradation and Bioremediation

Special Session: COVID-19
(Diagnosis and Response for the Control of COVID-19)

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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 2000 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
  • - 2nd Abstract Submission Closes 31(Mon) August 2020
  • - Virtual Registration Deadline (International)
    : Standard Registration Deadline 31 (Mon) August 2020
    : Late Registration Deadline 16 (Fri) Octoeber 2020
  • - In-person Registration Deadline (Domestic)
    : Early Bird Registration Deadline 31 (Mon) August 2020
    : Standard Registration Deadline 25 (Fri) September 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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Secretariat of IUMS 2020 Daejeon, Korea
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