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IUMS Daejeon 2020

Welcome Messages

Dear Participants of the IUMS2020 Congresses!

I would like to welcome you to this congress. We planned an interesting congress in the beautiful and exciting city of Daejeon, South Korea. Unfortunately, because of the Covid-19 pandemic we had to change to a virtual congress. This means we can't talk to each other and network. We also can't have vivid discussions with questions and answers after each talk. However, we still have many excellent talks to listen to and a lot to learn.

I would like to thank the South Korea Organizing Committee, and the Program Committee - composed of the IUMS Vice Chairs and Korean scientists - for their excellent work. Many thanks to the Chairman Prof. Sang-Ki Rhee who successfully led the committees in a very challenging time.

And to you, all our dear speakers and participants, I hope that you enjoy the interesting talks! I also wish us all that the next meeting will not have to be virtual, and that we can meet each other face to face!

With best wishes for a successful congress,

Eliora Z. Ron, Ph.D. Eliora Z. Ron, Ph.D. President
International Union of Microbiological Societies

Dear Participants,

On behalf of the Federation of Korean Microbiological Societies (FKMS), I sincerely congratulate the hosting of the IUMS 2020 International Congresses, although it is two months behind our planned schedule due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Autumn in Korea, with four distinct seasons, is more beautiful than any other season. However, the beautiful colored autumn leaves have turned brown and are now preparing for a chilly winter. Although it is a pity for not being able to show you autumn in Korea, I expect that your enthusiasm for academics at the IUMS 2020 Congresses will be enough to overcome this chilly weather.

FKMS has successfully held regular International Academic Congresses every year. In particular, it will be more meaningful to hold 20th Academic Congresses in collaboration with IUMS. I hope that through these congresses, renowned microbiologists from all over the world can exchange and actively discuss with each other to achieve a new leap in the field of microbiology and biotechnology in the future.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Congresses format was changed to a virtual Congresses through online media. Therefore, the IUMS 2020 Congresses will be a lot different from the previous ones. However, as much effort has been made to adhere to the previously established plans as much as possible, I expect participants to be sufficiently satisfied with the contents of the Congresses.

Lastly, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the members of the IUMS International Organizing Committee and FKMS for preparing this Congresses over the long period.

The cold winter is coming soon. I wish all the participants to be healthy and happy at all times from the threat of COVID-19 coming along with the cold winter, and I wish you great achievements in the academic field as well. Thank you.

Sang-Ki Rhee, Ph.D. Soon-Kwang Hong Chairman of FKMS 2020

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National Organizing Committee
Chairman: Sang-Ki Rhee
Address: 27, Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34168, Korea
Business License No.: 732-80-00415
Secretariat of IUMS 2020 Daejeon, Korea
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#10F, W-building, SKV1 Center, 11, Dangsan-ro 41-gil,
Yongdeungpo-gu, Seoul 07217, Korea
Tel: +82-70-4711-3211
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