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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)

Cell Morphogenesis & Division

Fungal Genomics & Molecular Biology

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 & Engineering

Virus-Host Interaction

Gene Regulation & RNA Biology

Plant Pathogenic Fungi

Viral Evolution & Genomics

Systems/Synthetic Biology & 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

Taxonomy & Application of Trichocomaceae

Viruses & Adaptive Immunity/p>

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

Metals in Fungal Physiology & Virulence

Vaccines & Viral Vectors

Microbiome I (incl. human microbiome)

Mycobiome & Commensal Fungi in Human

Antivirals & Gene Therapy

Microbiome II (incl. probiotics & fecal transplantation)

Fungal Systems & Synthetic Biology

Viral Ecology

Microbiome III (incl. agriculture, environment)

Algal Symbiosis

Biodefense Measures


Toxic Eukaryote Bloom

Influenza Virus

Antimicrobial Resistance

Host- Plasmodium Interactions

Hanta & Arboviruses

Bacterial Evolution & Gene transfer

Functional Genomic Analysis of Pathogenic Protozoa

SFTS & Emerging Viruses

Bacterial Systematics & Phylogenomics

(Workshop) Fungal Taxonomy

Paramyxoviruses & Coronavirus


RNA Viruses

Extremophiles (incl. archaea)

Neurotropic Viruses

Food Bacteriology & Lactic Acid Bacteria


Biocatalysts & Protein Engineering

Hepatitis Viruses

DNA Viruses

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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