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New Biotechnology
Volume 49, 2019, Pages 66-70

Microbial stress meeting: From systems to molecules and back

Amber L.Doreya,1, Fabio Giovannercoleb,1, Duarte Guerreiroa,1, Catarina Marinhoa,c,1

Bacterial Stress Response Group, Department of Microbiology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.


The 4th Microbial Stress Meeting: from Systems to Moleculesand Back was held in April 2018 in Kinsale, Ireland. The meeting covered five main topics: 1. Stress at the systems and structural level; 2. Responses to osmotic and acid stress; 3. Stress responses in single cells; 4. Stress in host-pathogen interactions; and 5. Biotechnological optimisation of microorganisms through engineering and evolution, over three days. Almost 130 delegates, from 24 countries and both the industrial and academic sectors, attended the meeting, presenting 9 lectures, 28 short talks and 52 posters. The meeting showcased the diverse and rapid advancements in microbial stress research, from the single cell level to mixed populations. In this report, a summary of the highlights from the meeting is presented.

Keywords: Microbial stress, Microbial stress conference, Kinsale, European Federation of Biotechnology.

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