By Dr. Syeda Sadaf Akber
ISLAMABAD: In order to discuss emergence of new infectious diseases, crop failures, bioterrorism, food poisoning, antibiotics resistance, and new microbial explanations for ulcers and heart diseases and to develop immediate and long term solutions, the 12th International Biennial Conference organized by Pakistan Society for Microbiology will be held from February 20th to 22nd, 2019 in Abbotabad at Abbottabad University of Science and Technology, Pakistan with the theme of Next Generation of Microbial Therapeutics.
Jointly organized by Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education, Biosafety Association of Pakistan, American Society for Microbiology, Health Security Partners, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan National Accreditation Council and Dr. Essa Laboratory & Diagnostic Center.
The microbiome comprises all the microbes living in and on the human body. Human cells are greatly outnumbered by bacterial cells; thus human health depends on the health of the microbial ecosystem. For the immature preterm infant, the microbiome also influences intestinal and immune system development. Optimization of the preterm infant microbiome is a growing topic of interest. The microbial world is not one of good versus evil, but rather one of community; thus optimization includes not only minimizing pathogens, but also enhancing beneficial organisms
The conference program includes keynote lectures by invited speakers, workshops, symposia, oral and poster presentations in addition to hand on-training workshops including stem cells and antimicrobial Stewardship.
This conference will provide an ideal opportunity to discuss the most recent advances in area of Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Virology, Genomics, Proteomics, Food borne illness, Molecular diagnostics methods, Antibiotics resistance, Stem Cells research, Bioinformatics, Immunology, Nano particles, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, probiotics, antimicrobial agents and Chemotherapy.
Prof. Dr. Essa Abdulla Memorial lecture will also be delivered followed by scientific sessions and poster competition on the theme of the conference in which students from all colleges and universities will be invited to participate. The scientific program on February 20th to 22nd will spread over thirteen sessions of three hours each, wherein more than 300 papers will be presented by eminent scientists.
Renowned scientist from Pakistan and abroad including USA, Canada, Iran, Italy, Korea, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Singapore and Taiwan and other countries will take part this 3-days scientific conference.