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2014 Meeting of Bergey's International Society for Microbial Systematics - Defining Microbial Diversity in the Genomic Era

Dates: 7-10 April 2014
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Following on from the highly successful inaugural meeting of Bergey’s International Society for Microbial Systematics (BISMiS) in Beijing, we announce BISMiS-2014. This meeting will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, from April 7th to 10th, 2014. The theme of the meeting will be "Defining Microbial Diversity in the Genomic Era". As more and more complete and draft genome sequences as well as environmental sequences become available and the cost of obtaining these falls rapidly, the microbial systematics community needs to discuss how this information can be used in routine identification, the description of new taxa, and in the delineation of higher level taxa. The meeting will bring together experts and interested parties to present and discuss their ideas and concepts. This meeting represents the only international meeting dedicated solely to those working in microbial systematics at which they can gather, present and discuss their findings.

The program and registration is online at http://bismis.org/?cm=body_bismis2014.

Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2014.

Sessions will include:
  1. The Use of Genomic Sequences in Microbial Taxonomy
  2. Minimal Standards for the Description of New Taxa in the Genomic Era
  3. Chemotaxonomy in silico vs. in vitro
  4. Microbial Systematics in the Classroom
  5. Lessons from Systematics from Metagenomic Studies
  6. New Taxa, New Approaches
Confirmed speakers include: The program and registration is online at http://bismis.org/?cm=body_bismis2014.